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Kitchen Tiling Job

The customer wanted to tile around the kitchen cooking hob.

So here we go. I’ve made a start having prepared the area.

Next to carry on and leave for the adhesive to dry.

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Now time to grout, which is a light grey and finished off with a trim to go around the edge.

Nice job, looks great and the customer is very pleased.

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Basin in Bathroom

The bathroom basin is coming away from the wall & a tap needs replacing.

So, removed the basin and cut back the water feeds to allow me to fit the flex pipes.
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After cleaning up the wall and removing the old trim, I fitted the basin back and attached the water supply, making sure the hot & cold were connected to the right tap, they were not before. Fixed the waste back and turned on the supply, checking there were no leaks.
Finished off with white silicone around the back of the basin to the wall. Job done.
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Laminate flooring & skirting

The customer wanted new laminate flooring put down and to replace the skirting, which is a good idea to hide the edging of the laminate floor as a gap should always be left at the edge to slow for expansion.

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Plastering ceiling

The customer does not like the textured ceilings in his house in Ingleby Barwick.

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That’s not a problem. Having scraped of any extreme high points I applied a PVA coat. Right, let’s get a mix on and start plastering.

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There, just one more smoothing over before the plaster dries.

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That looks better.

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Plastering & skimming over. Contact Chris. 07947125983

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Lintel replaced over garage door

The old wooden lintel over the garage door has rotten away leaving the brick work over to sag and bow. It’s in quite a dangerous state.

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First thing to do is hire an acrow bar, from Andy Hire, and get that brick work back to it’s level position & supported.

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Having cleared out the old rotten lintel, I took the measurements for new concrete & wooden lintels, the wooden to sit behind the concrete one under the second course of bricks and over the garage door frame. I used wood so that I can screw the door frame back under to straighten.

Both lintels had to cut down to size.

Time to fit the lintels into place, I use slate to pack under, at the ends, and above to the brick work so I can get cement into the gap. It meant lifting the bricks further, so cranked up the acrow.

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All looking good. Time to remove the acrow and get cement in. I use a method to get the cement into the space’s by using a builders bag and a sloppy mix, a bit like funneling icing onto a cake.

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Looking good, certainly level & without the bow.

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Making a concrete base for new shed

Removed old greenhouse and prepared a concrete base for a new shed.

Replaced the all paving slabs and added 4 new, looks neat and very level.

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Fireplace opening boarded over.

The customer wanted to board over the fireplace and plastered over to make good.

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Made a frame with 3×2 stud timber and added the plaster board.
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I plaster right up over the boarded area to to blend in. Then added a skirting to match with existing.
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Ashtons Handyman Servies Bathroom fitting floor tiling

Removed laminate flooring and replaced with tiles

As you can see the leak had affected the laminate flooring, so time to replace. The customer wanted floor tiles and for the pipes to be boxed in under the towel rail.

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Once l had the tiles stuck down, l was ready to grout.

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I boxed in the pipes read to tile over.

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Nice job. Completed in a day and half. Floor tiling by Chris.

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A small plastering & patch up job

There was a small hole in the plaster board where the old heating pipes had been capped off. So cutting a square I fitted a new piece. Then a quick skim over with plaster. Much better.

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Bathroom in Wynyard redesigned.

The customer wanted to remove the large boxed in area under the window in order to make more space. I suggested moving the toilet & wash basin around so the waste from the toilet was closer to the down pipe. The supply to the basin was chased in which allowed the positioning to be directly under the window.

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Removed the utilities & opened up the boxing in, to view the waste & supply.

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I have already removed the toilet was, but you can see the down pipe. Once I was happy with the pipe work re design I boxed in as tight as possible and started tiling.

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The customer wanted lino tiles place for the flooring so, I added some 5 mm ply as a clean surface to work on. Once I had placed the flooring tiles I continued with fitting the toilet & wash basin to the new positions.

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Looking great!

Hi Chris.  All looks great. The floor tiles just make a particular bold feature and the work you did on the sloped box just adds to the space. Happy customer.

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Guttering cleared

I don’t like heights but this guttering is on a terraced house in Middlesbrough, so not too high. Cleared the debris all the way through to the down pipe.

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Stair Banister fitted

Fitted this timber to the existing banister as the gap was too wide and dangerous for small children.

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With a coat of paint and a bit of filling this will look smart.

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Boxing in Pipes

Boxed in the supply and waste pipes in this on suite shower room and fitted the skirting using 7 inch Taurus. Before and after. Looking better.

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New fence constructed.

I suggested we build a boarded fence at 6 foot high as a paneled fence was not wide enough. This now gives more privacy from a the neighbour.

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Gave the decking a scrubbing down and re weathered proofed with a vanish. Looking good.

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Skirting Fitted

Completed the job fitting 32 metres of 7 inch skirting to this property in Thornaby. The detail under the bay window was fitted by cutting the board into segments to make the bend, then the gaps were filled with plaster to smooth off.

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Hole in shower, fixed.

Having replaced the plaster board and made sure it was stuck & firm I was able to replace the old tiles & grout. Water tight.

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The biggest wallpapering job yet!

Completed this wallpapering job & painted ceiling with silk magnolia on to new plaster, at least 3 coats; finished in 4 days. Notice the detail around the window and patio doors. I used a this new cutter call an Aris, check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eznARHvDYQk. Saved so much time and hassle.

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