This area is intended to detail tradesmen who have been recommended by a resident of Montreal Park.

If you have any recommendations to make now then please let us know by email montrealparkresidents@gmail.com

Please include:

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Chimney Sweep DAREN WOOD (01959 564263 or mob 07885 059023) He Has been our chimney sweep for well over ten years. Does a great job and is a pleasure to chat to. What’s more, he now services our wood stove and points out what needs replacing which has been very reassuring. Good idea to book him in April if you can as he is in big demand come September onwards.

Recommended on 27 September 2016 by: Hugh Potter, 65 Marlborough Crescent

Plumber Dan Lynch (01732 369683) has undertaken plumbing work for myself and family based in Sevenoaks for over 30 years.  Dan uses an answerphone, rather than a mobile, which you will want to know in advance if your call is necessitated by a finger over a hole in a spouting pipe, but he provides good service and professional work, while charging very reasonable, rather than exorbitant rates.

  

Recommended by Andy Lewis

53 Marlborough Crescent


Bathroom fitting service ADS Services, Dave Sinden, Tel: 01474 824794, Mob: 07956 281376 Email: info@ads-services.co.uk www.ads-services.co.uk

Dave Sinden is a plumber who specialises in installing bathrooms (both supply and fit or just fit). Through ADS Services he and his team are extremely flexible in being able to undertake the full range of work associated with bathrooms.  In our case this included a lot of tiling, electrical work and changing central heating radiators and valves.  Dave has a good knowledge of what is available on the market and is extremely helpful in recommending solutions to difficult installation problems. The quality of his work is excellent, he and his men are careful and tidy, he is reliable, turns up when promised and works very efficiently with a minimum of breaks. He is very likeable and gives excellent value for money.  His only disadvantage is that he lives near Gravesend so that it is not generally sensible to employ him to undertake small jobs.

He has undertaken a considerable amount of work for us at 104 MC - Geoff Burrell

Decorator and Bathroom fitting service Dave Lockyer of Lockyer Decorating - We would like to recommend Dave Lockyer of Lockyer Decorating. He lives in Chipstead Lane. He has just completely refurbished our bathroom for us and has worked extremely hard. He's very helpful, polite and has done a perfect job. Everyone he recommends and who works with him, from the electrician to the plumber and plasterer, is very capable. We would certainly use him again and can recommend him. He also does decorating.

 

His number is 07798 640 186 or 01732 457 004.

Anke & Paul Fanti

103 Marlborough Crescent

 Plumber and Bathroom Fitting Service MA Harvey.  Tel 01732 743250, mobile 07860 731255.  He's done two or three small jobs for us, I don't know whether he's the cheapest around, but he's reliable and lives locally (Downsview Road) which in my experience has meant that he's been able to come round pretty quickly whenever we've wanted him. - Kirsty Payne, 26 Lyndhurst Drive.
The same man fitted our bathroom for us, he's reliable and friendly, gave us good advice and did a good job fitting the bathroom. Also, on an exciting night out recently when the talk turned to home improvements (!) it turned out that of the 7 people at the table, 5 of us had used Mick Harvey in the past, sometimes for quite major work, and nobody had a bad word to say about him. - Sue Hooper, 100 Marlborough.

Carpet Cleaning Hydro-Dynamix.  Tel 01732 841429.  We had a pleasant operator, he took a couple of hours to do hall stairs and landing using products that were safe for children and pets and was reasonably priced - much cheaper than new carpets, which was the alternative we were seriously considering. - Kirsty Payne, 26 Lyndhurst Drive  

Car Servicing Geoff Brazier, who owns Chevening Motors, based at Hardys Yard in Riverhead has undertaken private car servicing for myself and family for over 30 years. Always provides excellent service and turnaround times at reasonable rates (particularly when compared to  main dealership pricing)

Chevening Motors (01732 460555),

 

Recommended by Andy Lewis

53 Marlborough Crescent

Also by T.L. Burt, 114 MC





Furniture Restoration Keith Barrett, Furniture Restorer - His workshop is in Kemsing but he will collect and deliver and visit you to give estimates. Tel 01732 761648 or 07711 383870

 

We had a Victorian sewing table in fairly poor shape. Three pieces of beading had been broken off and

one lost. The veneered lid was chipped, cracked and stained. It is never going to be a valuable piece

other than sentiment, so we were delighted to get it beautifully and sympathetically restored for £200

including renewing the veneer, replacing the lost beading and turning a jumble of cardboard into the

original sections under the lid. Keith Barrett had been recommended to us by other satisfied clients,

who saw his advertisement in the Sevenoaks Riding Club schedule, as a real craftsman with reasonable

charges.


Joanna Comer, 102 MC


Building Work Ian Dickens: Building and Roofing iandj75@icloud.com, 07973334927.

Ian is listed as a roofer but he recently built us a dormer extension to house an ensuite bathroom. Ian does the building work himself, and he and the contractors he used for the plumbing, plastering, etc., have completed the work to a high standard with the minimum of disruption and mess. He is helpful and pleasant to deal with, and competitively priced.

- Sue and Ian Hooper, 100 Marlborough Crescent - recommendation added Feb 2016.

Building Work A. Bunton Building Contractors : Building work including new build & extns, roofing, internal works i.e. plumbing, plastering, electrical.

Contact Adrian Bunton, 01732 458429 or 07947 420842.

Recommended by Jackie Burleigh, 5 Marlborough Crescent.

Good quality of work, tidy as much as builders can be during progress. Extremely helpful & polite. Very competitive pricing considering the "Sevenoaks area".

 

Building Work Colston Homes Limited.  Project Director Chris Jeggo can be reached on 01892 785184 or 07810 510096.

Recommended by Karen Drysdale, of 9 Lyndhurst Drive, who says : 'Whilst the initial quote for work was not the lowest we received we have been impressed with the quality of work and the work ethic of the team (demonstrated by our decision to use them again for our latest project).  They have been pleasant to deal with, tidy and considerate to have around (especially with small children on site throughout), and excellent at ensuring everything is completed to our specification.  On neither occasion have there been any 'unexpected' variations to or uplifts in the price once agreed.'

 

Building Work Simon Fowler,  3 Sportsman's Cottages, West Malling, ME19 4PH.
Tel:  01732 870430 Mob: 07860 261960 email:
mail@fowlerbuilders.freeserve.co.uk

A very pleasant, efficient team under Simon Fowler who built a two storey extension for us.  Simon is very proactive and the whole team turned up every day at the expected time and were courteous, considerate and safety-conscious throughout.  The entire job was completed to schedule, on time and on budget.

Maggie Fanshawe, 7 The Close. 

Building Work Tom Trefford - We would like to recommend Tom Trefford, who did a good job dealing with a problem that may occur in other houses on the estate. We asked him to change our metal gutters for plastic, but he found that the wooden boards supporting them were in a very bad state, and they also had to be replaced. This is a significant problem, as if left it could result in damage to the ends of the rafters. Tom did all the required work efficiently for a very reasonable price. We also had him back to replace a flat roof. Tom is a pleasant, helpful, and dependable person.

Name:- T & T Contractors, 7 Church Road, West Kingsdown, Kent TN15 6LL. Tel 01732 808365,    mobile 07939300816.

Recommended by Robin & Sophie Poston, 11 Marlborough Crescent,

Wood Flooring Abbey Flooring - 01622 873048 - East Peckham

Services - Wood floor sanding and sealing/varnishing; and new wood floors.

We have used them several times for sanding, treating and repairing our wood floors and they have always produced quality work at a competitive price. They are also very helpful and tidy.


Work undertaken for John Denyer at 21 Marlborough Crescent but also at other houses within Montreal Park.

 



Decorator "A Woman Who Can" - Debbie Goughs www.awomanwhocan.co.uk 07941 740788

Recommended by Rachel Fidler, 95 Marlborough Crescent: “I  have just had some decorating work done by an all female team that came highly recommended.  Debbie and her teammate are lovely to have around and do beautiful work including decorating and joinery.  Very pleased with their work.”

Joinery West End Joinery - Tim Burton 01732 824060 or 07825 180363 tim@westendjoinery.co.uk www.westendjoinery.co.uk

Having moved from Marlborough Crescent to a smaller home we wanted to use every inch of space. Tim discussed the options, made drawings and was very helpful when we wanted to alter the original plan.

He fitted a floor to ceiling cupboard with into alcove, suggesting bi-fold doors to reduce the space lost to opening them. He fitted 3 sloping doors to the under-stairs space with hanging rail at highest end and trolley to give access to the lowest space. He also made four box pelmets and two fitted into sloping roof. He has made a great job of maximising the space available and left every area clean and tidy.

The work comes unpainted, so you need to line up a painter.

Joanna Comer, 27 Long Meadow, Riverhead - formerly 102 Marlborough Crescent


Landscape Gardener BRS LANDSCAPES.COM (BRADLEY STAMMERS) 01732 763289 / 07788560818
Drives, patios, ponds, landscape construction, design and maintenance
Very hardworking, offers practical and professionally designed solutions and does an excellent job at reasonable rates.

Recommended by Vivienne Crawford
55 Marlborough Crescent

Also recommended by Nick Dineen, 147 Marlborough:

We've used him before and we've had him back for some more work. He works in all weathers and is punctual and hard working. He sticks to time frames and budgets and I'd highly recommend him. We came across him while he was doing some other work on Marlborough Crescent and we know he's worked on several houses and everyone seems happy with the service.

Landscape Gardener John Cook - We used John Cook to do some hard landscaping for us recently, at the recommendation of a neighbour. We found him and his team  to be reliable, hard working and very polite. Most importantly the work was of very high quality. We have no hesitation in recommending him and would happily use him again
The paving was exceptionally good. Charges were very reasonable for the quality of work produced.
http://www.jrcooklandscapes.co.uk/ mobile- 07790956853

Andrew Paix and Georgina Taylor
115 Marlborough Crescent

Gardener Paul Dalton's Gardening Service Phone 01732 450598 Mobile 07920772134 email; pauldalton598@btinternet.com

His work has been very tidy and thorough. He usually comes for three hours a fortnight  (charges £12 an hour) and manages to get an awful lot done. He is very polite and works non stop. He was recommended to us by friends who were also very impressed.

 

Recommended by Mrs Kim O'Higgins




Appliance Repairs LEN BEALE 01892 542646 / 07850794308
Repairs to washing machines, tumble dryers, refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers and cookers
Very prompt, courteous, effective and reasonably priced.

Recommended by Vivienne Crawford
55 Marlborough Crescent

Also recommended by Sue Hooper, 100 Marlborough Crescent.

 

Computer & IT Problems Richard Wilson, 15 Marlborough Crescent 01732 452837 / 07826 403265    richard@rustyfrog.com

When my computer died, after months of running more and more slowly, I called Richard Wilson, whose card offering PC Assistance had been delivered some time before. He quickly diagnosed the problem; lack of memory for the programmes I was trying to run. Under his direction extra memory was ordered on-line for less than £20, which he installed, increasing the computer’s memory fourfold. This and other tweaking has given it a new lease of life.

I also asked him how to do various things in Excel, and our short training session has already saved me a lot of time and frustration.

His prices were very reasonable and he didn’t make me feel like an idiot despite my very rudimentary computer skills. I would highly recommend him.
Joanna Comer, 102 Marlborough Crescent

Plasterer/Tiler Martin Hackett Tel: 07900 195962 http://www.problemsolved.co.uk/DARTFORD/Plasterers/MARTIN_HACKETT

"A professional plasterer with 25 years experience in the trade, Martin learned his skills from his father a fellow plasterer with over 50 years experience.


Offering professional domestic plastering work for walls, ceilings and floors, external rendering work and also expert tiling, Martin will come to inspect your job and provide you with a full written quote for the job including materials. Should anything be discovered after plaster is removed such as damaged timber, Martin can usually take care of any repair work or recommend an expert for more serious problems.

With a helpful ‘can do’ attitude, Martin’s customers recommend him for his skills, reliability and professional attitude. He will remove and take away existing plaster and tidy up after him and tackles most jobs on his own but will also work as part of a bigger team for larger projects. A highly recommended, dedicated, helpful and skilled tradesman."

Recommended by Nick Dineen, 147 Marlborough:

He's done several jobs for us plastering ceilings and walls and tiling walls and floors. He's keenly priced and he's very hard working. He's a really nice guy and he's reliable and trustworthy. All round good guy.

Also recommended by Andy Lewis, 53 Marlborough:

Based on Nick Dineen’s recommendation we used Martin to replaster some walls and the ceiling in one of our bathrooms. Martin was a pleasure to deal with, thoroughly professional, delivered an excellent quality result and all of the above came at a reasonable price. Highly recommended.

Gutter Repairs and Cleaning Jeremy Steer, "The Clean Gutter Company" Little Gregory, Church Street, Shoreham TN14 7SL Tel: 01959 525347 Mobile: 07831 214815 email: jeremysteer2@gmail.com

We had several stretches of guttering which were full of debris and leaking. Jeremy came out very quickly to look at the job, sent a quote by email that evening to clean all of them and replace some stretches where necessary. He worked on his own, is very pleasant and knowledgeable, and the quote was very reasonable. His card says he cleans and repairs gutters, conservatories, fascias and soffits.

- recommended by Sue and Ian Hooper, 100 Marlborough Crescent.

Window Cleaner Baldock & Butler Blades, Window Cleaners

Marcus - 0759 4444 702 Piers - 07807 695 478

We've used these guys for years. They're really friendly, sensibly priced and hard working. They're unfazed by tricky windows and are very reliable. I would recommend them without hesitation. 


Recommended by Nick Dineen, 147 Marlborough and T.L. Burt, 114 MC