Hi all, Does anybody know any loft conversion specialists they would recommend? Looking to uplift with family growing, rather than move somewhere else. Also, if you ever done a loft conversion, what sort of budget should I be looking at? Thanks
Hi Bill. Your first port of call should be a really good architect who should draw you up a good plan and maximize your options. These plans can then be used to gain any necessary permissions and sent out to structural engineers and builders etc for ... [ more ]
Bill Mann kesgrave design architects. He did our plans for chalet bungalow conversion. Very & reasonably priced. I can send you his number if you like.
Spotted a doggy roaming around eagle way near Heathfield this afternoon around 3-30ish. Looked similar to a small greyhound, but not as big, wouldn't come when called but clearly lost, had a large collar with a black device on it, last seen heading ... [ more ]
The number to ring if anyone sees China or a dog similar is this: 07817776280 Please save number to phone so that you can contact the owner as soon as the dog is spotted or asap! Lets get this boy home please, thanks!
There was a dog roaming around Thomas Crescent , Grange Farm yesterday afternoon but this looked to be bigger than China, more the size of a big Labrador. It had a collar on and we tried to coax it to us with a biscuit but it was having none of it a ... [ more ]
Yet again some dog walkers along Longstrops are leaving their bags piled up around the bin near Fentons Wood because the bin is full . What is wrong with people? We are quite well served for dog bins and of course we all have bins at home . ... [ more ]
They have a different person to the bin man to empty the dog bins perhaps it's cut backs due to them not emptying the bins. I never mentioned the word normal just saying at least people have bothered to pick it up ! Yes I am a fig owner and have taken ... [ more ]
The Government wanted to stop our dogs pooing everywhere so they demanded poo bags be used, I think there is a fine for not carrying some. They wanted owners to stop leaving poo bags everywhere and introduced bins. So who is at fault for not emptying ... [ more ]
China is still missing has been sighted near the Black Tiles , Ashdowm and more recently near Eagle Way and Heathfirlds in Martlesham. Please if you see her can you contact the phone numbers her owners just want her home thankyou .
Someone put a post on recently about Smart Meters and interestingly there was a programne on ITV last night on the subject. What I took from it is that the installers are targeted on installing 5 per day so they are pushed for the time to explain how ... [ more ]
Also, first generation In House Display Units don't work with solar (British Gas told me after mine stopped working after 18 months). Funny, we only had to have the smart meter fitted because we had changed to solar, and the old meter was running ... [ more ]
I had solar panels installed, British Gas have been telling me for months that I can make an appointment for smart meters to be installed, the only problem is that the Brit Gas version don't work with Solar Panels. There is nothing on the website to ... [ more ]
Can anybody recommend caterers that come to your home please
Buffet table are very good and reasonable prices.They are in Kesgarve.
Should have checked my spelling before posting. I meant Kids but bring your lids too if they want to come
We decided to open for the February Half Term last year and we are doing it again this year too. There seems to be very few places available to take the kids to during the February Half Term so besides being good business for the Fort it seems to be ... [ more ]
Are there any camera repair persons in kesgrave please
Hi Tigerlily, I can repair some of the older film types, what do you have and what is the problem with it please?
Hi it's not mine but my son's will get him to get in touch do you have a phone no. He can call.
As new to the area, I wonder if anyone has a butcher they can recommend who sells local organic meat? Many thanks.
We use Duncans on Martlesham Heath. An excellent butcher and he is always busy.
+1 for Duncan's
Can anyone recommend a painter decorator. Initially we want someone to paint and decorate our stairs. Thanks
Perferido of 'Handy Manos' did a great job of decorating for us...pleasant, helpful...and very reasonable price. 07767 159551 https://www.facebook.com/PerferidoGonzalez/
Thanks John think we have sorted it now
There also is a massive Sunken Drain on the Main Road at the entrance to Maidstone Road this has been here for god knows how long and is a disgrace. Luckily enough Ive only driven in it once because I know its there but someone will lose their ... [ more ]
Too many cars is the problem in the UK. There is now no solution imho. I do not ever got into Ipswich now . I have a Coes Account and pay into it monthly , i have not been there for 3.5 years and that is an easy shop to get to and park. I will go ... [ more ]
Last summer I noticed new motorways being carved through rock and into new tunnels whilst travelling from Bilbao airport to San Sebastian. I wondered then what do we get. All that happens in the UK is recommendations and endless enquiries, elsewhere ... [ more ]
This is a big ask but I am looking for someone who can totally redo our bathroom, and it will need tiling too. Many thanks for any recommendations.
Brilliant job for us, Simon Warrinngton Trimley St Martin. Mobile: 07739390802 Did our kitchen as well
Thank you everyone, I will be contacting people very soon x
Hi does anyone know of a good qualified electrician in the Kesgrave / Martlesham area that does good work at reasonable rates ? I am looking to get some new sockets and some outside lighting fitted.
I will re post his tel number Linda 07503 526410 his name is Dan Matherson hope you have it now
Recommend Kimberley Electrical on 07590261588
CLICK HERE TO VISIT WEBSITE Yes it’s correct! Any 4 rooms for just £69.00. We deep vacuum, pre-spray the carpets, treat stains, rotary shampoo (for a deep down clean) and finally extract with our high powered carpet steam cleaner. Result – clean ... [ more ]
hi does anyone know of a good carpet fitter to relay a carpet thanks
Steve Cage 01473 602406 or 07801 844666 Father and son team are excellent. Have used them several times for small carpet jobs. You won't be disappointed.
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I could not believe the amount of cars driving in thick fog this morning without any lights whatsoever. Do these idiots realise it is dangerous not to put car lights on in this sort of weather? Shame there weren't any police about to pull them up.
People know not having lights on is stupid. Irresponsible or dangerous. Same as they know that stealing is wrong, but some choose to do it. Is it the place for an overstretched organisation to instruct people on what is common sense ?
It not strange for some people to drive with no light's because they leave thier brains outside the car or on the pillow I am glad I no longer drive.being a passenger is scary enough
I live in close proximity to the Douglas Bader pub. Has anybody else heard the loud music and shouting? On Friday evening 13 Jan 2017 the new landlord held a live band party and the music was very loud, not only this but a large group of young ... [ more ]
Sorry john, I meant to say that you and your pub neighbours need to speak to each other. Answering all the other things said about your public house is like putting fuel on the subject and everyone is lightening it. I hope you understand what I am ... [ more ]
I am not sure where all this is getting us. No one has presented hard evidence that Mr Wray's business is operating outside the law or his licence. It may be that he is on occasions or that some people are particularly sensitive and would like the law ... [ more ]
Hi, we have not seen our cat Dotty since last night (sat 21st). This is not her usual behaviour as she is more a house cat. She rarely strays from our garden. She is micro chipped but has no collar. Please let us know if she is seen anywhere. Quite ... [ more ]
You can always contact the Blue Cross Rehoming Centre at Bourne Hill, they have a lost list and Dotty will be added. If she is brought in they will contact you. Their phone number is 03007771480. They are open every day except Wednesday 10am till 4pm. ... [ more ]
Thankyou will do.
Can anyone please recommend someone to take down my large wooden pergola and remove wood? Thanks
Hi Janet, I would be happy to take it down and remove wood please call me on 07882641939 or email me on tomwilmer@Hotmail.com Kind regards Tom
Thanks for help have now found someone .
Let's try get this poor puppy home 🐾
Thank you 😊 if reunited it most likely it isn't China ☺
Keeping an eye out on Martlesham Heath
Can anyone recommend someone to take down large wooden pergola and take away wood please?
Free to collect from Martlesham
I have just registered myself, got an account and tried to "add" my child's name and details to apply for a school. The deadline for applications is 15/Jan, so I thought I had better make an application. Unfortunately, the portal won't save child's ... [ more ]
What a ridiculous situation where users are prevented from using a local authority system simply because they use an Apple computer rather than a PC. Wake up SCC there are many operating systems and browsers out there. If you require someone to use ... [ more ]
I eventually was able to save my child's details. In the nick of time. Now the wait for a school place.