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SDS London

Lives in Battersea

Architectural Ironmongers with a fully stocked showroom at 183 - 189 Northcote Road and warehouse on Jaggard Way. We sell door furniture, window furniture, shelf supports, sliding door systems, locks & security, bathroom accessories, wardrobe fittings, safes, vents and much more. We also cut keys. All our products are available to buy online via our website Our qualified experts can advise on all ironmongery queries.

Joined: 22 July 2010

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New front door

Vicky R in Balham
We are looking for a new front door but are a bit lost with where to start. We'd love one of the beautiful front doors we see around but dont have £1,000 + to spend! Does anyone have suggestions of a less expensive local option? Thanks

Bike locksmith needed

ianapplegate in Balham
Hi all. My girlfriend's bike is trapped in Balham! The key snapped off in the d-lock and despite all our efforts there is no way to get the lock off of the bike. We have proof of ownership, so wondered what we should do? Does anyone know a locksmith or ... [ more ]

Lock fitter

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We have a dedicated Locksmiths shop on Northcote Road SW11. Our locksmiths will come out to you and give you a free survey and supply and fit exactly what you need to feel secure! Call 0207 228 1185 to make an appointment ... [ more ]

Attempted break in

Charlotte C in Battersea
Hi Guys -  This is the first time I've posted here, so I'm not sure if there's any etiquette but I thought in a neighbourly fashion I should let you know what happened last week... I usually work at home but last Tuesday, I needed to pop into town for a ... [ more ]
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We agree with Andrew. Prevention is always best.  Alarms are good but the main thing is to make sure all windows and doors have good quality locks on and the keys are not visible or within reach. Keep laptops and other valuables out of sight too. We have ... [ more ]

Recommendation for window repair

Emma C in Earlsfield
Does anyone know of a handyman who would be able to repair a broken sash window and perhaps do a few other jobs like fit a new light? Thanks!

Bunk bed lights

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Here are a couple of ideas. SDS supply halogen wall and under cabinet lights. The double mirror lights can be fixed to your bunk bed (if wooden).  LED lights for floors, cabinets and plinths ... [ more ]

Recommendations for french door supply and installation

Warren in Clapham Park
We want to replace our single-glazed french doors with a better insulated version. Can you recommend anyone who works in this area who is (of course) reliable and good value?
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Thanks Adam, that's very kind of you :) We now have a warehouse in Jaggard Way so we can hold more stock. We also have a customer collection point there with easy parking. So hopefully, we have exactly what you're looking for without the wait! Thanks, ... [ more ]

Victorian pine door - Free to collect

Carolyn E in Summerstown
I have an old Victorian 4-panelled pine door that I no longer need (my builder tells me it'sVictorian anyway!), it's in good condition with hinges but needs a new handle and maybe stripping.  It's 31" wide and 78" long.I live off Garratt Lane - if ... [ more ]

In need of a good carpenter.

Magical Quests in Colliers Wood
I am looking for a carpenter to make some good quality shelves to fit in an irregular shaped alcove in my kids bedroom.  We would design them but need someone to carry out the work. We live in a warehouse and my husband has been building and renovating ... [ more ]

Kitchen extension

Helen C in Balham
Anyone able to recommend someone I could talk to for ideas for a back kitchen return/extension? Keen to build something which is sympathetic to the original layout of the house. Any help gratefully accepted!
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SDS are a local Architectural Ironmongery company based in Northcote Road which supply kitchen cupboard handles, hinges, drawer runners, storage accessories, LED lighting, and other kitchen fixings. 

Window replacement

Palletts Free to Good Home

SDS London inactive in Balham
We have approximately 100 wooden palletts which we don't need and would like to give them away if possible to a worthy recipient/local business. They are currently next to our warehouse at 52/54 Jaggard Way, SW12 8SG near to Wandsworth Common Station. ... [ more ]

Security gate

ASB inactive in Balham
We've had a spate of burglaries in the last few weeks where I live in Balham - either in broad daylight through the front door or via the back alleyways. The alleyways are very vulnerable and the police have given us a lot of advice including installing ... [ more ]

Good Photographer needed

michelle r in Battersea
Hi. I'm urgently looking for someone really good with photography - not necessarily a professional as I can't afford to pay too much - to take photos of some packaged food products I'm making. Thank you!
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Hi Michelle I'm a pro photographer currently photographing ironmongery products for SDS London. I've done lots of packshots for different companies and have mobile studio. Contact me for links. Thanks Tracy

Builders reqd for refurb

TB in Battersea
hi ! We are looking to move into a new property which requires a complete refurb including knocking down some walls, a new kitchen and smaller pieces like painting and a general spruce up . The work is estimated to start 2nd or 3rd week of August . ... [ more ]
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Hi TB We are an Architectural Ironmongery company who can supply all your fixtures and fittings. We have a showroom on Northcote Road so you can go have a look before you buy. All our products are on our website to give you an idea of what we do: ... [ more ]


Joiner - new front door

Can anyone rent or lend me their pressure washer?

mungomuffit inactive in Balham
I have a small patio and some brick flower beds that need a pressure clean. Hiring one is going to cost about the same price as buying one (around £50) but I don't really want to buy one as I don't have the room to store it and it will just add another ... [ more ]
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Wow thanks Tim O for that information. It makes a lot of sense. Looks like we'll be getting on hands and knees too. We do however have a conservatory roof we were thinking of using a pressure washer on at the same time of borrowing. So if the offer ... [ more ]

Unwanted wooden bathroom cabinet needed

Michelle in Battersea
Hi Does anyone have an unwanted wooden bathroom cabinet? Must be wooden as I am planning to sand down and paint. Condition is not a issue. Thanks Michelle
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Hi Michelle. I have one which is dark mahogany wood at the moment. It has 2 doors which are mirrored and is wider than it is in height. This is currently at a house renovation out of London but I can pick it up this weekend. I work at SDS on Northcote ... [ more ]
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Hi Michelle Sorry I hadn't forgotten you. I now have the cabinet at home. I can bring it into work with me if you still want it. I am now based at our new warehouse in Jaggards Way next to Wandsworth Common station. Thanks Tracy

Design and Build companies for extension work

Andy in Battersea
Hi Streetbookers we are looking for a company to do a side return extension on our kitchen in clapham. Can anyone reccomend any good, reputable companies that we could contact? Thanks Andy
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SDS London are based on Northcote Road, SW11. We can help with all your archictectural ironmongery requirements for your project. For more info, please check our website:

Does anyone know if there is a camera / photography club in the area?

Joanie p in Battersea
If not, is anyone interested in starting one? I've searched around but the nearest I've found is in Bromley or somewhere near there
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I'm a photographer working for SDS London. I organised the London Photography Award this year for the London Fringe Festival and I'm a member of the London Independent Photography organisation which has satellite groups all over London. There is a LIP ... [ more ]
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Hi all Great news. Thanks Sara for arranging the 18th - I can make that too! Thanks Tim for the link for the LIP satellite groups. I go to Greenwich and Sydenham too when I can. I think it would be good for people to meet up in Battersea and then we ... [ more ]
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Great to meet you all last night. Looking forward to the next meeting on the 6th December. I'll bring examples of photos with me. Also, if you have a photo (could be from a newspaper/magazine/book) and you would like to know how how it is done, bring ... [ more ]

Female Actor Required

John Pole in Battersea
A Young Female Actor urgently required: Common Touch Theatre Company, a local amateur drama group, needs you to play not a big role but a vital one – a lively young woman in her twenties – to replace a cast-member who has had to drop out. The play is ... [ more ]

I'm having a launch party for my new novel, neighbours welcome!

Gruff Davies in Battersea
Hi Battersea neighbours! To celebrate the launch of my new novel, I'm having a launch party on the evening of 18th November, 2010 and you are hereby cordially invited! I really want it to be an outstanding event and I'd love your help spreading the ... [ more ]
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Good luck with the launch and well done on the ratings! A few of us have arranged to meet up on the 18th to form a Photography/Camera club so unfortunately won't be able to attend until later. Hope all goes well! Tracy

replacement windows and doors, secondary and triple glazing

Gerard in Battersea
If you are currently looking for replacement windows and doors, secondary and triple glazing for residential or commercial premises that are UK maunufacured, guaranteed and sensibly priced call Gerard on 07956 583335.