Lives in Balham
Joined: 19 December 2010
Hi Does anyone know of a good carpenter.I need an alcove in my loft turned into a cupboard so not a massive job! Many thanks
Try Przemek Mazur ("Shem" Mazur) of Arrow Carpentry and Decorating. Punctual, thorough, did an excellent job on a built in wardrobe for me. firstname.lastname@example.org, 0774 857 38 12
anyone know a good boiler man ? Thankyou Fionn morgan
If you're still looking, Tim Mycroft -- 07971 478721. email@example.com. He repaired my boiler four years ago -- and I haven't needed him since.
Can anyone recommend an electrician in Clapham to do a number of small jobs in my house? Thanks
Donna Lister, ATB. Excellent -- but often busy, as a result. She sorted something out for me that had vexed two other electricians, and for a good price. http://www.atb-electrical.co.uk/
I am looking for someone who might be able to replace the bottom rail of a sash window that is rotten at a reasonable price. I cannot see it would be cheaper to have the whole window done. Thnx.
If flowerpower's guys don't work out, you could try Ventrolla. None of the quotes I got was cheap, but Ventrolla was competitive and did a beautiful job replacing a rotted window.
can anyone recommend an Apple expert locally (or give me a fix for a PowerBook that has effectively locked me out?) I have tried a few fixes from online, (PRAM, safe mode, reinstalling frm original disks), but I'm now at an impasse. I get to login, ... [ more ]
Thanks, all, suspect it's something really simple, so will prob try free fix first! (re. age, it's from 07, leopard (I think... Can't check it at the moment!)
Hello all I’m a Postgraduate student from Goldsmiths studying a Masters in Social Entrepreneurship. I’m working on a business plan to create a local social enterprise to promote well-being and positive mental health, a ... [ more ]
All the best for your venture and your degree. I follow this sector a bit & came across this (later this week) -- Good Deals Investment Conference, for social entrepreneurship. http://www.good-dealsuk.com/
Hi there - I normally teach yoga at the Streatham and Clapham High School dance studio, but it is closed through the summer. Does anyone have any ideas where I could find a yoga space for the summer or permently if nice enough that is in teh Balham ... [ more ]
Sam, bit late to this, but I've also seen people coming out of yoga at the library at Balham (Ramsden Road) and also seen ads for yoga at this church... http://www.stmarybalham.org.uk/whats_on/calendar.aspx
Dear Streetlife Lovelies, We are aware of many fantastic local eateries (delis, restaurants etc..) in surrounding areas, so would like to create a positive chat to identify the best local eateries. If you've had a fantastic meal, or excellent ... [ more ]
Lamberts is rated as one of the best restaurants in London and is always a cut above; Abbeville Kitchen is also good -- from the same stable as the Canton Arms at Vauxhall etc. Also in Balham, Trinity, for lunch and De Lys for the cakes. Chez Bruce, ... [ more ]
Furzedown net is a buzz with talk of Starbucks arrival in Tooting so for those who do not read it here is a link. It is rather a fun read as opinion is very divided... http://groups.yahoo.com/group/furzedown/messages?o=1
Amazed at the strength of response: coffee drinking's clearly a serious matter in SW12/16/17! At the risk of it getting lost, I have to give a shout out for Bedford Hill's indie coffee shop, de Lys. Coffee's from fresh beans, cakes are fantastic. ... [ more ]
Just seen this call-out for help in identifying an attacker on Balham to Crystal Palace train on Friday 20 April. No need to reply here. Just go to link if you think you can help. ... [ more ]
Hi, Does anyone know of a good and inexpensive local washing machine repair man? We have a relatively new hotpoint machine that sounds like it's on it's last legs. And with two small messy children a broken washing machine would be a catastrophe! ... [ more ]
I used Garratt Lane-based Streets Ahead, whose electrician saved me a fortune by salvaging a Hoover washer/dryer I was ready to write off (it'd had an electrical fire). It's still working. Admittedly this was years ago. But they may be able to offer a ... [ more ]
I thought that since we have all our favourite eateries we could put them down on one thread so it would be easier to look them up if you're looking for a place in a hurry, so I'll start this off by putting down: Thai: Oh Boy! - Garrett Lane ... [ more ]
Lamberts. Mirch Masala. Abbeville Kitchen (in Clapham S). De Lys cafe for cakes.
My sash windows need repairing as the wood is very rotten in places. Has anyone any recommendations for a builder they may have used for this purpose
Ventrolla does refurbs and replacements; very happy with the quality of the service, not sure how it stacks up for pricing, but I suspect it's competitive.
My Business Broadband provided has been taken over by Talktalk Business. Their service is dreadful - can take up to 7 days to respond to an email and even then the question is not answered. I am paying £19 with a download speed of .98 mbs and upload ... [ more ]
Looks like you've got plenty to go on, but if Virgin/Sky not available, try BE -- unlimited download, not sure of upload speeds.
I've been getting quotes for a built-in wardrobe for my flat, and most come in at over £1,000 (for MDF) -- or over £2k for wood. This seems pretty steep - it's not a large space, nor an especially complex job. Am I just out of touch?
Thanks both -- much appreciated.
Ta all -- beginning to see that Tzctstre is probably right, though. that's quite a day rate...
Hi thanks for contacts -- just working through them. And Michelle, I might take you up on that -- what a great site. Thanks!
Dear All, I have to share my experience with you about the shoe repair shop in Balham Tube station. Because enough is enough. I keep receiving a very bad customer service and an attitude from them every time. They are reasonably cheaper compare ... [ more ]
I found the Balham tube shop a bit abrupt, too, and now use Timpson within Johnson cleaners on the high street - much more professional.
Can you recommend someone to repair a washing machine please. On / off switch broke this evening which is very tedious to say the least.
I used Streets Ahead, Garratt Lane, and their repairman saved me from having to buy a new machine. 5 years later it still works. Haven't used since then, but they used to offer a free consultation service before charging. 02086822297
Hello Does anyone know of any good hotels or B&B in Balham or Clapham? Thank you Zoe
I bookmarked this ages ago for Balham - can't vouch for any of them, but I've found Alistair Sawdays reliable elsewhere. http://www.sawdays.co.uk/search/listing.php?which=Balham%20London
My boiler is not working properly and I urgently need to get it fixed. Does anyone know of a good reliable boiler fixer? If so, can you let me know...I am cold!!
Hi; bit late to this, so you're probably sorted, but last year I used Mycroft Heating & Plumbing, SW17 9QE: 0208 099 7302/07971 478721 or firstname.lastname@example.org. V. professional and solved a tricky problem fast, efficiently and as ... [ more ]