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Postcode: EX5


This is a totally “can do” firm: friendly, efficient, helpful, reliable, with very reasonable charges. I cannot recommend them too highly. They collected my elderly, real wrought-iron gates (i.e. not welded, but hand hammered in a local forge) which after 46 years were showing signs of weathering on the black stove enamel. They did a very through job, sand-blasting them down to metal and covering them with the requested matt black powdercoat. They also used a metalworker near them to remove, straighten and replace the securing rod which had not worked for years since a hit-and-run driver backed into the gates and bent it. They then delivered and re-hung the gates at an agreed time. Brilliant.


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Postcode: NW10


trader did an amazing job at my home , I had major interior redecorating , I found their standards extremely high , they where meticulous to detail and the team reviewed their individual work at the end of each working day. Nothing was too much trouble they had great knowledge of products associated with the job and where happy to advise on decisions regarding which product was best suited. I delt with a lady called Joanna who turned out to be the business manager . She made sure I was kept up to date with the progress of my property given that I wasn't their most of the time. I found Joanna curtious and professional at all times and I had no second thoughts about leaving the keys with the tradesmen. All in all I found trader to be 100pc reliable in every way , I would have no hesitation in recommending them to friends and which local customers.


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Postcode: NW10


Hey Mario, is a fantastic tradesman , very professional, very punctual , he is highly skilled and has amazing finish and very helpful and listens to your needs very patiently , i would highly recommend him as it was a delight having him work for us.


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Postcode: CM1


The tops to our nest of three Ercol tables had become badly scratched & dented over time. Dominic carried out an in-home assessment, advised upon his plan of refurbishment stating that he may only be able to remove 80% of some of the deepest damage, which we accepted. The refurbishment only took a few weeks & on their return we were told that he had managed to achieve a 90-95% success rate on the worst of the dents. We were extremely pleased with his accomplishment & the tables were like new once more. We would certainly use again or recommend his services to anyone.


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Postcode: SE19


PJ Pine came and took 3 doors from me and then returned them the next week. He was happy to chat with me, advised me it would be criminal to re-paint the doors (so I didnt) as they were beautiful underneath 80 years of paint and then advised me further about bees waxing them so that they came up great. He came in to look at some other doors and advised stripping would probably not work for them. An honest tradesman, his service is recommended.


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Postcode: CM1


Dominic recently spent three days at our house french polishing and waxing doors. A pleasant man to have in the house, he is knowledgable and reasonably priced.


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Postcode: SE19


I used P&J Pine on the recommendation below. Phil is extremely helpful and came from Crystal Palace to Kingston on the day I phoned to give me a quote. quote very reasonable and standard of work good. Not always on time though when carrying out the job but a minor inconvenience.


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Postcode: CM1


Although Dominic's main trade is french polishing we used him to hand paint an old pine kitchen. He was recommended by a friend who had used him for both painting and polishing. When he came to quote he offered some really helpful advice and left use with a price, some colour cards and his phone number. His price was very competitive and his work was extremely good. It took 8 days to prepare and paint the kitchen but the inconvenience was minimal and Dominic was a pleasure to have around, a really friendly guy who is full of useful tips and advice. I have no hesitation in recommending him


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Postcode: B64


When we started redecorating the house we decided to have all the internal doors stripped of paint before we started. We contacted two local companies and decided to use trader as they were the nearest to us. I called and arranged for collection of the doors and agreed a price for the work. The doors were collected and returned on time and were finished ready for sanding and painting. The cost and service was excellent, so we used them for a second set of doors these again were collected and returned on time, ready for sanding and painting. An excellent service


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Postcode: CM1


We have used trader twice now, first to polish a staircase, and recently to polish new oak doors. We found him to be very helpful and his work is of an extremely high standard. I have no hesitation in recommending him, and would certainly use him again in the future.


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Postcode: SE19


P.J. Pine & Sons stripped four doors for me. They offered an high standard of service and did excellent work. Phil Jackson (proprietor) is a really nice chap and went out of his way to accommodate me. He took the doors off their hinges for me, collected them, stripped them and then returned and re-hung them all. I am extremely happy with his work and would recommend him without hesitation. They also do all sorts of furniture stripping, floor sanding etc.


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