Archive for October 2013

Perth – small move

A Customer now residing in Perth (previously in Auchterarder) contacted me to move some bulky items between two properties within Perth. Simple enough, you might say, the only reason he asked me to help him was because I was “reliable”.

That says a lot.

Job done all parties delighted.

Baker Street – Stirling

A previous customer in Stirling contacted me to have a ceiling light replaced in her shop in the City of Stirling. Had to source light bulb and fitting as we discovered that she had only purchased the shade(!) got to Screwfix in a jiffy and bought the necessary supplies (only £5).

Client very happy!

Doors, shower, tv aerial cable and garden gate

A new customer (word of mouth from another delighted client) needed a few things done:

  • Three new doors coated in eggshell oil based paint (two coats)
  • a shower basin needing re-sealed
  • A wall mounted TV needing a shorter aerial cable (made to measure)
  • A garden gate to be adjusted

All done to customer satisfaction!

Various wall and ceiling fittings and a door planned

New customer in Stirling needed various furniture and mirrors (re)fitted as well as a ceiling light to replace. Also adjusted a washing machine front panel that was wobbly in the kitchen. This customer has subsequently asked me to do some more work for her at her shop near Stirling Castle.

Crieff

A new customer in Crieff required some electrical wiring and socket removed from the garage to give way to a set of shelving units.

Will call again when he requires a handyman, also kept some business cards to pass on :-)

Blackford

Another regular customer requiring some flat packs to be built as well as other misc. pictures and mirrors fitted.

Cumbernauld

A customer needed some Ikea flat packs made up as well as several mirrors and pictures fitted on walls as well as some curtain rails to be re-fitted as they had fallen off.

Curtain rails

Regular customer in Stirling asked me to fit some curtain rails up in two rooms…

Living room re-decorating

Worked for myself this time, my living room desperately needed a refresh… See pictures below.

The key aspects of any decoration are:

  1. Remove all fittings (electrical/nails/rails etc.)
  2. Wash thoroughly all the walls and ceiling
  3. Cover all irregularities or holes with poly-filler (after removing plugs etc.)
  4. Sand the poly filler smooth
  5. Mask the skirting boards, windows etc. and only then one can
  6. Paint (which is really fast)!

More often than not, this type of work involves skipping steps 1 to 5 and jump directly to step 6 which may seem to be a time saver but really does not work at all as one is left with ugly paint marks all over the fittings and unsightly holes and cracks etc. -or- one can be very careful and try to painfully avoid painting over the fittings, which usually does not succeeds and can take longer than preparation itself :-)

Garden sleepers

A customer in Bridge of Allan had started to landscape his Garden and due to lack of time has requested Bib’ll Fix It to remedy the problem. See the before and after pics below