Looking for a Harrogate Handyman? Get all those small jobs done, you know, those jobs you've been putting off for ages and they have all stacked up.
From putting up shelves, fixing door locks, repairing or adjusting kitchen doors, no job is too small and we use spirit levels and the correct fittings.
Plumber and Repairs
We have been fitting toilets, sinks, kitchens and moving radiators for a few years now, so we know a thing or two about plumbing. As plumbers we often get called out to repair leaking joints, leaking toilets shower or bath traps. However, don't always assume the damp patch on the ceiling below is caused by a leaking pipe, sometimes it's not.
Wet Room Installer
Not every room is suited to be kitted out as a wet room, one of the first things we need to check is the existing flooring or more importantly what is underneath it. Secondly we need to check the existing waste pipe to see if they can be upgraded or changed to 50 mm. Drainage flow rates are so important with wet rooms, as is fitting a Surrey flange to ensure water and not air is drawn from your hot tank correctly.
Painter and Decorator
If you need a professional painter and decorator then give us a call. We have many years of experience in the trade and can give you the correct advice for the types of paint to use, from low VOC matt paint through to Eco friendly clay paints, ideally for historic restoration projects. So many mistake are made by using the wrong paint for the wrong job.
Getting the outside of your property looking right is so important. We have worked on small terraced houses with rotten windows through to 1400th century Victorian rectories. We love historic buildings and like to maintain their character. We always ensure that the correct materials are used in every job we undertake.
If you are a landlord looking to let or re -let your property and you are wanting to improve your return on investment you should consider a refurbishment. We have helped many landlords and landladies improve their rental yields and also improve the chances of letting quickly. Alternatively we are more than happy to quote for complete refurbishments of any property, we are a call away.
Floor and Wall Tiler
Sometimes just replacing the wall tiles below your kitchen cupboards can totally transform a kitchen. It's one of the lowest cost options to improve the look of a kitchen, one of the most used rooms in a house. A good tiler is hard to come by, especially tiler that knows what a centre line is ; lucky for us we do. Call us for a quote for floor and wall tiling.
Revamping an old and tired bathroom can be a major job. With our bathroom fitting expertise we can make your life just that little bit easier. We will always offer a site survey to ascertain what can and cannot be achieved. We will need to know about water feeds and also check for the correct waste drainage, an area that many bathroom fitters over look.
Remedial Building Repairs
Often we see the wrong type of materials being used for the job, Harrogate has some classic examples, typically the use of modern cement over old lime which traps in moisture and does not allow buildings to breathe. The long and short of this results in minor or major structural damage.
No matter what building issues you have, get in contact, it could be minor.
Above is just a small selection of some of the property and maintenance services Claxton and Palmer offer in and around Harrrogate, York and Leeds. If there is a service not listed please get in contact and ask us, "Do you do....?"
Damp Walls and Clay Paints
Many properties suffer from damp, particularly older properties.
To resolve this, the approach by some is to seal the building to make it waterproof, using non-breathable building materials and vinyl paints. Whilst this may offer some short-term relief, water will naturally find its way in (through tiny cracks in the walls for example, as the building moves). This water then has nowhere to go, and becomes trapped beneath the waterproof material and paint work, causing damp in the walls. Clay paints allow a building to breathe earthbornpaints.co.uk/
Health & Safety on Site
Please note some of our work will require the use of scaffolding. This is in line with current health and safety legislation as set out by the Health & Safety Executive. If you are looking to cut your costs on a job please don't ask us to use long ladders, should anyone be injured or killed on your property you will be responsible and the fines are huge. Our SAFETY comes first.
We are very happy to supply names of scaffolding companies that will be able to supply you with prices and erection times.