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General handyman

General Repair

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painter handyman

Painting Decorating

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Fencing handyman

Carpentry

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Brick work

  • Bricklaying
  • Brick paving
  • Pointing / grouting
  • Driveways 
  • Brick BBQ

 

 

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Plumber handyman

Plumbing 

 

Repair or replace window sill

Decayed or rotten wood sills

Small areas of decay which do not affect the structural integrity of the sash window can be cut back to sound wood and filled with a 2 part exterior resin filler. Larger sections of rotten timber will probably neccessitate the removal of the sill and replaced. All new wood sill are properly seasoned and painted with a presevative.


b) Sills: Decayed sections should be cut back to sound wood and new pieces of timber should be glued and screwed in place using external quality wood glue and non-ferrous (eg brass or stainless steel) screws.
If the ends of the sill have decayed, it will probably be necessary to replace the whole sill. This can be difficult as the best join with the box frame is achieved if the new sill is inserted from underneath. To allow this, either internal plaster and brickwork or the external (stone) sill may need to be removed. If neither of these is possible (if, for example, there are elaborate architraves or shutters) it may be better to cut off the bottom of the inner lining, ensuring that the sill is glued and screwed to the pulley and outer linings. In extremes, it may be necessary to insert the sill in two pieces, halved in the middle with an overlapping joint, glued and screwed.

The old sill was too badly damaged to be repaired

We replaced it with a new sill

Primer, undercoat and 2 coats of gloss to finish

 

We cover the West London and Southwest London, from Chiswick, Kew, Acton, Richmond, Barnes, Brentford, Sheen, Mortlake, Twickenham, Putney, Fulham, shepherd bush and Hammersmith areas. We specialise in all those small and large building maintenance, renovation, installation and repair jobs around the house, office or rented property.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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