YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A LANDLORD TO BE ABLE TO USE OUR IN-HOUSE TRADESMEN
As anyone who lives in London knows, it is often difficult to find cost-effective tradesmen who carry out work to a high standard and turn up when they say they will. That’s exactly why we decided to hand pick our own team of in-house tradesmen, and we’re proud to be able to offer this service to local residents (even if you are not an existing client). Best of all is the fact that you can drop your keys into your nearest Portico office (we’re open 8.30am – 7pm), so there is no need to wait in for the work to be done. All of our tradesmen are vetted and insured, and as a company we’re accountable for their punctuality, cleanliness and quality of work. We operate a transparent pricing structure, take payment over the phone and offer a same day call out capability. Give us a call on 020 7099 6999 to make a booking
Whether you need a washing machine installing, need to upgrade your toilet cistern, bleed a radiator or just fix a dripping tap, they are on hand to help. £85 + VAT per hour
Our handymen will turn their hand to almost anything, and will happily repaint a room, lay a laminate floor, tile your bathroom, hang a flat screen TV or refurbish a kitchen. £75 + VAT per hour
Our gas engineers are qualified and registered with the Gas Safe scheme. They will issue gas safety certificates, service or replace your boiler or plumb in a gas cooker. £110 + VAT per hour
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