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Renovator recommendations wanted

By PigsFly 6 May 2010 25

With the onset of the cooler weather, we’ve decided that it’s the right time to get stuck into some small but significant renovations, namely the closing in of an unused front veranda and the total refurb of our dated (read “70’s”) bathroom. Can anyone recommend any suitable tradies to do either of these jobs?

We really didn’t want to resort to cold calling names from the Chronicle or White/Yellow Pages as we’ve done that in the past and not been happy with the results.  I’m talking about quote stage only as we can normally weed out the useless ones when they won’t even listen to what you have to say right from the start (we normally then let them go to the trouble of producing a quote because if they’re going to waste our time then they can waste some of their own too).

So, if you’ve recently had a bathroom renovated or enclosed a previously wasted veranda space, please let us know who you used and if you were happy with the work. Feel free to let us know anyone that you wouldn’t recommend either (perhaps in a diplomatic way)  so we can avoid the lemons.

Thanks O Wise RiotACT’er’s. 🙂

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familyguy1974 2:46 pm 16 Apr 13

@rob68
“In regards to the painters, DO NOT use National Capital Painters! More problems than you can poke a stick at!”

…… what were the problems you were talking about???

familydude72 10:36 am 10 Jan 13

Definately speak to John from Purr-fect bathrooms. As we discovered,he is good at pretty much anything and he and his team did wonders at our house recently. You can read my more detailed post on this thread:

http://the-riotact.com/recommendations-for-bathroom-renovations-in-canberra/49017

hawk1 1:35 am 07 Jul 12

I know that this is a very old thread but if anyone is still looking for a great tradie for bathroom renovations plus a very experienced man who has a wealth of information and can put his hand to most things, try John from Purr-fect bathrooms.
http://www.purr-fectbathrooms.com.au

Lazy I 10:30 am 21 Nov 10

Seems I am the only one commenting here anymore but I thought it was worthwhile following up.

Had Fully Air Conditioned do our Air Conditioning installation and Craig + team were excellent. Can’t recommend them highly enough and want to thank rob68 for the recommendation and saving me time in finding someone reliable.

They were extremely quick, professional and the quality of the job is second to none.

Also had Watson Blinds and Awnings do some work for me, highly recommended too.

Looking for a garage door recommendation now too, had trouble getting an itemised quote out of WR and ACT Doorland’s sales guy is MIA after being extremely enthusiastic measuring everything up (is there anyone else in the Capital that does B&D doors?).

How about those painters? still nothing? might have to start up a painting business!.. seems there’s plenty of work and no one to do it!

Lazy I 1:02 pm 14 Sep 10

Have just booked in Fully Air Conditioned off rob68’s recommendation and the fact that Craig was by far the most professional heating/cooling guy we have had out, will keep you posted on the finished product.

Also spoke to James Schulhin in regards to timber floors, will likely have him out for a quote.. (jsfloors.com.au) off PigsFly’s recommendation

Think I may have found someone for curtains/blinds.. now looking for a Carpenter (qualified!) for some odd jobs.. eg. hanging doors, minor repairs.. give me some recommendations people.. this thread sure beats the hit and miss back pages of the Chronicle!

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