Bathrooms We recommend that you involve your bathroom installer when sourcing your materials. They can ensure a quality product is purchased that will fit your needs. The discount they get from their suppliers will be able to compete with the best prices you can get – usually at a higher quality from a trusted source. If there are faults with parts, your installers can chase these up, not you. They will listen to your needs and should be able to find the best match for your tastes and budget. See also Plumbers, Builders, Tiles and Tiling, Carpenters and Joiners, Kitchens and Bathrooms. Steve Angel Plumbing and Heating 01626 773833 / 07778 250393 firstname.lastname@example.org Expertly undertaking all stages of bathrooms and shower rooms. Plumbing; tiling; carpentry; flooring; new walls; new ceilings; new floors; doorways and partitioning as required. Design and supply, or installing your materials to your designs. Free advice and estimates, all work fully guaranteed. City & Guilds and NVQ3 qualified with over 25 years experience. ‘Very neat workers who didn’t impinge into the house’ ‘nothing’s too much of a problem’. 8. Ben Todd Plumbing and Heating Ltd. 01626 210485 / 07534 941688 email@example.com Facebook: ‘Ben Todd Plumbing’ Bathroom upgrades by friendly, polite GASsafe and WRAS approved plumber. Ben Todd prides himself on the standard of his work, with a friendly, polite service. Happy to help you choose from his trade suppliers, or to advise on your choice of products and layout. ‘Extremely competent and helpful’, ‘work to an excellent standard’. 9. Blinds Torbay Blinds Ltd. Unit C2, Broomhill Way, Broomhill Industrial Estate, Torquay, TQ2 7QL 01803 617300 firstname.lastname@example.org www.torbayblinds.co.uk Family run business for over 40 years, manufacturing and installing all types of internal and external blinds and awnings, in a wide range of fabrics. Many motorised options including a Smart Home solution to activate blinds from your smartphone. Also repairs, servicing, and a factory showroom. Happy to visit you with samples and to measure. Very well recommended members of the Guild of Master Craftsmen and the BBSA. ‘They know all makes of blinds, how they work, how they function’, ‘polite and courteous’. 10. Broadband See Aerials, also Computers. Builders Cheaper does not mean better. The lowest quotes may be unrealistic prices which cannot be achieved without cutting corners or by charging you more than originally quoted. All the businesses in Our Local Expert have been recommended for good quality service and value for money. See also Carpenters, Bathrooms, Kitchens, Roofers, Garden Services, Driveways. For smaller jobs see Home Maintenance, Handyman. Kevin Bradley Complete Building Services 01626 352722 / 07872 062621 email@example.com The complete building service including extensions; loft conversions; new builds and larger internal alterations. FMB TrustMark accredited. Recommended as ‘reliable, honest’. 12. David Brantigan Carpentry and Building Services 07443 895884 firstname.lastname@example.org For all aspects of carpentry and building maintenance. Bathroom and kitchen installations; tiling; UPVC fascia and soffit replacement; cladding; decking; fencing works and restoration of sash windows. With Advanced City & Guilds training and over 30 years experience. Recommended because ‘everything he does is first class’. 13. Gibbs and Lugg Ltd. 01803 315515 email@example.com www.gibbsandlugg.co.uk Professional, quality domestic building work delivered on time and on budget. New builds, extensions, loft conversions, roofing, alterations and kitchen refurbishments. FMB TrustMark accredited members of ConstructionLine. A family-run business with a hands-on approach to your project. Recommended to us as ‘good quality’. 11. JJ Carpentry and Building Services 07584 416249 firstname.lastname@example.org Johnny James offers all aspects of carpntry and building: extensions; kitchens; bathrooms; loft conversions; roofing; hanging doors and anything involving wood! City and Guilds trained. Please call for an honest, reliable and friendly service. ‘Johnny is in a class of his own’. 15. Scott Legg Construction Ltd. 01803 557481 / 07969 914368 email@example.com www.scottleggconstruction.co.uk For all building work – extensions, alterations, renovations, conversions and more, in the home and garden. Scott Legg prides himself on high standards of work and customer service at competitive prices. Most of their work is from recommendations. ‘Lovely people with great workmanship who do a good job’. 16. MM Construction Solutions 01626 779180 / 07920 770223 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mmconstructionsolutions.co.uk Mike Margrie offers the complete building service. From refurbishments, renovations and extensions to garages, loft conversions, conservatories, kitchens and bathrooms. MM Construction Solutions pride themselves on reliability, reputation and quality of workmanship. Recommended to us as ‘extremely pleasant and hardworking.’ 17. Taylor and Co Carpentry 01626 852281 / 07541 954696 TaylorAndCoCarpentry@gmail.com www.taylorandcocarpentry.com Stuart Taylor runs a high quality domestic construction and carpentry business. From new builds to renovation, refurbishments to general home improvements. Family run business where all tradesmen are time served and qualified City and Guilds NVQ minimum. 14. Burglar Alarms See Tamar Security Ltd. (feature 95). Car Sales, Car Servicing See Garages for Car Servicing and Car Sales. Care For financial planning for care in later life, see Henry Bremridge – Medical and General IFAs (feature 70). Carpenters and Joiners See also Fencing, Flooring, Bathrooms, Kitchens, Roofing. For smaller jobs see also Handyman, also Home Maintenance. See also Taylor and Co Carpentry (feature 17), also JJ Carpentry and Building Services, 07584 416249 (feature 14). Steve Drew Woodwork 01803 875827 / 07979 815277 email@example.com Recommended to us as a ‘bespoke craftsman’, Steve Drew provides high quality joinery and carpentry to suit your space and tastes. Bespoke cupboards, furniture, shelving and storage; well constructed external and internal doors; external gates; wooden window frames, kitchen design and installation. 18. Carpet Cleaning Neil’s Cleaning Services 01626 832902 / 07813 692061 firstname.lastname@example.org www.neilscleaningservices.co.uk Cleaning carpets, upholstery, oriental rugs, hard floors (clean and polish) using eco-friendly methods where possible. Recommended for his ‘friendly and efficient service’, expect a quality job, and that your property will be treated with respect. Members of Devon Trading Standards ‘Buy With Confidence’ scheme. Free advice and no-obligation quotes and surveys. 19. Carpets and Carpet Fitting See also Roger Bell Carpet and Flooring (Est. 1989) (feature 48). Robert Kirtland Carpet and Vinyl Services 07966 443797 email@example.com www.robertkirtlandcarpets.com Kingsteignton-based Robert Kirtland provides a professional, trustworthy service, using the high standards he would use in his own home. Robert brings samples for you to choose in the comfort of your own home, and if he doesn’t have what you want he will be able to source it. See impressive gallery of his excellent work on his website. Over 27 years experience, free estimates. 20. CCTV See Tracey’s Aerials & Satellite (feature 3), also Tamar Security Ltd. (feature 95). Visit to read reviews about the businesses here. Chimney Services and Chimney Sweeps See also Fireplaces. For chimney repairs see Builders, also Roofers. A+J Mason Chimney Sweep Services 01626 362559 firstname.lastname@example.org Sweeping all types of chimney, flue and woodburners. Fitting chimney pots, birdcage cowls, rain caps, removing birds’ nests, minor stove repairs. Over 15 years domestic experience, recommended for his ‘helpful manner – goes out of his way to help. Polite, clean’. 21. Cleaners Green Clean Cleaning Services 07983 674470 / 07415 726478 email@example.com Mother-and-daughter cleaning team for domestic properties and holiday lets. Using only natural organic cleaning products. ‘Jo and Sharon are both brilliant. They are friendly and efficient.’ 22. Coal Merchant AJ Gibbons Coal Merchant 01626 834449 firstname.lastname@example.org Solid fuel, bottled gas, charcoal etc delivered within 25 miles. Approved Coal Merchant who really cares for his customers. 23. Computers Coast Computers 01803 665005 email@example.com www.coastcomputers.co.uk Family run business providing fast friendly support in your home or business. Most problems fixed on the spot, or taken away and returned to you at a convenient time. No work undertaken until you have approved the price. For slow computers, virus, repairs, upgrades and more. 25. Home Computer Services (Torbay and Totnes) 01803 782689 / 07708 201977 firstname.lastname@example.org Edwin Rhodes (BSc) services home laptops and PCs: virus protection and removal; rectifying speed issues; data recovery; upgrades; internet access throughout the home; setup for new computers and when switching phone providers; integrating tablets and phones; printer problems and more. All at competitive rates. Edwin offers training and tuition as he works. ‘Very trustworthy.’ 26. Independent Computer Services 01626 361648 / 07966 237024 email@example.com www.ics-computers.co.uk A come-to-you service for all computer and laptop repairs, in plain English – not jargon! Friendly, patient tuition when requested. Usually available same day or next day. No call out fees, no hidden costs. An established, trustworthy local business offering excellent support. Debit and credit cards accepted for home and business users. No VAT to pay. 24. SPECIAL OFFER: 10% discount for senior computer users or student computer users.