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Price for shaving/ rehanging doors

What do reckon a tradesman would charge to go into an empty house, trim three interior doors left unhung by a carpet fitter so they clear the new carpets, rehang them and clean up?
Reason I ask is that I've done that job for an absentee (Australian) landlady who'd been letting the house to her deceased brother, who was my mate. I'd have done it for nowt, but she's insisting on paying me. I have no idea what's reasonable, so any guidance as to trade rates would give me something to go on. I...

Price for shaving/ rehanging doors

how to secure batons into (possibly) breeze block wall?

hello,
i am looking for a little advise please and am hoping someone can help me. What can i use to fit some batons to a 'breeze block' outside 'wall'?

i am not sure it is 'real' breeze block as it seems rather soft, in fact i am sure i could hammer a nail or manually screw a normal screw into it without any pilot holes - it wouldn't hold but i think this might explain the 'wall'. i can certainly drill into it with a normal, non masonry drill bit. someone elsewhere said it sounds like...

how to secure batons into (possibly) breeze block wall?

White Van Man

It's time for a new(er) van, the trusty white(ish) Transit needed some welding on the last MOT, bit of a knock somewhere in the drivetrain/suspension and not to put too fine a point on it, like the wife, she's seen better days.
I'm currently looking at LWB Vivaros or similar.
Anyway, the point is my last four vans have been white but several of the newer vans I've looked at have been metallic silver or metallic blue.
Is this acceptable?

Welcome relief from O'KEEFFE'S Working Hands hand cream

As winter approaches, the colder, harsher weather conditions start to affect the skin on the hands of those regularly working with them.

Adjustable garden screening from Grange Fencing

For garden get-togethers and alfresco dining, the Adjustable Slat Garden Screen from GRANGE FENCING is the ultimate addition to any outdoor area.

New commercial director for Waitrose


Waitrose commercial director Mark Williamson, is to retire at the end of January 2017, while Rupert Thomas, currently marketing director, will move into the commercial director role.

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