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#41 Nparker

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 09:20 PM

...I suspect that there's a high price on convenience...


Well I am looking at more than just a quck reface, but I was still a bit surprised at what I am beng quoted for a small kitchen. That being said I have not selected the cheapest materials so I guess I shouldn't be too surprised. I am still hoping someone has had some first hand experience with the "TKT" to assure me they do as good a job as they claim.

#42 LJ

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 07:48 PM

^Get quotes from two or three other outfits and see where they come in.
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Posted 12 September 2011 - 07:50 PM

They do good work I used them to make a panel for a bathroom once. For new cabinet faces I used a place out in Central Saanich near Butchart that was really cheap. Can't remember the name...

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#44 Nparker

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 08:21 PM

^Get quotes from two or three other outfits and see where they come in.


That is pretty much standard practice. I am just not sure what other businesses offer a similar service.

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 12:51 AM

I'm a trades-person and of course I had to jump in.

If you are looking for Owner/Operator of small local companies I have some friends that do different work:

We are a small group of latin guys that somehow got involve in trades years ago, we are licensed, insured etc, currently networking with each other and of course, we like to do our best.

Not only because they are my friends but I have seen this guys work in our own houses:

Martinez Harwood Floors (Refinishing and installations)

Tico Landscaping (I've seen his last paving job and I was so amazed by it)

Premier Roofing

Aztec Painting

I saw a question about if a company would let you get dirty and help, I don't think it's very common due to different liabilities and problems that a company can run into in case of an accident, I mean, you wouldn't want something to happen to you as a Home Owner but if it does, I don't think you would be cover, that would be the difference between a Company and DIY.

#46 Holden West

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 07:51 PM

Anyone with knowledge of local companies that specialize in water damage restoration? It appears a leaky roof and poor ventilation is causing some moisture damage in our place.
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Posted 21 May 2012 - 08:21 PM

Anyone with knowledge of local companies that specialize in water damage restoration? It appears a leaky roof and poor ventilation is causing some moisture damage in our place.


I worked on a job with Belfor once, they are top notch pros, but I think they specialize in insurance claims where speed, efficiency and get-it-all-perfect-now counts. That doesn't make them the least expensive, I'm guessing, if your work is not under a claim.
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#48 Benezet

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 08:44 PM

Anyone with knowledge of local companies that specialize in water damage restoration? It appears a leaky roof and poor ventilation is causing some moisture damage in our place.


Downs Construction is into that....

http://www.downsconstruction.com/

#49 Bob Fugger

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 09:03 PM

Downs Construction is into that....

http://www.downsconstruction.com/


Holden, Downs did my place when I had a sewer backup and they are the best in town for any moisture-related work.

#50 Sparky

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 09:15 PM

Holden....Downs is #1 in my book. They fixed my agricultural building after I received the "Tree Mail"



#51 Holden West

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 09:20 PM

I'm considering Parker Johnson for the roof replacement because they're good but they don't do interiors. The vaulted ceiling drywall is soft in spots so I'm fearing some extensive work is needed. Thanks for the recommendations so far.
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#52 Sparky

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 09:28 PM

Downs uses Victoria Roofing. Both are great.

#53 Bob Fugger

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 06:45 AM

Downs uses Victoria Roofing. Both are great.


+1 for Victoria Roofing. Sparky, we seem to share exquisite taste in contractors!

#54 LJ

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 07:52 PM

Downs is working on my neighbours place after some severe water damage from a sink that overflowed for 6 hours.

From what he says they are doing teriffic work.

But they have been working on and off there for three weeks so it can't be cheap.
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#55 Bob Fugger

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 11:40 AM

Can anyone suggest an outfit that repairs blinds/window coverings? Or can do an inexpensive supply & install?

#56 Hotel Mike

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 11:57 AM

We had a couple of blinds cleaned by Baby Bubbles Blind Bath. Weird name, I know. But they sure seem to know what they're doing with blinds.
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#57 Bob Fugger

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 08:47 AM

OK, here's another: can anyone recommend a good garderner for regular (bi-weekly) maintenance?

#58 Dan

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:49 AM

I dunno about good, but my girlfriend would love the work and we have a small garden she maintains in the background... Support local! ;)

#59 Holden West

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:50 AM

I have a quote from Parker Johnson and one from Victoria Roofing is coming later. I contracted InspecTech to have a good look at the whole house as we pulled down part of the ceiling and found more mould than a French fromagerie.
"Beaver, ahoy!""The bridge is like a magnet, attracting both pedestrians and over 30,000 vehicles daily who enjoy the views of Victoria's harbour. The skyline may change, but "Big Blue" as some call it, will always be there."
-City of Victoria website, 2009

#60 Bob Fugger

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 11:01 AM

I dunno about good, but my girlfriend would love the work and we have a small garden she maintains in the background... Support local! ;)


Hi Dan - thanks for the offer, but I need someone who can issue me a receipt.

I have a quote from Parker Johnson and one from Victoria Roofing is coming later. I contracted InspecTech to have a good look at the whole house as we pulled down part of the ceiling and found more mould than a French fromagerie.


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