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Need help with a new local business…

Hi Hackney! A friend and I are trying to research the scope for starting up an interior planning service with a difference. At the moment we really need willing participants to help with a tiny bit of market research. If you have 5 minutes please complete the survey (link found below) which is completely anonymous and may help in changing our futures! Thank you for your time! http://kwiksurveys.co... read more »

Can anyone recommend a good plasterer please?

Hello, Can anyone recommend a decent plasterer to work on our ceilings which suffered quite a lot of water damage during the recent storms? Thanks, Caroline read more »

Experienced, independent contractors & handymen needed

Experienced, independent contractors & handymen needed

We are looking to add independent plumbing, electrical, carpentry, chippies, handymen (and women), decorators and more to our database to meet our ever-growing demand of residential property projects. Located in Shoreditch, we are a full services residential property company. We manage a sizeable portfolio of properties in London which we run generakl maintenance for but we also undertake redecora... read more »

Cleaner Wanted Clapton

Hi, I posted on here a while ago but didn’t have much luck. I’m trying again in the hope that something turns up. We are in need of a cleaner to do two hours per week at our flat in Clapton. We are looking for someone who is reliable and good. If you can recommend anyone, please let us know. Thanks!! read more »

Cleaner needed Hackney Central

Hi all Can anyone recommend a reliable cleaner in the area? I need a bi-weekly clean for small 1 bed flat. Thanks in advance! C read more »

Concrete floor

Hi, has anyone on here had an existing concrete floor polished? I’m trying to find someone who could do a room that’s roughly 25 sq m. Any help appreciated – thanks! read more »

FREE Natural Dyeing Workshop

FREE Natural Dyeing Workshop

A fantastic FREE workshop that will show you how with a few household items, some plants, barks, grinds and berries you can turn plain fabric into something wonderful. Come and try it but be warned it is highly addictive! https:[email protected],-0.0641515,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x48761cee79eb1ad1:0xded8bfe8e1df4217 read more »

Cleaners London

Cleaners London

Contact Information Web : http://www.cleaners-london.co.uk/ Phone: 020 3404 0373 More Information If you look at your carpet one day and wonder what its natural colour was, then it is time you had that carpet professionally cleaned. And here is where we come in. We provide what is called ‘carpet steam cleaning’. Yes, that is actually the Hot Water Extraction method, in case you were wondering. And... read more »

Yard Sale / Jumble Sale

Yard Sale / Jumble Sale

A sale in our garden, under a giant fig tree! Pre-loved household treasures, home-made lemonade, baked goods and music. Rain or shine. Come hang out, browse and pick up a bargain. Sunday 17 August 12-6pm 42 Listria Park, N16 5SL Facebook page: www.facebook.com/events/689583101123573/ read more »

Someone to replace fence – recommendation?

Hi there, we need someone to replace one panel of our fence and our outside gate – all recommendations very welcome! Many thanks. read more »

Home Coffee Brewing Course at Yellow Warbler Speciality Coffee Shop

Home Coffee Brewing Course at Yellow Warbler Speciality Coffee Shop

In this two-hour course you’ll get an introduction to tasting coffee, learn how to brew good coffee at home using three different methods, and get advice on how to buy coffee and equipment. Courses run on Saturdays 14.00-16.00 and are £35 / person (introductory price) For more information or to book please contact: [email protected] [email protected] read more »

Local electrician looking for private jobs.

Hi guys, i’m an electrician based in Victoria park looking for private jobs to earn a bit of extra cash. I am fully qualified with over 3 years worth of experience. No job too small, even if its just to change a light fitting or replace a socket, and I promise not to rip you off like some companies will. Available evenings and weekends. Gimme a call on 07540407887. If i don’t reply lea... read more »

Cleaner wanted in Clapton

Hi, we are looking for a good and reliable cleaner in Clapton. We need someone who will turn up every week and someone who can do about 2 hours per week. Do you have any recommendations? read more »

Good gardener needed!

Hi! Could anyone recommend a decent, reasonably priced gardener in Clapton to help me with my small but overgrown garden? It needs seeing to badly at the moment! Much appreciated! read more »

Looking for PT member of staff to join our new store!

We are looking for a part time member of staff to join us in our new store – The Hackney Draper- on Chatsworth Road, E5. We are a new textile shop selling beautiful fabrics from around the world as well as homewares and accessories that we have carefully curated. We also offer a full bespoke curtain making and upholstery service. We are looking for a permanent Weekend Sales Assistant to join... read more »

Full service builder recommendations?

Hi everyone, Has anyone had positive experience of using full service builders – who work out all the practicalities, do drawings and help with planning permission? It’s for a major remodelling of an existing space, not an extension, so trying to work out whether better to use architects or builders for the practical stuff that precedes the building work. Any thoughts/recommendations w... read more »

Private Rentals (2 Bed required in Clapton Area)

Hi All… Was wondering if anyone can help…. Me, my wife and our little girl are having to to move from our 2 bed flat on downs road… we’ve been in the area for 5 years now, and love it… especially being that our little girl is settled in nursery now….. anyway, the area has obviously become crazy expensive over the years, and finding a two bed flat is proving diff... read more »

Double bed with mattress – free

Double bed with mattress – free

I have a double bed with mattress which sits on a base with underbed storage – which is free to a good home. The mattress is clean and has been used with a mattress protector. Just needs to be collected by Sunday from south Hackney, E9 – by Victoria Park. I live on the 4th floor – but there is a lift a few seconds from the front door to the flat plus you can park right by the ent... read more »

Looking for carpenter to replace our stair banisters

I’m looking for a carpenter/builder to remove and replace the stair banisters in our house. There are two flights of stairs, as well as a rail along the joining corridor that would need doing. I’m struggling to find someone who is willing to do this at the moment, so just wondering if anyone has any recommendations of someone that could help? Thanks, Holly read more »

Calling all producers/cooks/artists/ideas makers!

I am currently volunteering at the Red Route Cafe on Lower Clapton Road: http://redroutecafe.org.uk/ which is a not-for-profit, social enterprise cafe set up to help young people gain skills and qualifications. Last week, I came up with the idea to help them make a bit more money which would be to have a section of the cafe set up as a shop, selling local produce. This can be from jam right throug... read more »

Side return extension

Just wondering if anyone in E5 has had a side return extension done and whether they could recommend a builder and also let me have a look at their extension. read more »

Can anyone recommend an electrician?

I’ve got two new light fittings I’d like installed, but don’t know where to go to find a decent sparky. I live in Homerton so someone local would be good. Thanks read more »

Plumber/shower expert

Hi, I need some help with our new shower! We recently had a refurb in our bathroom, but our new shower is experiencing very weak pressure and swinging wildly between scalding hot and ice cold water. Which all in all is not pleasant, and is a very disappointing after spending a great deal of money. (If you’re wondering why we don’t contact the guy who built it, he has moved onto other j... read more »

Start food growing this year

Start food growing this year

Connected Roots is a food gardening social enterprise that helps homes and businesses grow their own food. We design, install and help maintain food plots across London for those who don’t have the time, know-how or inclination to grow for themselves but want the taste, freshness and clear provenance that comes with home-grown food. No matter the size of the space you have, we’ll get y... read more »

Anyone giving away garden stuff?

I recently moved to a new unfurnished flat and I was wondering if anyone is thinking of getting rid of any garden stuff ( garden set, tools, bbq etc) Thanks read more »

POÄNG Ikea armchair and stool

POÄNG Ikea armchair and stool

Free to a good home (or any home really) for anyone who can collect from South Hackney. The chair and stool are in great condition, and a couple of years old read more »

Free shelves up for grabs

Hi all, I’m doing some redecorating and I have some shelves that I no longer have room for. They are in a good condition and free to the first taker. There are two sets: birch coloured EXPEDIT shelves 79×149 cm (4 x 2 shelves) http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/50103086/ and a billy bookshelf in a mahogany veneer (which they don’t make anymore) 40x28x106 cm http://www.ikea.com/... read more »

Gardener needed in Clapton

We live in a rent shared house near to Chatsworth Rd in Clapton and have a small garden that is overgrown, with weeds, vines and unruly bushes. We are looking for a gardener who can come and clear the garden lawn and borders of weeds and trim back the tree/bushes, so that we can re-seed the currently non-existent lawn. Does anyone have a reasonably priced gardener they can recommend? Thanks all read more »

1910 Edwardian dresser for sale

1910 Edwardian dresser for sale

This 1910 Edwardian dresser is in Fab condition. I’m selling it for £120, collection only. Let me know if you’re interested 07886945415 read more »

Looking for someone to custom make curtains

I have a big bay window in my bedroom and am looking for someone to custom make some good quality curtains for me. The hand-me-downs I have are getting me down and I don’t have the haberdashery skills to do it myself. Can you recommend anyone? read more »

Hackney Hop Growers – Year 2 Call-out

Hackney Hop Growers – Year 2 Call-out

Hi everyone, We’re about to get started with year 2 hop growing! Year one has been great fun with brewing, bottling and a handful of ‘sampling’ sessions…. I hope many of you have had the chance to try the amazingly tasty ‘Hackney Homegrown’ in the local pubs and beer festivals that we brewed with Hackney Brewery. We are now recruiting new dedicated urban growers and beer-lovers t... read more »

Plant re potting party

Plant re potting party

Project Uproot are hosting a day of plant TLC at Dalston Eastern Curve Garden this is a chance for you to bring any sad houseplants you have lying around the flat for a little bit of plant pampering ahead of the spring season. Join the friendly gardeners at the Garden to repot your plants with fresh soil, split them into new pots they’ll have ready for you that you can even paint yourselves,... read more »

Kitchen Units and Worktop For Sale

Kitchen Units and Worktop For Sale

We are in the process of having our kitchen replaced. We have a number of units, a worktop plus hob and extractor fan we are looking to sell. Total Price for all is £150 with Buyer to remove and collect from Clapton E5. I’ve attached a picture with details for reference and have more i can email over to anyone who is interested. We will also be selling the appliances (Fridge Freezer, Dishwas... read more »

Carpenter for fitted wardrobes

Hello, I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for a well-priced carpenter/handyperson who’d be able to develop some simple but good quality floor-to-ceiling alcove wardrobes for our bedroom. I’ll be contacting @KarlRees for a quote, but any other recommendations gratefully received! Thanks, Robbie read more »

Cleaner wanted

Hello, I did a search on the threads for house cleaners and the last discussion was in 2012, so time for an update! 😉 Can anyone recommend a reliable and reasonably-priced cleaner for a one-off job for us in E5? (may expand to more regular work if impressed). We have had some building work done and there is dust everywhere so not an average cleaning job – but we also don’t need profess... read more »

Daffodil Thieves in Stamford Hill – Third year running

I look forward to the appearance of daffodils each spring; it cheers me up no end. Yet once again some horrible person has taken them all bar one. I noticed the buds (around 20) for the first time on Tuesday and was intending to put a ‘please don’t pick’ sign up – but too late. Not that it would have probably had any effect. I wouldn’t get overly upset at losing the o... read more »

Looking for a Handyman / gardener to install fence panels

We are looking for a recommended, trustworthy handyman who can come and install new fence panels. Please do let us know if you have any recommendations. Many thanks. read more »

Gardner/Decking recommendation?

Hello – I’d be really grateful if anyone has any recommendations for a good local decker (not sure if that’s what you call someone who installs garden decking?). Thank you in advance for your time! Lucy read more »

New South Hoxton allotments available with vacant lot

New South Hoxton allotments available with vacant lot

Vacant Lot www.what-if.info/Vacant_Lot_allotment_programme.html have a bunch of new micro allotment spaces available in Chart Street. The open day takes place on Saturday March 1 from 11am to 5pm. via http://www.hackneygazette.co.uk/news/south_hoxton_allotments_up_for_grabs_1_3322545 read more »

Trusted roofer in Hackney?

Hello all – having had a previous bad experience, I wondered if anyone would be able to recommend a good, trustworthy roofer in the area who can give an honest opinion – I’m having problems with damp coming in, and need someone to have a look – it’s been suggested it’s an issue with the cemented-over chimney. Thanks in advance! read more »

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