I’m taking a holiday at the moment but Samantha tells me this is urgent so I’ll pop this one out quickly. She says:
I’ve just moved into the area, and have a grade II listed (property) that needs much attention. Firstly I need to replace all the windows and I wondered if you could recommend someone. I have spoken with Peter Denney as suggested on the site but need comparisons as this is a big job with all taken out and new with boxes put in. I heard about Pembroke and Nash and wondered if you or any of your readers had used them or could make suggestions?
The Phantom replies:
I’ve never had to replace windows, so this is not an area of expertese (and this is why the two following suggestions are not in the trusted tradespeople section) but I do have a couple of suggestions.
Firstly I have heard that a chap called Malcolm Tierney is worth contacting. His number is 077 7565 7371.
I don’t normally take much notice of leaflets that come through the door (especially since at least half of the ones I get is the same cowboy-company masquerading as specialists in various trades, all of which they are appalling at…) but one local guy who only does sash windows intrigued me with his idiosyncratic flyer. David Howe lists actual addresses (well over 100 of them, with house-numbers included) where people can view his work on one side of his folded sheet of A4, the other side is a dense, paragraphless block of text with his mission statement. I repeat, I know nothing about this guy’s work, but he’s passionate at least…
020 8859 2844
07939 497 538
I am sure other people can suggest some names.