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Harpenden Gutter Repair

Harpenden Gutter repair

We were called out by one of our regular customers to look at a Harpenden Gutter repair job on a luxury apartment in Kirkwick Avenue. The work had to be carried out at roof level at quite a height. We were able to dismantle the gutter and remove the rotten woodwork. After measuring up we then went back to the workshop and put together a made to measure box; a replacement for the rotted woodwork. With that done we returned to the apartment with the box and new gutter parts and rebuilt the gable end finishing with three coats of paint. All this was achieved in half a day. The final test was to run a stream of water from the roof to make sure that everything was flowing in the right direction with no leaks. All was working well. As you can see from the photo the end result was very satisfactory and able to be completed without the use of costly scaffolding.

Always on call

We are always on call to clean and repair blocked and broken gutters and usually respond to calls straight away. In this case after discussing requirements with owner we were proceed immediately with one more Harpenden gutter repair.

Before and after photos

Harpendenclean Gutter repair 1
Rotten wood work and broken gutter
Harpendenclean Gutter Repair 2
Woodwork and Gutter repaired

Harpenden Window Cleaning Ladders

Harpenden window cleaning Ladders

  Harpenden window cleaning ladders, we have the right ladders to handle every job safely and efficiently. We are used to working on all types of buildings, old and new. In some cases the only way to get to the window to be cleaned is with an A frame Ladder. We have a large collection of A frame ladders with a hight range right up to 30 feet.
Apartment Harpenden window cleaning ladders
Modern flat
They can be positioned so that they are secure and safe to climb without slipping. The top of the A frame is made of rubber so as not to damage window frames. The time it takes to put up the ladder is extremely quick as there are only two sections. The ladders are designed and manufactured by Ramsay ladders of Forfar in Scotland, they are the best Window cleaning ladders on the market. There are a large number of houses with dorma windows and roof top window that Harpenden window cleaning ladders can reach with ease so give us a call on 07757499296 to get all the windows in your house cleaned. We can always call round and give you a quote or we can look at your property on google maps and give you a good estimate.
Harpenden window cleaning ladders apartment
Older Buildings

Harpenden classics on the Common, Wednesday, 30th July 2014

Harpenden classics on the Common, Wednesday, 30th July 2014

  A great day out for all the family Harpenden classics on the Common, Wednesday, 30th July 2014 is an annual event that draws in classic vehicles from miles around. Many sought after examples of vintage cars can be found on the East Common in Harpenden every July.
Harpenden classics on the Common, Wednesday, 30th July 2014
Vintage Car
The event is well organised  and there are plenty of amenities in in the area to make it a day to enjoy. There is a Waitrose store close buy in case you need to stock up for a picnic in Rothamstead park. There is also a newly refurbished Sainsburys store with plenty of parking available.

Centre point Windows

Centre point Windows

  Centre point Windows at the Paramount Restaurant in central London give a brilliant 360 degree view of London. on a clear day you can see all the major attractions up or down river, including Tower Bridge and the houses of Parliament. The windows must be cleaned from time to time but this is one job that Harpenden Window cleaning has left to inhouse staff. It is still a good place to relax if you are passing by Tottenham Court Road. Its a quick elevator ride to the thirty second floor. There you can have a meal or just a drink and admire the view from the gallery. The staff are very friendly and there is a great atmosphere. All in all an interesting place to visit with friends at the weekend.
Centre point Windows
Centre point Windows
 

Harpenden Window Cleaning Chiswell Street EC1

Harpenden Window Cleaning Chiswell Street EC1

Sometimes we are asked to travel to the City to to quote for jobs. Moorgate is a regular destination. The station is a short walk from Chiswell street, past the Rack and Tenter pub, and under City point. There are a number of buildings in the area that we have visited over the past few years.
Harpenden Window Cleaning Chiswell Street EC1
Tall Buildings
Although it it is some distance from Harpenden it is great to see new areas from time to time. Therefore you might spot  Harpenden Window Cleaning Chiswell Street EC1 and other buildings in the City of London.  

Central London Central Harpenden

Central London Central Harpenden

We are often window cleaning in central London central Harpenden. This is because we have contracts with leading brands and retailers. The volume of  work is quite large as we take on more regular business in and around London and Harpenden.
Waterfed pole in Harpenden Central London & Central Harpenden
Waterfed pole in Harpenden
Although we are busy we are working in Harpenden and surrounding villages most days of the week. We always like to start early to beat the traffic.
Central London & Central Harpenden
Central London & Central Harpenden
The morning rush hour can hold us up so we like to be at a job before rush hour starts. Likewise in the evening. As winter approaches and the nights draw in we kit ourselves out with the necessary   equipment and clothing to get us over the winter months and the big run up to Christmas. This is when people want there homes and businesses looking there best. Extra effort is made to make sure we stay on top of the work. On good days during the summer it is surprising how much work we can get through. We never seem to be short of jobs and thanks to our digital marketing and recommendations the phone is constantly ringing.

Gopro action camera

Gopro action camera

Hi level faults are able to be relayed to you via gopro action camera. On most occasions we can get to your blocked gutter by ladder and see the problem. We can then film or take still photographs of the gutter or outlet and show you what has to be done. We can also extend he camera on a pole to get around the roof line, getting to areas that are impossible to reach any in other way. We can email you the footage if you need to consult with neighbours  or need evidence for insurance.
gopro action camera
gopro action camera
The camera is waterproof and can be used in all weathers. This is useful because if we are investigating a problem in wet conditions we can still take pictures to see what's going on. Gutter blockages can lead to watter getting into the property. It is often a cheap fix if a blocked gutter is to blame. We normally call round soon after you contact us. If you give a brief description we can bring suitable equipment and materials to fix the problem on the spot. In that case time spent on site can be considerably reduced saving you money. All in all the Gopro action camera is a very handy tool to have in the box.

Spring 2014

Spring 2014

Spring 2014 has come early and Windows need cleaning. Harpenden and St Albans residents can rely on Harpenden window cleaning to get the job done.
Moss and leaves in gutter
Moss and leaves in gutter
Now is the time to call Harpenden window cleaning for a quote. We also clean and repair Gutters. As the weather improves you will notice the build up of grime on your windows, with just a quick phone call, text or email we can call round and make the windows perfectly clean with our top of the range window cleaning equipment which includes Water Fed Poles and A Frame ladders. All calls are directed to a mobile. That means we can speak to you straight away and give you an instant quote. We are working in Harpenden six days a week which means that in Spring 2014 you can have clean windows as and when you require. We are familiar with the houses in the area and can tackle any job big or small. The Water Fed Pole is very useful for difficult to reach windows that might not have been cleaned before. The majority of windows are able to be cleaned by hand. Either way they will be left with a great shine, making the house look clean and bright.

Gutter replacement

Gutter replacement

Great reference point for Gutter replacement  http://www.wickes.co.uk/pcat/guttering/. There are many outlets for gutter replacement parts. Wicks is a very good source and the prices are quite low. The quality is acceptable and they stock standard sizes of half round and square profile guttering. Sometimes if adapters are needed ebay is another great place to buy. Delivery is often next day so we can get on with the job as soon as possible. Other places to obtain gutter parts are B&Q whose  gutters are good quality. hopper gutterScrewfix and tool station are good places to pick up deep flow guttering. Gibbs & Dandy also have a good choice of guttering and other building materials. It is not always necessary to replace a gutter joint. If the rubber seal inside has perished that can be changed. This is a cheaper option but just as effective. We always carry tools to tackle most jobs. One of the best standby's is the good old wire coat hanger. This can be bent to the right shape and can often dislodge material like moss and rotted leaves. Gutter replacement might be a good option to smarten up the outside of a property. This will certainly add to kerb appeal if the property is going to be sold.

The GlenEagle Manor Harpenden

The Gleneagle Manor Harpenden

The Gleneagle Manor Harpenden has been refurbished
  • Secure basement parking & storage
  • Stunning corner site at head of Harpenden High Street
  • Classical Georgian designThe Gleneagle Manor
The apartments are nearing completion and look incredibly impressive. the whole project has taken almost two years and the end result has made a great improvement to the look of Townshend lane. The Hotel had become rundown and was quickly becoming an eyesore on the North of the High Street. The apartments have been built to the very highest standard and look stunning. The Gleneagle Manor has been totally transformed offering fantastic accommodation for those that are looking for a new smart home in the area. The new apartment on Townshend Lane are to the North of the High Street. The are just a two minute walk from the centre of town where there are a variety of shops including Waitrose and Sainsburys. The historic city of St Albans is just a short car ride away to the South Of Harpenden. The Gleneagle Manor is also very close to London Luton Airport and junction ten of the M1 motorway. Harpenden mainline train station is not far by. You can get into London by train in around 25 minutes.