Welcome to the Maintenance Mike blog. Here you will find information about some of the jobs that Michael has completed with reviews of products and also promotions.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Cut down door

This week I have been asked to provide and fit a door to an under-stairs cupboard to match the pine doors he already has. He had been quoted £400 for a door to be specially made.

I brought a standard pine door the same width as the frame and then cut the top off , moulded the cut panel and put the top rail back on.

Cat flap in uPVC Door

A lady was in quite a flap when she contacted me. She had been phoning around much of my competition asking about fitting a cat flap in her back door. They all came back with various excuses as to why it can't be done as the door has a panel moulding to it.

Just to show it can here is a picture of the cat flap 1hour and £30 after I arrived.

Monday, 1 September 2014

2 great clients

I had 2 great clients today, both I had done jobs for in the past. The first was to replace a toilet seat, she then asked whether I would drop her at the supermarket she ended up paying me £30 extra even though I told her I didn't mind doing it for free. The next client was cleaning her gutters she paid an extra £5 told me she was impressed by the way I worked.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

loft floor, stairwell painting

A job in Stony Stratford was to put a floor in a loft, paint the stair well with suppied paint and a few other minor jobs. the cost of this was £585. This included 14 m2 of boarding.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

New deals at wickes

Wickes have some amazing deals from now until the 2nd June.
  • 25% off deck boards and lights
  • 25% off Flooring when you spend £50 
  •  Save 25% when you spend £50 on Tiles 
  •  25% off all Decorative Switches and Sockets 
  • 10% off all french doors
  •  15% off External Folding Patio Doors
  •  20% off Skirting, Architrave and Timber Cladding
  •  15% off Decorative Aggregates Jumbo Bags

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Criminal Reduction Initatives

Recently I have had a number of jobs for the two Milton Keynes offices of CRI. This has been putting up shelves and notice boards, changing a keycode handle, fixing polycarbonate over some glass in the reception area and doing general maintenance tasks.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Garage door repaired

This past week I have been painting the outside of a house along with repairing some trellis and the garage door.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Discount at Wickes

Get 10% off when you spend £75 or more at Wicks using the following code. This code lasts for 5 days only. Ends Saturday 29th March.

Code. AFFSAVE314


Saturday, 15 March 2014

Door frame and door

This week I have installed a door frame and door between a kitchen and conservatory.The Door was an Oxford Oak veneer door from Wicks. Looks really nice shame it is to be painted white.
Total cost £300

Monday, 10 March 2014

Wardrobe shelves

Installed shelves in a wardrobe with supplied pine board.

Today I filled and plastered a redundant air brick,  replaced a tap, repaired a tap, fitted a bathroom turn lock and replaced some door handles. All in a days work.
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Monday, 3 March 2014

Engineered Floor- Hanslope

I layed an Engineered (real wood top layer) wooden floor in Hanslope. It was the same customer that I fitted a kitchen for in August. Flooring was brought by the customer in Homebase and went down very well. Unfortunately each box contained a number of half boards that did not work with this project.  2 boxes of half boards were left over at the end.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Kitchen designed

Enquiry received regarding moving a kitchen from the front of the house to the back. I have designed the kitchen awaiting feedback.

3D KitchenWall PlanFloor plan

Bottom of doors cut.

Cut the bottoms off 6 doors due to new carpets being fitted.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Wolverton Park

Over the last few months I have been doing some maintenance work at Wolverton Park. This work included.
  • Repairing toilets
  • replacing a tap
  • Locating and fixing a leak in a wall
  • resealing a bath
and a number of other tasks