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TV mounting & odd jobs

TV Mounting

Flat screen televisions

Wall mounting flat-screen TV’s is one of the most frequent jobs we undertake, and whether it’s a 19, 27, 35 or even 50 inch screen, plasma, LCD or 3D, securing your set in the location of your choice is usually a simple matter of having the correct bracket for the job, which in turn depends on the type of wall the set is to be fixed to; because of our extensive experience in this area, an awareness of the numerous possible complications and frustrations that can arise means we will ask a few simple questions when you get in touch – such as the specifics of the set and the type of wall. This means we can even order the correct bracket for you if you so wish. In short, we will do all that we can to ensure everything goes smoothly, so we can simply get your set on the wall and leave you to your viewing pleasure.

Curved Screens

Curved screen televisions can present a challenge because they work best when mounted in a corner, which will not always be possible or might not align with the optimal viewing position. Although the owners of the few curved screens we have encountered who did have this problem resolved it by simply rearranging their furniture, so if this applies to you, we will be more than happy to help you optimise the room to suit the position of the screen.

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Cables

In addition to securing the set to the wall, we will take care of routing any cables and concealing them if you so with using one of numerous options. Of course, there is always the option to install new sockets in immediate proximity to the set; this is obviously far more time consuming and costly, which is why it is something we tend to get asked to do when people are redecorating or when they have just moved into a new home and we are conducting various other minor – and sometimes not so minor – alterations.

Projectors, screens, and speakers

We are also experienced at mounting projectors on both ceilings and walls, installing the corresponding screens, and can mount speakers on brackets screwed to walls or ceilings, or recess them into the ceiling or floor.

Shelving and Storage

Fitting ready-made shelves and cupboards, and creating bespoke storage solutions is very much an everyday job for us. Whether it’s simply assembling flat-pack cupboards, attaching a bookcase to a wall, or having one of our expert craftsmen construct built-in wardrobes or a unique window seat, with London property now close to the most expensive in the world, rather than move to a new home, people are increasingly looking to do more with the space they have, and this is where STT can be of significant help to you.

As London residents ourselves, some of us with growing families, we are only too familiar with the problem of affordable space. The good news, though, is that through combining ingenuity with practical skills, we are rapidly becoming experts in the clever use of space.

Admittedly we still mostly just put up shelves and build cupboards, but we have also built platform beds and high beds, installed bicycle hoists – that suddenly turn your ceiling into a storage space, and have one customer who is looking to raise his lounge floor by 40 centimetres, which would give him would give him close to ten cubic metres of extra storage – which is actually enough space to contain everything he own three times over.

Although these are exceptions because most people want the quickest, most straight-forward and affordable option, but the more unusual solutions we have encounters and that we have created give some insight into what is possible.

So whatever your need, simple or complex, ready-made or currently just a sketch on the back of an envelope, our highly creative multi-skilled handymen will be happy to work with you to achieve the right storage solutions for your personality and your environment.

Pictures and Mirrors

If you have anything that needs attaching to a wall or ceiling, no matter how heavy, STT can help. Whether It’s a 20kg mirror you want hung but the only available wall is plasterboard, or you simple want an A4 size painting or a simple small clock hanging on wall of reinforced concrete that completely destroys all your own drill bits, we have a very large collection of very high quality tools and a vast pool or specialised knowledge which enables us to be able to suspend almost anything from almost anything, and not just pictures and mirrors. Click here to see how we can help you when you need a TV mounted on the wall.

In other words, whilst most people can figure out that hanging a large wait from a plasterboard wall is about spreading the load and, ideally, driving screws into the wooden uprights and cross members (studs) to take the strain, it’s often the case that it will take so long to work out where the studs are if you don’t have the right tool for the job, and if they’re in the wrong place for where you want to hang the mirror/picture/tv etc. you then have the challenge of either using your own cross-braces or brackets. Basically it can be a total pain, and there is only one thing worse than wasting an hour figuring out that it’s going to take forever before you see sense and call STT, and that’s wasting two or more hours of precise reading/eating/sleeping/gym time before you call us. And It’s exactly the same when you’re trying to drill into reinforced concrete with even the best domestic hammer drill; do you really want to spend  £150+ on an industrial drill – and that’s on top of the six drill buts you’ve already destroyed – just to hang a picture and a clock?

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Obviously the smart thing to do is call STT and let us take the strain. What we usually advise though is that because you’’ll be paying at least £50 but you’ll have a very highly skilled professional at your service for 2 hours,  highly skilled and vey competen professional with a wide range of skills and a fan full of quality tools, we very strongly recommends that you make a list of everything you want hung on the walls and/or any other little/odd jobs that you have been meaning to get around to. The only thing we say here is that you need to let us know in advance if another of the those other little odd job involve gad, plumbing or electricity, because if we send you an electrician as a handyman simply because there is no electrical work for the person for that day, you will only pay the lower fee, but if getting the crack plug socket fixed is more important and us a complex job that needs an electrician, then you’ll be paying the higher rate for an highly qualified professional who will spend only ten minutes but and the rest of the time just doing lower pay-grade work, so it pays to thing ahead and obviously think smart.

Odd Jobs

Odd jobs are defined by the fact that they can be so hard to define. You usually know who the right professional to call for the big jobs, and for small jobs like fixing a leaky tap or replacing a cracked plug socket, but what about all those small things on your to-do list that don’t seem to fit into any specific category or simply seem too small to call someone in to sort out?

With that in mind, the list below is simply to give you some idea of the diversity of the work we undertake, so just because something is not listed does not mean we cannot help. In fact, it’s highly probable that STT can solve your problems whatever they are.

  • Painting and decorating
  • Curtain track and pole installation, curtain fitting
  • Putting-up roller, Venetian blinds
  • Picture, mirror hanging on any walls
  • TV mounting on any walls
  • Damaged and cracked walls repair
  • Door repair and installation
  • Fitting locks. hinges and handles
  • Flat pack furniture assemble
  • Broken furniture repair
  • Made to measure shelving
  • Build in wardrobe repair and modification
  • Chandelier assemble and hanging
  • Plasterboard wall installation
  • Laminate floor fitting
  • Victorian window restoration. sash cord replacement repair
  • Door repair and installation
  • Fitting locks. hinges and handles
  • Flat pack furniture assemble
  • Broken furniture repair
  • Made to measure shelving
  • Build in wardrobe repair and modification
  • Chandelier assemble and hanging
  • Plasterboard wall installation
  • Laminate floor fitting
  • Victorian window restoration. sash cord replacement
  • Shed and log house installation
  • Water damaged walls repair
  • Natural stone impregnation
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