Established 1990, personal trade experience over 40 years, in Carpentry, Locks and glazing services to property landlords, and managing agents.
Using a trading name established in 1990 following personal skills with a variety of building, construction and timber treatment companies since 1975, gaining a wide base of experience in general property maintenance. This work was primarily repair and maintenance of household, commercial and council properties.
One such refurbishment was of Stanmer House eradicating dry rot affected timbers and overhauling all the sliding sash windows. This led to setting up Dinnages Property Maintenance from an office in the heart of Brighton, soon gaining a portfolio of clients based on managed and let properties primarily direct for owner landlords although a number of agents soon took on our services. Of our client base there have been many, both national and local agents both management and letting, those commercial in insurance, English Language schools, shopkeepers along with a personal contact list of residential properties.
For the majority of my working life to date I have been a jobbing carpenter, turning self-employed in 1990 working directly for landlords of residential property, a few select letting agents and a variety of block management agents. The occasional commercial office and shop owners too. Working on domestic properties when recommended by an existing client as I rarely need to look for any work outside of my core regular client base.
My core topics are repairs and replacements within carpentry and joinery, as a locksmith working for the likes of Managing agents and M.L.Banfield & Sons, re-glazing windows and doors, and on occasions other work such as fitting metalwork previously for Mirlyn.
Have at one time belonged to five different ‘associations’ all supposed to be an aid to gain work, yet other than the ‘fee’ to join all were more about promoting them then gaining work, but for the time wasting estimates.