|What are we talking about?
How long does it typically take for:
- Flat pack assembly
- Shed / storage unit erection
- Shelf erection
- Picture and mirror hanging
- Notice boards / display fitting
- Plasma screen fixing
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|Questions to ask
Flat pack - make, model, where obtained so we can look at it
on the web
Shed and storage units - same as flat pack!
Anything going on a wall - wall type (solid, plasterboard), guideline
weight of item (if it's heavy and on plasterboard take advice).
ranges from the easy to the complex. In many cases if
a supplier and model number can be provided the pricing can be
found and this translated to the cost using the cost per hour in your postcode.
Don't necessarily equate size with cost. Some large items are
simple whilst items with many drawers for example can take longer
to assemble. Some flat packs need a second person to move them
during the assembly process and we ask the customer to assist
where possible. The work is subject to a minimum charge
of 1 hour at the handyman rate. Consult us if the flat pack is
for kitchen or bathroom units as these may need other works in
conjunction with the assembly.
Similar comments to flat pack assembly
apply to .
In these cases also consider the base that is required as this
will need to be prepared first. For wooden items remember that
in most cases additional finishing by way of preservative will
consider that it is generally more economic to utilise ready made
supports and shelves and modify them for the particular circumstances.
Custom manufactured items from wood or MDF are feasible but time
intensive. If you have a modern house with 'dry lined' or plasterboard walls (they
will sound hollow when tapped) remember special fixings are required
and shelves to take heavy items may need to fixed back to the
solid wall or the battens supporting the plasterboard dry lining.
Similar comments apply to . For TV fittings in general remember that cables
are required and that consideration needs to be given to whether
they will be fitted in trunking, on the wall or buried within
it. Plasma screen power cabling going in walls needs to be RCD
hanging or fitting for smaller
items is typically fast, just have an idea of where you would
like items hung. For especially heavy and /or large items special
fixings or battens may be required. Items hung at high level may
require access arrangements and some heavy items may be a two