Services - nominate the best of Brockley

The suggestions for places to eat and places to shop have been fantastic - so we thought we'd try and create a triumvirate, by asking for nominations for good tradespeople and services operating in Brockley. Our experience in this area is limited, so it's entirely down to you to nominate your favourites.

The Movethat forum for Brockley contains some suggestions, but they tend to disappear after a while, so it would be good to have a more permanent online resource.

Brockley Central's only contribution to this is to say that the launderette next to Costcutter on Brockley Road is good, but if you should be served by the lady with glasses who works there most days, be prepared to have the spring taken from your step as she tells you just what a bad day she's been having.

In the interests of full disclosure - we are currently trying to find a decorator to upgrade Brockley Central HQ, so this is not an entirely altruistic exercise.


18 comments:

Kate said...

Not based in Brockley, but they work in the area and are worthy of much praise: Saglio Boilers in Catford. Well-priced, lovely pleasant service, they clear up after themselves and they're really quick. Couldn't have asked for more.

Pink Sarah said...

I have to commend 'The Broca' (by Brockley train Station) for fabulouy tasty and good value coffee! The beauty of the place is you can buy some top notch local art too - bonus! Must also mention the very friendly staff - Hoorah for Broca!!

Brockley Nick said...

I've yet to hear a bad word said against the Broca - it's completely brightened up that area and is a delight.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to nominate Peter James, the butcher in Ewhurst Road. A traditional butcher who isn't afraid to experiment - he also has very freshly frozen fish, Brockley honey, small range of veg and also does cashback.

(love from Spincatx)

leenewham said...

I'd like to nominate the Morrocan cafe in Crofton park. It's brilliant, the tea is to die for and the guy who runs it is friendly. A credit to the area.

monkeyboy said...

Again mot quiet Brockley but within walking didstance (if you walk fast) Another proper butcher, the service is great and he can bone a joint of lamb likean erm....butcher. Like to se the gimps in Tesco do that. There'd be severed thumbs littering the floor.

http://www.urbanpath.com/london/butchers/wellbeloved.htm

Pete said...

Can any of you recommend a good builder? I need someone who can put in a new bathroom and kitchen whilst removing some non structural walls etc?

Monkeyboy said...

These guys did my bathroom instalation. Including decorating, moving a non structural wall, installing a radiator, building a shower cubicle, toilet with a concealed flush doo-dah, plastering and tiled floor.

It's been in for 3 years with no signs of any leak around the shower and all the tiles are secure. They used water proof ply and a 'tanking membrane' normally used for swimming pools and wet rooms - all looked professional to my untrained eye.

Neat and tidy, although did take a little longer than i wanted. Also didn't want any payment up front which is reassuring.

Bathroom Designs Ltd
12, The Village, London, SE7 8UD
Tel: 020 8856 4777

MB said...

...and will install kitchens as well apparently.

Pete said...

Thanks, I will give them a call to come and give me a quote.

Simon Gardner said...

Hi - can anyone recommend an electrician in Brockley.

PS - this site looks good - can we get a few more people on it please?

Anonymous said...

Can anyone recommend somewhere to get a sewing job done professionally please?

I have some curtains which need taking up.

Many thanks!

alan smithee said...

does anyone know a cat-sitting service? also looking for reliable creative babysitters. living in west brockley area.

quick brown fox said...

Alan, there is an excellent cat sitting service that covers this area. I have used them for several years and they are 100% reliable. THis is the website:

http://www.cats-at-home.com/about.htm

Rachel said...

We're used Viv @ cats at home before, highly recommend her. Our cats were extremely calm and content when we returned from abandoning them. We normally get ignored! Viv came and met them and us before we went away and was very professional.

alan smithee said...

we've just had Viv round and we're sorted! thanks for your help both of you.

Now, to sort out a regular babysitter in west brockley...

alan smithee said...

We've just had Viv round and she's great and now we're all sorted: thank you.

Now we need to start finding reliable babysitters in west brockle for occasional school pick ups and evenings.

any good ideas most welcome.

alan smithee said...

hi everyone

i need a good electrician to rejig some lights, and a general handy person for some little jobs. any recommendations would be really welcome.

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