Yellow Pages

This is the Alexandra Cottages’ own YELLOW PAGES – a list of trusted trades people recommended by people who live in the cottages.

(Please note that some entries are a few years’ old and that they may be no longer accurate; inclusion in these pages does not signify any endorsement by the Association))

If you have any recommendations of your own please contact us here.


Dulwich Ballet School or contact Sally-Ann, Edward Road


• Dew Beauty. JADE. 0208 659 9149. “Best Eyebrow threader.” (Recommended by someone on the estate in 2017!)


• William Cavanagh, 21 Hardings Lane 07887 910209 & 020 8249 3070 – General building work
Recommended by Adrian & Franco, Victor Road in 2010 and 2013: “Very reliable, excellent work, honest prices and quick response” and by Verena, Edward Road in 2015: “He repaired part of my garden wall and my back door. He is trustworthy, conscientious and has a great eye for detail.”

• ‘Woodpecker’ Paul Reid 07930 327868
Recommended by Sally-Ann, Princes Road in 2011 “for any major building works”


• Mark Gillies, Parish Lane 07977 016084
Recommended by Viv, Edward Road in 2012: “He is an all round builder and carpenter so can mend fences, fit kitchens, decorate etc etc. Honest and trustworthy.”


• Paul Barnard Restorations 07711 518 856
Recommended by Lucy, Hardings Lane in 2014: “Paul and Mark have done loads of work for me over the years including bathrooms, a kitchen, decorating, fence erection, repointing. All good work and reasonable rates. They also have a plasterer attached to the team.”

• H Stevenson & Sons, Marlow Road Anerley SE20 7XR & 020 8778 2026
Recommended by Shirley, Victor Road since 1998: “Efficient, family firm” and by Tim and Jojo, Albert Road in 2011: “we found them to be excellent builders and decorators who carry out a variety of work. They put a new roof on our flat roof extension a few years ago and fitted a new back door and windows and did all the kitchen tiling”.

• Mark, KMP Building and Property Maintenance, no job too small; 07837 577 323,
Recommended by Anna, Edward Road in 2013: “Mark has recently done some decorating for us and also is going to do some brickwork based on work we have already seen him do. He is an excellent workman, charging very reasonable rates, and works without even stopping for a lunch break. We would highly recommend him. He was extremely trustworthy and could be left in the house whilst we were out.”


• PANEL BEATER – Gary 07970 354929. Coney Hall. Recommended by Bruce, Victor Road in 2017
• Garry 07970 354929
Recommended by Brian, Victor Road in 2007


• ABM 020 8650 7080. Recommended by Bruce, Victor Road in 2017
• Darren 0793 2395747
Recommended by Johnnie, Albert Road in 2012: “He’s a nice and honest guy. He’s just opened a garage in Greenwich but can do mobile stuff for our residents”


• Gary, GSF Woodworks and on CheckATrade 07984 044226 Email:
Recommended by Adrian & Franco, Victor Road in 2018: “Gary has carried out some excellent work in our kitchen to very high standard. He was professional, reliable, punctual, precise and tidy. We’d definitely use his services again without any hesitation.” and again in 2019: “Gary has built up two fitted wardrobes in one of the bedrooms, and we are delighted with the result. Friendly, always on time and careful: we have no hesitation in recommending him” and in 2020: “He restored our heritage porch with great care and attention to detail.”

• Chris Marriott, 07568 342250
Recommended by Emma, Albert Road in 2020


• Derek & J Outlaw, 07968 490 538/07817 218 101. Email:
Recommended by Anna, Edward Road in 2018: “They describe themselves as Odd Job carpenters, with 45 years experience. They were absolutely brilliant and their cost was exceptionally reasonable. I can not speak highly enough of the quality of their work. ”
• Gary Jackson, Bespoke Woodwork Services Catford 07817 118479
Recommended by Owen & Peggy, Edward Road in 2012: “He did a great job of fitting a new internal door. Reliable, professional and reasonably priced. Took great pride in his work.”
Recommended by Anna, Edward Road in 2013: “I can only reinforce the recommendation. This man is a master carpenter, there seems to be nothing he cannot do, which he does at very reasonable cost.”


• Stephen O’Rourfe 07867 583061
Recommended by a resident in 2021: “Always busy but so reliable and his work is outstanding. Offers daily or job rates and is very reasonably priced.”


• A1, Dry cleaners, 163A Parish Lane
Recommended by Anna, Edward Road in 2013: “We have just had our stairs and lounge carpet cleaned by A1, our local dry cleaners who do carpet cleaning, and would recommend them not only for the care they take but also they are a local company. Costs were very reasonable.”


• Steven Knowles 07931 869624
Recommended by Shirley, Victor Road in 2008: “He has laid carpet for several people on the estate”


Pearce & Grandson 020 8777 7721 & 07956 344830
Recommended by Tim, Albert Road since 2001: “Clean and efficient”

• Alan Naish, 1.2.3. Chimney Sweeps 33a Streatham Common North, London SW16 3HP 020 8668 9914 & 07956385112
Recommended by Lynne, Albert in 2008: “very kind helpful and professional family run, 5th generation”


• Chris Williams 020 8325 1427, 07968 779503 &
Recommended by Andy, Victor Road in 2007

• Nick Scott (PC Wizard LTD) 020 8289 8070 &
Recommended by Patrick, Victor Road in 2012: “Thoroughly professional”

• Paul Brant 020 3637 6099/07977 830733
Recommended by Nicola, Victor Road in 2017: “Restorer of failing laptops to rude health.” and Holly, Victor Road in 2012: “He’s round the corner local, extremely reasonable and explains what he’s doing so that idiots like myself can almost understand. “
Recommended by Verena, Edward Road in 2012: “Really efficient and helpful – he rescued all my tunes music and gave my old laptop a new lease of life!”

• M&G Computer Services – Home Visiting Computer Maintenance & Repair Service 020 3149 0925 / 07885 074235 &
Recommended by Pauline, Victor Road in 2013: “Great computer help and very efficient: reliable & local, friendly, quick, non-money grabbing!”


Kiltox 08451 662 040
Recommended by Anna, Edward Road in 2013: “This was a company we called to identify the source of a damp problem for us and to give us a quote for doing the work. The man who came was a qualified surveyor and immediately identified the problem indicating it was a matter for a builder and not for them to deal with, we were impressed that they did not try to say they could do the work (and charge accordingly).”


• Paul – “One Call Away” 020 8676 8866
Recommended by Peggy, Albert Road in 2017 and Pauline, Victor Road in 2017: “Paul has no call out charge. He’s local, efficient and punctual. Paul advised us about our domestic appliance breakdowns, supplied us with appropriate replacements and would have done the repairs if it had been possible. We are very pleased and satisfied with his advice and workmanship.”


• P.J. AINE & Son Ltd. 0208 761 3961 (Crystal Palace) 07956 466841
Recommended by Nicola, Victor Road in 2017


Langley Gardens Patio and Driveways specialists, 020 8406 4263
Recommended by James, Edward Road in 2013

Sallows Fencing, 67 Hawes Lane, West Wickham BR4 0DA & 020 8777 7476 and 07973 366 475
Recommended by the Residents Association: “Reliable, good work”
Recommended by Claire, Albert Road 2014: “Highly recommended for fencing, sheds, decking etc. I have used them over a period of years. Always responsive, provide good quality and reasonably priced work.”

• Paul (Fence Connection) 07748 908529
Recommended by Sue, Hardings Lane in 2012: “He is local (Crystal Palace) and completed it in a day – clearing up and taking away the old fence panels. An excellent job was done and reasonably priced.”


• HOUSEPROUD 01689 855553. Repairs to most makes of washing machines,
tumble dryers, dishwashers, electric ovens, hobs, extractors, vacuum cleaners. Recommended by Linda, Victor Road in 2017: “Not the cheapest but unfailingly on time, obliging, quick and efficient. ”


• Alan Chivers 07450 865510
Recommended by Barbara, Albert Road in 2020: “Very efficient & reasonably priced” and Lucy, Hardings Lane in 2020 “Really helpful. Fixed my oven element & earthed appliances. Gave good advice.” and by another resident in 2021.

• London Electrical Services 07774 313235
Recommended by Jackie, Hardings Lane in 2020

A J Child Electrical – 07794 157 396, Andy Child
Recommended by Anna & Margaret, Edward Road in 2013: “He was on time, extremely efficient and his charges were amazingly reasonable and his advice very sound.”

Tom Dyer 07930 344478
Recommended by Jenny, Hardings Lane in 2011: “Great electrician”

• TMK Electricts Ltd.; 07903 142 709,
Recommended by Anna, Edward Road in 2013: “Tom has recently carried out a very tricky reorganising of an electric system for us, and for a very reasonable rate. He was extremely trustworthy and could be left in the house whilst we were out.”

Jeff McCloud, Mr Electric – Ground floor, Unit 4 Metro Business Centre Sydenham SE26 5BW, 020 8659 9350,
Recommended by Neil & Bobby Albert Road 2008: “Good quality work”


Albert Parr and Sons, 90-92 High Street (on the corner with Maple Road), Penge, 020 8650 2141
Recommended by Brian, Victor Road in 2017: “Flexible and efficient. Reasonable price. “


• Roger 07977 539 933 / 01959 570 199
Recommended by Anna & Margaret, Edward Road in 2011 “A gardener who has already done work for us, and also for several other people on the estate. The work he did for us was excellent and at a reasonable cost. This is also the email address for his partner who is an interior designer (Hannah).”

Grozone (Simon & Mhairi Clutson) 020 8402 3978 “designs and plants contemporary, low maintenance, sustainable gardens”

Recommended by Tim and Jojo, Albert Road 2011: “they designed and planted our back and front garden.”


Rated People
Recommended by Lisa, Edward Road in 2011 “I work for a fantastic company called Rated people. It’s a website that links quality tradesmen with homeowners requiring work done. It’s free to post a job and you get 3 quotes from locally rated tradesmen.I’m sure the people of the estate would find it very useful”.


• Eddie Carey 82 Blendon Road Bexley, Kent DA5 1BS & 020 8301 2744
Recommended by Andy, Victor Road in 2003: “used several times”

• LMS Gas Services – Mel – 50 Tice Hill Road Forest Hill London SE23 2TJ, 020 8699 0665 &
Recommended by Neil & Bobby, Albert Road in 2008: “Thorough, good quality work”

• Progas 176 Sydenham Road, SE26 5JZ, 020 8676 0101 & 020 8265 2320
Recommended by Nicola, Victor Road in 2017 and Shirley, Victor Road in 2007: “Very efficient (Combi boilers servicing fee is £60+ VAT. No call out) ”


• Ade Murphy Plumbing & Heating, 13 Woodlands Park, Joydens Wood, Bexley, Kent DA5 2EN, 01322 559 468 / 07946 418 909,
Recommended by Anthony, Victor Road in 2012: “I’ve had a very good experience. A bit of a distance but he came on time and was very good”.


Brownhill 2nd Floor, Kent House, 41 East Street, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1QQ, 020 8658 4334,
Recommended by Shirley, Victor Road in 2007: “special rates for Neighbourhood Watch”


• Dave Currie, D C Locksmith, “Genuine 24 Hours Emergency Services – No Call Out Charge”, 020 8249 0888, 07956 986 279,
Recommended by Pauline, Victor Road in 2017: “Dave is an excellent locksmith. He replaced my old and broken window locks. He charges a reasonable price. He is efficient and reliable. I keep his card handy because I know he would be able to quickly get me out of any ‘lock problems’” and Nicola, Victor Road in 2017

Amalgamated Security– Joe Hatcher, 60 Beckenham Road Beckhenham Kent BR3 4LS, 020 8289 3100, 07836 232399
Recommended by Shirley, Victor Road in 2004: “quick, efficient service”


• Kevin Walsh 020 8776 9141/07768 203 252, Hardings Lane,
Recommended by Pauline, Victor Road in 2017, and by Shirley, Victor Road in 2017: “Kevin is a professional painter/decorator. Kevin’s work is excellent, good quality and reasonably priced. He is a good time keepers, efficient and leaves the finished job clean and very tidy. We are both very pleased with the painting and decorating work he had done for us and would not hesitate to employ him again.”

• Nigel Stretton-Downes 020 8325 3133 / 07841 655733
Recommended by Brian, Victor Road in 2017: “Good work, reasonable rates” and Nicola, Victor Road in 2017

• Kevin Purcell 07786 816155
Recommended by Chris, Edward Road in 2011: “Kev is my brother and has done several jobs for people on the Estate. He has over 30 years experience, is City & Guilds trained and has an HND in paint technology” and by Tim & Jojo in 2011: “he painted the outside of our cottage this summer”

• William Cavanagh, 21 Hardings Lane 07887 910209 & 020 8249 3070
Recommended by Anthony & Scott, Victor Road in 2011: “He was the best choice possible, extremely careful and conscientious, whose work was to the highest standard, and at a very reasonable price. He is highly recommended!”
Recommended by Anna, Albert Road in 2013: “Mr Cavanagh from Hardings Lane decorated the outside of our house and I was very impressed with the quality of the work and his thoroughness and attention to detail. He did it all himself rather than farming it out to a less experienced decorating assistant and was also really good at clearing up at the end of each day’s work “

• Danny Richards 01689 608042 & 07963 447107 (Also does carpentry, gardening and odd jobs.)
Recommended by Ann, Hardings Lane in 2007.

• D Hood 07950 963521
Recommended by Lillian, Princes Road in 2007: “Speedy and clean”

• “Interior Decorating Partners” Anne-Marie Maslin and Mattia Dettori, 07722 312 602 or 07954 666 235
Recommended by Alex, Albert Road in 2013


• Paul Davies 07887 505530 Stop bugging me
Recommended by a resident in 2021: “Reliable and pleasant. Excellent at sorting root cause and prevention, filling holes & blocking access etc”

• K&O pest Control -Parish Lane, Penge 020 8778 1557; 24 hour Emergency Number 07940 751 255 (call out charge).
Recommended by Lynne, Edward Road in 2013: “Deal in all kind of pests, rats, mice, squirrels, pigeons, wasps, moths, everything. Excellent service, Always turn up on time, very knowledgeable and experienced, lovely to deal with. I would highly recommend any time.”


• Grants Plastering Ltd 07903 928847 Grants Plastering
Recommended by a resident in 2021: “Very knowledgeable, hard working and tidy. Expert on lime plastering, traditional methods and paints.”

• Tony Foster 01689 832072
Recommended by Matt, Princes Road in 2005

• Andrew Coldham from Sydenham 07944 647020
Recommended by Owen & Peggy, Edward Road in 2012: “Excellent work, very professional, reliable neat and tidy. Took great pride in his work.” and by Sue, Hardings Lane in 2012: “He re-plastered the walls over stairs. Anyone who lives in a 2-bed cottage with the 2 separate rooms and door to the stairs will realise what an awkward space and steep drop this is from floor to ceiling. Andrew did an excellent job – as stated in existing recommendation he takes pride in his work, is clean and tidies up and gives details of the work he is going to do. May not be the cheapest but does an excellent job. A definite recommendation.”


• Roger Sallows 07946 298660 Sallows Plumbing
Recommended by Adrian & Franco, Victor Road in 2021: “Reliable, affordable plumber. He doesn’t seem to mind tricky repairs”

• Tony Byles 020 8658 2794.
Recommended by Rita & Shirley Victor Road: “Not CORGI registered but has been used by many people on the estate. Reasonably priced”

• Alex 07957 561368
Recommended by Carrie, Albert Road in 2011: “He was recommended by friends in Beckenham and I would certainly call on him again. He is based in Beckenham” and Anna, Albert Road in 2012 “We also used him to put in an outdoor tap. I found him very reasonable and did the job quickly, but also finished it off very neatly”.

• Tony Bynoe 07831 120231.
Recommended by Claire, Victor Road in 2014: “A plumber I use regularly. Quick to respond and good value work, gets things done quickly.”


• Art E Fect Bathrooms & Kitchens 07465 215577
Recommended by Lillian, Princes Road in 2020


• Dennet & Son Ltd, 28 Green Lane Penge SE20 7JX & 020 8778 8721
Recommended by Brian, Victor Road in 2007 and by Tim & Jojo, Albert Road in 2011: “we found them to be excellent and they did all our windows and new porch.” and used by a number of residents in recent years
Recommended by Claire, Albert Road in 2014: “They did very good quality work and they know exactly what is required in terms of planning permission, etc. because they have done windows for many cottages on the estate. But they were very slow and I had to keep chasing. I’m really pleased with the result but it took a while to get there!”


• Bernie Cole 07956 516899 Bernard Cole Roofing Roofer (skylight installation, chimney repointing, lead flashing)
Recommended by a resident in 2021: “Efficient, reliable, experienced and affordable. ”

• G T S Roofing & Maintenance (Terry) 0800 160 1546
Recommended by Anna, Edward Road in 2020: “Replaced our slate roof. Excellent service, worked non stop until he got it done!”

• Active Roofing 020 8460 9123.
Recommended by Brian, Victor Road in 2017: “They did an excellent job on my flat roof although they do pitched roofs as well.They are based in Shortlands.”

• D Edgington 020 8699 2866
Recommended by Lillian, Princes Road in 2007

• Neil 07949 688098
Recommended by Shirley, Victor Road in 2008, and by Adrian and Franco, Victor Road in 2008

Chris Ball Roofing, 020 8291 3388,
Recommended by Mike and Hilary, Hardings Lane in 2011: “Very good quality work on our kitchen flat roof & competitive quote”


Nearest Ltd 020 3475 4772 & 07575 543 423
Recommended by Deirdre, Edward Road in 2014: “They turned up on time, stuck with their quote and were very friendly. The company is based in Crystal Palace”

• Uncle Ray’s rubbish clearance, 32 Parish Lane 07956 962 530
Recommended by Lucy, Hardings Lane in 2014: “Ray is a local and grandson of one of our residents. Good service and saved me the expense and hassle of skip hire.”


BRUCE: 07801 333087.


Anthony Morgan Ltd 020 8467 7985 & 07736 246 028
Recommended by Lucy, Hardings Lane in 2014: “Based in Chislehurst. Good value. Prompt service.”


• Sam – 07796 178 233
Recommended by Utku, Albert Road in 2016: “I would strongly recommend Sam as he was prompt and extremely professional. He did a great job for a very reasonable price and also took care of the application to the council for the work that he carried out.”


Dave – Bromley TV 020 8460 4469 & 07890 108850
Recommended by Lucy, Hardings Lane in 2016: “Quick service and reasonable rates. £35 for call out, so worth it before deciding whether to buy a new telly.”


A to B Glass & Glazing Ltd – 020 8289 1010/ 020 8778 6508 (24 hrs),
Recommended by Anna & Margaret, Edward Road 2013: “We have recently had to have three double glazed windows repaired and the company we used, was one we used once before who came out when it was snowing so heavily no one else would come out. Additionally not only are they efficient and courteous, but also their prices are extremely reasonable”

Crestshield Windows – 020 8776 5554, 17 Wordsworth Road, Penge
Recommended by Brian in 2012 and 2013 for windows in areas of house not covered by Article 4 (e.g rear windows): “Excellent service.”