Causeway & Chimney Tops

FREE HOME SAFETY CHECK

Members can arrange a free Home Safety Check by calling David Adams, Home Safety Officer, Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council.

028 276 60277 or email david.adams@ballymoney.gov.uk

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service also offers a free home Fire Safety Check.

028 9260 0477 to register.

HANDYMAN AND OTHER HOME MAINTENANCE SERVICES

Causeway U3A's list of providers needed updating and the committee decided on a different approach. Below find some information about

1. the service provided for older people in this area by COAST and details of how to access their services.

2. Commercial websites which can help you identify home and garden maintenance services.

As of Monday 8th May 2017 the cost per hour for the COAST Handyman Service is increasing to £10 per hour.

This is to help with the sustainability of the project as we head into a time with less grant funding available. We hope this will ensure the project will continue to exist post Big Lottery funding which we have been grateful to have received over the last 4 years.

The COAST Handyman Service -key safes, nuisance call blocker systems and carbon monoxide alarms. Other jobs include power washing slippery paths, fixing cupboard doors, changing light bulbs to name a few.

If you would like to avail of the service or have any queries please contact the COAST office on;

028 276 65068 or coast.manager@yahoo.co.uk

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PROFESSIONAL WEBSITES WHICH HELP YOU FIND A SERVICE PROVIDER

These sites work in similar ways.

• They maintain an up-to-date list of service providers. These providers apply to be listed and pay a fee. In most cases there is some
vetting of the application in terms of professional qualifications and records. Each provider develops a performance record on-line as clients are asked to provide quite extensive feedback on their experience.

• If you need something done, you just go to the website and post your job – what and where.

• They will alert suitable providers in your area who will send you quotes securely on the website.
(This is important as it keeps your personal details secure).

• You can check out the profile of those who quote on the website.

• When you find what you want at the price you want, you make contact and finalise arrangements.

• When the job is complete, you are asked to rate the service and post a review on-line.

A web search showed the following sites covering services in the Causeway Coast and Glens area. They are excellent and easy to use
(click on the link to access)

www.myworkman.co.uk www.ratedpeople.com

www.mybuilder.com www.findatrade.com

LIST OF PROVIDERS OF GARDEN MAINTENANCE SERVICES:

https://www.yell.com/ucs/UcsSearchAction.do?keywords=garden+services&location=Coleraine&scrambleSeed=1595105034

DISCLAIMER
Causeway U3A takes no responsibility for the web sites or services listed. This item is given for information only.

COAST INFO 2017 flyer