Our Local Tradespeople

The following local tradesmen and tradeswomen have been highly recommended by members of the Spitalfields Society – (last updated: 28th January  2017)


Builders, carpenters and decorators

HS Restoration Ltd. (Howard Spratt)

h.spratt@btinternet.com 07768 865 966


Peter Hoffman (also listed under Plumbers)

peter@aquaforma.co.uk 07837 201 123



Emma Rock – 07856 506 983



Carpet Cleaning


A A Carpet cleaners / Alan Arnold / 01277 374455


Paul Hamlett, 07958 498134


Innovate Carpets, 020 8970 7987, clean@innovatecarpets.co.uk


Janusz who also works as a decorator with Trevor Barnes.

Trevor’s number is 07932966623.


Chimney Sweep


Ian Dempsey

Cinders   0800 007 5296




Ruth “excellent cleaner, highly recommended”

07405 269161


Coal and log deliveries


A E Prentice, 01869 346800, www.coal4you.co.uk



Digital Doctors, 0845 0175539, info@digital-doctors.co.uk , www.digital-doctors.co.uk



The Conservation Register has list of restorers in many areas – including furniture, clocks, and more


Damp Treatment

Ward Damp in NW2 – they are on the web at www.warddamp.com


Decorative Artist

Ian Harper – 07779228875, www.ianharper.com


“Mr Watts Electrical Services   http://www.mrwattselectricalservices.co.uk/

ryan@mrwattselectricalservices.co.uk “


Power cuts: www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk


French polishing and furniture restoration

(See also “Conservators” above)


Britannia French Polishing, 14 Teesdale Yard E2

0207 739 9842


Alan Cox, Liverpool Rd, Islington

Will inspect and collect. “He has done some good work for me and he is very straightforward.”

0207 607 6594


Neil Gross

neildavidg@aol.com 01279 301625 07850 746 350


Paul Norris

www.paleamber.com 07973 620 717   08455 390 509




Luis “He is excellent”






Uni-sex hair salon, 80 Commercial Street, London E1 6LY

02072470078 www.lukejacob.com


Handymen – general



A good inexpensive handyman: 07466 259261


Silver Saints

“Not cheap, but extremely professional and easy to get hold of.”

They carry out all manner of plumbing and electrical work

020 7099     http://www.silversaints.com/




Ryan at City of London Locksmiths, 40 Folgate Street E1 6QL


07768 587960

24-hour call out and “kindly dropped everything to fix the lock on our front door solving an urgent crisis”


Painters and Decorators


Trevor Barnes

3 Fournier Street, E1 6QE, 07932 966623


Dave O’Meara

07838 255466, david.omara@btopenworld.com (note: name O’Meara, e-mail ‘omara’)


Piano Tuners



07957 253849


Michael Jacobs


Tel 020 7278 6090     0r: 07976 159945


Samantha Hewson

157B Pepys Road, London SE14 5SG

Tel No : 020 7732 6769


Alexandra Zealey

01737 279494, 07767 352942


Picture Framer


Adrian Davidson – skilled specialist framer whose prices aren’t crazy!

possible frame, 37d Princelet Street, E1 5LP

020 7377 5545 , info@possibleframe.com , www.possibleframe.com


Plumbers and plumber/builders

Norman Bygrave

0800 007 6510


Blackwell renovations plumber/builder


Russell and Hamish plumber/builder

“If you know him, he’s a diamond. If you can get hold of him he’s very good.”

07958 327 680


Norman “First class at installing heating systems.”
07786 117 927


Angel Plumbing and Heating

020 7251 3418 07958 416 861



Peter Hoffman

Gas Safe engineer, plumber (registered with the Institute of Plumbing), central heating and boiler specialist, carpenter and general handyman. Can also fit bathrooms and kitchens. “Jack of all trades but manages to be great at all of them at the same time! Peter is a terribly nice, competent, trustworthy man who lives in Clerkenwell. Good rates and able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.”

peter@aquaforma.co.uk 07837 201 123


Luke Installations: bathroom, kitchen, carpentry repairs

“He is very cost conscious and very excited with the idea of being introduced to projects in Spitalfields – especially considering his interest in historical homes.”

07857 166 869


Richard plumber/builder “He is always very good.”
07969 378 757


Silver Saints

“Not cheap, but extremely professional and easy to get hold of.”

They carry out all manner of plumbing and electrical work

020 7099     http://www.silversaints.com/


Power Cuts See “Electricians”




“I would like to add to your list of recommended trades people a roofer who has now completed three jobs for us. Mr Ronnie Fursse and his staff are very experienced and reliable, with works being carried out to a high standard, with a minimum of fuss and within the allotted time.”



Solicitors (for conveyancing, tenancies etc.)


Peter Callaghan (Baker Street) 07786 305477

Stephen Clegg of Everys. 01392 848926 or stephen.clegg@everys.co.uk


Diane Brodkin from Adrian & Co. (http://www.lawyer-solicitors-uk.co.uk/1575742-lawyer-Adrian-&-Co..html, tel.: 020 7485 8450) for real estate purchase and sale since 1999. I strongly recommend her.




Paul Kirby

74 Swanfield St, London E2 7DS
“I found him via the Spitalfields Life blog. If you want foam for upholstering and a fascinating chat about Spitalfields he’s your man!!”

020 7739 1915   07956 806455


7 Upholstery

1a Boundary Street, London E2 7JE

“They did a fantastic job on a tub chair and chaise, picked up/dropped off items. They have a good range of fabric samples in their shop.”

020 7613 4925


W.J. Cox & Sons

Claybury Hall Farm, Roding Lane North, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 8ND

“They’ve done several jobs for me, all to a good standard, on time and for a fair price, collecting/delivering to Spitalfields by arrangement.”

020 8550 1396


William Fountain & Co

68a CobedenRd, E11 3PE info@williamfountain.com 020 4558 3464


David Scotcher Interiors

285 Upper Street, N1 2TZ

“I can highly recommend this upholsterer, he will give an estimate, collect the items and return.”

And recently used by a member and found to be excellent.

020 7354 4111/4116


Michael Broughton

14 Calvert Avenue (next to Shoreditch Church and Lennie’s just off Arnold Circus)



Rachael South

Bespoke; restoration; design: www.rachaelsouth.com


Van – Man with a Van


Whitevangentleman.com   “They are very reliable.”

020 7731 0551


Window Cleaner



020 3556 1608 and 07584 832417



07980 173544