Trusted Tradesmen

The following tradesmen have been recommended or suggested by one or more of our members.  Simpson Manor Neighbourhood Watch does not accept responsibility for work carried out, or other issues arising from the inclusion of tradesmen in this list. The information is provided in good faith, but anyone using tradesmen listed does so entirely at their own risk. Bear in mind that some of this information may become out dated over time.

NHW Burglar Alarms

Burglar Alarms

Acorn Alarms – Tel No 01604 712009 based in Kingsthorpe – several recommendations from members -ask for Pat. They offer – A. One service and inspection per year. B.  Free 24 hour call out for 12 months, C. Exemption from labour charges D. Same day repair service E. Free parts for systems under 3 yrs old.The only thing not covered is the battery for the back up system. added 5/12/13

Martin at MJF Security Systems, 32 Ladylodge Drive, Orton Waterville,  Peterborough PE2 5ES – Telephone/Fax 01733232186 email – mention Neighbourhood Watch -added 5/12/13

 NHW Car Repairs

Car Repairs – Cosmetic Work

Ricky East- Cosmetic Car Repairs.  07967 659062. Ricky is based at Kensington Close in Towcester and has repaired minor dents and scratches for a couple of people we know. He does the work on your drive and only requires a power supply. This sort of work only takes about 2-3 hours and his results are really good. His prices are very very good. You won’t need to hire a car whilst your own is being repaired. – added 5/6/12.


NHW Carpets

Carpets and Flooring (see also flooring)

ACR Carpets – based in East Hunsbury. Alistair was recommended to us by a neighbour and he gave us a first class prompt service, whilst providing good value for money. We are delighted with our new carpets. – ACR Carpets Tel 01604 701226 or Mobile 07748 774324.  –  e-mail . added 12 Feb. 2014

Double Glazing

Double Glazing Repairs

The following is a list obtained from various members –

Notes – some companies offer 10 year or 5 year guarantees. Be careful on ensuring the glass provided matches that already installed as some is more reflective etc. Different glasses will look different and odd if it is not the same as your existing glass.

Wayne at Ace Windows T 07717 062409 or 01604 787791

MG Windows (who apparently will re-seal blown windows) 877977 or 708898

Cloudy to Clear (Trevor Skidmore is local agent) 0800 6121118 (mention you are Simpson Manor Watch member and you should be able to get a bit of a discount).

Alf (who used to work for large glazing company) 07812 559420 (Milton Keynes based)

Glass Northampton 01604 233343

Murray – Smart Glass Solutions 07795 568555  – listed added 28th July 2012

Electrical Work

Electrical Work

AP Lewis (Electrical contractor) –  he is very trustworthy, reliable and a fair price,  he has undertaken work for other people previously on the estate. He is ELECSA Part P Registered and covers ALL types of electrical work, e.g. PAT testing, electrical installation reports, telephone sockets, wireless alarms, TV cabling, data/network & sockets etc.

All work is carried out to BS7671 17th Edition and he is based in Wootton

Tel: H- 01604 706105 or 07946 199544 Email:

added 31/3/12


Aspire Financial Management Ltd.

Dale Coleman – Tel 07956 645857 e-mail
Local advisor based in Wootton with over 30 years experience. Covering full range of financial area –  pensions, savings and investments, family protection and equity release. Member comment –  “We have dealt with Dale for over 20 years and he has always given us sound practical advice” (added 11 Dec 2016)



I have just had some engineered flooring fitted and wanted to add on to our trusted trader section, he has done a marvellous job at a reasonable price, he came highly recommended and never let me down.…he does all types of flooring.   Details are : Stuart Young
Tel. 07739 189049  (added 2 August 2013)

General Maint

General Maintenance and Work

PAALS – Electrical contractor, plumbing, carpentry, ceramic floor and wall tiling. Extensions and conservatories.

Complete refit of bathrooms and kitchens. “fabulous guy we used too complete remove and re-tile our whole bathroom. He was reliable, very hardworking and reasonable. Has completed an excellent job.” -Peter Savva Tel no – 01604 760436 Mob no –  07745 259952               Added 11/3/12

Window Cleaners / Gutter Cleaning etc.

I recently had Fox Clean come and clean my gutters, fascia, soffit & windows, and driveway.  The results are outstanding!  The house looks like new once more. Williams Fox was very polite, hardworking and happy to do a few little extra jobs for me at no charge. A real gentleman. http://www. (October 2015)


Landscaping etc

A&A Landscapes Ltd (Andy Gregg) on 07721088446 or 01604 843194

This is what Andy does, Domestic & commercial work. Landscape construction, Design & maintenance, Fully insured / trained Staff, Tree work & hedge trimming, Grass & weed control      Added 12/3/12

For a 1st Class job on your driveway – not the cheapest but in my view the best with professional advice and equipment. Great team of workers who are polite, helpful and do not cut corners. RAY BELL & SONS SURFACING. Lower Farm Road, Moulton NN3 6XF 01604 211111. Email : (added by Paul 15/3/15)


Painters and Decorators

Paul Meakins – 07946036504……….01604 751269  “excellent painter / decorator, he did my whole house at previous address and is due to start work on my house in Spring, really reliable, high standard of work.” added 12/3/12

The following added on 26 January 2016

1. Mick Green is pretty good, his email is below – or you can get his number on google 😉  from Stuart

2. M.G Décor based in Wootton Fields.

We have used him twice, he does a great job,  is reliable, trustworthy and always cleans up afterwards!
Kind regards
Wendy3. I have a fantatstic guy of real quality that has been doing mine for years…..Paul Meakins 01604 751269,   07946036504
Mark.4. We use the following Michael Gough 01604 764064 07960528515 He is excellent and reliable.
Peter5. There is s decorator on our estate ..
DJN Decorators
Will give you his number : 07725043769 . Pass it on please
Many Thanks
Helen6. Thank you very much for your email about painting and decorating work in the estate.
I have pased on your neighbour watch email to
Paul Illing how also lives in the estate. Paul is very interesed in  handyman jobs. -Veronika
“My name is Paul illing and I live on Simpson Manner. I am interested in doing small handyman jobs, I have experience in;
-painting and decorating
-brick laying
-patch up plastering
-flat pack furniture assembly
-garden maintainence
-laminate flooring
-carpentry/hanging doors/skirting boards etc
I would be more than happy to take a look at any handyman jobs that residents need attending to! Living on the estate I would be close by and able to visit for quotes when it is convenient.
Please would you be able to circulate this on the neighbourhood watch email.
My mobile number is: 07717283880″7. I’ve used this chap a couple of times now and I’m always delighted with his work (and I’m a difficult person to please!)
His charges are very reasonable and he doesn’t rip you off.
His details are:
Mark White
01908 220499
07703 598728
I contacted him initially through
One word of warning – he can be difficult to contact (presumably because he is good and gets lots of work).
He decorated one bedroom totally (emulsion, feature wall, gloss paint), papered a feature wall in another bedroom, and came to repair the damage done by the storms a couple of winters ago.
Graham8. Ernie Lake – 07855 445887.  Painter & Decorator, General Maintenance.
He comes from over towards Rushden but he was recommended to me, and really has done an excellent job.  We will be getting him back in the spring.

9. Mark Brown across the way is great and happy to quote. He did Zoe’s room for us and just done some work for Phil & Dianne. Does tend to be weekends but clean & quick worker. T. 07544 692186

10. We have used Mick Green (07814793953) lots of times. We have found him to be very professional, reliable and trust worthy. I know we are not the only ones to have used him, a couple of our neighbours have too. So hopefully you will get a few more responses.
Many thanks

11. I have copied in Richard who runs his decoration and handyman business and based on Simpson Manor.
Very recommended and worth engaging.
Best regards,



We have several recommendations for plumbers from members:

1)Darren – Tel 07985 751800

2) Stuart Rae very reasonable and exceptionally good his number is 07738 960501

3)Dave Stock……  Daylex Plumbing Services  07802956942

4) River Tove Property Services, 31 High Street, Shutlanger, TOWCESTER Northamptonshire NN12 7RP  07976 829087 , 07976 829087 (last known work Winter 2011-12 – several recommendations).

5)Good plumber,

Rob (Nobby) Clarke 01604 845628/07986603553.

6) Steve Johnson on 07710 939775 Gas Service

7) PlumbQuest – Chris Clewett – 01604 701455 or 07799 648267 He is local – West Hunsbury – prompt, reliable and competitively priced! (added 18/1/2011) – a good plumber & also fits complete bathrooms, very nice guy. He has just installed a new unvented cylinder tank which has increased the water pressure in my showers dramatically. I recommend this option as opposed to the noisy pump alternative which could drain the hot water out of your existing copper tank rapidly (from Shou Yee November 2014).

Plumbers – maintenance contracts for boilers etc.
Can I put Domestic Heat Cover of Thapston (telephone 01832 735535) on the Simpson Watch Trusted Traders please. I have been with them on a service contract since we have lived here and found their service second to none.
 They turn out same day to carry out any repairs, the fitters are always polite, helpful, tidy workers who you get to know personally. Last year I had them fit a new boiler system for me with additional radiators – very competitive on price and good workmanship with no mess. I just called them out as a couple of radiators had stopped working (apparently a problem with the modern small bore piping) and a blacked filter was found to be a problem – again they attended ASAP and I am delighted with their service.  added 27 Mar 2013.

TV Aerials

‘Aerial and satellite select’ Steve Alexander 01604 769053 (not sure if still in business) added 24/11/13

Zedset Digital – his number is 07729 314763 – added 24/11/13

Phill (TV/Aerial man):  His number’s 07950397467. – added 24/11/13

Blasons on the Wellingborough Road.  Great range of hardware and a second to none installation service including aerials and satellite. Number is 01604 637722  – added 24/11/13

TV Repairs

Nigel  07850 975863 – “he was absolutely fantastic. He took my old flat screen LCD TV away and brought it back the next day in time for me to watch the footie. He went out of his way to provide a great service at a reasonable price” – added 12/3/12

Washing Mach

Washing Machine Repairs etc.

1) Andrews Domestic Services, 9 Campanula Close, Northampton NN3 3QG Tel. 01604 636391/07966 138561    –  good price, reliable and quick. added 11/3/12


One Response to Trusted Tradesmen

  1. Paul Betts says:

    For a 1st Class job on your driveway – not the cheapest but in my view the best with professional advice and equipment. Great team of workers who are polite, helpful and do not cut corners. RAY BELL & SONS SURFACING. Lower Farm Road, Moulton NN3 6XF 01604 211111. Email :

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