Disclaimer:   All entries for this local database are responsible for their own professionalism, own insurances, own H&S protocols and final service they provide to you!

The purpose of this page is to highlight local craftspeople who have been shown to be professional, trusted and responsible for their skills and what excellent work they have undertaken in Cathays for many years now. Your neighbours have personally recommended these people for their excellent, reliance and integrity!

This database is still under construction – yet it has been made ‘live’ in case you wish to submit a recommendation of a trusted local craftsmen to mail@yourcathays.org.uk – we WANT to hear from the residents, local businesses etc; so if you’ve had a positive experience and wish to recommend a local crafts person – please do get in touch!

Architects and Specifiers
Blacksmith / Metal worker / Metal Fencing / Welder
Bricklayer / Builder / Patios / Driveways
Carpenter / Joiner
Cleaners (house+ovens+windows) / Removals / Skips
Doors / Garages / Roofer / Windows
Drainage Specialist / Sewers
Electrician, PV (Electric) Installers and ZEV Charging
Gardener, Landscapers, Tree Surgeon and Biodiversity support
Kitchen fitter / Bathroom fitter / Utility Room fitter
Painter, Artist, Paint Craft, Decorator and Floor fitters
Pest Control / Animal handlers 
Plasterer / Renderer / Skimmer
Plumbers, Gas, Heating Engineers and Solar (hot water) installers
Security: Locks/ Personal Surveillance / Digital Satellites / Alarms
Traditional Glasswork / Stonemason / Woodcraft


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Bricklayer / Builder / Patios / Driveways:

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Matt ‘Tatt’ Barnett – Summit Construction

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Email: tatstar@hotmail.co.uk

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In high demand – so book in advance for Matt’s Building services. Has strong links to recommended local builders, electricians, plasterer’s who he continually recommends for New builds and renovation work / extensions etc.

Recommended by families and professional landlords.

 

 

 

 

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Robin – Window Cleaners

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Residents in Cathays have used Robin for years as a window cleaner – locally well known and reliable!

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Neil – Removals!

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Electricians, PV (electric) Installers and ZEV Chargers:

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Kevin – ARB Electrical Ltd

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For domestic/residential housing, landlords and 

Our team of polite, friendly, and reliable domestic electricians in Cardiff, carry out both installations and repairs to properties throughout South Wales. Our services, ranging from changing a light fitting to complete rewires, also include an emergency service for fault finding & repairs to existing installations. We carry out Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR) for several regular clients.
 
Typical installations performed routinely by ARB Electrical Ltd include:
 
• Addition of a new socket to an existing circuit
• Lighting upgrade from a pendant to down lighting
• Replacement sockets or light switches
• Installation of an outside socket
• Installation of new circuits for cookers or electric showers
• Rewire of kitchens including sockets, fused switches for appliances, cooker circuits and lighting
• Rewire of bathrooms including lighting, shaver sockets and electric showers
• Consumer unit change and certification
• Installation of sub-main to a new consumer unit in the garage
• Fire alarm installation and testing
• Earthing upgrade
• Full house or building rewire
• Electric Vehicle Charging Point Installations
 
As described in “Part-P” of the building regulations all electrical work carried out in the home or domestic setting must be carried out by a competent person and properly tested, inspected and certificated according to BS7671. Work that is not certificated is deemed illegal and may be dangerous and/or cause problems when you are later trying to sell your property.
 
Trust the team at ARB Electrical Ltd to carry out your work safely and to our high standards. 

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Phone: 029 2062 3666

Email: info@arbelectricalltd.co.uk

Website: https://www.arbelectricalltd.co.uk/.

Social Media: Facebook page.

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Please look at ARB website.


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Patrick and Henah – Urban Solar

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Our six step process is:

  1. Contact Us Anytime – Call us or contact us by email any time and we’ll respond quickly to get things underway.
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  2. Providing a Quote or just some advice – We’re happy to do free no obligation quotes subject to survey which will give an accurate idea of costs and benefits. We can also just give some information and advice.

  3. Site Visit – If you’re keen to go ahead or verify the design and quote, then we can arrange a site visit to survey and chat through the options.

  4. Formal Quote – We’ll then provide a formal quote for your consideration. If you’d like to go ahead, you can let us know and we’ll start the ‘cooling off’ period before booking it in with a small deposit.

  5. Installing the Solar PV System / Battery Storage (Tesla Wall Battery) / EV [Electric vehicle] Chargers – We will have arranged a suitable date with you and will perform the installation to our usual high standards. We’ll handover a fully working system, as per design.

  6. Final Handover After handing over the working system we’ll send you all the relevant certificates and documents to demonstrate it has been competently installed by an MCS accredited installer, with the necessary associated approval.

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Phone: 0345 265 8315 or 02920 607 270

Email: info@urbansolar.org.uk

Website: www.urbansolar.org.uk.

Social Media: Facebook page and Twitter page.

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Please look at Urban Solar website.


 

Gardener, Landscapers, Tree Surgeon and Biodiversity support:

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Ian Hilbert

Ian ‘Mudboy’ Hilbert Gardening Services

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Phone: 07442 011 048

Email: ian@cardiffgardener.co.uk/

Website: http://cardiffgardener.co.uk/ 

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My business trading name is IBH GREEN SERVICES but people know me as Mudboy or just ‘Ian the Gardener’.
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I offer the following services – Gardening maintenance and plant care, staining and timber care, external and internal painting, water butt installation, even allotment rescue if the rules allow it. Other enquiries welcome. I work with nature so I will not use pesticides.
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I like to know what I do helps build sustainability and welcome any enquiries in that area, such as reusing materials to make something new – like making palettes into planters. I have also had experience of building protective fences for animals such as ducks. I can also help put together your solar energy array

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Painter, Artists, Paint Craft, Decorator and Floor fitters:

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Martin Gower

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Martin’s skills are heavily sought after in the high-end market of grandeous fire places – see portfolio, yet Martin is very down to earth and works on all size painting projects 

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Keith Coughlin

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With a significant background in Government contracts – working internationally as a decorator at various Government Embassies around the world, and on the Senedd decorating politicians offices

A born and bred local boy; Keith 

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We at Mr Wasp offers highly efficient hornet, wasp and bee removal services for clients in the Newport area. You can always rely on us for assistance during emergencies as we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We are a local, family run pest control company, with 40 years experience specialising in the control of Wasps, Bees and Hornets.
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