See traders below who have been recommended by MapRA Members. Traders are shown alphabetically by trade; comments anonymised by membership number. Note that MapRA can’t accept any responsibility for standard of work/ service.

Patrick Thamotheram MBAcC, BSc (Hons) Chinese Medicine:Acupuncture  07746 960 760 at 111 Chatsworth Road, NW2 4BH. | www.acupuncturelondonnorthwest.u

“I would like to recommend Patrick Thamotheram as an excellent acupuncturist and great local resource.    I have had several treatments from Patrick and benefited, particularly from arthritic pain in my hands.  Also  my lungs benefited from the treatment, as I had had a long standing cough and bronchial condition which improved. Treatment is in a comfortable clinic.   I shall return for further treatment.  He used to be based at Chaim Well Being Centre which sadly closed down during the pandemic.” – Member: 1565 (25/07/2023)

N.B. Aerial Services – Based in Bushey | Bob 07766540935 |

“recently repaired my elderly aerial. Not an easy job. Knowledgeable, experienced, resourceful, really helpful, arrived as organised, and reasonably priced. Thoroughly recommend them!” – Member: 1295 (8/07/2018)

Andy Wright – 07951 159303

“Fully certified with much experience. He  was cheery, efficient, fast and scrupulously clean. What’s more he was cheaper than any of my quotes. I can’t recommend him highly enough.”  Member: 1585 (11/08/2018)

See also: Plumbers

Andy Wright – 07951 159303

“Fully certified with much experience. He  was cheery, efficient, fast and scrupulously clean. What’s more he was cheaper than any of my quotes. I can’t recommend him highly enough.”  Member: 1585 (11/08/2018)

Sally and Mark (All types of work) – 07752423316

“I used Mark to replace the tiles and lead above a bay window. The repair was excellent, very clean, honest and the end result looks perfect, he was very keen not to take short cuts.” Member: 1280 (11/10/2018)

“Now £120 minimum charge” Member: 919 (6/6/2020)
“In recent times we have had a number of roof related jobs undertaken by Mark. He identified the source of a leak on our flat roof and repaired it. He has cleared the gutters and undertaken lead flashing work. Additionally, he identified where a tile had fallen from a neighbour’s roof. He continues to provide good honest advice and an excellent, trustworthy standard of work. ” Member: 232 (15/5/2022)

Abol and Karim – 07956 584087 |

“I had to have a ceiling brought down by a leak fixed. They were exceptionally skilled at their trade, fast, efficient, fairly priced, cleaned up so thoroughly and were politely reliable letting me know to the hour when they would come. I cant praise them too highly” Member: 1585 (30/10/2020)

“They are responsive, thorough and fairly priced” Member:  1515 (28/8/2021)

David Raymond Building Projects – 07815 287313 |

“We have had our whole house renovated and the service has been exceptional. Absolute top quality” Member: 1222 (15/11/2018)

“He has worked extensively on our property, and he systematically delivers outstanding results with great attention to detail and customer service” Member: 1847 (28/09/2020)

Lubo Chmena – 07815 303789

Extensions & Loft conversions, Roof repairs, Kitchen & bathroom installation, decoration and specialist joinery.
“He is very reliable and has done all of the above for me to a high standard.” Member: 1603 (13/10/2019)

Adrian Parry-Jones – 07702 027130 | 020 8426 0741 |

“Very good, very reliable. Very efficient and effective. A pleasure to work with.” Member: 214 (20/3/2018)

“I haven’t used Adrian in the last couple of years – but we’re still in touch and we have a bathroom renovation pending with him. Have recommended him to friend and she definitely rates him. Member: 214 (19/5/2022)

O’Farrell’s – 80 High Road, NW10 | 020 8459 2840

“Denis O’Farrell has been long term supporter of MapRA providing food for AGM and Dell events. MapRA report sponsor for many years.”  Member: 673

Mobile Scratch and Bumper Repairs – 07976 386985 |

“Superb showroom shine and cheap! The quote I got for repainting my damaged Nissan Leaf bumper was so cheap I thought I can afford to get this done and if it is no good I can take it somewhere better. Ben Bray arrived. I provided him with a power connection and after about 45 minutes the job was finished and it was perfect. Ben’s quote of £115 was less than 1/3rd of another quote”  Member: 27 (2/12/2020)

Kilburn Auto Centre (MOT servicing and diagnostics) – Arch 6, Exeter Parade | 020 8452 0739

“Kilburn Auto Centre is good. Used them lately. Always helpful and friendly”, Member: 323 (16/5/2022)

“I’ve used them recently and they appeared honest and reliable.  Reasonable prices too.  I would definitely recommend them.” Member: 54 (16/5/2022)

VP Cars of Cricklewood – 53-55 Oak Grove | 020 8450 5195

“Good garage. Very helpful. (Speak to Mick)” Member: 673 (24/2/2021)

Dan’s Carpets & Flooring – 25-27 Burnt Oak Broadway

“The service was excellent” Member: 1222 (13/11/2018)

Laz Carpentry and Joinery – 07538504692 |

“He was excellent. Quiet and efficient. We would certainly contact him again.” Member: 1031 (12/03/2021)

“He has done a couple of jobs for us. He is highly skilled and takes pride in doing a good quality job. He is busy but once he has given you a time, he turns up to do the work.” Member: 1319 (10/07/2023)

Marisa, Italian Caterers – 0208 930 4001 |

“Authentic Italian cook caters for family gatherings, special occasions for up to 60 guests, also deliveries of home cooked food. list of dishes on request. MapRA report sponsor for several years.”

Rosy Flyer – 86 Chatsworth Road, London, NW2 5QU | 020 8930 6607 |

“Parties, Weddings, Christenings, dinners, luncheons – even conferences. Rosy is happy to cater at your chosen venue; alternatively she can offer her London Secret Garden (seats up to 22 people) which has a wonderful Japanese-style pavilion, complete with a wood-burning fireplace.”  Member: 383 (4/2/2021)

Gary Farron, Silent Mites, Professional Cleaning. – 0800 458 6794 or 07940 830 771

I recently got my carpets and mattresses cleaned. Gary did a great job at a very reasonable price. Member no 1866  14/3/2024

Nathan – 07972 367 501 |

“Lot of MapRA people swear by him. very helpful” Member: 673 (28/12/2013)
MapRA report sponsor for many years

Alex Lissner – 07859 934 592

“Excellent for sorting out computer or Ipad problems. He comes to your home. Hi is knowledeable, perservering, patient and willing to explain. Totally trustworthy.” Member: 1330 (15/4/2022)


“An independent cycle repair shop on Mill Lane. Very good service and reasonably priced. My bike is as good as new again.” Member: 1069 (26/08/2022)

DWLG Door, Window, Lock and Glass Service (Including bi-folds) –

“It was actually quite difficult to find a company who repair (rather than supply and fit) bi-fold doors, and repair work is expensive. These guys are based in Croydon, but cover a wide area. They did a really good job, and were conscientious and good humoured with it. They’re definitely worth considering” Member: 1295 (25/9/2017)

“I recently used them. They were excellent, reliable and efficient.” Member: 1857 (9/8/2018)

Charles Foster-Hall – 07980 992227

“We have had positive experiences for him for Sash window repairs and maintenance” Member: 298 (21/2/2021)

Swan Shutters 07944184822 email

“Stephen the owner is a City & Guilds level 3 qualified carpenter. His quote was fair, he visited a couple of times and to take the measurements and then double checked . All of these shutters are manufactured in China these days and there was a lead time of a few months but the date he quoted was on time and he completed the work in two days. I had shutters installed in seven rooms and there were no issues but feel sure if there had been he would have resolved. Very pleased with his work.” Member: 1280 (19/5/2022)

At WG station. 020 8450 5963/ 07939 000074 or

“They were based inside the station but could not afford the rent. Wasim now collects, launders and delivers at very reasonable rates.” Member: 1319 (12/7/2023)

James O’Neill – 07825 447 057 | 020 3662 3589 |

“Good job, less than quoted as materials – honest” Member: 673 (5/8/2017)
“Really friendly, very helpful and professional, highly recommend!” Member: 595 (8/01/2020)

“Cricklewood based, high quality electrical work which is fairly priced; No recent experience but I’ve met him in the street recently and believe he is still the good, straightforward ‘one man’ business. ” Member: 200 (update 15/5/2022)

Joe Crosby

“I can recommend a fencing contractor. They do fencing and landscaping projects as well as building. He put in a new garden fence for me a year ago, and I was very satisfied with the work. Not the cheapest but quality work and very reliable”. Member  1549, 16/1/2023

Brian Berry of Berry’s Gardens,

“We can highly  recommend Brian Berry. Not cheap –  but he and his team very  successfully and professionally  replaced our  entire lengthy garden perimeter wooden fence about 10 years ago”. Member 207 15/1/2023

Co-operative Funeralcare – 83 Cricklewood Broadway | 020 8830 8876 |

MapRA report sponsor for many years

Russell Shaw, RS Furniture Services –

“We had a cabinet that needed professional repair, but trying to find someone able to work out how to fix it was a bit of a challenge, until we came across Russell – resourceful, good humoured and did a really good job! based in Stanmore.” Member: 1295 (3/11/2017)
“I just had some antique chairs repaired and he did a great job.” Member: 1069 (26/2/2019)

Michael Cobb – 07891 033808 |

“He works very efficiently and cleanly and very reasonably priced. Very nice chap and his work is excellent. I am absolutely delighted with my brand new looking wooden floors.” Member: 1222 (6/2/2021)

Star Garage 020 8452 0739

“I recommend Star Garage, which is under the arches right opposite Kilburn tube station?  Very efficient, honest, friendly and not overpriced. Best local garage by far. Member: 54 (1/3/2024)

Lisa and Luke –  07930 120 734

“I just wanted to add Lisa and Luke to our recommended traders list. I have used them on four occasions now and they are fantastic. They work really quickly and tidily, can take bulk waste away at a very reasonable cost; their knowledge and love of plants shines through. A pleasure to have around” Member: 929 (30/8/2022)

Luke and Lisa helped transform our front garden and carry out major changes to the back garden, achieving in three days what would have taken us months.  They worked hard and effectively and are very good natured.   We will happily ask them to help us again when we are daunted by what needs doing.  We recommend them without reservations. Member: 215 (3/12/2022)

Chris Mollov –

“Excellent handyman and gardener. Clean, tidy and efficient. Strongly recommended.” Member: 1261 (21/7/2020)

Mike Bentley – 07398 838876 |

“I’d recommend Mike who lives locally, reliable, a pleasure to have around.” Member: 60 (12/12/2019)
“We have been using Mike Bently as our gardener recently and he’s brilliant” Member: 199 (9/5/2020)

“Can recommend him very highly.” Member: 54 (19/4/2022)

Robert – Lydford Road | 07747 199 785

“£17.50/hour” Member: 1058 (14/2/2021)

Chris Mollov – 07766 002739 |

“Excellent handyman and gardener. Clean, tidy and efficient. Strongly recommended.” Member: 1261 (21/7/2020)

Michael Lane 07833 289415  Brock Home Maintenance Services

Handyman services; General household repairs; Flat pack assembly; Decorating; Carpentry; Blinds fitted. “Tidy and reliable”

Member: 1236 (13/6/2022)

Woodcote Contractors –

“Woodcote first did some maintenance work on my property some fifteen years ago. I contacted them again recently, and they returned to do some further work. Reliable and professional, the costings competitive, the work of a high quality and the level of disruption minimal. Highly recommend” – Member: 1295 (03/06/2020)

Home Appliance Repair Service. Sandor Bertalan. 07708 838148

“Excellent service, reasonable charges, has repaired dishwasher and oven for me” Member: 1236 (21/06/2023)

Bowen’s Property Clearance– 01895 379 990

“I have used Bowen’s Property Clearance several times and I cannot recommend Mr Bowen too highly. He and his colleagues are exceptionally helpful and efficient” – Member: 1145 (17/12/2022)

orever Pilates with Gianni –

“Gianni is a local pilates instructor. His teaching style is quite unique (and possibly not for the faint-hearted), but his attention to detail, his knowledge and his experience are second to none! Pre-lockdown, he was running a full weekly timetable, teaching Pilates in several health clubs and sports centres across London. He is currently running classes on line via zoom, and also (whilst conforming to health guidelines) teaching the occasional open-air ‘Pilates in the Park’. Good for both physical and mental health. Worth checking out!” Member: 1295 (03/06/2020)

Quick Clean Laundry – 75 Cricklewood Broadway (between Keyes Road and Anson Road) | 020 8208 3832

“They did an amazing cleaning job on a Barbour jacket, covered in book-mending glue on the shoulders and pockets.” Member: 925 (26/1/2019)
“A great job repairing several tears in a leather jacket, one can barely see the join” Member: 673 (28/1/2019)

AK Locksmiths, Mill Lane 07854 931 234
“There is an emergency locksmith in Mill Lane which we used again recently”. Member: 925 (5/12/2022)
“I used the guy in Mill Lane who was fine. Came over quickly when needed.”. Member: 641 (5/12/2022)
Matthew Dodd (Lvl5 BTEC Qualified) – Exeter Road | 07958 682 410

“Our whole family visits Matthew; he is professional, skilled and effective. Quite the best treatment I have experienced” Member: 1312 (14/3/2020)

Peter – 07956 355502 |

“He delivers on Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat. He delivers early in the morning in time for breakfast. The milk comes in pint bottles at 70p per pint or 80p for organic milk. You are billed monthly and can pay by cheque or online.” Member: 1222 (1/11/2018)


arker Dairies – unit 1-2 Anderson Road, Woodford Green, IG8 8ET | 07887 241795;

“Parker Dairies have been a dependent delivery service throughout the past 4 years. They have a variety of other essential products that they deliver and I have even had compost and bark delivered. A really good service and it feels good to support doorstep delivery. We love it!” Member: 232 (17/5/2022)

Ayurvedic organic wellbeing centre – Kensal Rise |

“They provide the most amazing relaxed treatments, worth a visit!” Member: 1844 (13/10/2021)

Alison Davidson – 76 Mill Lane, NW6 | 020 7794 9168

“Friendly and efficient optician running her own business. Personal service, good selection of frames, reasonable prices.” Member: 302 (20/01/2015)
“Nothing but praise for her.” Member: 215 (20/2/2021)

Philip Hancock,  City & Guilds decorators (1986) – 07866 339 388

“Undertake most exterior and interior jobs and work to fixed prices rather than day rate. Philip made an excellent job of decorating the master bedroom in our house. He is a perfectionist, his preparation was thorough and the painting and wallpapering executed to the highest standards” Member: 383 (28/8/2018) 

“He is still operating as a successful and reliable decorator” Member: 383 (16/5/2022)

John O’Sullivan – 07958 524 761

“We have been using John for over 20 years and can recommend him for internal and external painting.” Member: 402 (15/7/2023)

Jordan Brafman – 07793 205047

“Jordan has done work for me and my family for a few years. He recently redecorated my mother’s flat and was meticulous and efficient. He was straightforward and professional and and did a fantastic job at a very reasonable price. I would not hesitate to recommend him as he takes great pride in doing something to his own very high standards.” Member: 464 (19/1/2018)

“Jordan recently did more work in Keyes Road – for Gloria and for Anthony and Amanda.  I think they also recommended him to others” Member: 464 (17/5/2022)

Ian Mason, 07515571837,

“Ian Mason and his colleague have been absolutely excellent. I can’t recommend them highly enough. There was extremely thorough preparation, and a high quality of finish and detail at every point in the external decoration  they  they did for me. Their considerate, cheerful approach was a pleasure to live with. Their charges are very fair and moderate.” Member: 642 (3/8/2021)

Lidia Amorelli GGSM – 07808 410 833

MapRA report sponsor for many years.

Elizabeth Dunn AGSM, All ages and abilities – 020 8208 1255

MapRA report sponsor for many years.

Kicki Moxon Browne – Mowbray Road | 07747 056 097

Lessons are being taught safely via Zoom
“Our daughter taught for many happy years with Kicki who builds up excellent rapport” Member: 298 (15/2/2021)

Fine Artisan – 5 Pennine Drive, NW2 1NT | 020 8617 8240

“Excellent quality, super frames, personal attention and reasonable pricing. Better than ever.” Member: 200 (13/2/2021)

Dominic’s Plumbing and Maintenance – Anson Road | 07393 175092 |

“They attended promptly to an emergency on Saturday evening; were polite and left the place clean after they had finished. They were professional in their attitude and the job took an hour (including having to go for a part that only cost a fiver). For that we were only charged a reasonable amount plus the cost of the part. Although not 24 hour plumbers they do seem to work until 10pm each day except Sunday and we cannot recommend them too highly.” Member: 1620 (5/06/2018)
“They were polite, punctual and professional. I highly recommend them” member no 1069 23/9/2018 “I used them for a new boiler, July 2018 and some other plumbing issues they have done a great job. They communicate by email and turn up every time at the time agreed, they were very professional and cured the problems of banging pipes which I have tried to have fixed on a number of occasions.” Member: 1280 (11/10/2018)
“Found to be very efficient and polite. Peter and his colleague quickly discovered and repaired the leak, at a very reasonable rate. They very delicately removed tiles, cleaned up and took the debris away after them.” Member: 1006 (16/1/2019)
“Piotr and his team have converted our spare bedroom into a beautiful en- suite shower-room and completely renovated our bedroom to match the high quality of the new en suite. The work progressed quickly and the team were continuously on site. They are very easy to have around: pleasant, diligent, very tidy and cleaned the rooms at the end of every day. We are delighted with the end result and with the bill! We would be happy to show our super rooms to anyone considering Dominic’s for this sort of project.”Member: 1045 (4/10/2019)

M. O’R Heating Ltd (tel: 07823 882 777)
“I wish to recommend Michael. I was informed by a large plumbing company that my boiler needed to be replaced. I asked Michael for a second opinion and he replaced the faulty part, saving me a lot of money. This was a few years ago and the boiler is still going strong. He is local to the area and I have used his services on a number of occasions I find him friendly, without being intrusive, trustworthy and an extremely competent engineer who will do his utmost to fix, rather than replace, where possible.” Member: 1649 (12/07/2022)
Wayne Fennell, Plasterer / Coving Specialist – Edgware | 07930 670023 |

“Good, professional, reasonable price and reliable and customer friendly” Member: 673 (6/07/2012)
“Very pleased, responded promptly, turned up at right time and did an excellent job” Member: 298 (12/02/2021)

H&H Local Roofing Services , Jimmy Hasrami. 0203 662 7423, 0794 331 7049. www.hhlocal, “This roofer is excellent. Solved our 20 year old problem completely.” Member: 1330 (21/10/2022)

Sally and Mark (Roofing, Leadwork & Guttering) – 07752423316

“Mark recently replaced all our old guttering and downpipes, installed an extra piece over our front door and repaired the flashing to our roof. We are highly delighted with the work which has been done to a very good standard. Mark was kindness itself and both he and Sally are very good to deal with. Highly recommended.” Member: 1574 (25/8/2023)

“I used Mark to replace the tiles and lead above a bay window. The repair was excellent, very clean, honest and the end result looks perfect, he was very keen not to take short cuts.” Member: 1280 (11/10/2018)

“Now £120 minimum charge” Member: 919 (6/6/2020)

“In recent times we have had a number of roof related jobs undertaken by Mark. He identified the source of a leak on our flat roof and repaired it. He has cleared the gutters and undertaken lead flashing work. Additionally, he identified where a tile had fallen from a neighbour’s roof. He continues to provide good honest advice and an excellent, trustworthy standard of work. ” Member: 232 (15/5/2022)

“I have used him a few times since my original recommendation and each time he has performed well. He replaced the slate tiles above my bay window a few years ago and no leaks and looks great. He made an emergency visit to my property when I had a leak to a small leak whilst I was trapped abroad during 2020. This week he removed moss from the whole of my roof. Great work and reliable.” Member: 1280 (19/5/2022)

Denis, Loft Conversion and Extensions – 07985123125

“Denis has done good work for me” Member: 642 (30/1/2021)

Lubo Chmena – 07815 303789

Extensions & Loft conversions, Roof repairs, Kitchen & bathroom installation, decoration and specialist joinery. “He is very reliable and has done all of the above for me to a high standard.” Member: 1603 (13/10/2019)

Peter Bedford of Neat ‘N’ Swift – 106 Walm Lane | 020 8452 3951

“He has been repairing my shoes for some time now. His excellent service, reasonable prices and meticulous work of a very high standard have meant that I am a very happy customer. I always enjoy picking up what feels like a shiny new pair of shoes when I left him with a tatty pair to be heeled or on occasions to be soled. He has also re-stitched and repaired my beloved handbags. I feel fortunate to have Peter in the local area”. Member: 383 (1/3/2018)

“His standard of work is consistent and if he is unable to do the task requested he will say, rather than risk a botch job.” Member: 383 (19/5/2022)

“Used him for key cutting and shoe repair. Good guy, good value” Member: 673 (18/5/2022)

Peter Williams, 0782 888 2496

“We discovered a bees nest in the garden. I contacted Brent Pest Control, who advised that they don’t deal with bees, but recommended that I contact a ‘swarm collector’. Peter lives locally and keeps bees. He was really knowledgeable and helpful,  and safely relocated our bees nest to more accommodating premises. Highly recommended!” Member: 1295 (7/6/2021)

Richard – 07966 189463 |

“Really good – arrived on time, sorted out the problem quickly, efficiently, cost-effectively and with good humour.” Member: 1295 (15/3/2017)

Forbes Treecare 07921149118.

“The team at Forbes Treecare recently removed a massive tree from our back garden and treated the stump with a herbicide. They are highly professional, work to British Standards  and managed to extract the branches and huge trunk from a difficult site causing an absolute minimum of damage to adjacent shrubs. They work very hard and are pleasure to have around. Highly recommended.” Member: 1534 (25/8/2023)

Alex @ Treehab – 07931 807928

“I can’t recommend him highly enough; very professional, reliable, does a great job and very reasonably priced.” Member: 759 (26/3/2021)
“Treehab did outstanding work reducing the crown on our sycamore. All the wood had to be taken through the house – not easy, but the team of 3 did exemplary work and were very careful and tidy. The cost was less than we paid another company to do the same work in 2017. We are delighted and cannot recommend Treehab too highly.” Member: 27 (10/1/2022)

Red Squirrel – 07957 140179

“They were very efficient.” Member: 464 (24/3/2015) “I haven’t used them for a while although I spoke to them today about another job for another quote”. Member: 464 (17/5/2022)

Tree Company – 020 8577 7200 |

“We’re using Tree Company again for trimming our big blue spruce at the front. They are very professional but not cheap.” Member: 1048 (14/2/2021)

A.J.Brett –

“I can definitely recommend them, We have had a lot of work done by them in recent years and they are superb. Alan Nugent, the boss, comes with the driver to collect the article. He takes a great interest in every job. The fact that they are in N19 was not a deterrent..”  Member: 345 (13/11/2022)

Peter Jude Ltd, 644 Finchley Road, Golders Green, NW11 7NU, 0208 458 1222; “Peter Jude Ltd reupholstered our 2 seater settee and made a very good job of it” member 1045 (7/11/2022)

Escoffs 020 8115 0795  / “They have done an amazing job of reupholstering our lounge furniture to an exceptional standard. Highly recommend.“   Member 402 (15/07/2023)

Asher and Joanne – 07898 290412

“very reasonable charge, punctual, careful, thorough” Member: 175 (23/2/2011)
“They did a superb job for us two weeks ago including a conservatory roof that others have found difficult” Member: 27 (5/8/2016)
“Now run by a very polite young man called Levi. They’ve done a great job on my first floor windows, inside and out, in Chatsworth Road” Member: 54 (31/10/2018) and again on (19/6/2020)

Restorer of leaded glass panels.  Rachel Kemp Tel 07830 229845

Repaired a panel of textured leaded glass in front door. Came within a week of contact took panel out for attention in workshop, boarded resultant space in front door and renewed the lead and replaced the cracked glass in one week. The restored panel is beautifully done. Modest charge for highly skilled work. Would highly recommend. Member  1727   11/1/2023

Jennifer – Based in Willesden Green | 07554 420510

“Offers therapeutic one-to-one yoga sessions to help relieve pain and strengthen the body. She is very positive and encouraging and will tailor the lesson to your personal needs.” Member: 298 (6/10/2019)


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