Frequently asked questions

Abode Home Services FAQS on our Joinery, carpentry, plumbing, insulation, plastering, garden construction, gardening, lock installation and soft furnishing services in the South East UK

What is Abode Home Services?
Abode Home Service is the place to book tradespeople you can trust, our services include: joinery, carpentry, plumbing, insulation, plastering, garden construction, gardening, lock installation and soft furnishing.
Our website is growing all the time and aims to bring all the home services you need under one roof.
At Abode Home Services you can be assured that all our tradespeople are experts and dedicated to the highest level of workmanship.

Who are your Tradespeople?
We’re very proud of the relationship we have with all our tradespeople and we only work with independent local professionals.
We’ve chosen to use only high quality local trades from East Sussex, Surrey, Kent and Outer London, so that we can provide the best local service to our customers and help local businesses to grow.

Do you work with commercial customers?
We work for both domestic and commercial customers in the South East. We do most commercial work such as Joinery, carpentry, plumbing, insulation, plastering, gardening, garden construction, lock installation and soft furnishing for businesses.

Can I reschedule my booking?
If you need to change the time of your scheduled booking, please try to give us as much notice as possible. Contact us to discuss any change you need to make. Last minute changes to your booking might incur a charge, but we’ll always let you know when you get in touch if that is the case.

How accurate are your Quotes?
We work hard to make sure that your quote is as accurate as possible. If we do need to add anything to your price for additional materials, labour or parking charges, then this will be discussed with you and approved in advance.

Are there any advance payments?
We will agree and take advance payments before we start work.

These are taken as staged  payments, as follows:

Cost of job
£500 – £999:
30% deposit, 70% on completion.

£1000 – £2999:
30% deposit, 30% due 2 weeks before, 40% due on completion.

£3000 – £9999.99:
30% deposit, 50% due 2 weeks before, 20% due on completion.  

How do I give feedback?
We always appreciate feedback on our trades and website. If you want to give us any feedback, please contact us.

Qualified local trades

We serve most locations in the South East, providing joinery, Carpentry, Plumbing, Building, Insulation and more in
East Sussex, Kent, Surrey and Outer London (south of A21)

East Sussex
  • Joinery East Sussex
  • Carpentry East Sussex
  • Plumbing East Sussex
  • Insulation East Sussex
  • Renovation and Restoration Sussex
  • Locksmith Sussex
  • Soft furnishing Sussex
  • Joinery Kent
  • Carpentry Kent
  • Plumbing Kent
  • Insulation Kent
  • Renovation and Restoration Kent
  • Locksmith Kent
  • Soft furnishing Kent
  • Joinery Surrey
  • Carpentry Surrey
  • Plumbing Surrey
  • Insulation Surrey
  • Renovation and Restoration Surrey
  • Locksmith Surrey
  • Soft furnishing Surrey
Outer London
  • Joinery Outer London
  • Carpentry Outer London
  • Plumbing Outer London
  • Insulation Outer London
  • Renovation and Restoration Outer London
  • Locksmith Outer London
  • Soft furnishing Outer London
Joinery & Carpentry

Home gym
Timber extension
Wooden building construction
Timber constructions
Construction of Timber studio
Veranda construction
Kitchen installation
Bespoke kitchen fitting
New bathroom – build and install
Door hanging
Floor fixing
Floorboards repair
Skirting boards
Wooden windows
Window repair
Bespoke furniture
Bespoke cabinet building
Building wardrobes
Boxing in pipes
Outdoor buildings
Garden construction


All aspects of plumbing work:
Plumbing Installations
Plumbing Repairs
Wet rooms
Showers & sinks
Leaking sinks, toilets

All kinds of natural gas work:
Central heating
Boiler installations
Boiler Replacements
Full Heating Systems
Gas Servicing and Repairs


Plaster restoration
Special plaster finishes
Plastering for listed buildings
Plastering conservation work
Plastering interiors
Exterior plastering

Renovation & Restoration

Plaster restoration
Coving and decorative finishes
Wooden windows restoration
Wooden staircase repairs
Balustrade restoration & repair
Doors and windows in period
property restoration and repair
All restoration & repair for listed buildings


Loft insulation
Roof insulation
Floor insulation
Cavity wall insulation
External wall insulation
Loft/Roof insulation
Solid Wall insulation

Partner Trades

Soft furnishings
Casting & moulding