Tradesmen Used by Shed Members and Friends

Disclaimer Melba Shed does not endorse nor recommend any of the following tradesmen. It is suggested that you contact the Shed member listed in the Experience column to confirm their experience. If you do not have contact details request these through the Shed Email Address

Note if the list is hard to read please open or download an Excel spreadsheet version which includes the Tradesmen and Other categories

Last updated 29th Apr 2021

FunctionBusiness NameNamePhoneAddress/EmailWeb/EmailExperiences by Members & Friends
Air ConditioningHawker Air Conditioning & RefrigerationMartin Hawker0413 065 183Higgins
PO Box 533,
Kippax, 2615
David B said that the tradesman came at short notice over weekend to fix his air conditioner. Did a good job & the price was right
ArchitectsJefferson Godfrey6278 30557 Broadbent St
Tubby (Greg’s friend)
BathroomsTrue Blue BathroomsAndrew Hooper6258 5456
0414 741 963
Evatt tbbrenovations@
Bill M recommends
Blinds and AwningsWatsons Blinds and AwningsKen Moir6280 4443
0404 820 928
FyshwickJim recently had blinds installed on two large picture windows. The quality of the work and Ken’s expertise were quite exceptional.
BuilderSolitaire Homes Pty LtdAngelo Turcin1300 788 899
0411 443 499
PO Box 700
Gungahlin ACT 2912
Tubby (Greg’s friend)
Builder – RennovatorCanberra Window InstallationThomas Wakeling0422 452 92215 Winter St, Flynn,
Canberra Window Installations

Steve M and Greg H had great service from Thomas. Steve had a window replaced with sliding door. Greg had new dble glazed sliding door with crimsafe screen & some new dble glazed windows & crimsafe screens
Car ServiceB&E AutomotiveJeff and Jill Riddle6253 81551/45 Heffernan St
(Cnr Brooks)
Greg’s daughter had good service
Car ServicePromotiveGlen Cameron, Mark Hush6253 3322Unit 1, 2 Park St
Greg has had good service
CarpenterMurray0428 689 992BelconnenGreg had good service with installing woden floor and reattaching ceiling to bearers
Carpenter (dingo hire, doors, colorbond fencing, decks, wooden floors, pavers)Ray Golding0408 639 845SouthsideDon
Carpet LayerPaul Orman0447 132 191Terry had good service. Choose carpet and he will measure & quote. Lays and also stretches carpet
Curtains and Curtain-MakingColor CurtainsLes Novak6257 3717
0427 087 968
54 Dooring St
Dickson ACT 2602
Jim received excellent curtain-making and curtain advice services from Les who was recommended to us by Watsons.
ElectricianAffinity Electrical6241 325553 Grimwade St,
Mitchell ACT 2911
Greg had fair service
ElectricianCanberra ElectricianStuart Leetham0430 876 527canberraelectrician.comFriend of Greg used him for LED instals and was happy
ElectricianCanberra ElectricianJason Baldwin0415 622 622Weetangerabaldwinhwe@
Greg knows him from other activities and he seems genuine
ElectricianBaz’s ElectricalBasil0412 757 94312 Hudson St,
Higgins, 2615
Good electrician, worked on Greg’s kitchen update
FencingLidos FencingJimmy Lido6264 4065
0408 645 832
22 Donnovan St,
Nicholls, 2913
Greg Recommends. Did neighbours fence
FencingACT Fencing & Construction Pty LtdAlan Stewart0431 812 859EmailFacebook Greg had them do a good job in 2015
Fencing & HandymanFencing, Landscaping, Decks, Pergolas, PaintingJohn Mapley (ex Shed Member)6258 3964
0415 505 620
Melba. Email: JDMapley44@
Barry was pleased with his fencing
Furniture Removalist (incl Backloads)The Blue Mexican0414 463 963PO Box 66
Gladesville NSW 2111
Terry Mether found them efficient, timely and cost effective.
Home InsulationVac to the Future1300 551 567
0404 336 816
49 Raws Crescent,
Lifeline lady had great service
House Energy Rating AssessorAssessor No 01-0031Peter Byatt6258 1242
0402 829 390
5 Delany Court,
Melba, 2615
Greg used him in 2002. No issues
Kitchen RennovationsBenchmarc Kitchens & JoineryMarc Roberts & Brendon Delacy6241 066023 Essington St,
Mitchell ACT 2911
John Edge was happy with their work
LandscapingReality Landscape & DesignMalcolm Fischer6254 5969
0402 106 827
35 Postle Cct,
Holt 2615
Neighbour of John Edge was very happy
LandscapingLandscaping Constructions 6248 001670 Wattle St
Lyneham 2602
Jim had good service
Landscaping – Native GardenNative NooksLeon Horsnell6231 6738
0418 627 196
54 Michie Street , Wanniassa, 2903nativenooks.yolasite.
Bill recommends
Laser Eye SurgeryVista EyesDr Wolfe1800 505049
6260 7100
51 Jardine St,
Kingston, 2604 was very pleased
LocksmithsLocal Locks Cbr0400 318 941U170, 148 Flemington Rd, Harrison 24hr emergency Services. Gregs daughter got locked out of her apartment in Civic. This guy was the only one who answered the phone on an Anzac Sun. He arrived quickly & used a metal device to get under door & open it without damaging anything. Emergency Call out $160
Mower/Whipper Snipper RepairsMick’s Mower RepairsMick6258 2645
0408 247 567
PaintersCanberra Painting Services6262 3788101 Anthony Rolfe
Ave, Gungahlin
Jim had good service painting inside his house
PaintersMelba Painting & MaintenanceFarhim Farhadi6259 7298
0412 332 902
7 Clutsam Place,
Terry & Greg found them reliable, easy to deal with & they did a very good job. Terry had feedback from 2 people who were satisfied with the paint job by this painter & his employees & the price paid
PaintersRainbow Painters & DecoratorsLance Kavanagh6258 2059
0412 563 195
15 Massey St, Evatt,
Peter M found his work excellent
Panel BeatersFuller Bros Body Works (also 24 hr towing)6251 8777
0412 269 587
0409 304 351 Towing
5 Park St Belconnen Trades AreaPeter
PlastererPenash PlastererDean Nash0412 803 8965 Barwick Place,
Gowrie, 2904
Dean worked on Gregs kitchen update adding
PlumberDuncans Plumbing6254 56781/9 Page Place,
Page, 2614 had good service
PlumberIndependent Plumbing & GasfittingTerry McEwen6230 2868
0422 070 175
PO Box 208, Hall
ACT 2618
Email: terry@myipg.netTerry worked on Greg’s kitchen sink and did good work
PlumberSimmo’s Plumbing & Coring Pty LtdSimon0407 626 081Email: info@
Bob Mann was happy with Simon’s prompt response, thorough work & reasonable cost. He cleared some tree roots from our drains
Terry said that he had an overflowing drain so rang Simmos & Scott & Sam came that afternoon & after about an hour decided heavier equipment was necessary because of obstructions in the pipeline. Simon (the boss) & Scott came precisely at the appointed time of 6.30am this morning & removed metal & more tree roots in the pipeline over a distance of about 45 mtrs. They offer a 6 mths guarantee. They were prompt,efficient and effective. I support Bob’s recommendation
Roof RepairsPremier RoofingDave6293 2227
0417 294 015
Wally & Greg happy with their work
Roof RepairsHome Project Solutions Pty LtdSteve Law6292 1524
0421 988 414
Ron T was happy with him
Roof RepairsCreative Gutters & RoofingDaniel Smith0402 830 439Geoff G said Daniel just completed urgent Roof Ridge-capping work on my roof. Gave me valuable advice on condition of guttering & roof generally. Prompt in following up on the work & did an excellent job at what I considered to be very reasonable price. John M & Stuart A were happy with his work.
SkipsAll Purpose SkipsSherri & Stuart6292 6502
0414 740 292 H was happy with them. $180 for 3cubicm, $230 for 4cubcim
Solar Panel CleaningEclipse Solar Panel CleaningKevin Delany0429 629 610Canberra and surrounding area
Solar panels need cleaning to maximise their output
Solar Panel Testing & CleaningCapital Solar MaintenanceHayden Beard0424 194 66923 Winchcombe Ct, MitchellWeb: capitalsolar
Greg happy at getting panels tested for Evoenergy
Solar PanelsSolartec RenewalsPhil May6232 94304/134 Gladstone St. Fyshwick
Ernie was happy with his 4.2KW installation
Solar PanelsPowersmartsolar (NZ company)6100 4464 Recommended by Mike who had a 5.8KW system installed
Tree Servicesa Cut AboveBill Brown6288 4443
0429 884 443
Gregs neighbour was happy with work & price
Tree ServicesPriority Tree CareScott Wallace6258 0071
0411 498 474
PO Box 7068 Kaleen 2617
Jim and Greg have use them and been happy with the service
Tree ServicesHurley Bird Tree ServicesDarren Hurley0431 546 702hurleybirdtrees.
Wally Bez was happy. Does tree removal, tree
Tree ServicesTreetops Tree Services0407 573 008CookEmail: treetopsact@
They came within an hour & cut it up & chipped the branches down to a stump. They also did the same to a smaller tree which they also mulched. A few days later, two stump grinders arrived & did their job. Terry was very impressed with the whole efficient & neat process & price. We were given the option of retaining the mulch or they would take it away
UrologistACT UrologyDr Haxhimolla6222 6666National Capital
Private Hospital,
Mike & Jim were very pleased
VCR to DVDAAA DuplicationsVictor Speranski6251 830030 Grylls Crs, Cook,
Jim has used to convert old tape to DVD file. $15 for standard VHS VCR ro DVD
WindscreensInstant Windscreens & Tinting6211 39002 Geelong Street, Fyshwickcanberra@ instantwindscreens.
Cheaper than usual windscreen replacement price