Get the right handyman in your home today!

Is your house or property looking a little shabby in some parts or are you battling to get that professional finishing touch with your new hanging wall cabinet? Are you running out of time or simply not sure on how to polish off the job? We think you may be in the need of a professional handyman expert.

We, at Showroom Condition offer a wide range from common handyman service to steel fabrication services. We don’t stop there either, if you need brick laying, plaster work, dry walling or preparation of foundations of, we do it all and much, much more.

We have put together a list of some of our services we offer.

Our Handyman services in Gauteng:

  • Fit LCD / Plasma TV bracket
  • Fit shelves
  • Hang pictures
  • Hang paintings
  • Hang mirrors
  • Hang curtains
  • Fit curtain poles
  • Fit blinds
  • Fit shower and bath screens
  • Fit locks hinges and handles
  • Plain warped and swollen doors
  • Fit stair gates
  • Fit childproofing products
  • Assemble flat pack furniture
  • Rubbish clearance
  • Fit laminate flooring
  • Install fire alarms
  • Install carbon monoxide alarms
  • Moving heavy awkward furniture
  • Boxing in pipe work
  • Tidy cables
  • Expanded ceilings

We do it all so you don’t have to! If there is something we have left off our list, please don’t hesitate to contact us, and one of our handy handymen will come to your rescue!

Contact us today!

We have taken the guessing and frustration out of your handyman home needs. A quick call to us or a visit from an expert Showroom Condition Handyman is all it will take for us to help you with your renovations or your repair needs. We have the skills to get the job done for you.

Waterproofing from Showroom Condition

The word “waterproofing” is self-explanatory, meaning to make something resistant to water penetration. The practice of waterproofing has been around for many centuries dating back to biblical times, when boats were waterproofed using bitumen. The 1800’s saw natural bitumen used with a combination of other natural materials to waterproof roofs. Between 1945 and 1955, a more modern approach was developed, but it was only in the 1970’s that the first approved liquid roof water resistant coatings reached the markets. From there onwards, technology improved by the year and developed into the industry it is today. 

Types of waterproofing

There are four main kinds of sealers:

  • Silicon-based sealants protects against water damage, UV rays, extreme temperatures and even mould and can be used on natural materials such as marble or stone. The disadvantage is that you cannot paint over it.
  • Polyurethane types have a shorter life span than silicon-based types, are not very eco-friendly, but you are able to paint over them.
  • The bituminous types make great concrete, roof and tank sealants, being able to withstand hot and cold temperatures.
  • Clear sealants are the most popular type best suited for all kinds of projects and you can add tints to get the required colour.

What does waterproofing do?

It creates a tough flexible barrier against moisture, protecting the walls of the structure. It can withstand heat or cold and its formulation enables it to last for many years before it becomes necessary to apply another layer.

Why is waterproofing necessary?

  • The porous nature of walls makes moisture absorption in areas with high humidity a problem as it can cause continuous dampness inside the building, causing mould and deterioration of painted walls.
  • Heat and cold expansion causes small cracks and in surfaces which can lead to water easily penetrating and damaging the structure.
  • Too strong a cement mixture can also cause fine hairline cracks due to lack of flexibility, which will also lead to water seeping into the gaps.

At Showroom Condition we believe that waterproofing is one of the most important things any homeowner can do for his property. We specialise in securing your property against moisture damage. Contact us for expert advice and long term solutions.

Maintenance Contracts from Showroom Condition

What are maintenance contracts?

Maintenance contracts are agreements in writing between a Client and a Service Provider which stipulates the terms and conditions for service delivery, including payment terms for the duration of such contract. Considering it is a legally binding document, all parties need to abide by the T’s & C’s and should ensure they have a copy for their records.

The benefits of having a service agreement

Any homeowner’s properties are regarded as valuable assets. Unforeseen circumstances can very easily arise, causing disruption and possible damages. Having a contract in place ensures you get the support you need, when you need it. These kinds of customers always receive priority treatment and reap the many advantages other regular clients do not get, such as fixed rates valid for the period of agreement and credit terms. It also creates a professional relationship and prevents future misunderstandings. 

Basic content of the contract

  • Identification of the parties – clearly identify the parties who enter into the agreement by stipulating legal names, identity numbers and contact details.
  • Purpose – states the work layout as a detailed description as well as the capacity in which it will be performed, for example: contractor.
  • Scope – a project plan for example, indicates the job steps or scope and adding it as an annexure to the document is generally accepted. It should contain a detailed breakdown of the job’s steps and completion dates.
  • Compensation – specify the payment terms, the total project value and the process for variations and additions in this section.
  • Contract representative – this section should contain the contact details for the administrator who will be dealing with queries and call outs.
  • Resolution of disputes – defines the procedure or process to resolve any disputes.
  • Signatures – the parties agree to acceptance and abiding by the terms and conditions.

Showroom Condition is a Johannesburg based Handyman company which offers a convenient maintenance service to its customers. Our affordable monthly packages will ensure your home stays in tip-top condition all year round. Contact us today to find out more about this amazing offer.

Waterproofing

The word “waterproofing” is self-explanatory, meaning to make something resistant to water penetration. The practice of waterproofing has been around for many centuries dating back to biblical times, when boats were waterproofed using bitumen. The 1800’s saw natural bitumen used with a combination of other natural materials to waterproof roofs. Between 1945 and 1955, a more modern approach was developed, but it was only in the 1970’s that the first approved liquid roof water resistant coatings reached the markets. From there onwards, technology improved by the year and developed into the industry it is today.

Types of waterproofing

There are four main kinds of sealers:

  • Silicon-based sealants protects against water damage, UV rays, extreme temperatures and even mould and can be used on natural materials such as marble or stone. The disadvantage is that you cannot paint over it.
  • Polyurethane types have a shorter life span than silicon-based types, are not very eco-friendly, but you are able to paint over them.
  • The bituminous types make great concrete, roof and tank sealants, being able to withstand hot and cold temperatures.
  • Clear sealants are the most popular type, best suited for all kinds of projects and you can add tints to get the required colour.

What does waterproofing do?

It creates a tough flexible barrier against moisture, protecting the walls of the structure. It can withstand heat or cold and its formulation enables it to last for many years before it becomes necessary to apply another layer. 

Why is waterproofing necessary?

  • The porous nature of walls makes moisture absorption in areas with high humidity a problem as it can cause continuous dampness inside the building, causing mould and deterioration of painted walls.
  • Heat and cold expansion causes small cracks and in surfaces which can lead to water easily penetrating and damaging the structure.
  • Too strong a cement mixture can also cause fine hairline cracks due to lack of flexibility, which will also lead to water seeping into the gaps.

At Showroom Condition, we believe waterproofing is one of the most important things any home owner can do for his property. We specialise in securing your property against moisture damage. Contact us for expert advice and long term solutions.

Handyman – your all-in-one solution

Owning your own home has a lot of advantages, but there are also disadvantages like having to repair and maintain your own property. This can be extremely challenging if you are not technically inclined or not physically able to do it yourself. The solution is simple: get a Handyman to do the job!

He will be able to do all your minor refurbishments and maintenance. Finding a trustworthy person is crucial though.

How to choose the right Handyman for the job

  • Always ask for referrals: When someone made use of a good service provider they are eager to tell other people about it. If you ask around, chances are good of finding someone reliable. If you make use of newspaper ads, make sure to ask for references to accompany the quote. Any person who is proud of his workmanship will be more than willing to provide ample proof of previous projects.
  • Always compare pricing: Get quotes from at least three to four service providers. Compare their prices. When pricing is too high or too low, it’s usually a pretty good indicator that the Handyman might not have the necessary skills or knowledge to perform the job.
  • Legal compliance and insurance: Always ensure that the company you choose is registered with the relevant industry authorities and that they have insurance cover. In the event where anything goes wrong due to their negligence, you will be able to hold them accountable to cover the damages.
  • Contract or agreement: Make sure you have a copy of the contract or agreement that contains a detailed scope of the works to be done. This will be your guide to tracking progress and will ensure that you get what you paid for.

Showroom Condition is the expert professionals that you can trust to offer comprehensive service solutions. Contact us today and let us take care of all your home repairs and maintenance requirements.