The Covid-19 outbreak has placed us all in a situation of uncertainty. It can hard to know who and what you can rely on, with business closures and disruptions to everyday routines. Despite these limitations, the local community has still had to tackle some of the issues that we are all too familiar with facing.

With these uncertain times we find ourselves in, in typical fashion there is also the chance that the unexpected inconvenience might occur. Your boiler might break, your roof may leak, or your property may need some TLC. With the closure of schools and colleges, you may also just want to have those jobs completed that you have kept putting off.

In moments like this, you need the help of people you can trust, who are going to go above and beyond to provide a service. We have compiled a list of businesses who, at this time, can ensure that they are available and ready to help both domestically and commercially. It’s important we remember that we need to do all we can to support our local traders and help them through this tough time. A synopsis of each has been listed below with details of how you can get in touch with them.

Read Gas Services

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Read Gas Services are based in Halesowen and are accredited and certified by Gas Safe to work on all categories of domestic gas installations and domestic appliances from houses, to caravans, to boats, gas central heating boilers to tumble dryers, we are covered to work on all types of domestic appliance.

We offer a discount to pensioners as well 0% finance available on central heating boiler installations (T&Cs apply). John Read started his career 38 years ago and holds an up to date DBS certificate.

T: 0121 6021859 M: 07513 174333 W:

Lawnswood Fencing

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Based on the corner of Park Lane and James Scott Road, Halesowen, Lawnswood Fencing are still open and have a vast range of garden products and decorative timber products designed to enhance any garden or landscaped area.

Their sales counter will continue to operate (for as long as it is safe to do so), we would request any visitors displaying any symptoms please order over the phone and read the precautionary procedures we have put in place – clearly displayed on all entrances.

Orders can be pre-paid over the phone and all deliveries will continue as normal to be kerbside crane unload to minimise face-to-face contact. Keep busy but stay safe.

T: 01384 634082 W:

Charles Tibbetts Electrical

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Based in Stourbridge, we are a local & reliable company that pride ourselves on our professionalism and our standard of work. As a NAPIT approved company, our work is guaranteed to be a good standard having this accreditation to give you piece of mind when choosing an engineer to complete your work.

We specialise in fault finding, shower installations, extra sockets and rewires. No job is too small, call text or email for a FREE no obligation quotation.

T: 01384 936930 M: 07966 516137


Loft Ladders

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Covering all areas within the West Midlands. An established family run business with over 15 years of experience in providing a wide range of loft ladders, loft hatches and part or full loft flooring.

All solutions are carefully tailored and fitted to achieve the desired finish within any home. We greatly welcome any questions you may have regarding our services and how we can help with the virus currently hanging over us, so please don't hesitate to get in contact using the details below:

M: 07779 118 807                                                     


Harper & Son Roofing 

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If you’re stuck and need someone to see to something urgently regarding your roof, house or brickwork why not give Harper & Son Roofing Services a call.

They offer competitive rates, FREE Quotes and all scaffolding included in any job they do (if needed).

They have experience in all aspects of roofing, building work, fascias & guttering, leadwork, repainting, flat roofs, slate & tile and external cleaning. During this testing time around the world keep on top of your house maintenance and stay safe.  

M: 07973388714 or 07513 174333                                   


Dudley Shed Shop

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Dudley Shed Shop is a well-established family run business providing high quality sheds, fencing and bespoke designs.

They also specialise in the design and manufacturer of bespoke sheds, fencing and other garden products.

They are based in the Dudley area and cover all surrounding areas. Their aim is to provide their customers with an excellent service from start to finish.

Their highly skilled team have years of experience in the fencing, decking and landscaping industry and are happy to offer professional advice on anything you require.

T: 01384 482542