Bearwood Trades

This page is for all the tradespeople based in and around Bearwood whom we think do a fantastic job.

If there are any local tradespeople whom you would like to recommend to the rest of Bearwood please email the details to us so we can include them on this page.

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We've made a start already so please send us yours!

Birmingham Community Acupuncture - acupuncture clinic who focus on affordable and accessible treatments for the local community
St Mary's Church Hall, Bearwood Road
Recommended by Coral
"I have been having treatments with Janet Eastwood of Birmingham Community Acupunture for a number of years. The multi bed clinic at St Mary's is a relaxing atmosphere and means that I can access affordable treatment. I have had treatment for many things, including back ache and the removal of unsightly warts on my fingers using Moxa. She also helped to reduce the swelling in a very badly strained ankle with acupuncture. Janet is welcoming and freindly and very reassuring. If you have never tried acupunture she is happy to explain more about the treatments available. It is not only needles....."
Tel: 07749 414 888
Facebook: Birmingham Community Acupuncture
Website: Birmingham Community Acupuncture

Janet Eastwood Acupuncture
Recommendation by Caroline:
My body packed up yesterday and I had the most excruciating upper back pain.... so I wombled along to our Janet at St Mary's Church, Bearwood. She is an acu supremo. Pain ? what pain??? I totally recommend Janet for all your ailments... she's so wise and caring...go see her page... she's FAB.... 
Recommendation by Jennifer:
I can also recommend Janet, she helped my aches and pains, she is fab 

Art Classes
A friendly committed group of Art students meet on Friday afternoons at St. Mary's Hall (1 -3). The class is run by Una Rose Smith (Artist/Tutor) and people of all levels of ability are welcome! Ring 0121 421 4265 or email for more info

Beads and Jewellery Making
Bead Savvy,
Bearwood Indoor Market, Bearwood Road
Facebook - Bead Savvy   Website: Bead Savvy
Recommended by Jo
"Bead Savvy is a real gem!  The owner, Stefan Clayton, is always so helpful and friendly and there's always so much choice at unbeatable prices.  We're very lucky to have Bead Savvy on our High Street." 

John Rudd
Tel: 07778 274690
Recommended by Jo and Daron
"We asked John to replace a window in our back bedroom.  His quote was very reasonable and he was always very punctual and reliable.  John did a brillant job and tidied up when he had finished.  We would definitely recommend him to other people living in the Bearwood area."

Angel Days Bakery - cake maker and decorator based in Warley. 
Clare told us that "I am open all day everyday practically as I work from home. I do all types of cakes for birthdays, anniversaries, christenings, weddings and so on. I also do cupcakes of a wide variety of flavours and designs. All products are made from the finest ingredients and I do a gluten, egg and dairy free range."
"Thank you so much Clare for my sons fantastic Birthday cake. It looks way too good to eat but tastes amazing too! Everybody loved it." -Claire S
"Beautiful Princess Birthday Cake, For My Grandaughter 5th Birthday, Her Face and Dropped Chin, Was A Delight And a Memory For Sure.. Thank You Clare" -Julie M
"The most fabulous wedding cake that looked and tasted amazing! Couldn't have wished for
anything more. Thank you!" 
"Angel days bakery never fails another brilliant cake made to order I've got 1 very special happy friend today!! Get ordering people :-)" -Emma W
Facebook - Angel Days Bakery 

Car Mechanic
Bayliss Garage, Sydney Road
Tel: 0121 429 4572
Recommended by Hannah
"He can fit you in with very little notice, all work I have needed has been done the same day and often by lunchtime. I have never been taken advantage of due to my total lack of car knowledge and the cost has always been less than I anticipated. I take my car there every year for the mot and any other work that needs doing."

Bare Wood Carpentry - offering a wide range of carpentry services from domestic repairs and renovations to bespoke furniture.
Recommended by Sally on Bearwood Facebook Page
Website: Bare Wood Carpentry
Tel: 07890 949869
Check out welovebearwood's interview with Bare Wood Carpentry's Kevin Ready and see examples of his work here.

Richard Ottridge
Tel: 07875293687 Website: Richard Ottridge
Richard told welovebearwood that I “have been working as a carpenter for 25 years and have been in business for myself since Sept 2011. I have worked quite a lot in and around Bearwood.

My services include: Fitted cupboards,shelving and wardrobes;door and frame internal/external repair and/or replacement with standard or bespoke door(s);wooden window repairs and replacement;skirting, architrave;staircase and balustrade repair and renovation;laminate and solid -wood flooring.I also do associated painting work and a number of minor jobs from other trades.  The list of services above derives from the projects I have worked on most recently. I have experience of working on building sites (new build,refurbs and renovation),shopfitting (on site and in the workshop) and in joinery manufacture.”

"Richard has been an amazing help in turning my house into a home, providing his expertise for just hours or weeks at a time. His work is second to none and everything he does is to a high standard with no corners cut. He is trustworthy and very punctual, I can't recommend him enough." James, Edgbaston

"We have used Richard's services a number of times and would highly recommend him. My favourite is a cupboard he built in our alcove - it really looks beautiful, particularly as Richard took the time to match the beading with our existing doors. Richard clearly takes pride in his work and his attention to detail is great. He turns up on time, his work is great, he is very tidy and he is reasonably priced - what more could you ask for?! We would have no hesitation in recommending Richard and would certainly use his services again." Lisa, Bearwood

"We have had lots of work done on our house by Richard Ottridge over the last 2 years. He has replaced entirely a wooden back door frame , and renovated French doors replacing most of the lower section of wood which was completely rotten. He has also renovated almost every wooden window in our house . We have been extremely happy with all of his work which he has carried out to a very high standard and also his very reasonable prices . He will always suggest a range of options and solutions when giving quotes which for us have been excellent. We have recommended him very highly to many of our friends and will certainly be using him again in the future." Julie, Bearwood

"Richard Ottridge has done joinery and other building work for us on many occasions over the past two to three years. He is totally reliable and professional in everything he undertakes and works to a high standard, thoughtfully, carefully, efficiently and cost effectively. We will continue to seek his services and have no hesitation in recommending him to others. "Margaret and Jeremy, Harborne.

"Richard is the best handyman that we have used. He is reliable, honest and trustworthy and will deliver what has been discussed. He will advise and guide. We highly recommend him and many of our friends would agree!" Marie and Simon,Bearwood.

"Richard Ottridge has completed a variety of types of work for me to a high standard at reasonable prices.In addition,I find him pleasant to deal with and reliable."Eleanor ,Bearwood

'Richard's work has a very high level of finish at reasonable prices. We have employed Richard's carpentry skills on several occasions over the last couple of years.  We are always pleased with the work he carries out and would recommend him to others accordingly.'
Martin and Louise, Bearwood

"We were delighted to find Richard through the 'We love Bearwood' website and would definitely recommend him to others. Richard has built cupboards, shelving and shoe storage in our terraced house in Bearwood. His work is excellent and to a high standard. He was reliable and trustworthy and it was pleasure to have him to do the work for us."
Rachel P, Bearwood

Carpet fitter
Joseph Clarke from Floors2Walls
Recommended by Natalie
"Joseph fitted a new carpet in our halls and on our tricky stairs. The carpet looks brilliant, he provided excellent customer service (much better than we've ever had from a carpet shop) and it was all at a reasonable price." 

Dog walking and pet visiting service
Bearwood Tails
Recommended by Milly
“I have been using Bearwood tails for my cavalier to be walked twice a week, and they are reliable, friendly and my dog really enjoys her walks mostly around Warley Woods. The rates are really reasonable and i have been really happy with their service.
Tel: 07817204392

Based in Bearwood.
Free quotes
24/7 call outs. No call out charges
Fully qualified with over 14 years experience.
Domestic and commercial work covered.
Whether it's a fuseboard change, a test and inspection, want to add additional sockets, lights or want a full or part rewire all electrical work undertaken. All work can be certified.
Tel No: 07854315601
Recommended by Jo H
"I cannot recommend Dean highly enough after he came out to us late on a Friday night within an hour of calling him, after we had an electrical nightmare. He was honest and reliable and did the job with no call-out charge. Dean did a great job and only charged us £25 in total with parts. Will definitely be using him again."
Recommended by We Are Mud
"Dean carried out some electrical work for me at We Are Mud. 
Excellent tradesman, very professional, very reasonable with pricing.
Would highly recommend Dean at ADM Electrical Services."
Recommended by Jeremy P
"Dean did a great job for us, as we needed light switches moved and power points added. The work was neat and clean with a minimum of mess and he was happy to give advice on further improvements. The price was excellent and Dean was friendly and approachable. We are already thinking about further work he could undertake and would recommend him to anyone."
Fences and ShedsTimber Garden Sheds, Fencing Panels and more
Rutland Sheds 124-126 Sandon Road, Bearwood B66 4AD
Recommended by Daron on Bearwood Facebook Page 
"Excellent job from Rutland Sheds yesterday. Replaced fence panels (various sizes!), took away all the broken stuff and were in and out in minutes. Highly recommended."
Website: Rutland Sheds
Tel No: 0121 420 1521

Fitness Classes
Kate's Core Fitness

Website: Kates Core Fitness
As recommended by Hannah
"Kate does pilates classes and Zumba. She is trained as a pilates instructor to a high level and is great at explaining the exercises throughout the class to make sure you are doing it properly and getting the most from it. Each class is suitable for all levels as she explains different variations on the exercises dependent on your ability. Most classes are Bearwood based and can be seen on her website."

Gas and Plumbing
Dean Cole, Elite Gas and Plumbing 
Qualified plumber and Corgi registered gas man 
Recommended by Jo-ann
Tel: 0773 887 0791

General Handyman
Stuart Meek 
Recommended by Jo-ann
General handyman fitted my kitchen 
Tel: 07967 670 033
Recommended by Martha
'I recently had Stuart undertake several jobs for me including fitting a new light, decorating awkward internal spaces (double height), replacing an interior and exterior door, fitting new counter top and sink, painting exterior window sills and lintels, and fitting fence panels. I am very pleased with the quality of the work, how speedy and accommodating Stuart was and his very reasonable prices. He is very pleasant and professional and I have no hesitation in recommending him.'

Perfect Finish 459 Bearwood Road, Bearwood
Recommended by Deb
"I've just paid my 5th visit to Marie at perfect finish and as always love what she has done! Marie runs her business by herself and is always so warm and welcoming. She always listens to exactly what you want and so far I have never been disappointed. I have my foils done and my hair cut and styled. Its the only hairdressers I've been to for years where I don't leave feeling just a little bit disappointed!! Give her a try, and I don't think you will be disappointed either."
Tel: 0121 429 4022
Website: Perfect Finish 

Birmingham Hypnotherapy and NLP
Hypnotherapist based in Bearwood. 14 years in full-time practice and qualified for 16 years.
Qualified NLP Practitioner and Emotional Freedom Techniques
Recommended by Jenny
"I would recommend Tracey Mason she is in Thimblemill rd, She is a fantastic hypnotherapist and business coach."
Tel: 0121 532 0075
Website: Birmingham Hypnotherapy 

Landscape Gardening and Garden Maintenance
We specialise in Decking , Patios, Paths, Fencing, Stone Features, Garden Design, Landscaping. General Maintenance & Rubbish Removal
Tom Naylor told welovebearwood “If you are thinking of bringing your garden to life or just having a tidy up after winter, then let Green Fingers do the work for you, With Competitive prices and many years of experience, no job is too big or too small, so why not give me a call on 07967108327 for a free no obligation quotation today.”
Tom came and removed all the rubbish out my garden and did a fantastic job on my lawn, great price too, would defo recommend to anyone Joseph P
Tel: 07967108327
Facebook: Green Fingers Bearwood
Yell: Green Fingers Gardening

Laundery Services
STEAMS AHEAD CLEANING AND IRONING SERVICE-a friendly reliable service different offers monthly great rates. 
Steams Ahead told us that they "have many wonderful Bearwood customers."
All new jobs get 30mins free and ironing picked up and dropped off for free.
Recommended by Sally, Lucy, Sally, Tracey and Esther
Facebook - Steams Ahead

Music Theory, Composition and Brass Teacher
Andy Derrick, BMus(Hons), PGCE
Tuition offered in music theory, GCSE and A Level Music, composition and brass instruments (trumpet, horn, trombone, baritone, euphonium and tuba). Also lessons in jazz improvising for any instrument are available.
I am a former Birmingham and Sandwell Music services teacher and currently work at a leading independent school. I can teach either at my home in Bearwood or come to you. 
Trial 30 minute lesson £10 offered, different rates thereafter. 30 and 60 minute lessons for weekly, fortnightly or monthly frequency.
Tel:  07595 663966
"We were delighted with (9 year-old) Tom’s grade three distinction result.  Thank you for all the support and guidance you have given him, you have really sparked his enthusiasm thank you." - recent parental feedback

David Banes 
As recommended by Andrew:
He's very good at what he does. He's always nice and friendly and will go out of his way to get the job done.
Tel: 0121 4297383

Rickie Horne 
As recommended by Gemma
He painted numerous rooms in my house including 2 bedrooms bathroom and hall stairs and landing to a very high quality. He is very professional and easy to speak to and gave honest, professional answers to questions I had regarding the work.
Tel: 07468616230

Piano Tuition
Richard Hughes, BA (Mus), ABRSM Dip
First Lesson Free 
DBS/CRB Certified
100% Pass Rate in ABRSM/Trinity/Rockschool
Evenings/Weekends Available
Home Visits Available
15 Years experience of teaching piano and professional musician
Tel:  07817 047 674
“We are so pleased that Amrit has achieved Grade 6. The piano lessons have helped give her a skill for life, sense of achievement, pleasure and a valuable addition on her CV." - recent parental feedback

Piano Teacher and Accompanist
Lauren Coles BMus (Hons)
Experienced Piano Teacher and Accompanist based in Bearwood. Graduated from the Birmingham Conservatoire. Offering lessons for people of all ages and abilities. CRB checked. Reasonable Rates.
Recommendation from Teresa, a parent of one of my pupils:
"Lauren has done a great job teaching my daughter - highly recommended!"
Contact on 07845 095874 or

JW Roofing and Building - based on Abbey Road
As recommended on Bearwood Trades Facebook Page
Contact Jason on 07597 876 967

WM Roofing - based in Oldbury
As recommended by Jo-ann
Website: WM Roofing
Tel: 0121 420 1488

Spray Tanning
Let Us Spray – mobile tanning clinic
Nat, one of the Crafty Muthas told welovebearwood “ I will charge ten pounds for a local tan and come to peoples houses to save them running from the salon.”
“Nat is very professional, it was a great colour and she made me feel really comfortable” Rachel G
“Great tan, great experience” Tracey M
“I have used Nat many times and would highly recommend” Laurie P
Tel: Nat :07982 884 823.

Bearwood Upholstery at 289 Bearwood Rd
As recommended by Neil on Bearwood Trades Facebook Page
"Worth every penny
Tel: 0121 429 8634
Mobile: 07972 591917
Website - Bearwood Upholstery

Window Cleaner
Bardsleys Window Cleaning -windows and frames cleaned professionally.
Free quotes, competitive rates and a friendly service.
Richard cleans my windows once a month and I couldn't be happier with the service. A.Lewis
Excellent window cleaning. C.Murray
I don't have to worry about my windows..they are now constantly clean. P.Lydon
Tel: Richard Bardsley: 07951880639

Please note: All recommendations placed on this page are done so in good faith but welovebearwood obviously cannot be held responsible for the quality of work or services provided by anyone on this page.