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GMT 247

Home Emergency Response Service

GMT 24:7 are the first company in Portugal to offer a Home Emergency Response Service. With English speaking telephone operators waiting to take your call, we'll respond in a fast and efficient manner to any home emergency, whatever the time of day or night, 24:7!

GMT 24:7 provide complete peace of mind, at affordable prices.

Only €8.99 per month

The GMT 24:7 Home Emergency Response Service

A 24-hour service for emergency repairs by reliable tradesmen.

Club Members benefit from:

No call-out fees to pay A guaranteed rapid response English speaking telephone operators 24:7 Excellent customer service & complete peace of mind

Operating throughout the Algarve for the past 15 years with a professional team adopting only the most ethical practices in a timely and honest manner, with a strict clean and tidy policy, GMT 24:7 also provide a comprehensive and professional range of General Building & Home Improvement services, AND you don't have to be registered with the GMT 24:7 Home Emergency Response Service to use us for your new swimming pool, terrace, en-suite bathroom, etc.

Our Services

Operating throughout the Algarve with a professional team adopting only the most ethical practices in a timely and honest manner, with a strict clean and tidy policy, no job is too big or too small for GMT 24:7, for that reason, we offer the following comprehensive list of services.

  • Full Property Restoration / Renovation Services, including Project Management, Architectural liaison, Interior / Exterior Designer
  • Plumber
  • Electrician
  • Glazier - Repair/Replace Windows, Patio Doors, French Doors, etc
  • Carpenter
  • Painter
  • Air Conditioning (A/C)
  • Under-floor Heating
  • Renewable Energy Systems, e.g. Solar Power / Heating
  • Central Heating
  • Tiling
  • Walk-in Shower / Wet Room
  • Water Softner
  • Terracing / Paving
  • Traditional Portuguese Calçade (Pathways / Driveways)
  • Pergolas
  • Swimming Pool Construction
  • Installation / Maintenance / Repairs to all Home / Domestic Appliances, e.g. washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, oven, hob, central vacuum cleaner, water heater, boiler, etc.
  • Alarm Systems
  • Intelligent Property Management Systems

· GMT 24:7 was born out of several years personal experience here in the Algarve, where service levels are an afterthought, at best.

· Created by way of a family partnership, GMT 24:7 constitutes 3 British expats (father & 2 sons) who really know and understand the requirements of the modern day consumer, and who are prepared to go the extra mile to deliver excellent levels of customer service.

· Meet The Team

· Tony Hawkins

· With too many years experience to mention, Tony is a qualified electrician, plumber and general builder. Tony ran a successful building company in the South West of England for 30+ years, before emigrating to the Algarve in 2000, with his wife, to be closer to their eldest son (Scott) and Portuguese daughter-in-law and grandchildren.

· Since arriving in Portugal, Tony has been working with his eldest son carrying out ad-hoc building projects and coming to terms with operating a business in Portugal.

· Scott Hawkins

· Scott has worked for much of his life in partnership with father Tony, and has been a qualified plumber and general builder since leaving technical college in England. Scott met his Portuguese wife while on holiday one year in the Algarve and has never looked back, emigrating there in 1995.

· Fluent in Portuguese from day 1, Scott set about putting together his very own construction business and quickly went from strength to strength, creating his own team and network of locals, before getting a knock at the door in 2000 to be joined in the Algarve by both mum & dad.

· Brett Hawkins

· Brett is the non-builder in the team, having graduated from University with a Bachelors in Accountancy & Finance, he went on to work in London for 6 years to learn his profession, Management Accounting.

· For Brett six years was enough in the Capital city, and with many holidays visiting family in the sunny Algarve it was time to branch out, emigrating there in 2002.

· Taking a while to settle Brett eventually took up a position as Group Financial Controller for a leading property developer in the Algarve, where he spent 7 years, before making the irresistible move to join both father & brother in the family business.


GMT are just a phone call away 24:7! 

Contact Us

  • Call +351 282 098 600
  • Office hours: Mon – Fri 09:00 to 17:30


Home Emergency Response Service

Contact Us


  • Call +351 282 098 600
  • Office hours: Mon – Fri 09:00 to 17:30