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Trades serviced: Cellar & Basement Conversion, Conservatory, Garage Conversion, House extension, Home improvements, Loft Conversion

Trades serviced: Wooden / Metal gates, Garden Clearance, Lawn care services - grass cutting / turfing / seeding, Landscaping, Pond & Water Feature, Soil Irrigation / Drainage

Trades serviced: Wooden Doors - Internal, Wooden Shutter, Bespoke furniture, Fitted bedrooms / Wardrobes, General Fitted Furniture, Laminate / Wooden kitchen worktops

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Reviewed by Carol on 23/7/2012

Toby is making me an oak fire surround and hearth, he is forwarding pictures of progress on regular basis and I am really pleased with Hammond Carpentry and will definitely use Toby again.

Welcome to L&B Builders Ltd is an established, family run business, with over 15 years’ experience in all aspects of building and construction for the private householder, commercial and corporate clients. Based in Watford.

Trades serviced: Wooden / Metal gates, Garden Design, Garden Wall, Landscaping, Brick / Block Paving, Stone / Concrete Paving

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Reviewed by tahir on 4/2/2017

What can I say... Right from the handshake ,Lee was very polite and courteous His knowledge and professional manner guided us to pick the paving that was right for us He was always on time and finished the job on time ,the finish on the paving is fantastic and our front looks great ,We are so impressed. I would highly recommend him and his team Hopefully will us his company again Tahir

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garage Conversion, House extension

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Reviewed by Sion on 10/1/2014

Very professional, project started and finished on time and in budget, End result looks great. Thanks guys, would use you again and have recommended you to friends.

LPC Maintenance Ltd are providers of fast, reliable and cost effective maintenance solutions. From a leaking taps to roof repairs, Jetting Jobs ,boiler breakdowns to kitchen or bathroom installations up to small refurbishments.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Home improvements, Wooden staircases

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Reviewed by steven on 24/6/2016

brilliant quick service

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Conservatory, Garage Conversion, House extension, Home improvements

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Reviewed by Ian on 29/3/2012

A very good job. Will use again.

Trades serviced: Electric underfloor heating, Bespoke furniture, Fitted bedrooms / Wardrobes, General Fitted Furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Kitchen design / Installation

Trades serviced: Cellar & Basement Conversion, Conservatory, Garage Conversion, House extension, Home improvements, Loft Conversion

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by James on 6/12/2016

Billy turned up on time, was easy to talk to and very efficient. I would have no hesitation about using his services again.

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Handymen - what you need to know

A handyman can carry out a range of small "odd jobs" around the home that you can't or don't want to do yourself. They're skilled at a wide range of repairs and maintenance work. If you bought some flat pack furniture and you've been frantically typing 'how to put up IKEA furniture' in an online search engine ever since, a handyman can take the task off your hands. They can also hang objects on walls - like shelves, mirrors, TVs and photos - so you can finally get that photo wall you’ve been dreaming of.

What a handyman can help with

  • Assembling flat pack furniture.
  • Hanging photos/mirrors/TVs on a wall.
  • Mowing a lawn.
  • Hanging shelves on a wall.
  • Small paint jobs that don’t require a painter/decorator.
  • Cleaning a driveway.
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Sometimes, there are things that need doing in the house but they seem too small to justify hiring someone to get them done. It could be a small area that needs painting, or you might want your lawn mown and your driveway and garden path hosed down. These are the kinds of jobs a handyman can take care of. They tend to charge by the hour so they can carry out a number of tasks on one visit.

Questions you should ask a handyman

  • How long have they been trading?
  • What work can they do? (It’s a good idea to ask about extra skills, such as electrical.)
  • What experience do they have carrying out similar work to your job? Can they show you pictures?
  • What have their favourite jobs been/what jobs do they like doing?
  • How will they make sure the heavy object won’t fall off the wall?
  • Will they supply the materials for the job (e.g. nails/screws)?
  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • Will they be carrying out the job themselves or sub-contracting it? If the job’s being carried out by someone else, what experience do they have and are they covered by insurance?
  • Will they give a guarantee/warranty for the work and how long does this last?
  • Is the cost of the job per hour or per finished job?

See the latest questions that homeowners have been asking about help with general DIY.

Handyman ideas

Get some ideas for how you can display photos on a wall . Plus, get smarter with storage with these shelving ideas.

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How our service works

  1. Create a job - it's free

    We'll connect you with the right tradesmen, from over 30 different trades.

  2. Get quotes

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  3. Check ratings

    Look at each tradesperson's profile to see their ratings and reviews.

  4. Pick a tradesperson

    Use our homeowner checklist for extra tips on choosing a tradesperson.

  5. Job done

    Leave a rating for your tradesperson based on quality, reliablity and value.