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This page has everything you'll need to know about finding and hiring a local handyman. Learn about this trade and how they can help you around the home.

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Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Wooden Doors - Internal, Floor Sanding & Finishing, Laminate Flooring, Solid wood flooring

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Chimney Building / Repair, Home improvements, Loft Conversion, Wooden cladding /Fascias/ Soffits, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly

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Reviewed by BARBARA on 2/9/2012

A GOOD JOB ,WELL DONE. EVEN WHEN I CHANGED THE JOB AT THE END WAS MOST HELPFUL & FRIENDLY

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Stonework / Stone Cladding, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Garage Conversion, House extension, Home improvements

Trades serviced: Wooden staircases, Wooden Doors - Internal, Wooden Shutter, Laminate Flooring, Bespoke furniture, General Fitted Furniture

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Reviewed by Emma on 5/9/2013

Lloyd was lovely from the first time he came round. He was very professional, send me images of past work so I felt sure he would be able to do the job well and he gave the best quote. He has done an incredible job in putting turning my design into reality and the workmanship is lovely. He sent me information and images as the work progressed in his studio which was great. Very pleased with his work and he is a lovely guy, which makes it even nicer.

Trades serviced: Cellar & Basement Conversion, Conservatory, Garage Conversion, Home improvements, Porch / Canopy, Wooden staircases

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Conservatory, Garage Conversion

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Floor Sanding & Finishing, Laminate Flooring, Solid wood flooring, General Fitted Furniture, Wooden Decking

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Reviewed by Rebecca on 25/2/2012

Owen Bennett replaced our guttering and we are very happy with the quality of his work and it was very good value. He was friendly and efficient and I would happily recommend him to others.

We offer a complete service from joinery to electrical all services are catered for . We offer a quality service at reasonable prices with a full guarantee and free quotations

Trades serviced: Home improvements, Loft Conversion, Wooden Doors - Internal, Laminate Flooring, Solid wood flooring, Fitted bedrooms / Wardrobes

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Reviewed by ash on 4/4/2013

very prompt, quickly identified the problem and resolved it at a resonable price. did other checks too, overall definate recommend him....

Kitchens and bathrooms Refurbishment & Plumbing services.

Trades serviced: Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, General Fitted Furniture, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Plumbing Repair & Maintenance

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Reviewed by Paul on 6/9/2016

Manji's work comes recommended and he works hard to finish the job to your satisfaction

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garage Conversion, Porch / Canopy

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Reviewed by Daniel on 12/3/2013

They repaired an out door stair case for me. Good value. Did the job quickly with minimum instruction.

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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

    Up to 3 tradesmen can provide a quote, but on average you'll get 1-2.

  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.