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Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Pointing / Repointing

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Reviewed by Jason on 16/4/2015

At last a tradesman that does the job at short notice, gives a good price and completes the job with customer satisfaction. Will recommend to friends and family for sure. Thank you.

Experienced plumber with considerable knowledge and expertise of providing advice and plumbing solutions to customers. Having a proven ability to problem solve and investigate any plumbing issues thoroughly to find the best solution to any plumbing issues

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Plumbing Repair & Maintenance

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Reviewed by Adam on 1/5/2017

Great service

I am a self employed trader with a number of years experience in a range of home improvements and general maintenance. I am happy to quote for small jobs such as putting up shelves, blinds and the like. I specialise in painting, wallpapering and tiling.

Trades serviced: Internal Painting & Decorating, Floor Tiling, Wall Tiling, Wooden / Metal gates, Garden Maintenance, External wall painting

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Reviewed by Mala on 17/4/2014

More than happy with the help. Have already recommended to friends. Will use again when needed

We strive to give quality work at a reasonable rate. Easy to get along with and will always leave customers satisfied before payment is required.

Trades serviced: Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning, Septic tanks - installation / emptying / cleaning, Wooden / Metal gates, Garden Wall, Lawn care services - grass cutting / turfing / seeding, Landscaping

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Reviewed by Richard on 31/8/2013

Very easy to deal with. Came to assess the job, advised on different options and provided a competitive quotation very quickly. Robert and his team started and finished the job within agreed timescales and left the site tidy at the end of each day. We are delighted with the quality of the workmanship and the finished job. Definitely recommended.

Trades serviced: Wooden staircases, Wooden Doors - Internal, Laminate Flooring, Solid wood flooring, Fitted bedrooms / Wardrobes, General Fitted Furniture

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Reviewed by shelly on 18/10/2011

G. O'neill Was on time , he was very polite , he was very tide . a good price , & the job was excellent & i would recommend him to my family & friends a lovely man thank you Gaven

Trades serviced: Conservatory, Garage Conversion, House extension, Home improvements, Loft Conversion, Wooden staircases

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Home improvements, Loft Conversion, Metal staircases, Wooden staircases, Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

Trades serviced: Wooden Doors - Internal, Wooden Shutter, Laminate Flooring, Solid wood flooring, General Fitted Furniture, Bespoke kitchens

Bespoke Carpentry and Joinery , Domestic Shop fitting specialists

Trades serviced: Wooden staircases, Wooden Doors - Internal, Laminate Flooring, Solid wood flooring, Bespoke furniture, Fitted bedrooms / Wardrobes

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Reviewed by Tom on 14/1/2017

Rafiq worked diligently to get the door done, coming back to finish off when then job ran over. Work required a fair amount of touch up after he was finished but he charged a fair price and worked hard.

Trades serviced: Wooden staircases, Wooden Doors - Internal, Laminate Flooring, Solid wood flooring, General Fitted Furniture, Bespoke kitchens

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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

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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

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  4. Pick a tradesperson

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

  5. Job done

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