What can handymen do?

What can handymen do?

Whether you have a busy schedule and can’t find the time to replace your lightbulbs or want to spend the free time you have with the family instead of repairing your kitchen cupboards – the best thing to do is to call a handyman. A professional handyman can complete a whole list of tasks that you might have, from small tasks to large projects.

However, you might have some questions about handyman services before you book a professional. From “what are typical handyman services?” to “why hire a handyman?”, today we want to help you better understand handymen and handyman services, so we are answering some of the most frequently asked questions about handymen.

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handyman drilling window

What are typical handyman services?

Typical handyman services include assembling flat-pack furniture, hanging up shelves, putting up curtains, mounting TV screens to walls, tidying loose cables, draughtproofing homes and much more. Our handymen can also complete decorating and painting tasks, such as fixing cracks in walls, painting rooms and hanging up wallpaper.

Some of our handymen can also complete minor electrical, carpentry and plumbing work. This includes replacing lightbulbs, changing light fixtures, assembling kitchen units, unblocking sinks, and much more.

Can a handyman do electrical work?

Yes, handymen can help with electrical work, as long as they have an electrical licence. Some unqualified handymen can carry out basic electrical work, but it is recommended that you opt for a qualified electrician for most jobs.

As Which? explains, “When you carry out changes to the electrical installation (wiring, fuse box and electrical circuits) in your home, this work needs to comply with building regulations, known as Part P. The building regulations are there to ensure that properties are built or altered to a safe standard.”

changing lighbulb

So, it is recommended to always use registered electrical for electrical work. However, it isn’t against regulations for handymen to carry out minor electrical works, such as replacing a light fixing, provided the wiring stays the same.

Can a handyman do plumbing?

Yes, handymen can legally help with basic plumbing tasks, such as unblocking toilets and repairing leaky taps. However, for tasks such as installing a gas boiler, make sure you opt for a qualified plumber, with certification and experience. The same goes for the installation of mains pressurised hot water. A lot of damage can be done if someone without the required knowledge or skills tries to complete such a task.

Can a handyman do flooring?

Yes, handymen are able to fit and repair flooring. Some of the types of flooring they can fit include wood flooring; engineered wood flooring; laminate flooring; vinyl flooring; PVC flooring; solid wood flooring; dark wood flooring and birch flooring.

drilling into wood

Handyman how much per hour?

The average price per house of a handyman can depend on a few factors, such as the day and time – many handymen will charge more for out of hours work. For large projects, it is best to contact the company to provide a quote. 

Standard Rate

(8am-6pm weekdays)

Handyman Electrician / Plumber / Locksmith / Carpenter*
1st half hour £42.50 / £51.00 inc.VAT min 1 hour
1st hour £65.00 / £78.00 inc.VAT £75.00 / £90.00 inc.VAT
Each further half hour  £22.50 / £27.00 inc.VAT £37.50 / £45.00 inc.VAT
Half day (up to 4 hours)   £180.00 / £216.00 inc.VAT  £270.00 / £324.00 inc.VAT
Full day (up to 8 hours)   £320.00 / £384.00 inc.VAT   £450.00 / £540.00 inc.VAT

Standard Rate

(8am-6pm weekdays)

Handyman
1st half hour £42.50 / £51.00 inc.VAT
1st hour £65.00 / £78.00 inc.VAT
Each further half hour  £22.50 / £27.00 inc.VAT
Half day (up to 4  hours)   £180.00 / £216.00 inc.VAT
Full day (up to 8 hours)   £320.00 / £384.00 inc.VAT
Electrician / Plumber
1st half hour min 1 hour
1st hour £75.00 / £90.00 inc.VAT
Each further half hour £37.50 / £45.00 inc.VAT
Half day (up to 4  hours)  £270.00 / £324.00 inc.VAT
Full day (up to 8 hours)   £450.00 / £540.00 inc.VAT

Out Of Hours rate

(7-8am, 6-8pm weekdays, all day Saturdays)

Handyman Electrician / Plumber / Locksmith / Carpenter*
1st half hour £52.50 / £63.00 inc.VAT min 1 hour
1st hour £85.00 / £102.00 inc.VAT £95.00 / £114.00 inc.VAT
Each further half hour  £32.50 / £39.00 inc.VAT £47.50 / £57.00 inc.VAT
Half day (up to 4 hours)   £235.00 / £282.00 inc.VAT  £340.00 / £408.00 inc.VAT
Full day (up to 8 hours)   £395.00 / £474.00 inc.VAT   £540.00 / £648.00 inc.VAT

Out Of Hours rate

(7-8am, 6-8pm weekdays, all day Saturdays)

Handyman
1st half hour £52.50 / £63.00 inc.VAT
1st hour £85.00 / £102.00 inc.VAT
Each further half hour  £32.50 / £39.00 inc.VAT
Half day (up to 4 hours)   £235.00 / £282.00 inc.VAT
Full day (up to 8 hours)   £395.00 / £474.00 inc.VAT
Electrician / Plumber
1st half hour min 1 hour
1st hour £95.00 / £114.00 inc.VAT
Each further half hour £47.50 / £57.00 inc.VAT
Half day (up to 4 hours)  £340.00 / £408.00 inc.VAT
Full day (up to 8 hours)   £540.00 / £648.00 inc.VAT

Why hire a handyman?

Hiring a handyman is the best way to ensure that your task is completed quickly, efficiently and to the highest standard. While many choose to try their hand at their own DIY tasks, trying to complete certain tasks alone could prove too difficult, or even dangerous, for the average person. Handymen are trained in their craft and are a much better and safer alternative.

If you have any further questions about handymen and what they do, feel free to contact our team today. If you need help with any task or simply don’t have time to tackle it yourself, book our handymen today.

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