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Local Handyman

A local handyman is a flexible specialist skilled in a variety of home maintenance and repair jobs, providing a useful service to people looking for cost-effective solutions to small household problems. Handymen are highly skilled individuals equipped with a broad spectrum of expertise encompassing various areas of household repairs. Their proficiency spans tasks such as fixing leaky faucets, repairing minor electrical problems, patching up drywall, installing fixtures, unclogging drains, painting, and performing general upkeep. They serve as the jacks of all trades, adept at tackling an assortment of issues encountered in everyday home maintenance.

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Here’s a list of some of the leading handyman companies in the UK. If you want to search for someone local to you, please use the search bar above to find the right handyman for you, based in your local area.
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in Grays, RM16 2XX
covering Grays and within a 8 mile radius
in Beckenham, SE22
covering Beckenham and within a 8 mile radius
in London, SW1V 1PZ
covering London and within a 8 mile radius
in Norwich, NR13 4EZ
covering Norwich and within a 8 mile radius
in Language Centre, 13 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, SW7 2JR
covering South Kensington and within a 8 mile radius
in 10, Edwin Road, Dartford, DA2 7DJ
covering Dartford and within a 8 mile radius
in Mainland House, Northampton, NN5 7AY
covering Northampton and within a 8 mile radius
in Newater House, Birmingham, B3 3NY
covering Birmingham and within a 8 mile radius

More About Handyman

Engaging the services of a local handyman offers numerous advantages. Firstly, their versatility means they can address multiple problems in a single visit, saving homeowners both time and effort. They possess the flexibility to handle a wide range of tasks efficiently, reducing the hassle of coordinating different specialists for different issues. This convenience is particularly beneficial for individuals with busy schedules or those who prefer a streamlined approach to household maintenance.


Moreover, handymen often bring their tools and equipment, eliminating the need for homeowners to invest in specialised gear for occasional repairs. Their expertise also extends to identifying potential problems, offering preventive measures, and executing necessary fixes before issues escalate, potentially saving homeowners costly repairs in the future.


Additionally, hiring a local handyman can foster a sense of trust and reliability within the community. These professionals often operate locally, building relationships with residents through their consistent and dependable services. Their familiarity with the area and clientele often leads to personalised and attentive assistance, creating a sense of comfort and assurance for homeowners seeking reliable maintenance solutions.


The role of a local handyman transcends mere repair work; they act as problem solvers, providing homeowners with peace of mind and the assurance that their household concerns will be efficiently addressed. Their multifaceted skills, coupled with their convenience and community presence, render them an indispensable asset for individuals looking to maintain their homes in optimal condition.

Handyman costs

The costs for handyman can vary greatly depending on location and the type of services you require, see our cost guide below:

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Frequently asked questions about handyman

It might be easier to list which jobs a handyman doesn’t do because most of these types of tradespeople will provide a long list of services. These are some of the typical jobs a handyman will undertake:
  • Fixing cupboards
  • Minor plumbing like unblocking drains, fixing taps
  • Fixing broken furniture
  • Installing shelves
  • Hanging pictures and mirrors on walls
  • Filling holes in walls
  • Painting internal and external walls and ceilings
  • Re-sealing baths, sinks, showers
  • Replacing light fixtures and minor electrical work
  • Repairing fences
  • Garden maintenance
  • Repairing decking/patios
  • Replacing damaged floorboards
  • Re-tiling and fixing tiles
  • Hanging or repairing internal doors
  • Fixing sticky doors and windows
  • Installing or repairing locks and handles
  • Installing a curtain rail
This is just a selection of the most common handyman jobs but you will probably find that there are many more jobs your local handyman will do for you. Some handyman tradespeople will offer services such as building flat-pack furniture and other household jobs that you do not have the time, skills or tools for.
The average cost of a handyperson is £20 to £35 per hour or a day rate of £120 to £250. They may quote you based on each job, so you should ask them how they charge before they start the work so you know whether their price is within your budget.
People usually choose to use a handyman when they have a few different jobs that need doing or when there is a small job that doesn’t necessarily require a fully qualified electrician or expert plumber, for example. If you had a number of small jobs that are in different areas of trade professions, it would make sense to have a handyman to do all the jobs, rather than paying for separate tradespeople. The work that a handyman does will not usually require the same level of skill and qualifications as an expert tradesperson within one particular occupation, so they will often charge less. If you could get a long list of small jobs completed in a few hours’ work from a handyman, this would be more cost-effective than paying different tradespeople and it takes less time to arrange the work as it will all get done at once. If you require more complicated work such as electrical installation or plumbing in a bathroom, these are the types of jobs that people would usually choose a specialist tradesperson for. Certain jobs such as electrical installation and gas boiler repairs legally require a fully qualified professional to do the job.

If you do not have a recommended handyman from friends or family, you can find a top quality local handyman in our Top Tradies directory. All our tradespeople must go through a strict verification process before we accept them into the directory, so you know that you are hiring a top professional with the relevant skills and experience for the job. 

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