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How to Find a Handyman

Finding a handyman

Use Plentific to compare the best prices for a local handyman. A handyman can be a jack of all trades, meaning that one person could take care of a list of various jobs you need doing and you only pay for their hire. Plentific’s directory is filled with recommended local handymen who can undertake a whole range of tasks in one visit.

Handymen are a cheap and effective way of handling your to-do list. You may be considering carrying out some DIY, but a handyman will be qualified and experienced in areas that you may not be. Remember, you are paying for their expertise as well as their time - they’ll be able to spot solutions through experience.

What do you need to think about when finding a handyman?

Consider how many tasks are going to be on your list. Think about anything that needs fixing where the task isn’t within your own remit. Then make sure you write the list in a way that specifically details what you need doing, prior to engaging with any handymen. It’s very important that you’re clear about the scale of work you’re looking for and number of tasks - it’s not helpful to wait until your local handyman arrives to reveal extra work that you need doing.

Make sure your handyman is licensed and insured. You can check this by asking for proof of their paperwork during the quoting process. As handyman is a generic title and there are no obvious barriers to entry, it’s essential that you verify the local professionals that you choose to hire.

Depending on their line of work, the handyman should be registered to bodies like NICEIC which authorises electrical work of its members. Any offers to carry out heating work should be backed by a membership with the Gas Safe Register.

An experienced professional should be able to provide all of this information. If they cannot, or are hesitant to do so, it would be wise to continue your search.

What does a handyman do?

A handyman can work across a variety of specialisms, these can include trade skills such as electrical, carpentry, masonry or plumbing work. They could carry out maintenance or repair work, across the interior and exterior of your property. Their repair work could range from a window, to pipes, doors, tiles and floorboards.

Your local handyman could also carry out cleaning of drains, re-painting walls or surfaces and they could also polish floors.

How much does a handyman cost?

Plentific advises you get at least three quotes from as many handymen in order to assess what the competitive rate is. Handymen will charge an hourly rate, which will be stipulated by the nature of the task. If the task requires trade skills, then it will cost more than the changing of lightbulbs. A tradesmen with qualifications across the board will cost more than one without a license, so it may not pay to get the cheapest tradesman.

Latest Handyman Jobs

Hannah in N1

I have a few different jobs I need doing ASAP. 1. I need an old gas fireplace removed and the gas line capped. 2. I need a new electric fireplace (I have it new in the box) installed in the spot where the gas fireplace was. This will require a long drill (50cm) to run the wires. I want all of the wires hidden. 3. I need the thermostat for my underfloor heating replaced. 4. I need my outdoor security lights looked at. Many thanks.

Tomas in RM3

I need a door to be replaced in my living room, I have the door just need someone to replace them.

Lucy in SE10

Odd jobs, hanging things, new taps, painting

Martin in SL0

There are 2 jobs to be completed: - Guttering replacement - Internal doors won't close, needs rehanging All materials should be provided, Thank you

Latest Handyman Reviews

by Anonymous
Working with Gavin and his team was an absolute pleasure. Gavin was very approachable and responded to questions very quickly. Each member of the team was highly professional and took care to complete the work to a high standard. I love my new bathroom and booked the company in to complete other work in my flat. A fantastic company with a family feel. Strongly recommend them!
by Siying C.
i hired Evolve to do my kitchen, it was very fast turnaround and i'm happy with the results. would definitely recommend them
by Jamie H.
Metin was not only hugely professional, brilliant at the job in hand but he also went the extra mile by popping out to B&Q (twice!) when we realised our TV bracket was not the correct one. He was fantastic. I have dealt with a lot of builders and handymen recently and Metin was the best of the best. Will definitely be using again.
by R Z.
I hired EPS based on the glowing recommendations of a colleague at work. My garden was overgrown and infested with ivy which was climbing up onto the neighbouring flats. I needed someone to go in quickly and resolve the issue. EPS were very efficient & sourced a local gardener whom they supervised and promptly made my garden look neat & tidy. Everything was cleared away and they provided a very competitive price. Would definitely recommend EPS.