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March 9, 2018

Call in a Handyman

Call in a Handyman – We all have lots of outstanding odd jobs to do around the house and most of us put them off until “tomorrow”. If you have a build up of these kinds of jobs it might be a good time to call in your local handyman to finally get these jobs completed. Generally a handyman type person will be cheaper than a tradesman and in many instances will be just as skilled and capable of a tradesman who charges double the rates. make sure that your chosen handyman is capable of carrying out the work you need doing though, you don’t want to finish up with a bodged job that will require a craftsman to put it right – pay cheap pay twice as they say. If you are in any doubt head over to the Rated People website and check out the reviews for local handymen in your area, this should put your mind at rest regarding any potential handyman that you have in mind.

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July 14, 2017

Get a Proper Electrician

Filed under: DIY,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 6:52 am

Get a Proper Electrician – When you have electrical problems in your home or office you will need to get the assistance of a qualified electrician to help sort it out. It is best if you do not try to deal with it yourself because not only is electricity dangerous, it could actually kill you, and we don’t want that do we? These days the safety regulations covering electrical installations are pretty strict and all electricians have to be checked to make sure that they are working to the correct standards. Most electrical jobs have to be “signed off” to certify that they have been done the work correctly and everything has been checked and tested. Don’t call in your local handyman for these electrical tasks because although he/she will probably have a go at fitting a new socket or light fitting, there is a good chance that they will not do it properly so there could be repercussions later if there is a fire or some other related problem. So be wise and safe and contact your qualified local electrician.

July 7, 2017

Get Help Assembling Flat Pack Furniture

Get Help Assembling Flat Pack Furniture – So you’ve just bought some nice new furniture from Ikea or John Lewis and the delivery has arrived on time (phew!), your house is full of boxes and none of it looks anything like it did in the shop. Why is that? Its all flat pack furniture. Right let’s get a box open and put something together, what do I need? A hammer, a screwdriver, a tape measure, a couple of clamps might come in handy, that should do it. OPen the box, spread all the bits out mmm, lets have a look at the instructions mmmmm. Time to get on the phone to your local handyman or flat pack assembly specialist, because if you carry on this is just going to get worse and worse, the wrong bits in the wrong place, the wrong dowels in the wrong holes, the cam bolts in the wrong way round, shall I go on? We’ve all done it and all lived to regret the consequences. Someone who is experienced at flat pack assembly will do this in a jiffy, they will know what all the bits are, they will know where all the bits go, and they will know what order to do it in, they will probably even have a few spare cams and screws when you find that there are only 19 not 20 in the packet. Don’t give yourself a headache, just get on the phone and call in a flat pack assembly expert, sit back have a cup of tea and watch, it will be a pleasure!

June 28, 2017

Handyman Services

Filed under: England,Gardens,Scotland,Services,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 10:15 am

Handyman Services – If you have lots of those annoying odd jobs that need doing around the house and you don’t have the time or the inclination to do them yourself, you might need to look for a local handyman to do those jobs for you. A decent handyman can do a wide range of jobs around the home and will cost a lot less than a tradesman. Plenty of those odd little jobs do not need a great deal of skill and there are plenty of building, carpentry and plumbing type jobs which do not really require the services of a proper tradesman, so hiring a handyman could be the perfect solution. It is not only in the house itself that a handyman will be in his element, he will also do most of the jobs that you need doing in the garden, such as lawn mowing, fixing fences, laying decking, clearing rubbish and jet washing the patio. And he may also be able to do some simple jobs on your car, like changing the oil, putting on new brake pads, changing tyres and fitting new windscreen wipers. So you can see that having a good handyman in your contacts list is a great idea, enabling you to contact him whenever you need stuff doing. Why not look around right now and find a suitable handyman in your local area.

May 14, 2017

Get an Odd Job Man

Filed under: DIY,Services,Uncategorized,United Kingdom — Tags: , , — needahand @ 10:27 am

Get an Odd Job Man – I am sure that all of us at some time or another have odd jobs around the house that we need to tackle. Now while some of us are able to do the majority of these jobs ourselves, there are many people out there who are just useless at DIY, who don’t have the correct tools, or simply never have enough time to tackle these kinds of job. So what are we to do? Well the answer is quite simple, do a search for a local odd job man or woman who can do the work for you at a much cheaper rate than your average tradesman. These days there are thousands of odd job men out there, ready and willing to complete your odd jobs around the home and garden. Try looking in your local newspaper, have a quick search on the internet, browse through the Yellow Pages, or head along to a website like Rated People where you can get quotes and contacts for free. So if you have been putting off those odd jobs for months or even years, get off your backside and contact a local odd job man. You will be pleasantly surprised at just how many jobs a decent odd job man/woman will be able to help you with and it is not just the small odd jobs like hanging a picture or sticking up a shelf, he/she might also be able to build you some garden decking or add a new partition to your house. Make sure they are confident at doing the job before giving the go ahead.

March 30, 2017

Handyman Services Are Useful

Filed under: DIY,Services,United Kingdom — Tags: , — needahand @ 3:42 pm

Handyman Services Are Useful – If I had a pound for every time my wife asked me to do odd jobs around the house I would have enough cash to hire a handyman to do the jobs for me. Don’t you find that the more you are asked, the less likely you are to actually do the job. I guess its stubborness (is there such a word?), but being constantly pestered really gets my goat up. It isn’t always for this reason the jobs get ignored or postponed though, sometimes I really don’t have the time, and sometimes there is a specific tool that would make the job so much easier and I don’t happen to have that tool. This is when calling in your local handyman might actually work out cheaper than going and buying the tools that you need. A handyman ….. well, comes in handy at times and they can generally do quite a wide range of jobs and have all the necessary tools and equipment to carry out the work. Next time you are calling in your local handyman (or handywoman) make a list of all those odd jobs the wife has been pestering you about, and you can get them all done in one hit.

February 3, 2016

Flat Pack Furniture Assembly

Filed under: Services,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 12:40 am

Flat Pack Furniture Assembly – I’m sure we have all had run-ins with flat pack furniture at some time or another, and I’m also sure that the experience was far from a pleasant one! It all looks so simple when you study the instruction sheet (and do you really check that all those bits are in the pack?) and then when you finally get started you find that you have glued the dowels in the wrong holes, fitted a shelf on back to front, or tried to do it on your own and the whole thing has collapsed through lack of support. Call in the flat pack assembly man, probably your local handyman, and he will help you work through this onerous task.

January 19, 2016

Aylesbury Handyman

Filed under: England,Services,United Kingdom,Websites — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 12:31 pm

Aylesbury Handyman – If you live in the Aylesbury area and are looking for handyman services you should consider visiting the “Aylesbury Carpentry and Handyman Service” website where you can view photos of all the latest jobs carried out by this handyman and get contact details to get a free quote for any handyman job that you currently have at hand. Pete will gladly come round, offer advice and work out an estimate for you.

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January 5, 2016

What Does a Handyman Do

Filed under: Facts,United Kingdom — Tags: , , — needahand @ 5:01 pm

What Does a Handyman Do? Well that is a good question and there is no definitive answer because there are so many jobs that a handyman can do and each one will have his own particular skills and specialities. Just a few of the jobs that a handyman might do are: odd carpentry jobs, odd cleaning jobs, general building jobs, gutter cleaning, building flat pack furniture, general woodworking projects, door hanging, waste removal, tidying gardens, general maintenance, garden clearances, curtain rails put up, pipework boxed in, flat pack furniture repair, small electrical jobs, odd jobs around the home, coving and cornices, laminate flooring laid, brick re-pointing, window blinds fitted, timber flooring repairs, building maintenance, odd shelving projects, brickwork repaired, squeaky doors fixed, small plumbing jobs, odd tiling projects, general electrical jobs, general painting around the house, leaky taps replaced, general garden maintenance, maintenance quotations, office maintenance, vinyl flooring cut and laid, small carpentry jobs, odd jobs in the home, fencing put up, shelving fixed, general kitchen projects, general flooring projects, repairs to furniture, general painting and decorating work, general bricklaying projects, wooden decking mended, skirting boards replaced, internal doors fitted, timber decking built, handyman garden services, small decorating jobs, general plastering projects, linoleum flooring laid, odd job quotations and much much more.

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