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Find a handyperson near me

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Find a handyperson near you

A good handyperson is absolutely priceless. Swooping in to relieve you of the jobs you either don’t have the skills or the time to do yourself.

Coupled with the fact that handymen and women have magic hands they can apply to a plethora of different tasks, it’s understandable that these enviable skills are in high demand.

Need to find a reliable and experienced handyperson near you? Look no further, we’ve got you covered.

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How to find the best handyperson near you

You’ll be pleased to hear we have two simple and straightforward ways to find competent, reliable, and professional handymen and women in your local area.

Option 1: Use our request a quote feature

If you’re short on time, you’ll love this option. Just fill in our quick ‘request a quote’ feature and our approved handymen and women will be in touch.

  1. Add your details to the form
  2. Let us know what work you need
  3. We’ll search our leading directory for you
  4. Our local contractors will contact you to discuss your job requirements

Option 2: Browse our online trade directory

If you have a bit more time available, why not browse our directory of approved tradespeople? Simply type your postcode in the box below, hit search, and see who comes highly rated.

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What does a handyperson do?

A handyperson is a ‘Jack of All Trades’.

They can help you with quick repairs, DIY jobs, and maintenance in and around your home and garden. They can also tackle minor building, carpentry, plumbing, and electrical work.

Some of the services offered by a handyperson include:

  • Painting and decorating
  • Hanging pictures, mirrors, and shelving
  • Installing curtain rails
  • Assembling furniture
  • Sealing baths and showers
  • Small carpentry or building jobs
  • Minor plumbing or electrical work

Handywoman putting up a shelf

Questions to ask a handyperson

Many people who work in this field have built up years of experience and are competent in a range of skills.

However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t feel comfortable asking a few questions to ensure you’re 100% happy with your choice of handyperson.

Some key questions to ask to help qualify the credentials of a local handyman or woman include:

Do you have public liability insurance?

Public liability insurance will cover the cost of your handyperson putting things right should they accidentally damage your property while working in or around your home.

All Checkatrade members must have up-to-date public liability insurance to be listed in our directory.

Is your work guaranteed?

When you finally get those jobs ticked off the list, you want to make sure they’re completed to a high standard and that they’ll last.

Therefore don’t be shy to ask if a handyperson’s work is guaranteed. In fact, when choosing a Checktrade member, you can rely on the Checkatrade guarantee for additional peace of mind. Jobs are covered for up to 12 months (T&Cs apply).

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Can you show me examples of your work?

A proud handyperson will happily show you photos of their previous work.

This will not only help to demonstrate their competence, but it could inspire your project too.

Another way to check the credentials of a local handyperson is to take a look at online reviews.

All Checkatrade members have a business profile page on our site, making it easy to check both of these things.

Handyman fixing a door lock

What’s your availability?

Don’t assume that good handymen and women are available to start work straight away.

The best handymen and women will be booked up in advance, so plan ahead to avoid disappointment.

How much do you charge?

You know the phrase, “Pay peanuts…”? If you want a job doing well, expect to pay a decent sum for the expertise that facilitates that.

Having said that, you do want to make sure you’re being charged a fair price.

We recommend getting 2-4 quotes from different handymen and women near you.

Ask for the quotes to be itemised so you can compare like-for-like. That way, you can check whether the quote includes:

  • Materials, fixtures, and fittings
  • Any preparatory work and ‘making good’ once the job is complete
  • The disposal of waste
  • The hire of any specialist equipment that may be required

The work of a handyperson is wide and varied, but as a guide, you can expect to pay around £30 per hour for a handyperson in the UK.

It’s not uncommon for a handyman or woman to have a minimum call-out fee (normally around £40-50), so it’s often best to make a list of jobs you need help with before calling a handyperson.

Related content: Read our handyperson prices cost guide for further information and a breakdown of individual costs.

Larger firms will subcontract work to individual handymen and women, so expect to pay a little more in this instance. Similarly, if you’re in London or other major cities, prices tend to be higher.

Go direct – search the Checkatrade directory to find an approved handyperson near you.

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How do I find a local, recommended handyperson near me?

With a few key questions in your back pocket, it’s time to find a local handyperson for the job. Here are our top tips:

Use a professional directory

Many specialist tradespeople are registered with a Competent Persons Scheme, allowing them to self-certify their work. However, due to the great variety of tasks that a handyperson can assist with, they’re unlikely to be registered in this way.

You can, however, use trade directories such as Checkatrade to find approved handymen and women near you.

You’ll only find trades who meet our high standards and pass our quality checks on Checkatrade.

Check online reviews

For further peace of mind, a quick online search will allow you to check a tradesperson’s reputation and the quality of their work.

Websites such as Checkatrade display honest and verified reviews from real-life customers.

Ask for recommendations

Another way to find a local handyperson you can trust is to ask friends and family for their recommendations.

Be sure to check these recommendations out on Checkatrade too!

Ready to find an experienced, reliable handyperson near you? Just add your postcode to the box below to start your search.

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