Frequently Asked Handyman Questions
Handyman hire covers all kinds of work, typically smaller odd jobs. Examples of what we are often asked to carry out are picture hanging, paint repairs, flatpack assembly, cutting roller blinds to size, fitting curtain poles, blinds and all kinds of finishing work following major refurbishment work such as hanging mirrors and towel rails in bathrooms. The list is endless!
In order to make the visit as efficient and easy for you as possible, we always carry a range of commonly used consumable items, for example Rawlplugs, plasterboard fixings, heavy duty fixings, screws, adhesives, silicone and filler. We don't believe in turning up for an appointment and then having to go shopping for materials, as this costs you more. We'll always do our best to anticipate anything we may need, but please do your best to let us know if you think something may be out of the ordinary so we can organise a pre-appointment visit.
Can a handyman hire include electrical work?
Yes, absolutely. Please let us know on booking any work required and we can make sure to bring the relevant test equipment to certify the work. Please bear in mind that electrical work involves duty of care visual inspections of earthing and bonding in addition to electrical testing for any circuits worked on, so we'll need time to do this. We're happy to fit lamps and switches etc that you've supplied, as long as they are new and bear the relevant UK safety labels so always best to buy from an established UK wholesaler. Larger work such as replacement consumer units or new installations fall outside the handyman hire scope so we would issue a fixed quote in this case.
If we undertake an installation of your EV Charge Point, we'll carry out a pre-installation survey. During that we will verify the electrical demand of your property and that the requirements are met in terms of safety, such as earthing and bonding. Following the survey and your quote acceptance, we'll apply on your behalf to UK Power Networks to request authorisation to connect so you don't need to do anything. We'll also commission the unit on completion to activate the warranty, and notify the local building control office that the work has been completed to the required standard.
As long as you have private off-street parking where the cable is not able to endanger the public, you can mount your charger on a permanent structure like the house or garage, internally or externally. We cannot mount them on fences, but if required we can mount it on a purpose built metal plinth near the vehicle. We assess each installation on our pre-survey and offer a firm quotation based on where you'd like it.
We cover most work but some require specialist insurance, equipment, knowledge and experience. We've listed some examples of work we don't cover below -
- Any external work above ground floor
- External decoration work
- Gardening and Landscaping
- Excavation work such as ducting
- Plumbing, Heating and any Gas work
- Carpet and Vinyl installation