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A Handyman is normally the ideal person to call when you have a
lot of small jobs and are not sure who to call.. Handymen do all
types of work from putting together flat-pack furniture, fixing
leaks, windows or shelves, unblocking sinks and toilets to setting
up playground equipment laying decking and external repairs.
Handymen are best utilized for small, "Hubby won't do" types of
home repair work. The following projects are ideal for most
Minor plumbing work
DU.IT handymen are capable of completing minor plumbing
work like installing new fixtures or repairing a leaky taps
changing a toilet cistern. However if the job is more complex the
handyman will let you know and call in one of our specialist
plumbers who can even work on your gas central heating.
Adding a fresh application of caulk to gaps in the frames of
windows and doors is a great way to improve energy efficiency and
lower utility costs.
Decks and porches
Over time, weather can take its toll on wooden decks and
porches. A handyman can replace broken boards, apply a finish or
sealant and make general improvements or repairs to upgrade your
deck or porch's safety and appearance.
Gutter cleaning and maintenance
Although it's a simple enough task, cleaning gutters is messy
and involves climbing on the roof. Avoid the risk of injury by
hiring a professional handyman with the right equipment and
experience for the task. A handyman can also install gutter guards
to prevent seasonal clogging. All DU.IT Handymen are Health &
Safety trained and used to working at heights.
Home exterior repairs
If you have minor damage to your home's exterior, such as a
loose brickwork, defective mortar or a missing shingle, hiring a
handyman to repair those items may prove to be more cost-effective
than hiring a specialist.
Painting and touch-ups
A handyman can be hired to repaint a wall or garage door,
touchup trim and scuff marks and repair small holes. If the job is
for a large redecoration job, our specialist decorators will be
delighted to give you a quote.
Hanging window treatments, pictures and mirrors and
installing light fixtures
These small tasks can be easily accomplished by a homeowner, but
a hiring a handyman with the right tools and experience can help
ensure these wall-mounted items are hung correctly without
Handyman hiring tips
Homeowners should make sure they hire a professional handyman
that has the skills and can guaranteed their work. At DU.IT we have
customer focused staff to ensure that you are happy from start to
finish and as Members of the Federation of Master Builders and The
Guild of Master Craftsmen you be be assured of our
To get the most from a Handyman:
1. Define the project. Start by compiling a
list of the home repairs you would like completed. Remember, a
handyman is best utilized for small jobs such as installing light
fixtures, patching drywall and interior painting. If you want
bigger jobs done, please contact us for a quote for all building,
decorating, plumbing, electrical and refurbishment work.
2. Experience Make sure the potential handyman
has the skills and experience to complete your project.
3. Watch out for scams. You want to avoid
handymen who contact you with unsolicited phone calls or visits to
your home. You should also avoid any handyman who refuses to
guarantee the price of the job or asks for payment upfront.
Reputable handymen don't expect to get paid before the project is
4. Get it in writing. Agree the list of works
and price to be charged in writing.
5. Ask for a guarantee. Many handymen will
guarantee their work for up to one year. Ask about guarantees
before you make a hiring decision, and of course, make sure the
guarantee is in writing.
6. Inspect the work. Inspect the completed work
before making payment. Make sure that everything has been done to
your satisfaction and at the agreed upon price. Our handymen will
be happy to explain the finished work because they want you to be
satisfied and tell head office how good they are.
7. Refer If you are happy with the job, please
tell us so we can praise the handyman. Please also refer us to
people you know that need good quality help. We are happy to pay
you a £10 referral fee if we get work from your
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