Hi, my name is Simon and I have lived in the Cambridge area almost all my life. I provide a quality handyman / odd job service to homes and businesses in the Cambridge area.
You can be sure to get a response to your email / messages in a timely manner. Usually I will provide all costs upfront (or a capped estimate for more tricky projects). You can expect me to cleanly and at all times, maintain a high standard of work.
I ask for payment only once we are both happy with the work, I also have liability insurance and a completely clear police check.
Use my contact page to discuss your home improvement work.
The types of jobs that a handyman can do are limited firstly by the law, then by the skills particular to that individual.
The law is very clear that certain trades have to be certified, these include electrical work (other than simple end device changes such as switches and light fittings) and gas fitting (boilers and fires etc.).
There can also be restrictions placed on plumbing too. Apart from these workareas, an experienced and skilled handyman can be expected to complete to a excellent standard all the ususal jobs around the home and garden that just never seem to get done.
Examples of the work I can provide
The law is very clear on what can and cannot be undertaken by unqualified individuals (Qualified means certified to provide electrical services that fall under Part P of the building regulations). For non qualified individuals, it is acceptable to complete any of the following:
a) Replacing a socket outlet.
b) Light fitting replacement
c) Connecting a storage heater or cooker to an existing connection
d) Installation of an additional socket outlet
Warning – Electricity kills many people in the UK each year and most accidents occur because the victims believed they could fix an electrical problem themselves without having the necessary knowledge and skills.
If you have any doubt, consult a qualified electrician or your local authority buildings control team.Light fitting
Handyman services also include carpentry jobs and on occasion, I have been asked to design and build a garden deck for a client. Below are some pictures of decking projects I have completed.
Fencing services also fall in the category of handyman services. Whether you need help with the fence installation project or repair project, handyman experts will make sure to get the job done.
Door repairs is a common job. I am often called to help with doors that need hanging or doors that no longer work.
I am able to trim off the bottom of doors that no longer swing due to a recent fitted carpet. Sometimes the hinges have come loose or the screw holes need plugging to secure the door back into the frame.
Locks and catches also sometimes need a little attention. I can help with all these jobs and more so call me for advice and a free estimate.
Are your windows in need of repair, replacement or renovation? Well, this is the kind of job I am asked to do for clients. I can repair sash windows, replace double glazing units.
Recently I was asked to take out a first floor window in order to get a HUGE mattress upstairs. (This was a four man job with the client and his mate giving a hand!) We got the window out, the mattress in and the window back all in the space of a couple of hours. No problems!