A-Z Home Maintenance

  • Tumbledryer Vent

    Excellent - great job.

  • EICR certificates

  • Immersion heater not working

    Derek is extremely helpful and reliable. He fixed my immersion heater quickly and efficiently. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending him. Thank you Derek

  • Fit an external two socket junction box to outside wall

    An excellent job by Derek, 100% satisfied and would definitly use his services again. Thanks.

  • Landlords Certificate

  • Quote for Fitting a Electric Shower

  • Add 2 double additional sockets

    Great knowledge and service. Will use again.

  • Ceiling roses & en suite removal

    Derek did a good job with the roses and lights and would recommend him and will use him again.

  • Power shower switch not working

    Fixed quickly and effectively. Thanks!

  • Ensuite refurbishment

    Derek and Purple Home provided a very reasonable quotation to refurbish our en-suite which they completed to a very high standard. Work started on time and they were very easy to deal with and any late changes we presented were handled professionally.
    I would definitely recommend them to everyone and we are engaging them a second time to completely redo our main bathroom.

  • Electrical work from the condition report

    All work completed as expected.

  • Faulty Bathroom Extractor

  • Electrical installation condition report

    Derek completed the report as agreed. Good communication.


  • Installation of light fittings and radiator timer

  • Bathroom improvements

  • Fit new induction hob

    Derek did a great job fitting our induction hob. Very efficient, personable and reasonably priced. He also carried out a survey of the electrics and we received that promptly. Would definitely use again.

  • light fitting..Loft ladder

    My chandelier and wall lights were fitted in super quick time at a very reasonable price by this friendly gentleman.

  • Moving and fitting switches

  • A few small electrical jobs.

  • bathroom light switch

  • Supply and Install Bathroom Extraction fan

    Derek did a great job, providing a number of options when he came to quote, and thinking laterally to provide the best solution. Flexible in his timings, his work was to a very high standard, and I will definitely get in contact with him again for any similar work.

  • Fixing clothes rail

    Job completed quickly and efficiently. Would recommend.

  • Upgrade bathroom lighting

    Derek assessed what was needed and carried out the work to a high standard. The original wiring had been done by a non professional person this was rectified by Derek after a discussion with us. We will be contacting Derek again in the future should additional work be needed and would highly recommend him to other people requiring electrical work to be carried out.

  • fit extractor

    exellent job profesional friendly came to fit when stated very reasonable price would defintely recomend .

  • Tripped switch

    Excellent job. Punctual and knowledgeable.

    Would recommend.

  • New kitchen Floor, gardening, general repairs

  • Humidity controlled extract fan

  • Extractor Fan, light fittings

  • Defunct external electrics

    Prompt and effective work - thanks!

  • Replacing Fence post

    Very good, quick and reliable. Would recommend.

  • Replace old fencing

  • New and extra double sockets throughout house

    Derek worked extremely hard and did a grand job for a great price! I will definitely be asking him to do more jobs for us and recommending him to family and friends.

  • Odd jobs

  • fix broken shower unit

    good communication throughout. efficient and reliable. would happily recommend to friends and family.

  • fit a yale premium alarm kit HSA6400 wirefree

    brilliant job done , very nice and polite and went the extra mile needed and stayed until was all done good and we are very happy. will use again for sure 👍

  • Immersion Thermostat/Element Blown Possibly

    The job turned out to be a little bigger than anticipated but took it all in his stride. Impressive service.

  • move electrical sockets

    Nice bloke, honest prices. Completed work at short notice.

  • Bathroom heater

    Excellent service, knowledge, efficient and didn't leave any mess! Would use again.

  • Fitting an outside light

  • Install blinds

    Very pleased with Derek's work and really nice chap. Had various jobs to including hanging blinds, replacing switches etc and at a good price. All done to q high standard. Will definitely have him back in the future.

  • Blind, curtain fitting and lighting.

    Derek is a brilliant handyman, I am so pleased that I found him! He put up our curtains and poles, new lighting as well as fit new extractor fans. I'd recommend him to any one. Thank you

  • Erect garden fence 5 panels

    Derek is a legend.
    He did an amazing job on my fencing. Encountered a problem but just cracked on and sorted everything.
    Reasonably priced, works quickly and to a high standard. Would recommend him to anybody.
    Would 100% use again if a job arises.

  • New double socket

  • Curtain poles

  • Fixing kitchen spotlights

    Completed job to high standard

  • Blank off plugs

    Fab friendly guy job well done have recomended to friend .

  • immediate start Gloucester

    Derek was with us the whole day hanging a number of mirrors. Pictures. Wall units. Stair gates etc. Did an excellent job all round and would certainly recommend

  • Replace broken fence & removal line post (and concrete)

    Really please with the quality on the new installation of fence panels. Not issues would happily asked to undertake other works in the future.

  • Roller blind

  • Fit new bathroom extractor.

  • Curtain poles etc

  • Hanging heavy item to plasterboard

  • Fitting 2x Spotlights and Dimmer

  • handyman

    Excellent and officiant .
    Fantastic quality of the job.Highly recommend.
    Olga Spencer

  • B&Q wardrobe installation

    All work done to excellent standards. Happy customer here. Will definitely be using again. Thank you

  • To fit quiet close shutting door brackets to two doors

    A competent man who gave thought and advise to the task in hand. I would recommend him to others ad certainly use him again.

  • Odd jobs

    Thank you very much, all my little jobs completed in a morning.
    Will definitely hire again when I get another list of things that need doing.

  • Install additional kitchen socket

  • Replace ceiling lights in en suite & bathroom

  • Fit 2 extra sockets for new kitchen

    Derek completed the work to specification with professionalism and attention to detail. Thanks again Derek!

  • Installation of the night storage heater

    Punctual,good job done and I would definitely recommend. Thank you!

  • fitting floating shelves x6

    Great response time, could fit me in quickly with a good job well done. I will be using Derek again, thanks

  • A number of different jobs in one house

    Derek quoted a reasonable price and completed all the work to a high standard. Will be using again and would happily recommend to friends and family.

  • Fit rear door canopy + garden shed roof insulation

    Derek was very helpful and efficient with the 3 handyman jobs that needed doing over a year ago. I had a canopy that needed fitting on the outside of our kitchen door and this was done fairly quickly and satisfactorily. The larger job entailed some new light fixtures in the garden shed plus providing/installing insulation boarding (cut to size by him) inside the roof area of the shed. Finally, he fixed new lighting in our bathroom. All very successful.

  • Install new light fitting and replace 2x switches

    Derek was very quick to respond to the ad and was able to come out and complete the job within a couple of days. His communication was great and the work carried out was excellent. I will be using him in the future for electrical work.

  • Remove a second ceiling light and more

    Derek did really good job moving the ceiling lights. Very happy customer and will use agin.

  • install build in electrical hob and oven

  • Fence needs replacing

    Derek has proved to be a valuable asset in my phone book completing a number of jobs for me. I would recommend him to anyone.

  • Add two sockets into room

  • bathside replacement, doorstep and extractor fan covers

  • demolition of shed, repair of fence replace fence panel

    Good professional job, completed to time.

  • Erect Fencing Panels & Posts

  • Sockets and Lights

  • Electrical check up

  • Fence/Gate replacement

    Job completed quickly and to a high standard

  • Assemble flat packed furniture / small patching & paint

  • Laminate floor laying and building a lean to or shed

  • Re-routing wiring and adding 3 electrical sockets

    Great job. Everything exactly how I wanted it.

  • Electrical sockets tripping

    BEWARE DO NOT TRUST - Turned up to diagnose, did nothing and took a payment but promised to come back a week later. He did come back but when he realised that the house would NOT be empty he left without doing any work. It seems he wanted the house to himself for some reason. VERY strange behaviour!! BEWARE!

    A-Z Home Maintenance's reply:

    Actually the dozen or so Eastern Europeans living here didn't bother me at all, you just have to take more care when working.
    Unfortunately I had to delay starting this job because of a distressed call from an old lady. I was unable to contact the landlord for several hours owing to my phone failing shortly after I left to attend her call. I called and texted as soon as I was able but only received similar abusive texts like this feedback even though I texted to explained the situation.

    The only money received was for an agreed previous visit to diagnose the fault for a very small amount. No other money was asked for or taken.

  • Replace consumer unit

  • oven install

    Great service..... excellent job...I can highly recommend Derek.

  • Plug sockets

    Very conscientious - would highly recommend!

  • Garden Fence Repair

    Derek also completed a fence repair job for us. He was professional throughout. Would highly recommend and would use again. Thanks Derek.

  • Fence Repair

    Derek completed a fencing job for me quickly despite problems with the weather. He charged a reasonable rate and completed the work to a good standard - I would certainly use him again!

  • New Fitting

  • Electricity cut in part of the house

    Good and efficient, would use again.

  • Odd jobs

  • remove bathroom shaver light and socket

    Original job plus fitting loft lights completed efficiently, at the agreed time and at a reasonable cost. I would have no hesitation in employing Derek again.

  • Remove light fittings and switches & electrical survey.

    Really pleased with the work that was done. Very neat and tidy job. Will certainly be calling upon Derek again to sort out more jobs for us.

  • Completing unfinished work by shoddy builder

  • putting up pictures and a few other bits and pieces

  • Guttering in need of repair

  • Fencing

    Derek's quote was competitive, however the main reason we chose him was his emphasis on providing a good quality service. He didn't disappoint. Derek discussed with me the different fencing options available and gave a thorough breakdown of cost. Communication beforehand was excellent, we had to negotiate around the weather a bit. And throughout the course of the job Derek informed me of any possible issues and came up with solutions to suit. Ultimately the end product is brilliant. Will definitiely use Derek again for our next job.

  • 12 wooden blinds to be put up in conservatory

    excellent job done, not the cheapest but showed the most attention to detail when came to quote. Was polite, cheerful, efficient and tidy. Very pleased.

  • Positive Client Reference taken by MyBuilder

    Derek has done 3 jobs for me now, mainly painting and decorating. I've always been very pleased with his work. He turns up on time, he's clean & tidy. His work is to a very good standard and his price is competitive. I shall be using him again soon and I have recommended him to my own friends.

  • Positive Client Reference taken by MyBuilder

    Derek is fantastic he can turn his hand to anything. His done my kitchen, bathroom, electrics and he's even fixed my car. He's an absolute wizard. I never met anyone so hard working, so cheap, so clever and honest. I can't recommend him highly enough. Derek is a great tradesman, there aren't many out there like Derek. I use him for everything.