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What types of jobs does a handyman typically do?

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As a handyman the jobs i am asked to do vary from fixing faulty toilets,house painting (inside and out),building and repairing fences,guttering,gardening from general maintenance to clearence,flat pack and a lot more besides.

DB Handyman


Answered 24th Jun 2011

hi ..there are no typical jobs a handyman can do ....a good handyman also known as an odd job man .. should be able to do a broad spectrum of jobs ...from putting up shelfs ..cutting the lawn ..putting together flat pack furniture light plumbing work {fixing leaky toilets etc}and light electrical work{changing light fittings etc} ...all the best


Answered 1st Jun 2011

Anything ! However the limitations are those jobs that need qualifications such and Electrics and Gas fitting.


Answered 1st Jun 2011

What qualifications does tumble weeds garden and home services have to carry out electrical works has he any Knowledge on how or why testing of electrical works before connection and after making live are carried out? does he have a multi tester that usually cost between £800 £1500 and know how to use it is he a registered domestic installer if not he is a Handy Man not a Trades Man why pay for inferior quality work when there are fully qualified people on this site put your works up to proper tradesmen if thats what you require, and if an odd job man go and get qualified you can study more than one trade and be safe in your work


Answered 26th Aug 2011

As with any contractors you may hire for works, it would be adviseable to check out any qualifications the contractor holds regarding the works and also any insurances they have in place.. Handymen come in all shapes and sizes and some Do and some Do Not have qualifications to carry out the works.


Answered 13th Jun 2011

I would say that most jobs can be done if they are competent, but no 'handyman' should be doing work that needs a qualification such as electrics and plumbing and gas installs. So any thing like painting, decorating, shelving, coving, tiling, laminate flooring, flat packs, curtains,blinds, should be well within scope. But check for reference's first! This should be a guide only and hope it helps.


Answered 13th Nov 2011

Depending on theyre profession as they might be a qualified Bricklayer but do various small jobs and bits and pieces.
Handymen normall do lots of basic jobs and maintenance etc.....Might be from painting a wall or fitting door handle to laying a new floor and putting a fence up.

Best thing to do is if you have one/two or three jobs you need doing then just put out a advert on here and you will get responces from various tradesmen.

Good luck.

Scott Cannon.


Answered 1st Jun 2011

I would not recommend using a handyman to do any gas or electric works as i wouldn’t think they would be qualified to, if they was they wouldn’t be a handyman


Answered 1st Jun 2011

A Handyman does a broad spectrum of jobs, ranging from Gardening to Painting/Decorating etc. Some do full Electrical/Gas Work. Other only do small Electrical/Gas Work or either Electrical or Gas on its own.

I do small Electrical Work, which ranges from changing Plug Sockets, External Lighting, Internal Lighting Changes etc.

Hopes this helps..............


Answered 4th Jun 2011

Hi, Dependes on the handyman, some do gas/electric some dont.. some do big jobs some only small. Hopes this helps
Regards Roger


Answered 1st Jun 2011

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