Handyman Ongar

Finding a Handyman in Ongar: When reading the local Ongar newspaper you will invariably notice quite a lot of individuals providing handyman type services. One who does the job properly and shows up when they say they will is not quite as easy to pick out. If you are stuck with an untrustworthy Ongar handyman who constantly fails to show up, it's not much fun.

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So, precisely how do you track down somebody in Ongar who you can rely on to show up as promised and carry out the work properly? You might be surprised at how many ways you can use to search out local tradesmen. One of the best strategies we know for finding trusted tradesmen is to ask friends or relations for advice. It is often stated that word of mouth is the most reliable recommendation of all.

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If asking friends and relations did not produce any decent results, you might think about using the trade review site; Rated People. This is one of the better regarded and most established sites if you're considering searching on the internet for trusted tradesmen and tradeswomen. Craftsmen of all types can be located on Rated People, of course, not just odd job men and handymen. It is simply a case of filling in a straightforward form and waiting to be contacted by tradespeople keen to tackle your project. The customer testimonials and reviews should help you to choose the most suitable Ongar handyman for your home improvement project. You might also have a go with Trustatrader or Local Heroes if you're not a fan of Rated People.

It is vital to make certain that any handyman you choose has the expertise for the type of work you have planned. Certain Ongar handymen will take on practically any household task while others might have limited talents. When you think about it, do you actually want an odd job man doing electrical or plumbing work in your home? Bringing in a specialist tradesman is possibly a better idea when work like this is needed. However basic chores like mending a leaking tap or changing a plug are things that the majority of handymen will attend to.

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As soon as you have tracked down an honest handyman in Ongar you need to let others know about them. Trustworthy people aren't always that easy to find so some free advertising is a way of giving something back. You'll likely get them some more work by posting favourable feedback online, and you pass their details onto your friends and acquaintances.

Ongar handymen can usually help you with garden walls, garden tidying, lock replacement, patio laying, shed construction Ongar, garden maintenance, lawn mowing, studding, flatpack assembly Ongar, CCTV setup, furniture repairs in Ongar, laminate flooring, appliance installation, ceiling fans Ongar, roof repairs in Ongar, flooring repairs, alarm installation in Ongar, painting/decorating, deck construction, garden fencing, skirting repairs, window cleaning, loft clearances in Ongar, shed installation, waste removal Ongar, gate repairs, fence creosoting in Ongar, pest control in Ongar, tile replacement, key safe installation in Ongar, door rehanging Ongar, lightbulb replacement, garden decking, shelf installation, drain cleaning Ongar, fireplace removal in Ongar and other handyman tasks in Ongar, Essex.

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Age UK Handyman Service

For elderly people it is possible to book a handyman service by contacting Age UK. It's a requirement of signing up with Age UK, that all workers be police checked (DBS) and vetted. You shouldn't assume that because it is a charity, the handyman service will be cost-free, because it's not, the rate currently (2020) is £20 minimum charge and £20 per hour thereafter. Age UK gets a percentage of this fee to help fund all its charitable services.

Plasterboard and Plaster Patching Ongar

Minor damage to plasterboard and plaster quite often occurs in Ongar properties, and rather than bringing in a plasterer you may be able to get an odd job man to help you put this right. Decent plasterers aren't often happy to quote for these small repair jobs as they frequently have a pile-up or work to be going on with. A handyman is generally less expensive than a plasterer, but will still be perfectly able to do a good job on such small plaster repairs. (Tags: Plaster Patching Ongar, Plaster Repairs Ongar, Plasterboard Patching Ongar, Plasterboard Repairs Ongar)

Handymen in the Garden

Your local handyman will probably be just as used to doing stuff in the garden as he is indoors. Attending to your garden is just as vital as the care of your inside areas. Mowing lawns and cutting hedges are genuine gardening chores that some odd job men will do. Most are inclined to steer clear of this kind of thing but will still handle projects like hard landscaping or shed assembly.

Wallpaper Stripping Ongar

Wallpaper Stripping Ongar Essex

Wallpaper Removal Ongar: Stripping off old wallpaper is undoubtedly one of those jobs that everyone loves to hate. Many Ongar householders have swiftly given up, after beginning the job of stripping wallpaper only to realise that it's just too difficult, too messy or too time-consuming for them.

As luck would have it, a number of Ongar handyman services will be pleased to take on this dreadful task, and should have the required knowledge and equipment to accomplish for you. You might need existing wallpaper removed from your walls (or ceilings) in Ongar for any one of a number of reasons, but mostly for re-papering, re-plastering or re-painting. Your helpful local handyman in Ongar will ascertain whether your specific kind of wallpaper is best removed by chemical treatment or steaming, and will also determine the best technique for stripping your old wallpaper without damaging the underlying surface. (Tags: Removing Wallpaper Ongar, Wallpaper Removal Ongar, Wallpaper Stripping Ongar).

Painting & Decorating Ongar

Painting and Decorating Ongar

Smaller one-off painting/decorating tasks will also be offered by most odd job men in Ongar. If your whole home in Ongar needs to be decorated you may be better off contacting a professional painter & decorator, but for straightforward decorating work it will be less expensive to use a handyman type service. A handyman can be expected to do the following types of decorating work: the filling of cracks and blemishes, painting woodwork (architraves, cornices and skirtings), modest wallpapering assignments, patching plasterwork and door painting (varnishing or glossing).

You should always ask if you can see some examples (photos) of similar work that they've done previously because even though you are trying to get a slightly cheaper service, you still need the job to be done correctly. This might be available as photos on a phone or pictures posted on Instagram, Facebook, or another social media website.

Flat Pack Assembly

Flat Pack Assembly Ongar

Of the various tasks that odd job men in Ongar complete regularly, the assembly of flat pack furniture is among the most common. In these modern times almost all homeowners have to deal with flat pack furniture sooner or later. The instructions for flat pack are generally pretty poor, and all but the best of us will struggle to comprehend which piece goes where. This type of nightmare scenario can certainly be avoided by having your local handyman do it instead of you.

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(We last updated this handyman Ongar article on 16-06-2022)