FAQ

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Who is a Handyman?

A Handyman is a tradesman that has a wide knowledge of trades and skills that are required to complete most jobs around the house or office. A Handyman will happily take on any jobs that would be too small or too complicated for any other tradesman. The advantage you get by calling a handyman is that the job will be looked at, estimated and completed the same week, even the same day.

How long does it take for you to give me a quote?

I guarantee to give you a quote within 48hours. For smaller jobs I can very often give an estimate on the spot

Are you insured?

Yes, I have a £5m Public Liability Insurance in place

Do you subcontract any of your work?

I never subcontract any of my work. It’s always done by myself so you can stay assured that you have a trustworthy and reliable person on hand

What are your hours of business?

The business hours are Mon – Fri 8:30 – 18:00. Some urgent jobs may be done on a Saturday after a prior arrangement

What area do you cover?

I am based in Edinburgh and cover all of Edinburgh and a 20 mile radius around the city

Are you a “Green” and Ethical Tradesman?

My approach to anything I do is always “green”. Whether it’s recycling the materials I use, reducing the waste or driving one of the first fully electric, zero emission vans, I always think how can I reduce my footprint. Being ethical is also very important to me that’s why I bank with Triodos which is the most ethical bank in the UK. I also look at my suppliers and always choose ethical and sustainable ones. This also provides a good image to all of my clients that I work for.

Can you re-plumb and re-wire my house?

To do these jobs you will need a fully qualified plumber which is Corgi registered and an electrician which is NIC registered. I specialise in smaller jobs which take between 1 hour to a full day to complete and can happily fix or replace taps, unblock a sink, change silicon, replace a faulty socket, change a light fixture, etc.

What does the hourly rate include?

The hourly rate is a labour only rate. The fee doesn’t include any parking charges (if applicable), parts or materials.

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