Best Handymen

Whether you need odd jobs done or more difficult home improvement projects that require a helping hand, you may find that handyman services are just what you need.

Finding a reliable, local handyman who’s up to the challenge can be a daunting task, but when you know what to look out for, you can effortlessly choose the right person to entrust your home with. Continue Reading...

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Jim's Pool Care

Jim's Pool Care 🏆 2024

4.8  (577) Summary
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Carla D.
Carla D.
 
Great service!Awesome service! Ross is very friendly and took his time explaining what was happening with our pool as well as what we need to do before our next scheduled service.
Jim's Handyman

Jim's Handyman  🏆 2024

4.6  (116) Summary
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Andrew N
Andrew NNSW
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Good old fashioned servicePrompt response, value for money pricing, friendly and honest advice, excellent quality job. Highly recommend and would use again.
Hire A Hubby

Hire A Hubby

4.2  (1,950) Summary
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safestorepak1
safestorepak1
 
Nico hire a hubbyNico from hire a hubby did a great job of our concrete driveway here in east tamaki
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ASNU

ASNU

4.5  (81) Summary
Meg
Meg
 
The Installers

The Installers

3.7  (66) Summary
Fiona Clancy
Fiona ClancyWA4 posts
 
Grey Army

Grey Army

2.7  (237) Summary
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Unimpressed
Unimpressed
 
The Garage Guys

The Garage Guys

5.0  (9) Summary
L F.
L F.
 
Great experienceCame out to review the garage fast with seamless repair. Would definitely recommend
Property Solutions Bendigo

Property Solutions Bendigo

3.7  (12) Summary
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Nice one Barry
Nice one BarryVIC
 
Perfect jobAll work carried out as asked and done in a very professional manner.thanks to all tradesmen for doing a wonderful job.
Jim's Building Maintenance

Jim's Building Maintenance

2.6  (36) Summary
M Bedford
M BedfordNSW
 
Ridiculous quote to do a job !!!!Ossmahn, quoted $25K to do job where other qualified tradesperson quote $7.5K. Have used Jim's before but never again. If you didn't want the job just say so don't waste peoples time embarrassing yourself and the Brand with a stupid quote.
Crystal Glass & Aluminium

Crystal Glass & Aluminium

2.5  (22) Summary
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Chirayu M.
Chirayu M.
 
Took full payment did half job onlyThey were very prompt in their response to get the job, but done half job and took full payment. Now not even answering phone call and showing no interest to finish the job properly. Very poor service. Not recommending this business, stay away.
Feex

Feex

5.0  (4) Summary
Val
ValVIC2 posts
 
Found a handyman in 10 minutes!It was super easy and quick to use. I typed some info, took a short video of the problem, sent it and in less than 10 minutes I received a call with a quote. One of the most fastest and easiest online services I've used. I'll be using them again, excellent service!
Speedy Garage Services

Speedy Garage Services

5.0  (3) Summary
Maria
MariaTAS4 posts
  Fair Incentive
Onya Mark Maintenance

Onya Mark Maintenance

5.0  (3) Summary
CHERIE B.
CHERIE B.SA
 
William
William
 
The extra mileRoss helped with some landscaping I had started but never quite finished. The improvements he made far exceeded my expectations and was able to complete the job in two days where it took me years.

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Sydney Handyman

Sydney Handyman

3.0  (5) Summary
Ben A.
Ben A.NSW
 
Excellent service and great companyThey has been fantastic, I couldn't be happier. A lot of referrals which have lead to regular business for our retail and office locations. I couldn't recommend Sydney Handyman enough.
Master Simos

Master Simos

2.0  (9) Summary
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john_m
john_mVIC
 
Worst Handyman in Australia does not deserve a starhe thinks he is master might be master of his own mistakes please don't hire him he does horrible job and destroy your dream house with your dodge job, he uses very cheap material and greedy for money don't fall for his Instagram promo videos you will end of with a nightmares. did a works concrete , fence and landscaping jobs
Fix 'N' Chips

Fix 'N' Chips

5.0  (2) Summary
Michael G H.
Michael G H.QLD
  Verified
High quality work with no hasslesMatt from Fix 'N' Chips Brisbane repaired some deep scratches to floorboards and polished them in a house I was moving out of. He was fast, efficient, meticulous, and very friendly to deal with. It was no hassles scheduling with him, and he really knows his trade inside out! I'd give 6 stars if I could. Very highly recommended. Show reply
Mark’s Handyman Service

Mark’s Handyman Service

5.0  (2) Summary
Sue
SueNSW3 posts
 
This fellow is wonderful!Mark is an excellent handyman. Punctual, efficient, honest and highly skilled. Happily does anything you ask him to do. I had 15 jobs which he did quickly and competently, and I couldn't be happier and I recommend him highly.
Fix It Pro

Fix It Pro

5.0  (2) Summary
Svetlana K.
Svetlana K.VIC
 
Hitec Welding

Hitec Welding

5.0  (2) Summary
Maria
Maria
 
Great ExperienceGreat company. Had a really good experience with them. Excellent service.
Renopro Solutions

Renopro Solutions

3.7  (3) Summary
Ilya
IlyaNSW
 
Replacement of handrailsRenopro Solution quoted reasonable price and carried required work professionally and efficiently. I will be more than happy to recommend this company to my friends for any work within their scope.
Regal Services Group

Regal Services Group

2.3  (6) Summary
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PR R.
PR R.VIC
 
Great WorkGreat work, Rick and his team. Plan the steam cleaning of the carpets and finish the end-of-lease cleaning. After seeing a few very small tidy ups, the real estate agent made sure we got our full bond back and they came back for free. Would utilize once more and suggest.
M&M Handyman

M&M Handyman

1.5  (16) Summary
Aynaz F.
Aynaz F.
 
Fantastic job done!I had my apartment painted by the team and I'm so happy with the results. It was done in a timely manner and with absolute care and accuracy. My apartment feels brand new. Thank you guys!
That Handyman

That Handyman

1.4  (9) Summary
Tony
TonyVIC
 
Unhinged Door Solutions

Unhinged Door Solutions

1.5  (8) Summary
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kevin c.
kevin c.WA
 
Stab Australia

Stab Australia

1.7  (6) Summary
James
JamesSydney2 posts
 
Call fair trading you dog‭0436 943 865‬ This is the number for fair trading who has been trying to get in contact with you. If you don’t respond by the close of business today they will finalise the matter against you.
Maintenance Matters

Maintenance Matters

2.3  (3) Summary
Nathan M.
Nathan M.
 
Great service, always friendly helpful and on timeI think maintenance matters are the complete business in the building/maintenance game. Can not fault them
John
John2 posts
 
Do not trustI had Jigs out to do a cleaning job. He then sent a contractor instead and tried to charge about 5x what the normal price should be. Do not trust this company.
First Choice Guttering Services

First Choice Guttering Services

3.0  (2) Summary
Vyvyan
Vyvyan
 
EClarke
EClarkeMelbourne
 

What kind of work do handymen do?

Handyman drilling into a window pane

Handymen and women can do a huge list of projects, which could involve anything from simpler tasks like changing light bulbs or furniture assembly to more complex tasks such as installing home fixtures and repairing appliances. They don’t work on electrical, plumbing, gasfitting, or major building tasks, such as working on the structural integrity of your house.

Here are some common jobs that a handyman can accomplish for you.

General home repairs

A handyman can perform general and minor repairs in your home, such as repairing a fly screen or patching a hole in the wall. Generally speaking, a handyman should be called when you know why or how something has broken.

For example, a handyman can fix a cracked tile, but they won’t necessarily be able to identify any structural issues that may have caused a cracked tile (such as water damage), and they aren’t qualified to address these structural problems as a plumber would.

General home maintenance

Handymen can perform a lot of general home maintenance for you. These can be tasks as simple as tidying and cleaning, in which case a handyman is particularly useful if you want cleaning done that requires certain equipment - such as a pressure cleaner.

They can also perform slightly more complicated tasks, such as basic paint jobs (such as painting a wall, fence, or door) or regrouting tiles in your bathroom.

Installations

A handyman can perform some installations, such as installing a TV or home entertainment system, or connecting appliances like washers and dryers, however a handyman cannot do jobs like replace an electrical outlet - working with a home’s wiring requires a licensed electrician. They can also do things like mount brackets and frames on a wall, put up blinds and curtains, and assemble furniture.

Outdoor maintenance

Pruning, cleaning gutters, and replacing a few fence palings are some types of outdoor work that a handyman can do. If you’re looking to redo your whole or a significant part of your garden, it may be best to talk to a landscaper who has knowledge about plant growth and outdoor design.

General carpentry

A handyman can do some basic carpentry, such as fixing your deck or building shelves, but cabinetmaker or carpenter services should be called in the case where building furniture or built-in wooden fixtures are needed.

The list goes on...

The term “handyman” covers a wide range of services that goes well beyond the scope of this list. You should check with a handyman to see if they’re able and equipped to perform the task you need to be done before booking their services - this will also save you paying an unnecessary call-out fee in the event that they cannot complete the job.

If you have a more specific, complex project, it may be a better idea to contact a licensed tradesperson who specialises in the work you need done. Even if a handyman feels like they can perform a certain task, be aware that if they do work for you for a task that a licensed tradesmen would usually be called for, any relevant warranty you have (such as for a dishwasher that you’ve called a handyman to repair) may be void if in the future something goes wrong.

Which jobs can I do myself?

If you don’t mind spending a portion of your weekend figuring out how to do work you can realistically attempt without any kind of training or qualifications, then you or a family member might want to try DIY some tasks. This is usually only a good idea if you’re also willing to invest in some tools (you can get a basic tool set for as little as $30) and equipment yourself.

Tasks like furniture assembly and basic repairs are reasonably practical to do yourself. Even installing appliances such as a built-in dishwasher are also possible to do yourself, and save for the cost of a tool kit don’t incur any additional costs, but may take you the better part of a day to finish.

Handymen have often seen it all, and because of this, they’ll know immediately or relatively quickly how to go about tackling a problem - this experience and speed is what you’re paying for.

You should still leave any kind of major work to licensed tradesmen. Some types of work, such as electrical work, are not only dangerous for an untrained person to do, but is illegal without proper certification - even if you’re doing it in your own home.

What should I look for in a handyman?

Licensing

The rules on licensing for handymen vary from state to state - some states don’t require them to have a licence, while others require a licence only if a handyman completes a certain amount or type of work. For example, in New South Wales, a handyman must obtain a licence if their work is valued at over $5000 (including GST) in both labour and materials.

Ensure you double check local guidelines against any handyman you’re considering hiring to ensure optimal safety.

Insurance

Ensuring your handyman is fully insured is a crucial part of protecting you, your home, and your handyman. Some types of insurance may seem excessive to look out for when you hire a handyman, particularly if you only need minor work done, but it’s better to be prepared for anything that may happen.

Handymen should have public liability insurance, in the event of property damage or personal injury as a result of their negligence. They may also have professional indemnity insurance, which protects them if their client is unhappy with the services they’ve provided. Most will also have their commercial vehicle and their tools and equipment insured.

Experience

It may be a good idea to find a handyman who specialises in the type of work you need completed. Even if your state doesn’t require certification for certain jobs, it’s good practice to ask the handyman about their previous experience in the type of work you need done.

Reviews

Reviews speak volumes about the quality of a handyman’s work - look up reviews of different services online, and if there are poor reviews, look out for how the handyman responds to them. It’s common for a great service to still have a few negative reviews - if the handyman is gracious to these customers and offers to right any wrongs then this type of feedback may not be as much of a red flag as you initially think it is.

When reading reviews, look out for comments about customer service and whether or not the work was completed to a high standard.

Commonly asked questions

How much should I pay a handyman per hour?

This varies greatly, so it’s best to consult an individual handyman yourself on their hourly fees, however costs often range from between $40 to $90 per hour - but you should expect this number to increase if you require more complex work to be done. Some handymen also charge a flat rate for a job, but this is more common for simpler tasks.

In addition to labour, you’ll need to pay for materials. Sometimes you can buy these yourself if you’re certain of what’s needed. Handymen will often charge a markup for materials they buy for the job - this is normal, you’re paying extra for the convenience of not having to make a trip to the shops yourself.

Should I get a quote?

Yes. It’s generally a good idea to look for a handyperson who can give you a written, itemised quote (some often offer a free quote, particularly for more routine tasks) and in the case of a service performed, a tax invoice. This lets you see exactly what you’re paying for, as well as keep evidence of the job which may be needed if any issues arise in the future.

Can a handyman help with ongoing maintenance work?

Yes, most can do a one-off service as well as ongoing work depending on what needs to be done - you’ll have to discuss this with the individual handyman.

Do handymen need police checks?

No, having a police check isn’t a requirement for the job. However, having this extra peace of mind may be important for some people who are particularly concerned about their own and their home’s safety. Some handyman companies, such as Jim’s Handyman services, have all their handymen undergo police checks - if a handyman or company doesn’t have this information available online, then you can ring them up and ask them directly yourself.

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