Cost to hire a Handyman on Bidvine

£20 - £30

National average price

£20 - £30  National average range
£20 - £30

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How much does a handyman cost?

Mar 13, 2020

In the UK, handyman services cost an average of £50 to £150. As this is an average the cost could vary. Some factors which could influence your quote are the number of home improvement to-dos you need to tackle and the type of repairs. These and other factors are further discussed in the full price guide below.

Repair projects around the home can start to build up. Don't let your list overwhelm you! A handyman for hire can help with any kind of work around your home.

Handyman Costs

UK National Minimum Cost£50
UK National Maximum Cost£150
UK National Average Cost£80
Average Range£50 - £150

Included in This Price Guide

Considerations

Need a helping hand to get back on top of your home and property maintenance? Think about your project list to find the perfect pro.

According to Norman Clyde, a professional tradesman, it's these project details that help a professional draft a precise cost estimate.

“I give a ballpark estimate when I first send a bid. Then, when I contact the client I provide a more customised quote which takes into account the details of their project. The more details they provide the more accurate I can make my estimate."

Keep reading to learn more about which project details you can include in your request to help professionals provide you with an initial pricing estimate that is accurate.

Type of Project

A handyman is well suited to look after any type of project, big or small.

Problems do tend to pop up over time. However, with maintenance and repair, your home will soon be back at its best.

Perhaps it's come time to spruce up your home with renovations. You can also use a handyman's help to improve things around the home. They can paint a bedroom or install new skirting boards to give you a great new look.

No matter what type of work you have, a handyman can help you get your home in top shape.

Preparation

Before you bring your handyman over, you'll need to prepare the workspace. This can be as simple as moving things out of the way to ensure that there is enough space to work.

For painting and small renovation projects, you'll need to clear the room of any furniture. Your handyman may be able to help with the heavy lifting, but you can keep costs low by doing the work yourself.

Hanging shelves, mirrors, and picture frames can be a quick job. Make sure you know where you'd like these items to be installed before you bring over your pro. This kind of prep makes the job a snap.

Number of Projects

Another great way to plan ahead is by making a list of all the items that need attention around your home. Then you'll know whether you're hiring a handyman for a few odd jobs or a bigger project.

Don't let a long list overwhelm you! Hiring a handyman is the best way to tackle the work.
Whether your list is full of small, simple jobs, or one or two large projects, tell your handyman. This way, he can balance or prioritise the workload to get the most important work done first.

Area of Your Home to Tend to

Any part of your home may be due for some care and attention. Your to-do list might even stretch from the attic to the basement!

This is where a handyman can truly shine. They know how to handle repairs and renovations in any part of your home.

Your pro can work around the spaces in a kitchen or bathroom, or apply their talents in a bedroom or living room. They can move from repairing broken glass in a window to installing a new door easily.

Plus, they'll have all the right tools for a variety of work. When you hire a handyman there’s no need to go rummaging through your home searching for tools which you may or may not have.

Time

If you have bigger projects or a large list, you can hire a handyman for a full day. Handymen can also come out for a couple of hours at a time to complete smaller projects.

The length of time you need to hire a handyman for depends on the type of work and the number of jobs. 

Group a few small tasks together to get the most out of your handyman's time. Rather than bringing someone out several times for small jobs, your pro can get a few good hours in. It'll also help reduce the size of your to-do list to list too!

Experience

Whatever the job is, you'll want to find an experienced handyman. Some pros might have a particular expertise. They'll all know how to handle the small repair jobs and maintenance around the home. Most handymen can tackle a variety of renovation projects too, you simply need to ask to find out about your pro’s particular expertise.

Finding a pro through Bidvine will give you access to their qualifications. Most profiles will also include reviews from satisfied clients. This can tell you more about their quality of work so you can find the best pro for your job.

Location

You should be able to find a local handyman to come in and fix whatever needs fixing. If you have quite a bit of work that needs doing, it's best to find someone close by. They'll be able to help whenever you need it.

If you have a rather large to-do list, your pro may need to come back several times to complete it all. Working in the same area can help with both travel costs and having the necessary tools at hand.

A handyman in your area is also likely to charge rates comparable to the cost of living, so costs won't be a surprise.

Cost Comparison of Popular Home Improvement Projects

Home Improvement ProjectAverage Hourly Rate
Plastering£24
Bathroom Remodelling£33
Kitchen Renovation£20
Loft Renovation£18
Flooring Installation£20
Painting£20

Summary

Work around the home can start to pile up. Stay on top of it by hiring an expert to help. Most handymen can take care of any kind of home-project you simply need to ask about their expertise first.

Repairs and maintenance can develop into bigger problems if they aren't addressed quickly. It can also be difficult to find the time to make improvements around the home. A handyman can be a great help throughout the year to get you back on top.

Looking for a handyman to help out with a project or two? Submit a free request for bids at Bidvine. We'll find you great local pros that you can trust to get the job done.