Russell Hanson – The London Handyman aims to provide the best handyman service in SW London. Here are Russell’s answers to FAQs.
Call Russell Hanson on 07973 146693 or 020 8408 1484 if you have further questions or would like to discuss some handyman work.
What kind of handyman jobs do you do?
Pretty much all handyman jobs – everything from putting up pictures and curtains, to gutter cleaning, flatpacks, electrical and plumbing. Please see the list of handyman jobs on this website – but it is not exhaustive – if you can’t see what you need on the list, please ask.
Do you guarantee your work?
All new work is guaranteed for 12 months. In the unlikely event that you were not happy with the work I would return and remedy the problem immediately. Customer satisfaction is absolutely key. As a local business I depend on reputation and word of mouth. Some recent customer comments are on this website.
How do you charge?
£45 + VAT for the first half hour, and £25 + VAT per half hour after that for handyman work. Parking fees and materials are charged in addition if applicable – see the rates page for details.
Do you do free estimates?
I can generally give you a rough idea over the phone of how long the job is likely to take, assuming there are no unexpected problems. I do not visit to give quotes as this is not good use of my time, but I doubt anyone could do the work I do in a shorter time and after having a chat on the phone, and perhaps seeing a photo I can give you a good idea of how long I think it will take.
Who will come to do the work?
I will undertake the work myself – I have worked in the building and related industries for over 25 years and have expertise across a wide range of trades – see my biography for details about how I developed my skills.
Do you work weekends or evenings?
I sometimes work on Saturday mornings or do weekday 7am appointments, but there is an charge extra for this service. Most work is completed during the working day, Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm.
Where do you work?
Most of my handyman business is focused on SW London, in the Richmond, Balham, Clapham, Wandsworth, Wimbledon, Kingston, Twickenham areas. I will occasionally venture into Chiswick or Fulham, if you are close to the river.
How do I pay?
You can pay by cheque, cash or bank transfer.
Are you insured?
Yes The London Handyman Ltd has full public liability and other relevant insurance. Documents can be seen on request.
Do you give fixed appointment times?
I don’t give fixed times (apart from the first appointment of the day), but I try to be as accurate as I possibly can to give a timeframe of when I will be with you. You are not expected to wait in all day!
Do you take away packaging and boxes?
I do not take away rubbish as the council charge tradespeople more than private individuals. I can give suggestions of people who can help though.
I hope these FAQs cover the questions you have – but please get in touch if you have further questions.