About us – The Really Handy Co. is a Muswell Hill based handyman service, established for 12 years, which offers households and businesses in North and Central London a practical solution to a wide range of common building maintenance and improvement works.
We pride ourselves on the standard of the service we provide, and listen carefully to our customers to help find the best solutions for their needs. Works we typically undertake include; blind and curtain rail installation, picture hanging, lock repairs, door easing, minor carpentry such as boxing in, shelf hanging, flat pack assembly (IKEA etc), kitchen unit repairs, toilet seat replacement, sash replacement and some glazing, cat/dog flap installation, small plaster/wood repairs, essential electrical and plumbing jobs etc. We, of course, can resolve many other building problems, often saving you the expense of employing a range of specific trade specialists, or helping you to clear an accumulated list of minor jobs. If you are unsure please call or leave a message on the contact form provided.
Professionalism and full insurance – We hold up to £2,000,000 worth of public liability insurance. We believe in the value of clear and transparent communication, keeping you well-informed and in control of decisions where you need to be. We will always treat you and your home with respect and leave things tidy.
Competitive pricing – Our standard rates to North London and Oxford are extremely competitive. Our basic hourly rate is £39/hr to private households (minimum up to and inclusive of first hour £39). A day rate of £35/hr will be applied in advance to bookings likely to take 7 hrs or more. No VAT is added. Slightly higher rates apply to (see) commercial bookings including those from landlords. Most fixings, sealants and adhesives are also supplied free and we pass on any trade discounts on materials to you. We aim to encourage customer loyalty and work hard to complete your jobs quickly to a high standard, ensuring real economies are achieved. Please see Booking and prices for full terms and conditions.
Green solutions – we are committed to preservation of the environment. Correspondingly, as much as is practical, within the specific constraints of your work request, we undertake to provide you with environmentally sustainable work alternatives. In terms of materials, this means we generally no longer use paints defined as medium or high VOC (UK def. – volatile oil based content above 8%) significantly reducing our environmental impact through the use of oil based solvent. The small exception to this, is for blocking certain types of water/oil stain – where at present there is no practical alternative. Detrimental environmental and health effects associated with the use and disposal of high VOC solvents (often referred to as ‘oil based’) are well documented.
In order to reduce environmental impacts associated with transit, please consider our new ‘Green Lite‘ service – a basic handyman service designed to meet key customer needs and reduce ‘carbon footprint’ by relying on foot/cycle and public transport. Please read more…
What you can expect.
- A skilled handyman who will complete the work to a high standard
- A handyman who is polite, professional and trustworthy
- A handyman who will arrive on time and keep you informed
- A handyman who will provide a reliable estimate or fixed quote
- A handyman who enjoys his job and cares about his work
A good handyman is hard to find…..