About us – The Really Handy Co. is a Muswell Hill based handyman service now established for 11 years, and continuing to offer households and businesses in North London and Central London a solution to a range of everyday household repairs.
Initially set up in Oxford in 2006, but now based in Muswell Hill for several years, we have gained distinction by focusing on quality, affordability (from £35/hr no VAT) and reliability. We pride ourselves on the standard of the service, and listen carefully to your enquiry so we can find the best solution for you. The Really Handy Co currently offers its handyman service to households, landlords, businesses and charities, locally in Muswell Hill, Highgate, Crouch End, Archway, Camden, Islington and throughout most of North West and Central London and Oxford.
Please see our list of full service areas . Our leaner greener ‘Green Lite‘ services (click for info.) are available in Central London areas such as Westminster, Knightsbridge and Kensington and the City of London, outside full service areas (such as Muswell Hill, Crouch End, Highgate, Islington and Camden) but not currently in Oxford.
A solution for accumulating lists of small household repairs:
We offer a basic handyman service focusing on installation, fixing and assembly (IKEA/flat packs etc). Typical works are wide ranging and include furniture assembly and repair, blind and curtain rail installation, picture hanging, lock repairs, door easing, minor carpentry such as boxing in, shelf hanging, toilet seat replacement, sash replacement and some glazing, small plaster/wood repairs, essential electrical and plumbing jobs etc. We of course can resolve many other problems in and around your home, often saving you the expense of specific trade specialists, or allowing you to amalgamate a list of minor jobs of ranging description. 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 listening to you as a client and understanding your needs and requests, keeping you well informed and leaving you in control. We will always leave your property tidy.
Competitive pricing – Our standard rates to North London and Oxford are extremely competitive. Our basic hourly rate is £39/hr to private households in North London (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 6 hrs or more. No VAT is added. Slightly higher rates apply to 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 enviromental impacts associated with transportation, such as carbon dioxide and particulates, please consider our new ‘Green Lite‘ service – a basic handyman service designed to meet key customer needs and reduce our 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…..