When you have a growing list of odd jobs which need attending to, it’s time to call in the professionals. I’ve used the Handy Squad several times now and can highly recommend this company who cover the London area. Having recently refurbished my apartment, I had a few little things which needed sorting out before I could be truly happy. Yes, I am a hard woman to please, everything needs to be perfect! Read on to find out how the Handy Squad helped me.

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Odd Jobs Sorted In The Guest Room

My Odd Job List For The Handy Squad

Okay, I must admit that I’m a bit of an organiser so of course I had a list of the odd jobs I wanted to be completed. I used to work on the building site with my dad and brothers so have some knowledge of DIY. If you don’t know anything about DIY, plumbing or electrics don’t worry because you get to speak to a real person. Just tell the Handy Squad team the work you need doing and they will take care of the rest.

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Meet Charlie From The Handy Squad

I was sent Charlie to undertake my odd jobs. He has been with the Handy Squad for eight years, so he was very handy! He was great, turned up on time, was friendly and easy to get on with. His work was first class, he explained options to me, we agreed on an approach and he got on with it. I felt totally comfortable with Charlie being in my apartment. The first thing he asked for was a dustpan and brush, so he had a gold star within five minutes of turning up!

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Charlie Assessing His First Job

My job list included hanging four roller blinds on enormous windows in my open plan living and dining room. Being a warehouse apartment, the windows were not straight at all, but he did a brilliant job.

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Four Roller Blinds Fitted

Onto the guest bedroom where I had a few items to be addressed. I wanted a metal curtain rail hung in the spare room which Charlie cut to size. A friend of mine, Celestino Garcia, had gifted me a beautiful illustration which I had framed and wanted to put up in the guest room. I also needed Charlie to secure two metal cloud shaped shelves either side of the bed. When he’d finished, I felt very happy with the end result, the guest room was now complete.

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Charlie Hanging The Picture

The other odd jobs included fixing a coat rack to a wall in the hallway. I wanted to swap around a shelf in the bedroom with a woven wall hanging. Then, being cheeky I also asked Charlie if he wouldn’t mind putting a few bulbs in the kitchen down lighters. He was happy to oblige. I must say that once you’ve had all these niggly little jobs professionally sorted, you will feel very content.

Why I like The Handy Squad

The Handy Squad is a family owned business run by brothers Edward and Charlie Harris located in Fulham. They are firm believers that a business with strong ethics, competence and trust is the way forward. This is especially true in the building industry who sometimes gain a bad reputation. Their solution is simple, offer a fair price for a professional job and who can quibble with that? They have been trading since 2005 so are very experienced at what they do.

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You’ll Easily Recognise The Handy Squad Van

All the handy people are vetted so you can feel safe when you let them into your home. The service is entirely personal, you can speak to someone in the office who will coordinate everything for you. This is a different approach from app based handy companies where speaking to a person is often difficult. If for any reason you are not happy with the service, the issue will be resolved for you. The pricing is very transparent, you know exactly what you are paying for right from the outset. As you can see, there are many reasons to hire this company.

Book The Handy Squad To Tackle Your Odd Jobs

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Hope To See You Again Soon Handy Squad

The service offering from the Handy Squad is extensive. They cover plumbing, electrical, decorating, carpentry, tiling and general handy jobs. The odd jobs can include anything from wall mounting flat screen TVs to assembling flat pack furniture. They cover the whole of London. If you go to the Handy Squad Website, you can see the price list. After using their service a few times now, I think the charges are fair because the standard of work is high. You book in the handy person for a suitable date and time and they will arrive within a one-hour slot which makes your life easier. What are you waiting for? Call in the experts now.

Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. Disclosure: This is a sponsored feature where I received half a day work in return for this article.

Homegirl London Hires The Handy Squad
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