John the Handyman

John the Handyman
Rated 5 out of 5 Rating based on 115 reviews (?) Rate this Trusted Trader

Joined on 16/09/2015


About John the Handyman
I am your local Handyman, I do the jobs that other tradesmen find too small. I offer free quotations and I am fully insured. I have been working with my hands for over 40 years and have a wealth of experience in many areas of maintenance and construction. I pride myself on turning up on time and providing a neat, courteous, professional service. I do not employ others, as I do all the work myself, ensuring that my high standards are maintained. Please read my feedback and give me a call.

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Telephoned late morning, received prompt answer and outlined the problem I had with a handrail. John promised to look in later in the afternoon, called gave a fair price and carried out the job immediately. Pleasant and easy to deal with; certainly would not hesitate to use again.
Great service. John came the same day I rang and sorted out my tricky curtain track! He was friendly, efficient and did a great job. Highly recommend.
Wouldn't hesitate to recommend. Knowledgeable. Helpful. Honest. Reliable.
John came on time, did an excellent job replacing broken fencepost. Would definitely use again.
Excellent service as always.
This is the second time we have used John's services. On both occasions we have found him to be very professional, knowledgeable and extremely helpful. We would not hesitate to recommend John to anyone who requires work done in or around property. On his visit today he tackled two quite different jobs. One regarding a water leak under a double glazed door, the other some repairs to a wardrobe unit. Both jobs assessed and carried out swiftly with great skill. After our original phone call John contacted us to confirm the time and date of his visit to carry out the work and turned up on time. Absolutely first class in every way.
After strong winds, John called on same day I rang him to look at fence blown down. After giving a very reasonable quote, he came a week later and did a great job of putting it right! Highly recommend.
This is the second time we have had John to do jobs for us and we wouldn't use anyone else. I would highly recommend him. A true gentleman who knows what he's doing and his work is to a high standard.
John fitted guttering and water butts to our shed as well as air vents to prevent condensation. He also made and fitted a new door for our gas meter cupboard. The work was completed quickly, efficiently and professionally for a fair price despite the cold, windy weather and he went above and beyond what was asked. We would definitely use him again and would recommend him without hesitation.
John came to see us today in response to our request to do several small jobs. He was prompt, polite and considered. He gave advice on two jobs that he was unable to do as they needed replacements, and then advised on how we could do the other two jobs ourselves quite easily as he felt they didn't require his skills. He made no charge for his time or his advice. Thank you John. We'll be sure to call you when needed in the future.
I used John, the Handyman, to inspect and clean my gutters. He was prompt, efficient and overall I was very satisfied with his service. I would use him again.
Highly dependable. Came at time arranged. Very helpful. Exceptional work. Would definitely use again.
Second time of using John and had no problems. Did a brilliant job and charged a fair price. Would recommend him.
Pleasant and efficient.
I have used the trader three times and have been very pleased with the work.
Very pleased with the work and would definitely use this trader again. Thank you.
John came to look at cycle shed we needed putting together, did the job straight away. Very pleased and would recommend him will certainly be using him again. Charged a fair price.
John attends promptly and without fuss - he is reliable, experienced and practical, and is happy to give useful follow-on advice.
John was extremely efficient and professional and an absolute gentleman - polite and helpful and knows his craft. Honestly cannot rate John high enough - the work he did for us was of the highest standard and he went above and beyond to complete the job. We are extremely pleased with the work he did for us and how he was able to fit us into his busy schedule. John is definitely highly rated and absolutely a COMPLETE TRUSTED TRADER and we cannot recommend him more!
John arrived on time, did an excellent job as usual, cleaned up and was very reasonably priced. Could not recommend enough. Thanks.
John came out promptly and cleared my gutters very quickly. Thanks
Called in the morning and John came out the same day and did the work despite the fading daylight. Gave good advice and was professional. Will use again and would recommend.
I would like to say how professional and polite he was, couldn't rate him highly enough.
I met John and his wife when dropping our vehicles off in the garage for servicing, and on hearing he was a Handyman I asked for his business card. 5 months later I was having a problem cutting angles for a wall handrail known as a 'Pigs Ear' by design. I rang John for advice and he popped round the following morning, had a crash course. I had tried every way except the right one! He identified the problem and I was up and running in no time. A really nice guy, highly recommended.
John carried out work to erect a shed for us and was prompt, efficient and knowledgeable. I would recommend him to anyone.
John was prompt and did a professional job. Would use again.
John did an excellent job. He came to re-felt my garden shed roof and also replaced the rotten shed fascia boards. He swept the area clean and tidy when finished. I am very pleased with the job John did and would not hesitate to recommend him.
John did an excellent job and charged a fair price. He came to re-felt my garden shed roof and also replaced the rotten shed fascia boards. He left the area clean and tidy when he had finished. John was very pleasant and professional. I am very pleased with the end result and would not hesitate to recommend John and use him again in the future.
Good timekeeper, reliable, polite and efficient, gave good practical advice, very helpful. Definitely use again.
John was absolutely brilliant with excellent knowledge and the perfect man for the job. Look no further!
We needed to replace our wooden front gate, after reading the reviews on John's site we rang him and he actually came out later that day, he advised us the best design to have and that he could make and fit it in approximately 3 weeks. He has just completed fitting the gate and has done so in 2 weeks for the agreed price, he arrived at the time he said he would, he is polite and friendly and we would definitely recommend him.
John re-felted my shed roof. He did a very good job at a very acceptable price. John appears to be very skilled, he is polite, professional and friendly. As well as doing the job I'd asked him to do he happily did a couple of other small things and offered advice on yet more. I will definitely use him again and recommend him to others.
Thank you John. You did a great job at a great price and such a nice man as well. Definitely be using again five stars from me.
John fitted a shelf and a mirror for me. Very professional service. Would highly recommend.
Excellent job done by John, highly satisfied, will use again and highly recommend his work. Very satisfied with price charged for work undertaken.
John came and made a very good job of a garden gate. On time and a fair price, will use John again.
John was punctual, fitted a loft ladder with drop down door. Very clean and tidy work and a fair price. Would use again.
John is skilled, pleasant, punctual and always pleasant.
A very friendly, reliable service at a reasonable price. He came when he said he would and kept me informed on what he was doing. He did an excellent job for me demolishing an old lean too and erecting fencing. I would recommend using this service.
John was very competent and professional. Charged what he quoted and did a brilliant job of my loft ladder installation.
John is awesome - always clear about what he can and can't do and very good at trying to get the best solution to help. Reliable and a great handyman - thanks John
John came promptly. He was very quick, but made a beautiful job, very professional and was extremely pleasant and helpful. His price was very reasonable. I would gladly have him again and have given his name to friends.
We hired John to replace a damaged garden door. He took the measures, made the new door himself and installed it. We're very impressed with the quality of his work. Always replied promptly, courteous and efficient. Would definitely recommend and hire again.
John was excellent, very clean worker, no mess! wanted a fire place hanging on wall, he wasn't long and charged me a fair price, definitely use again!
John was quick, efficient, pleasant and prompt. I found he gave me great confidence in him and would certainly have him again. Really pleased with the new door he made and new crossbar over the fence.
Excellent work. Well executed. Tidy. He remade a rotten gate and fitted new one back in place. Pleasant demeanour. Efficient.
We have used John the Handyman on many occasions because we are always so pleased with his work. He has many skills which are always of the highest standard. Would definitely recommend.
Asked John about my chimney while passing him on pavement, he promptly gave me a quote the same day for removing the weeds on my bungalow chimney stack, came and did the job the following day at a good price and wearing his mask, recommending it to be rebuilt in the summer, unfortunately John is unable to do that job. Very pleasant and helpful man.
From initial phone call to completion John was very polite and understanding. Punctual on arrival, explained charges and did a first class job. Will definitely use again.
John was fantastic. He was reliable, did a few different jobs for me and was very good indeed. Took care of everything. Very fair price too. Would definitely recommend him and will be booking him again. Five star service.
We have had John several times. He has always done a good job and is reliable. He goes the extra mile. He has always worn a mask since the Covid outbreak so has looked after our health also.
As always, thoroughly satisfied with the work that John did. We can't recommend him highly enough.
Excellent work.
Would recommend John without hesitation. Left him a message and he rang back the same day. Arranged to visit 2 days later and did loads of small jobs with friendly efficiency and at a very reasonable price. Would definitely use again.
I have used john several times. He is completely reliable and works to a high standard. He pays attention to detail and can work out a way to do an awkward job. his charges are very fair. I would recommend him highly.
Handyman service exceeded expected standard. Suggested an alternative way to have a gate installed to ensure I could access allotment with mower easily. Work carried out to a very high standard.
John Murray re-felted the roof and fitted guttering and a water tub. He was excellent, putting in the extra time, materials and effort to correct the sag in the roof and then correcting flaws caused by a botched job by someone else. He checks what he has done. He did not charge extra for the job and had to be persuaded to accept a bit more. He is proud of his work, competent and obliging. Highly recommended. Thanks John - hope to see you again. It is so nice to have someone whom we do not have to pester.
Stuck loft ladder - Excellent service, visited and fixed same day as contacted small job. John very pleasant and professional, worked in a very clean and methodical manner, to resolve the problem + ensured we could use it again before leaving. Excellent as a handy man, I'd recommend, use again.
John is a very experienced and knowledgeable guy. His work is of a high standard and he is very trustworthy. We would not hesitate to use his services again.
Excellent prompt service as is the norm with Chesterfield Aquatics John. Thoroughly recommend him.
We have used John quite a few times over the last few years for a variety of handyman jobs. The work is always done to a really high standard. John will only take on jobs he is confident he can do well which is reassuring. John is also very polite and completely trustworthy. I would highly recommend him.
John did an excellent job replacing the broken glass in my greenhouse. I strongly recommend him as a reliable trader. He was prompt and efficient and charged a reasonable price. I will use him again.
Known John for many years but this is the first time I have needed to call on his expertise as regards handyman services. It won't be the last. Punctual, professional reliable. Did a great job, great fella. Highly recommended to all.
John is known to me as he did work for me last year. I find him to be very helpful - he always arrives when he says he will and works very hard.
John arrived as arranged, very efficient, despite having to contend with appalling assembly instructions he got through putting my shed together and outdoor cushion box very quickly.
I had a couple of leaks in my guttering and John came and fixed them. He had all the equipment for the job and was very professional. He told me how much it would cost before he started which was very reasonable. He replaced two of the connecting brackets and water tested them afterwards to make sure they were water tight. I was very impressed by his attitude and professionalism and would certainly use him again.
Thanks to John for laying a perfect foundation for our greenhouse.
Friendly, efficient, worked non stop till job was completed and left no mess behind, 5 stars from me and will be recommending him to family and friends. Thanks John
Very satisfied by all aspects of the work carried out by John.
Excellent service and John couldn't have been more pleasant. He dealt with my pond and offered advice, repaired a guttering joint, sawed logs plus a few extras which he'd noticed needed doing. Very kind. Quick and efficient. Great price.
Have used John before and as always is polite,and very obliging and his work is of the highest standard, always charges a fair price.
Repair to my fence and gate. John provided a quality service and completed a high quality repair within the time scale he had promised. Extremely happy with both service and workmanship and would highly recommend John to anyone wanting a quality repair.
John did an excellent job replacing my old fence which had fallen victim to Storm Ciara. He is very thorough, professional in his approach to the work and a very pleasant chap to boot. He arrived on time on the two days it took to do the job and worked tirelessly in the cold and the occasional hail storm, despite having a few back pains. Tidied up after himself, and took all rubbish away with him. It is pleasing to find this level of service still exists. I wholeheartedly recommend John and Chesterfield Aquatics. I will definitely use them again.
John came today to re-felt a summerhouse roof and lay some paving slabs to garden steps. John communicates well with customers and acts on their requirements. He also will make constructive suggestions as to the best solution to solve problems. A pleasant and trustworthy man.
Second time I have used John. Excellent service once again - we needed a bedroom door altering to accommodate a new carpet, plus refitting another door faltering on its hinges - installation of an outside light - put up a new curtain rail - all 4 jobs completed - neat and tidily - cannot recommend John highly enough.
John has always been extremely helpful patient and very informative our pond was really looked after we thoroughly recommend him.
John arrived punctually to look at a number of small jobs - gave an honest appraisal of what he could do and what a more professional trader should undertake - gave us an estimate on the work we asked him to undertake - completed the job to our full satisfaction all on the same day - neat and tidy - cannot ask for more, well pleased. Just the person for those small jobs which you can't do yourself and are worried might prove expensive with a larger organisation. Thoroughly recommend him.
A very good job done by John. A very friendly person. Overall all highly satisfied.
I found John to be one of those rare people who under promise and over deliver. I asked him to remove the paving from my back garden, excavate the hard core beneath it and remove it from site. He did all this by the appointed time and at less than the original price quoted. He was also very helpful with other suggestions for the garden.
John arrived at our home when he said he would, was respectful, kind, polite and charged us a very fair price for the two jobs. I have no hesitation in recommending him to others and will definitely call John again if any further jobs crop up.
John is very professional and did a great job. Will definitely use again.
Very pleased with service and price charged,will certainly employ again
John is excellent. Another great job. Thanks.
John has helped us turn our new house into a home. His help has been utterly invaluable in assembling wardrobes and the shed; erecting fences and trellis; fitting a drainage access chamber; soldering a metal gate to fit properly; hanging art work; mending cabinet drawers and more! He is friendly, with a lovely sense of humour. He has been totally professional and reliable, going above and beyond to solve all the nagging issues we have faced. My Mother is 83 years old and he has been very sensitive and caring with her, enabling her to feel involved and informed at every stage. He's a very decent gentleman and I treasure him. Having worked with us for 6 whole days over the past 5 weeks, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend John as a trustworthy, incredibly hard working, very versatile, flexible handyman and a lovely person to know.
We used John to restore and paint our outside patio furniture as well as repairing and improving the rear door to our garage. He was very professional, honest and caring. John showed excellent customer service skills including, explaining the job in layman's terms, calling when he said he would and tidying up after himself The work was completed to a very high standard and we would highly recommend using this Trusted Trader to our family and friends. We will be contacting him again the next time we need t he services of a handyman.
John did an excellent job of assembling racking for my garage. He responded quickly to my request, coming out the same day, and sorted what was not the easiest to assemble racking. I am so glad I asked John to do this job as I would never have managed it.
Another excellent job [side gates] by John. I've used John's services on a number of occasions and I would recommend him for top class workmanship. A thoroughly reliable chap.
Nice clean worker, helpful and a very pleasant chap.
John was very helpful mending our fence which had been damaged in the high winds. He was punctual, polite, very helpful and responded very quickly to our telephone call. Highly recommended.
Very pleasant man. Cleaned up after himself. Did an excellent job.
They built a door and frame for us. Their work was very high quality, on time & a good price.
Pleasant tradesman. Efficient and quick service.
John did a great job helping us get our new house ready to move into. He arrived on time as promised and worked efficiently and methodically on a range of jobs. He fitted various types of blinds throughout the house, as well as tackling curtain rails, shelving and mirrors. He was tidy, friendly and thoughtful and I would certainly recommend John to others looking for similar handyman services.
Everything done methodically & cleaned up afterwards. Couldn't have asked for more.
Good man. Recommend to others.
Good quick job. 40 a bit pricey for 30 mins.
A great service, we were pleased.
Conscientious, very clean and tidy. Reliable and pleasant. Very satisfied with work done at a very reasonable price.
John arrived promptly, worked efficiently and cleanly. Very pleased with the work completed and I will use him again.
A prompt, reliable and competent trader.
Very professional and kind. Good to have in your home.
Very friendly and professional.
Trader came when he said he would & cleaned up after the job was done.
John came (twice) on time and carried out an excellent job. Definitely recommend.
Very nice respectable man. No faults at all.
Rang John regarding leaking tap and he came within a couple of hours at the time he said. Job done quickly and efficiently . Used John before in the garden and a very tidy worker.
John and Chris, the joiner, did an excellent job of replacing the front of our sun damaged garden shed. John is friendly and very professional, I highly recommend him for any handyman jobs you want doing.
An excellent job completed promptly, efficiently, neatly and for an excellent price. Would definitely recommend and ask to do further jobs.
John was very punctual, polite and discussed options available. From his initial visit the shed and other materials were available in a week and of high quality and fitted beautifully.
Efficient, professional, friendly, very neat and tidy. Will use again - very impressed.