John the Handyman

John the Handyman
Rated 5 out of 5 Rating based on 141 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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John was excellent from start to end. Responded quickly and came and sorted my shed roof out. He was very meticulous and tidy throughout sorting out the shed roof, replacing wood and explaining everything throughout. Will definitely use John again and thoroughly recommend.
I engaged John to fix a broken gate. He was polite, friendly and did an excellent job of work sorting the gate out. His charges seemed very reasonable. I would happily use him again and would definitely recommend to others.
Very good. He was punctual and neat and tidy with his work! Would definitely recommend.
John does what he says he will do, reliably and efficiently, sticking to times and prices agreed. He is professional and thorough in tackling jobs, and inspires confidence.
Superb. Not only does John the Handyman have outstanding professional skills he is also a very nice guy. He did a number of smallish jobs for us quickly, efficiently and at a fair price. I could not recommend him more highly.
John is a really nice man. He is really good at what he does and really good at recommending what's best. Would use his services again.
As a Trusted Trader, and recently recommended by a friend, I felt that John was the right sort of workman for my job. He was prompt, efficient, friendly and did an excellent job. I would recommend him without hesitation.
1st rate job! Shed felt blew off Friday, John repaired it Saturday at an unbelievable price. Was really helpful with best repair and clean up after was exceptional. Keeping his number!
Rang John when I discovered my replacement washer did not include disconnection and removal on the Thursday before Christmas. John rang me Friday morning and sorted it for me. Always professional and just a very nice bloke.
Really pleased with service, would definitely use again if needed.
Excellent and very pleasant. Called round within the hour to fix my dodgy loft ladder. Fully recommend.
Fantastic work. Quick, excellent quality, friendly and really surprised how reasonable the cost was. Highly recommend.
John is a great handyman, fair price for a good job, nothing too much trouble for him. Hard worker, cleans up and he makes you feel comfortable to have on your property. Nice guy.
Just had John here to clean our gutters, rang him this morning and he was here at 2pm to do the job. He did a very good job for a fair price. Would recommend him highly, he got on with the job well and will certainly use him again if we need other jobs doing, so nice to find a good workman locally.
We needed our gutters clearing. John, was a very personable, lovely chap. He gave a fair price for what was required. He arrived when he said he would. Even though the job was bigger than expected, he explained exactly what he was doing and took pictures to show why it was a bigger job. He was tidy and cleared up all the mess. Would definitely recommend him and use him for other work in the future.
John responded promptly to my email enquiry and quoted a fair price for the work requested. He was able to attend on a day that suited me, arrived at the time he said he would and did very satisfactory work. I am very pleased with John's service.
Very reasonable price for a variety of jobs. Shelving, picture hanging, installation of bathroom cabinets etc.
John got to the job on time. He wasted no time and got on the job straight away, working very well. He completed the work within 2 hours and I was very satisfied with it. I would highly recommend John to everyone.
Called John for the fist time today with regard to cleaning our gutters. John returned my call and the job was done and dusted by lunchtime. Great service. Will call on John for any future jobs.
Gutters cleaned using ladder. Highly satisfied with service.
Needed the gutters cleared of leaves. Rang John and he came within the hour to have a look. Gave me a quote which I thought was fair and he did the job there and then. Excellent service from a friendly, hardworking man. Will contact him next time for any similar work and am happy to recommend him.
John unblocked a down pipe the day after contacting him. Job well done and a good price.
Highly satisfied with John's work. Excellent service. Work completed to a very high standard. Will be contacting him again should the need arise. Thank you.
Excellent work - pleasant, very tidy workman. Knew what he was doing, on time and prompt in responding to call. Would definitely use him again.
The door between my lounge and kitchen was jammed shut because the mechanism inside the handle had broken. It's often difficult to get people to come out for small jobs but I left a message for John and he rang back soon after and arranged to come out later this afternoon. He arrived when he said he would and managed to get the door open without damaging it, he replaced the mechanism and put the original handles back on. He was friendly, polite and efficient and respected my home. I was pleasantly surprised at what he charged, I expected it to be much more! Overall a great job, I'll certainly keep his number for the future and won't hesitate to recommend him to friends.
First class service. John was prompt on arrival, and did a thoroughly professional job of clearing our gutters and replacing several of the support brackets. This is the first time that we have requested John's services, but he would be the first person we would call upon should we need similar, or other services again.
John made and fitted a new garden gate and shelving for the airing cupboard. He was very efficient, the work was carried out to a good standard and he left everywhere clean and tidy. I would definitely use John again.
John the Handyman was brilliant - he created a 'floor' in the larder which can be lifted to give access to the cellar. He is very reliable and knowledgeable. The cost was very reasonable - I'm already lining up other tasks for him.
John came out at very short notice and could not have been more helpful. He really put himself out to solve our plumbing problem. Highly recommended.
Excellent service as always.
John was very professional and told me the price before he arrived. I was really pleased with his work of cleaning my gutters and would have him back anytime for other work I needed doing. Thanks john.
I thought the job would be too small for a tradesman and that I would struggle to get someone to do it. However, the day after asking John if he could fix my door, the job was done. Arrived on time, very efficient, job well done and as an added extra he was a really lovely friendly man. Wish there were more like him. Highly recommend.
John came the same day I phoned. He fixed my gate that needed adjusting. My gutters had come adrift in two places, where they joined the down pipes, and a piece was missing. John went to fetch the piece of guttering needed and then mended both gutters. While he was there, he cleared leaves out. He tidied up after himself and charged a very reasonable rate for his work. I am very glad I contacted him.
Not many like John left, very polite and actually turned up to provide a quote when I first phoned to enquire. More than happy with the two gates that he made and fitted for me and the price charged for the work. Very professional, friendly and a high standard of work. Will definitely use again and recommend to others.
Excellent service from John, phoned straight back when I left a message and came round to do the job next day. Only a small job, but we had previously been let down by two others. Would definitely recommend John and would happily use his services again.
We have again used John's services and are pleased with the standard of his work. He arrives at the time agreed and works neatly, and is polite and pleasant to deal with.
Looking for a handyman in Chesterfield? Look no further. John is a true professional, gets back to you in great time, and delivers a fantastic service.
This handyman is brilliant trustworthy and a honest person, charges a fair price not a rip of merchant like lots when they see an OAP, lot think charge double etc. This man is a very honest worker not many like him about.
He made me a set of gates and what he charged was a lot less than other quotes, honest workmen are hard to find these days. His workmanship is top grade.
I rang John re some repairs I needed doing outdoors. He came the same day, looked at what needed doing and gave me a price which I accepted. He had to order some materials which arrived the following day and he came that same day and did me the work. He was very prompt, pleasant and polite and I am very satisfied with the work he did. I will definitely use John again. He is a real find.
John repaired a broken gate for us. He was really quick and efficient and helped us re-use as much of the broken gate as possible, rather than an expensive replacement.
Prompt return call and came to do job within the hour.
John replaced our bathroom door. Excellent job, highly recommended. Will certainly use again. Thank you.
Third time John does work for us and as always we couldn't be happier with the results. John is very knowledgeable, thorough, polite, punctual and tidy. Prices are transparent. If you're looking for peace of mind that the job will be completed to really high standards do not hesitate to get in touch with him. He's definitely our go to handyman
Put beading to kitchen floor. Very neat job. No mess. Easy to get on with. Very fair. Delighted.
Arrived within an hour of my phone call, and completed the job within the hour. Willingly looked at a couple of other small jobs as well whilst he was here. Pleasant, polite and did an excellent job. Highly recommended and will definitely use again. Thanks.
I texted John at 13:45 John called me and arrived at 16:30. Sorted my blocked gutters doing an excellent job being very thorough. I used to do this myself but can't due to health issues. John's charges are very reasonable particularly when you consider the quality of service. A fabulous service from a genuine tradesman who I consider to be completely trustworthy and will not hesitate to contact next time I need help. My decision to use John was purely based on his Trusted Trader feedback. Thank you for your help.
We asked John to replace an old fan vent and do some re-mortaring as well as a few other oddments. He gave us a fair price and a date to do the work which suited us perfectly. He was polite, on time, friendly and above all did the job well - we are very satisfied and will ask him to look at other work soon. Highly recommended.
John was recommended by a friend. He called back and came the same day. He was very knowledgeable and helpful, and he fixed five jobs one a tricky cat flap in a few hours. We are extremely pleased with his work and will certainly use him again. First class!
John was everything we wanted from a handyman - punctual, clear in his explanations, a perfectionist in his work, tidy, methodical, safety conscious. Great results and honest pricing.
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.