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B&Q launches Handyman service

Published: 25 September 2007
B&Q has launched its own Handyman service prompted, the retailer says, by 42% of homeowners who have said they would rather ask someone else for help.
The Handyman service, which will be trialled in stores across London and Manchester, offers reluctant diy-ers a friendly and professional 'odd-job-man.' 

Services range from basic plumbing to the assembly of furniture working anything from an hour to a full eight-hour day. 
 
Jobs that can be undertaken include:
 
  • Plumbing:  replacing taps or WC flush, fitting sink or WC, plumbing in washing machines or dishwashers;

  • Fixing:  fitting shelves, blinds or curtain rails, hanging mirrors and artwork, wall-mounting flat-screen TVs;

  • Assembly:  assembly of patio heaters, BBQs, patio furniture, swings, benches and hammocks;

  • Electrics:  replacing light switches, lights and extractor fans;

  • Decorating:  resealing bath or shower, touching-up paintwork, repairing internal cracks;

  • Installation:  installation of outside taps, water butts or loft ladders;

  • Joe Riordon, services director at B&Q commented: "Our aim is to provide an efficient and valuable Handyman service to everyone."
     
    Prices start from £75/hour in London, and range up to £350 for a full eight-hour day, and from £60/hour in Manchester up to £280 for a full eight-hour day.

    Comments

    Published prior to March 2014
    By Doreen Mullan
    Cooker extractor fan not worked for sometime,what would be cost to repair
    Published prior to March 2014
    By Lynn Coull
    Need someone to lay a laminate floor in my living room

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