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Handyman cost per hour

A handyman helping out with small, odd jobs in your home can ease an overwhelming to-do-list, especially if you do not feel confident to drill into your own walls in preparation to hang curtain poles, mirrors, shelves, etc. The average daily rate for a handyman in the UK is £27 per hour but that rate can range from £10 per hour to £45 per hour depending on the local area.

Let HaMuch help you find your handyman by contacting them in your locality so you can check on their availability and find the hourly rate that suits you.

Handyman cost per day

The average daily rate for a handyman in the UK is £188 per day but when you are looking for a handyman it is not only the price you are comparing but what they are suggesting doing for the price and what experience and tools they will be using. If you are having someone come to fit a spotlight on your outside wall, you need to know that they will have a ladder long enough to reach where you need the spotlight placed. A lot of handymen are not VAT registered, so when you get their quote, it’s best to be clear and double check with them that there are no additional charges to be added onto your final invoice.

Choosing a handyman

Always insist on receiving your quote in writing, whether it is a hand-written quote given to you at the time of discussing the job or a quote emailed to you, so that before you give the ‘go-ahead’ for the work being quoted, you know exactly what service they will provide, and at what cost. This is the clearest way to avoid any arguments at the end of the project. Handyman jobs are usually jobs that require no upfront deposit, with payment made on completion of the job and often before they leave your home there is the expectation to have been paid.

Materials for the project are normally provided by you, waiting in your home for the day the handyman is booked in. Drill bits, extra screws or small bits they can provide but when chatting with them discussing your project let them know what you have and what surface they will be working on, e.g.; if they are there to erect a shed, let them know that the shed will be delivered and if you have a smooth base waiting or need them to first lay one and whether the shed will come equipped with roofing felt and all of the screws or if they arriving to hang some wall art, discuss the type of wall you have (dry wall or brick) and give them an idea of rough weight of the wall art and if a hanging kit has been provided.

Always try to get references from previous clients. Nowadays with Google, it is easier to Google them and see what experience other homeowners have had using them for various projects (this way you can also double check they have had experience they have claimed).

If the job requires two people, like hanging large heavy mirrors or assembling a bedroom suite, do check that they will have someone else on hand to help with the heavy lifting / holding of awkward sizes. You do not want to wait for your Ikea wardrobe only to have the handyman break it on construction because they thought they could do a 2 person build alone.

Never be shy to ask questions, as it is your home and your belongings being dealt with and you are paying for the service.

Handyman costs

Take your time to consider the project needing doing and walk around your home thinking about any additional small, odd jobs that they could do. This will save you money rather than calling them back on another day to complete jobs you missed.

Assembling a shed will take 3 to 4 hours and cost approximately £100 with an average hourly rate of £27. Mowing the lawn and weeding beds will take a couple of hours and cost £50.

If you are after having fittings professionally fitted on your walls, first consider the space, whether the room will best suit blinds or curtain poles, and purchase them first so that when you discussing with the handyman, they know exactly what is being fitted and if it requires them to drill into the wall or to hang from the ceiling. Drilling into a wall might require a drill capable of drilling through steel lintel so it is best they know exactly what the job entails.

Painting and decorating will probably take a day and cost an average daily rate of £188. Small plumbing jobs would not take long so you may be asked to pay a call out charge if it only takes an hour. For any small plumbing repair or maintenance jobs that you might have for the handyman in your home, you could seek their advice. If it is about re-siliconing around a bath, they might provide the silicone and use silicone that is better suited for a wet room with anti-mould properties.

Handyman job costs in your home


Job details Estimate
Erecting a garden shed, typical 2-3 hours work £150
Half day of hanging curtain poles and mirrors £150
1 hr of fixing a piece to the wall £50
Installing a battery Ring camera / device to outside wall £50
Cutting a curtain pole to size and hanging £60
Securing a wardrobe to the wall £60
Hanging 3x art / mirrors / bathroom accessories to a drywall £60
Hanging 3x art / mirrors / bathroom accessories to brick wall £80
Removing wallpaper from 1 room (4 walls) £150
Removing wallpaper from 1 wall and replastering £150
Removing tiles from 1 small bathroom (4 walls) £200
Painting a door with oil paint provided £100
Painting a small room without any prep work needed £150
Painting a terraced garden fence (3 sections of fencing) £180
Painting a large garden fence (3 sections of fencing) £250
Painting a garden shed £150
Fitting and replacing a kitchen or bathroom tap £120
Renewing silicone in a bathroom or kitchen £120
Installing a cat or dog flap through a kitchen door £80
Re-hanging a loose internal door £70
Shaving some wood off an internal non fire door £20
Power jet washing a patio £50
Relaying some brickwork on a drive £70
Removing a redundant TV aerial on an outside wall / roof £70

Rates for other trades

Handyman hourly rate and daily rate
Handyman: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK for 2022 (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Handyman near Amber Valley£30£220
Handyman near Arun£28£204
Handyman near Ashfield£30£220
Handyman near Aylesbury Vale£30£206
Handyman near Barnsley£23£169
Handyman near Basildon£32£214
Handyman near Basingstoke & Deane£33£212
Handyman near Bath & North East Somerset£25£203
Handyman near Bedford£30£207
Handyman near Belfast£10£100
Handyman near Birmingham£28£194
Handyman near Blackburn£26£157
Handyman near Blackpool£26£157
Handyman near Bolton£24£181
Handyman near Bournemouth£24£191
Handyman near Bracknell Forest£32£213
Handyman near Bradford£15£120
Handyman near Braintree£29£201
Handyman near Bridgend£20£159
Handyman near Brighton£25£194
Handyman near Bristol£25£195
Handyman near Broxtowe£30£220
Handyman near Bury£24£181
Handyman near Caerphilly£27£185
Handyman near Calderdale£17£130
Handyman near Cambridge£29£223
Handyman near Canterbury£27£180
Handyman near Cardiff£27£185
Handyman near Charnwood£28£175
Handyman near Chelmsford£31£210
Handyman near Chester£20£160
Handyman near Colchester£29£190
Handyman near Coventry£28£140
Handyman near Dacorum£34£216
Handyman near Derby£30£220
Handyman near Doncaster£23£169
Handyman near Dover£27£180
Handyman near Dudley£28£194
Handyman near East Dunbartonshire£25£163
Handyman near East Hampshire£24£166
Handyman near East Hertfordshire£37£218
Handyman near Eastleigh£28£210
Handyman near Elmbridge£39£209
Handyman near Epping Forest£37£231
Handyman near Erewash£30£220
Handyman near Falkirk£25£150
Handyman near Gateshead£20£163
Handyman near Gedling£30£220
Handyman near Glasgow£25£163
Handyman near Guildford£32£223
Handyman near Halton£33£220
Handyman near Harrogate£20£160
Handyman near Havant & Waterloo£26£184
Handyman near Horsham£32£217
Handyman near Ipswich£26£224
Handyman near Kirklees£10£80
Handyman near Knowsley£33£220
Handyman near Leeds£15£120
Handyman near Leicester£18£56
Handyman near Lisburn£10£100
Handyman near Liverpool£33£220
Handyman near London£40£222
Handyman near Luton£34£213
Handyman near Maidstone£28£199
Handyman near Manchester£24£181
Handyman near Mid Bedfordshire£32£205
Handyman near Mid Sussex£29£205
Handyman near Middlesbrough£35£204
Handyman near Milton Keynes£30£207
Handyman near Neath Port Talbot£20£159
Handyman near New Forest£26£200
Handyman near Newbury£33£212
Handyman near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£21£166
Handyman near Newport£27£185
Handyman near North Ayrshire£15£150
Handyman near North Hertfordshire£33£208
Handyman near North Lanarkshire£25£163
Handyman near North Lincolnshire£20£163
Handyman near North Somerset£25£203
Handyman near North Tyneside£21£161
Handyman near Northampton£30£206
Handyman near Nottingham£30£220
Handyman near Nuneaton & Bedworth£19£116
Handyman near Oldham£24£181
Handyman near Poole£24£191
Handyman near Portsmouth£24£175
Handyman near Preston£26£157
Handyman near Reading£32£223
Handyman near Redcar & Cleveland£35£204
Handyman near Reigate & Banstead£41£205
Handyman near Renfrewshire£20£163
Handyman near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£20£159
Handyman near Rochdale£24£181
Handyman near Rotherham£23£169
Handyman near Salford£24£181
Handyman near Sandwell£28£194
Handyman near Sefton£33£220
Handyman near Sevenoaks£29£192
Handyman near Sheffield£23£169
Handyman near Slough£43£200
Handyman near Solihull£27£194
Handyman near South Bedfordshire£30£207
Handyman near South Cambridgeshire£28£206
Handyman near South Gloucestershire£25£195
Handyman near South Oxfordshire£33£212
Handyman near South Tyneside£20£158
Handyman near Southampton£28£210
Handyman near Southend-on-Sea£32£212
Handyman near St Albans£35£215
Handyman near St Helens£33£220
Handyman near Stafford£28£176
Handyman near Stockport£24£181
Handyman near Stockton-on-Tees£35£204
Handyman near Stroud£25£180
Handyman near Suffolk Coastal£26£224
Handyman near Sunderland£19£151
Handyman near Swale£32£218
Handyman near Swansea£26£166
Handyman near Tameside£24£181
Handyman near Tendring£26£224
Handyman near Thurrock£37£236
Handyman near Trafford£24£181
Handyman near Wakefield£18£136
Handyman near Walsall£28£194
Handyman near Warrington£24£175
Handyman near Waverley£32£216
Handyman near Wealden£28£214
Handyman near West Lancashire£32£210
Handyman near Wigan£24£175
Handyman near Windsor & Maidenhead£45£197
Handyman near Wirral£33£220
Handyman near Wokingham£31£209
Handyman near Wolverhampton£28£194
Handyman near Wycombe£29£189