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Handyman cost per hour

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

JobEstimate
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
Power jet washing a patio £50
Relaying some brickwork on a drive £70
Removing a redundant TV aerial on an outside wall / roof £70
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
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 garden shed £150
Removing wallpaper from 1 room (4 walls) £150
Removing wallpaper from 1 wall and replastering £150
Fitting and replacing a kitchen or bathroom tap £120
Renewing silicone in a bathroom or kitchen £120

Rates for other trades

Handyman hourly rate and daily rate
Handyman: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK for 2024 (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Handyman near Aberdeen£40£350
Handyman near Amber Valley£22£167
Handyman near Arun£30£208
Handyman near Ashfield£24£168
Handyman near Aylesbury Vale£28£200
Handyman near Barnsley£25£204
Handyman near Basildon£37£216
Handyman near Basingstoke & Deane£35£223
Handyman near Bassetlaw£28£197
Handyman near Bath & North East Somerset£28£207
Handyman near Bedford£30£210
Handyman near Birmingham£29£205
Handyman near Blackburn£23£169
Handyman near Blackpool£27£197
Handyman near Bolton£27£187
Handyman near Bournemouth£45£161
Handyman near Bracknell Forest£37£249
Handyman near Bradford£26£207
Handyman near Braintree£29£195
Handyman near Breckland£30£250
Handyman near Bridgend£22£168
Handyman near Brighton£32£224
Handyman near Bristol£28£209
Handyman near Broadland£25£180
Handyman near Broxtowe£24£166
Handyman near Bury£27£183
Handyman near Caerphilly£24£162
Handyman near Calderdale£28£196
Handyman near Cambridge£29£220
Handyman near Canterbury£32£223
Handyman near Cardiff£25£161
Handyman near Charnwood£22£143
Handyman near Chelmsford£32£213
Handyman near Cheltenham£38£202
Handyman near Cherwell£28£222
Handyman near Chester£29£189
Handyman near Colchester£29£193
Handyman near Coventry£28£200
Handyman near Crewe & Nantwich£21£170
Handyman near Dacorum£37£236
Handyman near Derby£23£171
Handyman near Doncaster£26£198
Handyman near Dover£32£218
Handyman near Dudley£29£206
Handyman near Dundee£25£200
Handyman near East Ayrshire£20£175
Handyman near East Devon£35£200
Handyman near East Dunbartonshire£29£224
Handyman near East Hampshire£27£188
Handyman near East Hertfordshire£37£235
Handyman near East Lindsey£25£250
Handyman near Eastleigh£29£198
Handyman near Edinburgh£42£225
Handyman near Elmbridge£37£245
Handyman near Epping Forest£40£233
Handyman near Erewash£24£164
Handyman near Exeter£35£200
Handyman near Falkirk£28£216
Handyman near Fife£60£250
Handyman near Flintshire£25£180
Handyman near Gateshead£22£164
Handyman near Gedling£24£166
Handyman near Glasgow£29£223
Handyman near Gloucester£38£202
Handyman near Guildford£38£258
Handyman near Halton£33£188
Handyman near Harrogate£24£208
Handyman near Havant & Waterloo£29£200
Handyman near Horsham£34£234
Handyman near Huntingdonshire£74£377
Handyman near Ipswich£28£198
Handyman near Isle of Wight£34£224
Handyman near Kirklees£32£230
Handyman near Knowsley£33£188
Handyman near Leeds£26£220
Handyman near Leicester£18£133
Handyman near Lisburn£18£162
Handyman near Liverpool£34£188
Handyman near London£39£236
Handyman near Luton£35£234
Handyman near Macclesfield£43£238
Handyman near Maidstone£32£207
Handyman near Manchester£33£206
Handyman near Mid Bedfordshire£32£217
Handyman near Mid Sussex£33£226
Handyman near Middlesbrough£28£182
Handyman near Milton Keynes£29£205
Handyman near Neath Port Talbot£20£164
Handyman near New Forest£31£182
Handyman near Newbury£33£216
Handyman near Newcastle-under-Lyme£21£170
Handyman near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£22£164
Handyman near Newport£25£157
Handyman near North Ayrshire£18£167
Handyman near North East Lincolnshire£14£112
Handyman near North Hertfordshire£33£226
Handyman near North Lanarkshire£29£223
Handyman near North Somerset£26£209
Handyman near North Tyneside£22£161
Handyman near North Wiltshire£31£240
Handyman near Northampton£29£209
Handyman near Norwich£25£180
Handyman near Nottingham£24£166
Handyman near Nuneaton & Bedworth£24£189
Handyman near Oldham£32£204
Handyman near Perth & Kinross£25£200
Handyman near Peterborough£90£433
Handyman near Poole£45£161
Handyman near Portsmouth£28£195
Handyman near Preston£25£190
Handyman near Reading£38£238
Handyman near Redcar & Cleveland£28£182
Handyman near Reigate & Banstead£38£244
Handyman near Renfrewshire£26£209
Handyman near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£22£171
Handyman near Rochdale£28£183
Handyman near Rochester-upon-Medway£20£360
Handyman near Rotherham£26£195
Handyman near Salford£32£204
Handyman near Salisbury£20£170
Handyman near Sandwell£29£206
Handyman near Sefton£34£183
Handyman near Sevenoaks£38£242
Handyman near Sheffield£27£198
Handyman near Slough£35£238
Handyman near Solihull£30£208
Handyman near South Ayrshire£20£175
Handyman near South Bedfordshire£30£210
Handyman near South Cambridgeshire£26£202
Handyman near South Gloucestershire£26£200
Handyman near South Lanarkshire£30£228
Handyman near South Oxfordshire£34£220
Handyman near South Somerset£24£220
Handyman near South Tyneside£22£161
Handyman near Southampton£29£198
Handyman near Southend-on-Sea£33£214
Handyman near St Albans£37£240
Handyman near St Helens£33£189
Handyman near Stafford£23£208
Handyman near Stockport£33£208
Handyman near Stockton-on-Tees£27£179
Handyman near Stoke-on-Trent£21£170
Handyman near Stratford-on-Avon£20£165
Handyman near Stroud£29£176
Handyman near Suffolk Coastal£34£193
Handyman near Sunderland£23£159
Handyman near Swale£35£231
Handyman near Swansea£30£176
Handyman near Tameside£33£208
Handyman near Teignbridge£35£200
Handyman near Tendring£28£198
Handyman near Test Valley£28£207
Handyman near Thanet£35£235
Handyman near The Wrekin£30£202
Handyman near Thurrock£41£210
Handyman near Torbay£35£200
Handyman near Trafford£32£202
Handyman near Vale of Glamorgan£22£170
Handyman near Vale Royal£25£180
Handyman near Wakefield£26£212
Handyman near Walsall£29£206
Handyman near Warrington£31£196
Handyman near Warwick£24£186
Handyman near Waveney£38£180
Handyman near Waverley£40£266
Handyman near Wealden£20£165
Handyman near West Lancashire£33£190
Handyman near West Lothian£28£213
Handyman near West Wiltshire£31£240
Handyman near Wigan£32£191
Handyman near Windsor & Maidenhead£37£240
Handyman near Wirral£36£194
Handyman near Wokingham£36£238
Handyman near Wolverhampton£30£207
Handyman near Wrexham Maelor£25£180
Handyman near Wychavon£29£214
Handyman near Wycombe£40£261
Handyman near York£19£236