Essential advice on handymen
What is a handyman?
A handyman is someone who completes an assortment of maintenance tasks around a home, both indoor and outdoor. Rather than specialising in a single practical skill such as plumbing or electricity, a handyman is a jack-of-all-trades who can turn their hand to almost any job. In saying this, many handymen do become accredited in trades such as carpentry, plumbing, mechanics, and painting, as it helps to improve their skill and effectiveness in their role. But at heart, a handyman prides himself on being able to tackle every common job around the house, so you don’t have to.
A mobile handyman is simply a handyman who visits your home—that’s to say, a regular old handyman!
Why use a handyman?
Homes need constant maintenance, and as a homeowner, you may not have the skills or tools to complete jobs effectively. If your wily bull terrier puts a claw through the wall, you’ll need sandpaper, plaster, a putty knife, and a paint that matches. You’ll also need to figure out how to do it, and getting it wrong can leave a horrible brown plaster smudge on the wall. This is just one example of hundreds—things can go wrong with your fencing, tiles, decking, flyscreens, and anything else that makes up your home. These tasks can build up quickly and became overwhelming, and you might feel resentful having to fix them after slaving away at work all week. Your weekend should be for relaxing!
Thankfully, a handyman has the tools and experience to fix most common household problems, and to a great standard. If you don’t feel like fixing your jungle-like garden, the gaping hole in your fly screen, or clearing your leaf-filled gutters, a handyman can take care of these jobs quickly and for a great price, giving you back your leisure time.
Standard handyman hourly rates in Brisbane
What are the standard handyman hourly rates in Brisbane? It depends on their skill, experience, and the job that is being completed, but the typical handyman’s hourly rate in Brisbane is somewhere between $40 to $90 p/hr.1 Some handymen might charge set rates for particular projects, rather than an hourly rate.
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Typical handyman repair list
A typical handyman’s repair list is huge—they can complete a wide range of jobs, which is what makes them so handy! The most common jobs that are a part of a handyman repair list in Brisbane include:
- Fixing holes in walls
- Replacing doors
- Gutter cleaning
- Tile installation and fixing
- Laying or repairing decking
- Simple electrical fixes, such as wiring
- Machinery repair, such as simple mechanical breaks
- Flyscreen fixes
- Fixing drywall
- Anything that is an eyesore!
A handyman doesn’t necessarily require training. They just need experience working on common household jobs, and a natural practical intelligence. Complex jobs such as building, plumbing or electrical work will require a handyman with suitable qualifications, which allows them to complete a wider range of tasks. If you’re hiring a handyman in Brisbane for a job that requires licensing, you might consider asking for confirmation of their qualifications before hiring them.
A handyman is a versatile tradesman who is equipped with a variety of tools for a range of jobs. This includes screwdrivers, spanners, hammers, pliers, tape, clamps, spirit levels, saws, drills, and nail guns, to name a few. Once you describe your job to them, they’ll bring every tool they need to complete it (or make a quick trip to Bunnings to buy it).
They should be able to provide everything they need to get the job done.