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The UK Guild of Handymen enables you to find professionals you can trust to do a good job.

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Who started the guild and why?

The UK Guild of Handymen was created by the UK's most highly-rated handyman (according to FreeIndex).
The aim of the UK Guild of Handymen is to raise standards and the public perception of handymen.
The UK Guild of Handymen also enables you to find a reputable and versatile handyman to meet your expectations.

Who is the guild for?

Both sole traders and individuals within companies working as a professional handyman can join the guild.
While any handyman can register their details on our 'Find a Handyman' database, the UK Guild of Handymen does NOT encourage membership from traders who specialise in single areas like flat-pack assembly.
In this way, you can be sure a Guild Handyman is versatile and experienced—which is the hallmark of a good handyman.

Why can't I submit the details of my job and get quotes from handyman members of the Guild?

We consider sites that operate this system, where handymen basically buy invitations to quote on work, are parasitic 'middle-men' who offer little of value to the end consumer.
Ultimately, this cost is passed on to YOU along with the accumulated cost of unsuccessful tenders.
We prefer instead that you can see who is a Guild Handyman and make direct contact.
The UK Guild of Handymen is transparent. We charge only a membership fee for which members get many benefits.

What can I expect a handyman to be able to do?

This is difficult to answer because traders vary greatly. We expect our handyman members to be versatile and experienced so they should be able to complete most of the things listed below. But if in doubt simply ask—a Guild Handyman is required to decline work he is not totally capable to carry out.

Maintenance and repair: easing or trimming doors, mending or replacing latches, handles, reglazing, etc
General fixing: hanging pictures, mirrors, shelves, curtain poles, blinds, etc
Assembly: flat-pack cupboards, wardrobes, beds, etc
Odd jobs: skirting boards, hanging doors, sealing baths and showers, doorbells, dados, cat flaps, etc
Plumbing: dripping taps, replacing taps, leaks, waste pipes and traps, bleed radiators, toilet flushes, blockages, installing washing machines, etc
Electrics:, replacing light fittings, switches, broken sockets, replacing extractor fans, etc
Security: replacing door locks, security lights, spyholes, window locks, security chains, etc
Decorating: painting, paper-hanging, tiling, re-grouting, filling or patch plastering, etc

Can women become members of the UK Guild of Handymen?

Of course! The words 'handyman' and 'handymen' are used more widely than 'handyperson.' But while mostly men perform this kind of work, women are extremely welcome to join.

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