It’s hard to keep up! We are now in Tier 4 Lockdown. Under the government’s guidelines tradespeople can work in people’s homes if they follow guidelines and neither party has Covid symptoms. If you are vulnerable, are isolating or have Covid symptoms, work must be postponed unless you have an emergency which poses a risk to your health or your home.
If safe to work, I will wear a mask and ask that you do too. Ideally your door would be open so that I don’t have to ring the bell/touch handles. You may prefer to stay in another room and should maintain social distancing. I will wash my hands frequently and sanitise before and after my visit. I will avoid touching unnecessary surfaces. Opening windows and doors is advised (if chilly). Payments will be via BACS unless there is no alternative. My customers are very kind and often offer drinks and snacks which I will be unable to accept (but thank you!).
Please decide if the work is essential to you before booking.
Fixing and hanging of pictures, shelves, curtains, blinds, light fittings, dado and picture rails, coving,ceiling roses etc.
Assembling of flat pack furniture, sheds, greenhouses and animal runs and hutches.
Fitting doors, cupboards, shelves, wall cladding, loft boarding and shelving.
Repair of most items including domestic appliances, small electrical appliances and garden machinery.
Fitting new or fixing faulty plugs, switches, sockets, lamps, doorbells, lighting and cabling. and installing extractor fans.
Fitting new or fixing faulty taps, toilets, showers, pipes, external taps, washing machines - leaky things.
Tiling, painting walls, doors, window frames, skirting, furniture, minor repairs.
Fencing, gates, trellis, guttering, light landscaping, grass cutting, weed clearance, small tree removal etc.
I’m Roger Carpenter and I’ve been The Faringdon Handyman since 2019. I am a capable handyman competent in work in the home and garden. I trained and worked in mechanics, fabrication and tool use in the RAF for 22 years; I have 30+ years of DIY skills. I particularly enjoy bespoke projects where I need to work out how to do something. My wife Faith is a partner and carries out painting, decorating and design; she qualified in fine art and also works as a designer for visitor attractions.
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