Graham Butcher – Handyman Services

What does it take to be a good handyman?

A good handyman fills the gap between more specialised trades people. A specialist gets very good at one thing and concentrates on one particular skill. However, even a small job often requires a range of skills in order to be completed. A handyman should therefore have a broad range of skills helping him complete a job to a high standard without the expense and inconvenience of bringing in more than one tradesperson.

A good handyman will have a versatile range of skills and appropriate tools to efficiently complete any task he undertakes. He will also have a good knowledge of materials and products so that the best resources can be used to finish a job to the customer's satisfaction.

It also helps if the handyman can think through a problem and is able to come up with effective and often unique solutions for the job in hand. The handyman then carries out the plan or design, making a sound repair, renovation or improvement. The same applies to any new construction.

On the other hand, a handyman also needs to know his limits in terms of skills, knowledge and available tools. When an aspect of a job, or indeed a whole project, is beyond his abilities and available equipment then the handyman will say so and recommend bringing in a specialist.

This is the approach I take to my work as a handyman. My skills cover the following areas:

  • Woodwork repairs and construction
  • Basic electrical work: I am qualified as a Domestic Installer but not registered.
  • Basic plumbing
  • Tiling, including floors and walls
  • Demolition and clearance
  • Fencing, gates and garden structures
  • Repairs to sheds and garages including re–roofing
  • Storage solutions including fitting shelves and cupboards, and built in wardrobes
  • See some examples of my work below, then please call me on 0771 358 5954 or email handyman@vgservices.co.uk to discuss your job. If the project requires painting and decorating then my partner, Venetia, who is City and Guilds qualified works alongside me. For only painting and decorating please contact her directly on 0781 464 8339.

    We are based in Beverley, East Yorkshire.

    Regards, Graham

    Just a few examples of work

    A garden before...
    ...and after
    Clearing a wall of ivy before...
    ...and after
    Bespoke built in cupboard
    Storage inside
    Bespoke garden gate
    Access rails, fabricated and installed
    A garage before...
    ...and after
    Somerset Stav Martial Arts Centre before...
    ...and after
    A pergola
    Door installed joining house to garage
    A garden before...
    ...and after
    Work in progress in solving a persistant leak
    New conservatory roof completed
    Contact Graham

    Email handyman@vgservices.co.uk

    Telephone 0771 358 5954