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"Rob very kindly took on a few small jobs for me at short notice and the finished work was great.  The jobs were basic but important for me and he did an awesome job, all in one day.  Couldn't fault his work and a really nice guy as well."
"Rob is a definite life-saver. We had a DIY removing-tile job that went horribly wrong, and he came to the rescue despite being extremely busy. He did a fantastic job, quick and efficient and left the place in a tidy fashion. I would highly recommend him. Thanks Rob!!"
"I have had Rob work on various repairs to my house over the last few years. He repaired a water damaged window sill and a water damaged floor near a ranch slider. He adjusted all my kitchen cupboards so they close and made a sticking sliding door work again. Rob is pleasant to have around and does a thorough job."
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I appreciate good reliable service and know how important it is to have a functioning home or business. I understand that your time is a valuable commodity and none of us can afford to waste it. We strive to provide reliable, high quality work.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me to discuss your project. Below are some of the services we offer.
MAINTENANCE
  • Caulking
  • Property Maintenance
  • Garbage Disposals
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Garage Maintenance
  • Welding
  • Vacation Home Maintenance
  • Electric Timers
  • Closet Organization
  • Handicap Accessibility
  • Yard Maintenance
  • Irrigation
  • Evaporative Cooler Maintenance
  • Inspection Checklists

INSTALLATIONS
  • Appliance Installations
  • Assembling
  • Bathroom Installations
  • Window Treatments
  • Flat Panel TV Installation
  • Landscape Lighting
  • Hang Pictures / Mirrors / Decor
  • Child Proofing
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Blinds & Drapery
  • Grab Rail Installations
  • Dimmer Switches
  • Home Improvement
  • Light Fixtures
  • Locks
REPAIRS
  • Bathroom Repairs
  • Dripping Faucet
  • Toilet Repair/Replacement
  • Faucet Install / Replace
  • Drywall Patching
  • Kitchen Installations / Repairs
  • Fence & Gate Repair
  • Stucco Patching
  • Water Leaks
  • Electrical Trouble Shooting
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Pet Doors
  • Water Heaters

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Handyman Auckland 101: How to Select the Best

 

For any Auckland resident, having a good handyman to work on your repair projects is essential. The never-ending home repairs need a swift service provider who can respond to emergencies and complete your projects on time.

There is a long list of issues that may require you to call for handyman services. These range from replacing a leaking faucet to fixing a broken door.Your home is your biggest asset, so you need to choose a qualified, reliable,and trustworthy professional to do the job right. Here is all you need to know about finding the best handyman in Auckland.

 

How to Find a Good Handyman in Auckland

Search Online

Numerous online business review sites offer their subscribers directories of professionals. You can get a handyman’s contact from sites like Home Advisor.

 

There are also client feedback-centered websites that can help you understand the quality of work a professional offers. One such site is Yelp. To find a good handyman, look for "handyman near me" and then scan the results for positive reviews and high star ratings. This will confirm the professionalism, know-how, and timeliness of the handyman.

 

Here are a few tips on how to conduct your online search

  • As most handymen now     have their websites that they use to advertise their services, it’s     advisable to look     for information from third-party websites. This will help     you get a genuine opinion on the competence of any given professional.
  • While searching, be specific about the services you     require. A general search such as “handyman Auckland” will get you a     professional to help in various simple projects. For specialised work,     such as fixing roofs or leaking pipes, you will need a plumber. Your     search needs to be specific.
  • If you don’t find any     valuable information from popular business review sites, consider alternative resources     like Porch for home improvement projects.

 

Get Referrals from Friends and Family

 

Ask for a recommendation from your friends or family members who have used the services of a professional handyman. Seek detailed feedback on their character, performance, and professionalism.

 

Most homeowners have likely used a repair expert. Therefore, they are in a position to refer you to the right person. Getting a referral from a trusted friend or relative will give you confidence in the individual you are about to hire.

 

Seek Suggestions from Community Home Repair Forums

 

There are numerous Auckland community pages online that give suggestions on the kind of professionals to hire. Additionally, newer apartment complexes neighbourhoods have message boards where you can fish for information about their experiences with various handymen.

 

Finding an expert from your community group is a big boost. It means they have worked on homes similar to yours.

 

There are also apps that offer private social networks for residents of Auckland. Some of these include Every Block and Nextdoor.

 

Go Through the Bulletin at Your Local Hardware

 

You may find business cards and flyers of independent contractors at hardware stores and home improvement centres near your home. Store employees may also have information on handymen they have worked with in the past.

 

Write down their names and contacts to call or search them later. When you get home, enter their names and addresses into a search engine to see if you can get any reviews on jobs they have done in the past.

 

Contact a Local Handyman Company

 

When you need a few things fixed and you are not persistent about choosing a handyman yourself, you can contact a company near you. Auckland has several agencies that loan subcontracted workers for small projects such as home repairs.

 

One thing to emphasise is that handymen are trained to offer multiple services. You'll need to inquire from the company if they provide the specific handyman services you need. It is also vital to read through the fine print of the company to determine if they have any hidden fees.

 

Vetting Your Candidates

 

Now that you've found a few candidates, it is time to make sure you are choosing the right person for the job.

 

1) Request Quotes from Your Candidates

 

You may allow the handymen you have selected to come to your home and give an estimate for the work. This is also an excellent way to meet them individually, test their punctuality, work ethic, and etiquette.

 

As you receive quotes, you need to compare the different rates and choose the one that fits your budget. A thorough quotation should include a breakdown of the costs associated with various stages of the project. This level of detail shows that the candidate has the integrity and competence to do a good job. It shows they are interested in doing things the right way.

 

A point to note is that the lowest bid is not always the best. Do not select a professional just by the mere fact that their services are affordable. You need to look beyond the price.

 

2) Schedule an Interview

 

Just like receiving price estimates, meeting a professional face-to-face is vital. It helps you look at both the personal and professional standards of the person you are about to employ.

 

Use this opportunity to discuss the project in detail. Prepare a list of questions you can ask to determine the qualifications of the handyman. For instance, you may ask them what their greatest strengths are, why they opted to join the profession, etc.

 

3) Check Reviews and Background

 

Do some background research on the handymen to find out whether they have pending lawsuits, grievances, or reported cases of fraud. If there are any significant cases held against them, move on to the next handyman.

 

While finding complaints against every candidate may seem like a daunting task, it can save you a lot of headaches in the future. Giving someone with pending lawsuits access to your home will render you vulnerable to theft or shoddy work.

 

4) Ask for References

 

A top-notch handyman should be in a position to produce recommendations from past clients who were satisfied with his work. A candidate who can further provide photo evidence of work they have completed in the past is a plus. It shows that they can be trusted with your project. Candidates who refuse to give contact information may have something to hide.

 

5) Enquire about Insurance Status

 

Is the handyman you are about to hire adequately insured? Handymen aren't necessarily required to be insured. However, it is wise to ask if they have any form of insurance.

 

If they have any other workers working under them, proof of worker compensation should also be produced. Reasonable general liability insurance will cover at least $1 million per claim for the contractor. Confirming these details will protect you from being burdened with liability if accidents occur on your property.

 

6) Discuss the Warranty

 

It’s a considerable boost to hire a handyman who extends you the benefit of a well-documented warranty. If a problem occurs within the warranted period,the expert will redo the repairs at no additional fee.

 

This also gives you the assurance and confidence that a top professional is handling your project. Many contracted handyman services include one-year warranties for most remodelling projects. Warranty terms can help you tell an honest contractor from one that is likely to scam you.

 

7) Review a Written Contract

 

Now that you’ve identified your most preferred candidate, it’s time to seal the deal. Review the written contract and terms of payment. The contract needs to cover all the important aspects of the agreement:

  • Estimated overall cost
  • Service breakdown and associated costs
  • Payment procedure
  • Time-frame required to complete the work

Do not overlook this step. Records are crucial whenever disputes occur.

 

8) Hire and Establish Open Lines of Communication

 

Hire a handyman on condition that they will implement the plan as agreed.This means that they will finish the work within the agreed timeline and manage all the resources appropriately.

 

If there are any unforeseen circumstances, the first thing they should do is call you. If they need to increase the budget to buy new materials, they should consult you first. This should be agreed in a terms and conditions document.

 

9) Do NOT Pay All the Money Upfront

 

The handyman may require some amount of money upfront to purchase materials.However, you should sit on some amount as security. This will prevent cases of workers vanishing with payment before the completion of work. Clear the remaining balance only when you are certain the work is completed to your satisfaction.

 

10) Be Actively Involved in the Work

 

Many people simply hand their house keys to workers and walk away until the job is complete. However, it’s advisable to pay attention to what the workers are doing.

 

This will establish clearly that you want them to do the work right. This doesn’t mean you should interfere with what they are doing. Being in the worker’s way might slow them down. Instead, carry out regular inspections to ensure things are being done right.

 

 

FAQ

 

Can I get a handyman near me?

 

You can get a reliable handyman to do your projects from any part of Auckland. There are equipped handymen all in Orewa, Whangaparaoa, the North Shore, East Auckland, West Auckland, and South Auckland. Whether you require home renovation or property maintenance, all you need is to contact the right expert near you.

 

Handymen from Central Auckland, Epsom, Onehunga and Avondale do a lot of commercial work but can as well handle small residential jobs.

 

What is the hourly pay for a handyman?

 

The average rate for a handyman in Auckland is NZ$ 20-30. However, remember that you are paying for potentially multiple team members and the materials required to complete the project.

 

Which jobs can handymen do?

 

No job is too big or too small for a handyman. Some of the typical tasks that handymen are assigned include:

  • General maintenance
  • Fixing leaking taps
  • Wallpapering
  • Minor painting
  • Joinery
  • Carpentry
  • Minor concreting
  • Minor bricklaying
  • Hanging dryers
  • Repairing door handles
  • Fixing stairs and decks

 

Can I hire a handyman to do some odd jobs in my house?

 

Handymen get calls for all kinds of jobs. From mounting TVs to replacing fallen fences and hanging Christmas lights, they can do it all.

 

How can I tell a good handyman from a rogue one?

 

Before hiring, it’s essential to vet every candidate. You can check with your local supply stores for any useful information on the person you want to hire. They may have details on the quality of work the handyman delivers. The right contractor is likely well known in the locality they operate. You can also use online reviews.

 

Do I need to provide tools for my handyman?

 

Most Auckland experts will have their own tools. The tools they require will depend on the kind of job they are called to handle. However, there might be genuine cases where a worker forgets a tool or two. In such a case, the most reasonable thing would be to assist them with your tools for the time being if you have any.

 

What attributes should I consider when hiring a handyman?

 

An essential attribute to look for in a handyman is the skillset. They should be able to handle other jobs other than the ones in which they specialise.

 

For instance, a painter may be required to make minor repairs such as patching cracks. This is a service that can save homeowners the cost of hiring other professionals. However, homeowners should not confuse this with handymen who appear as jacks of all trades. The skills should be related. A painter, for example, cannot be an electrician or a plumber.

 

In addition, a person with multiple skills will be able to identify other flaws in your home and make useful suggestions.

 

Should I choose the lowest bidder?

 

While the lowest bid may seem attractive, the bidder may skimp on a crucial process or assume that the work is easier than it should be. A low bid may also be a signal that the contractor might use sub-standard material.

 

Similarly, you should take caution with a bid that is too attractive or promises unrealistic goals. For instance, a handyman who insists they can finish the work in a few days while everyone else estimates a few weeks may give you substandard work.

 

Bottom Line

 

Do not compromise on quality when selecting a handyman. Take time to vet repair professionals before entrusting your property to them. It may seem like a long, tricky, and unnecessary process, but it can help you save a lot of money in the long run.