How to become a Handyman
- Price: £5.99
- Published: May 2016
- Type: Business Opportunity Profile
- Format: PDF
- What qualifications and skills are required?
- Key market issues and trends
- Trading, commercial and legal issues
- Further information
Handymen carry out general maintenance, repair and home improvement work including putting up shelves, curtain rails, blinds and internal signage, changing light fittings, assembling furniture, hanging doors, painting, tiling, bathroom and kitchen fitting, and gardening work. Handymen may also be called out to deal with emergency situations such as leaks or breakages.
Handymen are typically hired by householders and commercial property owners, buy-to-let landlords, letting agents, housing associations, care homes, pubs, hotels and B&Bs.
This profile provides information about starting up and trading as a handyman. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support.