Our home pros put purpose into the following services
Amplify your job with a skilled home pro suited to the service you’re looking for.
Our handymen can nail any job you give them
We can connect you with up to 3 skilled handymen handpicked to make light work your specific needs.
Our experienced home pros are on hand to hang doors, do any general maintenance around your home and fix any quick, small repairs or replacements you need, like locks and hinges. The joy of a home without annoying things that need fixing is within your reach!
Handyman projects we handle:
- Hang doors
- General maintenance around the home
- Quick small repairs or replacements (locks/hinges)
Take luck out of hiring a handyman
There comes a time in everyone’s life when your skills in the DIY department are outfaced by the job that needs doing. For some it might be changing a lightbulb or hanging a picture. For others it might be a little more complicated – hanging a door can be tricky or changing a pain of glass can be a chore.
Perhaps you have always done your own DIY but suddenly age is catching up with you and you feel a little too precarious on a ladder. Whatever the situation at some point in your life you will almost certainly find yourself needing to hire or contract a handyman to do some jobs for you around the house.
The big question of course is, once you have recognised the need to get somebody in, how and where do you find them? Here are a few tips to help you navigate the process and ensure that the person you are hiring is actually up to the job.
Referrals for handyman hire
Talk to your friends and your social networks and ask for recommendations. A handyman is not a qualification. The reality is that some people are handy and some are not. In asking around you may well find friends or family volunteering to step up and help you with the task at hand.
But even if that doesn’t happen you will almost certainly get some recommendations. Find out what sort of work the recommended person did for your friend – and if it’s possible to view the work, make a plan to do so. Sometimes it is not easy to see the quality of the work simply by looking, but you should be able to get an idea of the home pro’s capabilities.
Vetting a handyman
At Fix Forward, we specialise in vetting prospective home pros and matching them to the appropriate jobs. We train the people that appear on our site and help equip them to operate as independent home pros.
In a world where there are pretenders and fly-by-night operators who make big promises but deliver little, we bring you a list of handymen who have the competencies and experience to do the job that you need doing.
Costs for hiring a handyman
There are different ways of negotiating a rate with a handyman. You can pay them by the hour or you can pay them for a specific job. The latter is often the better way to go because it takes away any risk there might be of the job dragging on for longer than expected.
In many instances it may even be to the home pro’s advantage to see the job take longer than planned given that they are being paid an hourly rate. Agree a job rate, however, and they are incentivised to get the job done as swiftly and effectively as possible.
There is a flip side, however, in that it can often be better to get somebody in for a full day. Give them a list when they arrive that details all the odd jobs that need sorting and let them work their way through it during the course of the day. This will almost certainly work out cheaper and with less frustration than having to pay for a multitude of small jobs.
Don’t blur boundaries
A handyman is a generalist not a specialist and you need to bear this in mind when assigning them work. They may well feel up to trying to fix problems that should be the domain of a specialist, but know that if you give them the go ahead that you might be inviting more problems than it is worth.
Sure, you don’t need an electrician to wire a plug, or a plumber to plunge a blocked drain, but venture too far down the road that you should be travelling with a speciality home pro and you might find yourself in trouble. A good handyman is a person who knows their limits.
How we work
How does Fix Forward work?
- Complete a quick online form with your job request.
- We connect you to multiple home pros to quote.
- Choose which home pro to work with and pay them directly.
- Review your home pro at the end of the job.
What clients say about our home pros
Moffat, the painter we used from Fix Forward, did a great job. He was good natured and punctual and his labourers even helped me out with my guttering.
This was a great way to find a professional, reliable tradesman. Herbet communicated well and arrived on time as arranged. I can really suggest him and his team as good painters. Thank you!
It was very easy to use the Fix Forward platform and both contractors were great. They did what they said they would, when they would and demonstrated loads of initiative.
I contacted Fix Forward between Christmas and New Year, right in the middle of the builder's holiday but they had someone available to assist a couple of days later. The quote was very reasonable and the gate is standing as it should once again.