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Handyman recommendations

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by scientist, 11th Jun, 2016.

  1. scientist

    scientist Well-Known Member

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    I need a handyman or two for an upcoming full house reno - need someone who can work unsupervised on various things like pulling out carpet, prep work for painting, painting itself, assembling and installing ikea kitchen, tiling etc - it's an investment property in Fairfield NSW. Job will last a few weeks I reckon - I just want to pay a day rate for labour, I'll buy everything - does anyone have anyone to recommend?
     
  2. Azazel

    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    Gumtree?
     
  3. Otie

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    Personally I wouldn't use a handyman. They tend to be able to do everything but are not particularly good at anything. I would contract individual trades. I certainly would not want a handyman doing any of my tiling, I have seen so many bad jobs in rentals and it always costs you more later.
     
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  4. Azazel

    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    It depends on what it is, but it also depends on who you get. There are some pretty good handymen out there.
    Some fairly mediocre ones too.
     
  5. Otie

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    I think it would be okay for flat pack kitchens etc, (sort of stuff that anyone can do), just not the stuff than can go result in a poor finish.
     
  6. Azazel

    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    Some of that stuff
    should be alright for a decent handyman. But without a recommendation I suppose you could be getting anyone.
     
  7. scientist

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    thanks, had an excellent response on gumtree - too many to choose from! is the economy in a bad way?
     
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    Pm coming your way
     
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  9. TforTim

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    Hi Guys any recommendation of handymand in South-West Sydney (Campbelltown area).

    sliding door repair or replacement/
    aircon repair + new install)/
    stair carriage repair/
    plumber

    Thanks in Advanced.