Get a helping hand with maintaining your property, DIY and all those odd jobs you never quite get around to. Reliable local tradesman with many years' experience of carpentry, minor electrical and plumbing works, DIY, general property maintenance and repairs for domestic and commercial customers.

From just £23 for an hour's work. We cover Lyme Regis, Uplyme, Charmouth, Axminster, Seaton, Colyton, Bridport and surrounding villages in East Devon/West Dorset. See our charges here.

The Lyme Bay Handyman is fully insured and CRB checked.

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Examples of the jobs we can do:

  • Put up shelves and cupboards, coat-hooks, curtain poles, roller blinds etc.
  • Repair wooden fixtures and fittings e.g. skirtings or architraves
  • Ease and re-hang doors that stick
  • Alter cupboards, blinds, shelves etc. that don't fit where you want them to go
  • Assemble and install your flat-pack furniture
  • Hang pictures, mirrors or photos
  • Fit bolts, catches and security chains, or replace door locks
  • Change fuses and plugs, lamp bulbs and fluorescent tubes
  • Replace broken electrical sockets, switches or light fittings
  • Fix plumbing leaks, dripping taps or make minor alterations (e.g. fit new basin taps or an outside tap)
  • Bleed radiators
  • Reseal round baths and basins or repair damaged grouting
  • Replace inlet valves, siphons etc. in your toilet cistern
  • Plumb in dishwashers and washing machines to existing pipes
  • Minor repairs to plaster or tiling - making good etc.
  • "You buy, we fit" - anything you bought and don't know how to install or fit - we may be able to help.

Please see the menu items left for more information on charges and normal callout times. If you have a problem please see our terms and conditions for how to make a complaint.

What we don't do:

  • Install, repair or commission central heating systems, kitchens or bathrooms
  • Major pipework and electrical installations
  • Significant electrical work in kitchens, bathroons or outside
  • Gas, oil, or LPG (Calor) appliance servicing, including Aga/Rayburn etc.
  • Repairs to domestic appliances e.g. cookers, washing machines or dishwashers, and small electrical goods
  • Building or roofing work
  • Repair or reseal shower cubicles and trays
  • Decorating, tiling, carpet fitting etc.
  • Gardening, fencing or landscaping
  • Drain jetting or gutter clearance
  • Any job requiring scaffolding or more than one person to do safely
  • Rubbish clearance and removal to tip
  • Supply items from stock to fix your problem - generally, you buy and we fit. However, we can often arrange to bring things like electrical and plumbing fittings if you can tell us exactly what you need.

December's handy tip:

Don't wait 'til Christmas Eve to check your fairy lights - even if you put them away in the attic working, they may not light up when you get them down again, and the shops will have sold out of spares!

If you have traditional push-in or screw-in (filament) bulbs, make sure you have seated each one firmly then switch on to see if they work; try replacing the fuse bulb if they still don't light. Outdoor lights have a limited safe life - the rubber grommets that stop rain getting in should be replaced before they become inflexible.

Modern LED lights use a lot less electricity and are generally more reliable - so are worth considering when you come to replace a set.