Frequently Asked Questions
WHO IS A HANDYMAN?
A Handyman is a tradesman that has a wide knowledge of trades and skills that are required to complete most jobs around the house or office. A Handyman will happily take on any jobs that would be too small or too complicated for any other tradesman. The advantage you get by calling a handyman is that the job will be looked at, estimated and completed the same week, even the same day.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR YOU TO GIVE ME A QUOTE?
We guarantee to give you a quote within 48hours. For smaller jobs we can very often give an estimate on the spot.
ARE YOU INSURED?
Yes, we have a £5m Public Liability Insurance in place.
DO YOU SUBCONTRACT ANY OF YOUR WORK?
We never subcontract any of my work. It’s always done by Roebuck & Sons so you can stay assured that you have a trustworthy and reliable person on hand.
WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS OF BUSINESS?
The business hours are Mon – Fri 8:30 – 18:00. Some urgent jobs may be done on a Saturday after a prior arrangement
WHAT AREA DO YOU COVER?
We am based in Edinburgh and cover all of Edinburgh and a 20 mile radius around the city
ARE YOU A “GREEN” AND ETHICAL TRADESMAN?
Our approach to anything we do is always “green”. Whether it’s recycling the materials we use, reducing the waste or driving one of the first fully electric, zero emission vans, we always think how can we reduce our footprint. Being ethical is also very important to us.. We also look at my suppliers and always choose ethical and sustainable ones. This also provides a good image to all of our clients that we work for.
CAN YOU RE-PLUMB AND RE-WIRE MY HOUSE?
To do these jobs you will need a fully qualified plumber which is Corgi registered and an electrician which is NIC registered. We specialise in smaller jobs which take between 1 hour to a full day to complete and can happily fix or replace taps, unblock a sink, change silicon, replace a faulty socket, change a light fixture, etc.
WHAT DOES THE HOURLY RATE INCLUDE?
The hourly rate is a labour only rate. The fee doesn’t include any parking charges (if applicable), parts or materials.