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messageRe: Recommendation for brilliant Handyman
Posted by dayal 11 October, 2018 23:04

RS I highly recommend Aston. He came on time, fixed a number of things - 2 broken door handle locks, fixed a jammed window handle, restored a shower head holder, trimmed a door so that it would close. He's efficient, professional, friendly and provides a great service. He is reasonable too and I strongly recommend Aston for any handyman work.

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Posted by poppyprincess 16 October, 2018 20:26

Iíve used Aston twice now. Both times he was on time, efficient and completed the jobs needed with ease and at a reasonable rate. I would definitely call on him again for any jobs that need doing.

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Posted by hirstian 17 October, 2018 21:47

I am sure Aston is great, but he quoted us £40 per hour where two other people also recommended here were £25 per hour, so we have not used him. We assumed he was very busy and didn't want our job which is fair enough of course, but it did strike us as a rather high rate!

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Posted by indiepanda 20 October, 2018 11:17

Aston did a small job for me yesterday, hanging pictures and helping me carry an armchair up an awkward staircase.

He was good at fitting me in at short notice, kept me informed about arrival time and did the job carefully and efficiently. I would recommend.

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Posted by georgina_l 30 October, 2018 10:41

Another very positive review of Aston's work. He fitted a clothesmaid laundry airer to our kitchen ceiling. Great response to get him booked in, very polite and friendly and the did a great job. No idea how his price compares with others but makes a big difference to me when someone is easy to book and comes when they say they can! Will definitely contact again for any tricky jobs round the house.

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Posted by Mazza6 05 November, 2018 22:43

Also would like to recommend Aston, he responded straight away, arrived on time did an excellent job putting up two blinds. I wouldn't hesitate using him again, a real gem.

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Posted by PJM 06 November, 2018 10:04

I would very much like to have a telephone number for Aston, who is a well respected handyman.

Thank you in anticipation - Pamela Monblat

messageRe: Recommendation for brilliant Handyman
Posted by Mazza6 06 November, 2018 11:55

Hi there Aston's number is 07490 947355.

messageRe: Recommendation for brilliant Handyman
Posted by Deb 07 November, 2018 14:10

Aston came last week to hang various pictures, hooks and a curtain rail. What a great find. Takes great pride in his work, punctual, obliging and a lovely guy. We will be sure to use him again when needed and have no hesitation in recommending him. You can reach him on 07490 947355.

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Posted by Danielle79 15 November, 2018 22:06

Could not recommend Aston enough. Did wonderful work to smarten up our kitchen and fixed our shower door (we had thought we were going to have go replace our entire shower unit until he worked his magic). Lovely person and excellent service

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Posted by Sue 16 November, 2018 09:46

Lilac2018 Wrote:
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> I hired Aston to refit a towel rail and loo roll
> holder in my bathroom. He completed the job over
> two separate visits to allow for drying time. I
> found him to be very professional. His
> communication about the work was excellent, he
> arrived punctually, he was courteous to have
> around the house and his work was meticulous and
> to a high standard. He clearly takes a lot of
> pride in his work. At £300 this did not come
> cheap, but I am very pleased with the final
> result.


£300 to refit a towel rail and loo roll holder?!

What did the work involve?

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Posted by cella 16 November, 2018 09:55

I'm currently in the throes of getting work done and am looking for, amongst others, (& see my other moans on here about unhelpful small businesses)handypeople to carry out a range of very small jobs. £300 for what appears to be a small job - and spread over 2 days - seriously?!

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Posted by Bashir 16 November, 2018 22:40

Another recommendation for Aston. He was able to fit my work in the day after I contacted him. He was super responsive and very friendly. Would definitely recommend.

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Posted by akc74 17 November, 2018 12:21

Just like to add more feedback for Aston - he was really punctual and friendly and did a range of little jobs for me, and will be back to do more! I am really glad to have someone reliable and communicative to call on for the DIY that we are arenít able to get done.

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Posted by RyeRambler 21 November, 2018 09:00

Aston came over to move a curtain rail for us on Tuesday. He was easy to get hold of and very punctual as everyone has already pointed out. I didn't get to meet him but my wife thought he was a great guy and I'm very happy with the work and price so will definitely get him back if we need anything else done

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Posted by Stollis 21 November, 2018 10:55

Aston did a great job: he was on time, really polite and friendly and made the best of a difficult and ambiguous fix. Isnít recommend him to give honest assessments and quality work. Weíll certainly be asking him for help on future jobs.

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Posted by gingerandhoney 21 November, 2018 11:57

Aston is the best handyman I know for over an year. I lost count how many times he came to fix or readjust the numbers of doors (internal and external) at my home which keep developing the problems for various reasons. Yesterday, he came to change my bathroom lock which was badly fitted in the first place by the builder who did the extension work at my flat, and replaced and repositioned the outdoor socket box. He is always punctual, works diligently and won't rush his job to finish off as quick as possible unlike some others. He checks and makes sure that I'm absolutely satisfied with his work before he leaves. I feel I can always rely on him as I know for sure he is conscientious with his work. I can highly recommend him as always. His contact number is 07490 947355.

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Posted by Stollis 23 November, 2018 12:31

Aston gets my recommendation: very good job done removing some shelves and installing a tv stand. Also really helpful in talking about how to do the job and what he could do and couldnít do for the money.
It helps heís a really nice guy too.

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Posted by Patriciann 26 November, 2018 21:55

This is the third time weíve used Aston this year. He comes when he says he will, he is efficient and does an excellent job. We have no reservations about recommending him.

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Posted by January 09, 08:32PM

So this time I needed a curtain track put up and some mirrors properly put up and safe.

Contacted Aston as I have used him before and he fitted me in despite being really busy. To be honest I would rather wait for him than pick anyone else!! He seems to be able to turn his incredible skills to anything and again I had all my work done today by a lovely expert!! Aside from the jobs I had for him he replaced ceiling lights because he saw some were out. He makes sure you are pleased before he leaves too. Iím wary about people coming into my house but Aston is a really genuinely nice person as well as being the best handyman!!

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Posted by catkin January 14, 10:17AM

Aston is great - Does a brilliant job with excellent attention to detail. He's just stripped out and disposed of a fitted wardrobe and shelves,and made good the walls where the plaster had come off and prepped them for the decorator. He's extremely tidy - I thought it would be quite dusty but he left the room immaculate. I'd used him for various other smaller jobs before and they've always been done to a very high standard.

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Posted by philly8000 February 19, 09:03PM

On these recommendations we asked Aston to come and do a few jobs - hanging pictures, mirrors, curtain rails and fitting a blind. As well as resealing our shower and filling a few holes in our bathroom wall. He was great. Did everything we asked to a good standard and even hung our curtains! Would definitely recommend him.

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Posted by Sue February 19, 11:08PM

Sue Wrote:
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> Lilac2018 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I hired Aston to refit a towel rail and loo
> roll
> > holder in my bathroom. He completed the job
> over
> > two separate visits to allow for drying time. I
> > found him to be very professional. His
> > communication about the work was excellent, he
> > arrived punctually, he was courteous to have
> > around the house and his work was meticulous
> and
> > to a high standard. He clearly takes a lot of
> > pride in his work. At £300 this did not come
> > cheap, but I am very pleased with the final
> > result.
>
>
> £300 to refit a towel rail and loo roll holder?!
>
> What did the work involve?


On the face of it, putting a towel rail and loo roll holder on the wall would seem to be relatively quick and simple jobs.

Were there some complications which caused the charge to be so (what seems to be) extremely high?

How long did the job take?

messageRe: Recommendation for brilliant Handyman
Posted by RBtheCatman February 20, 01:34PM

His daily rate when I called him a little while ago was £400 a day which explains the high cost of putting up towel rail and loo roll holder. Most handymen I've called charge around £150 a day.

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Posted by CLJ31 February 25, 11:56AM

Aston recently put up a wall-mounted bike holder; made good a damp-damaged section of paper lining and repainted; fixed some broken tiles on the front step; and replaced two door knobs and a latch for £260. He was efficient, timely and tidy. I reckon it took him 5-6 hours, and all the materials were included in the price, so about £40-50 p/hour (which ties in with the £400 per day mentioned above). It's not cheap, but he did a great job and although I have paid less for similar before (although not as little as £150)the overall experience and the standard of work wasn't as good as I got from Aston. NB - he prefers payment in cash so be prepared to visit the ATM.

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Posted by cella February 25, 05:40PM

CLJ31 Wrote:
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> Aston recently put up a wall-mounted bike holder;
> made good a damp-damaged section of paper lining
> and repainted; fixed some broken tiles on the
> front step; and replaced two door knobs and a
> latch for £260. He was efficient, timely and tidy.
> I reckon it took him 5-6 hours, and all the
> materials were included in the price, so about
> £40-50 p/hour (which ties in with the £400 per day
> mentioned above). It's not cheap, but he did a
> great job and although I have paid less for
> similar before (although not as little as £150)the
> overall experience and the standard of work wasn't
> as good as I got from Aston. NB - he prefers
> payment in cash so be prepared to visit the ATM.

Am I alone in thinking £400 a day is excessive - who earns that much in most jobs? A lot of these tasks are simple and straightforward and the idea that cash in hand is publically asked for on here...? I seriously don't think we should be encouraging potential tax avoidance in this way - not as though customers are even getting a cut price deal! One to avoid.

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Posted by Cathann March 06, 05:21PM

Another recommendation for Aston. He made and fitted some cupboard doors in a bedroom for us recently. His work was excellent, he cleaned up afterwards and we'd certainly call him again for other work.

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Posted by a_m March 23, 07:48PM

A repeat recommendation for Aston after another fantastic job by him for my mum. He put up some pictures for her and was excellent, really helpful and professional and she's very pleased.

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Posted by a_m March 23, 07:49PM

A repeat recommendation for Aston after another fantastic job done by him for my mum. He put up some pictures for her and was excellent, really helpful and professional and she's very pleased.

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Posted by JacquiMac March 30, 03:02PM

Adding to the recommendations for Aston. He has just replaced the felting on my shed roof and I found him professional and straightforward - also a nice guy. His quote seemed to match other handymen I contacted so Iím happy with the job done and will ask him to quote next time I need someone.

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