Hertfordshires Ultimate Handyman Service

Phil has such a diverse range of skills.

There are so many ways in which I can help

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When you have spent 19 years of your life working on various home improvement projects and 30 years working with technology you learn an awful lot. And once a techie, you never stop being one. Coding is a creative activity. As is decorating, as is Building and Constructing.

The Handyman Service I provide support my other businesses. Together they support the me and the people who work with me. Thank you for coming to the website for Handyman Services in Stevenage and the surrounding areas.

Handyman Jobs

  • Flat Pack Assembly
  • Hang Pictures and Mirrors
  • Curtains & Blinds
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Carbon Monoxide Alarms
  • Locks, Hinges and Handles>
  • Skirting (Before Plastering!)
  • Doors

Plumbing Jobs

  • Washing Machine Install
  • WC/Cistern Replacement
  • Cistern Overflow problems
  • Tap and Waste Replacement
  • CH Rad Bleed (Air locks)
  • Blocked Toilets
  • Outside Taps
  • Basin, Bath and Shower repairs
  • Blocked Drain

Electrical Work

Limited to Fittings only

  • Socket Replacement
  • Extensions
  • CCTV
  • Door Bells
  • Plug Sockets
  • Light Switches>
  • Lighting Replacement
  • Remote Control Lighting and Alexa
  • Oven and Hob Installations

Technology Issues

  • WiFi Set up and Extensions
  • Satellite Install
  • Additional TV's
  • TV Software Upgrades
  • Integrated Network Kit
  • Phones
  • Mobile Phone Support
  • Computer Suport
  • TV Arials

Decorating

  • Wallpapering
  • Exterior Timber
  • Interior Timber
  • Coving
  • Plastering
  • Ceilings
  • Design
  • Materials
  • Furnishings
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Recent History

November 2019

My most recently completed project, which is to continue in 2020, was a large home in Stevenage. The work included a vast amount of decorating after picking up the job due to a failure of the last contractor to make sufficient progress or provide the home owner with sufficient faith in the quality of the work.

Included in the work was the sighting of a CCTV camera, exterior security lighting and the addition of a PIR to existing wiring. The TV cabling was also rerouted. Doors adjusted and refitted.

August 2019

Downstairs Cloakroom conversion from Toilet/Utility Room due to a breach of covenant on National Trust Land. Work was to reduce the existing extension by around 50%. New foundations were not required after removal of a existing wall and a reduction in the two remaining walls. A Catnic was used to bridge the gap, from there new brickwork went into to reinstate an end wall. New timber frame, window repositioning, new sofit, facia and retilling of the roof. Plasterboard fixed in place, flooring reinstated, tilling, skirting and replastering. Lighting moved. Redecorate.

It's not just projects though

Much of my other work is Handyman work. Repairing taps or installing new one. Fitting Bathroom furniture. Hanging Doors. Flat pack build. TV wall mounting and Networking ( HiFi, TV, Satellite, Audio systems are the jobs I specialise in ). Decorating. Plastering repairs. Hanging Blinds and Curtains and pretty much anything else. As a sideline I also build websites. I'm also a keen amateur photographer. Some of my clients a repeat customers with one now having used my services over a period of 2 years. I also take PAYE work as some employers prefer this route.

Areas we cover are from SG1 to SG19 postcodes.

Ashwell - Hinxworth - Wallington - Newnham - Bygrave - Radwell - Clothall - Odsey - Caldecote - Baldock - Weston - Halls Green -Hitchin -Ickleford - Shillington - Offley -Fairfield Park - Codicote - Kimpton - St Ippolyts - Little Wymondley - Whitwell - Graveley - Great Wymondley - Breachwood Green - Gosmore - Preston - St Pauls Walden - Langley - Bendish - Ley Green - Kings Walden - Pirton - Holwell - Apsley End - Hexton - Charlton - Astwick - Pegsdon - Higham Gobion Letchworth Garden City -Norton - Willian - Langford - Lower Caldecote - Northill - Upper Caldecote - Biggleswade - Sandy - Potton - Gamlingay - Wrestlingworth - Tempsford - Beeston - Shefford - Clifton - Meppershall - Henlow -

Campton - Beadlow - Arlesley - Stotfold - Royston - Abington - Pigotts - Arrington - Barkway - Barley - Bassingbourn - Chrishall - Croydon - Fowlmere - Ghishill - Guilden Morden - Heydon - Kelshall - Kneesworth - Litlington - Little Chishill - Melbourn - Meldreth - New Wimpole - Nuthampstead - Orwell - Reed - Shepreth - Shingay - Steeple Morden - Tadlow - Therfield - Thriplow - Wendy - Whaddon - Buntingford - Cottered - Sandon - Rushden - Throcking - Much Hadham - Little Hadham - Puckeridge - Stevenage - Weston - Halls Green - Benington - Aston - Walken - Knebworth - Datchworth - Woolmer Green - Watton at Stone - Bramfield - Waterford - Welwyn - Welwyn Garden City - Ware - Amwell - Stanstead Abbotts -Thundridge - Wadesmill - Dane end -Sacombe - Hertford - Hatfield -

All Surrounding areas in North Hertfordshire.

The Ultimate Handyman

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So take a man who's just about interested in anything related to technology, take a man who started work in the photographic profession, take a man who became a database expert professionally, a born project manager, someone who has experienced Sales, Manufacturing, Distribution, Web Development, Databases, PC Technology and Networking.

Now throw in a man with extensive knowledge and experience in home improvements, trained as well as experienced then you have someone who can pretty much help with any home or business solution. This is a man who loves a problem.

Technology

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How does all this come about: Well, I love technology, from your 4K TV that really should be in the right place and installed in the right way. Photography has been a good part of my life. Coding is just something I've always have an interest in. As has building and development. Car technology, build and repair right down to the nuts and bolts of your turbo. I just want to do it, I want to know how, and I mean how to do it properly. So I learn, read and watch. It just so happens that I'm good at most things when it comes to design, development, technology, TV (WiFi) installation, plumbing, electrics (though I'm not an electrician) and even decorating. Need a reference? So from your 4K TV to you exterior security cameras and beyond. Just call. If I can't I may know a man who can. For images related to the work I have done over the years refer to my YouTube channel.

So what to do if you think you could use my help

So how do you ask Phil to help with your PC repair, your CCTV install, your exterior Security lighting, your home WiFi, even that TV that needs a software update.

If you have a project give me a call, a new Bathroom installation for example, your Tap installation or repair, or small renovation project. Call for advice or help, it really doesn't matter to me, you'll only get good advice, my total support and my best service. After all, in the modern world, where does the Handyman's skill stop. Email me, message me, phone me, FB Messenger me or Whats Ap me. In the Contacts sections you'll find links to all of them.

I am based in Stevenage, Herfordshire but my area covers around 25 miles using the Lister Hospital as the center of activity.

Here is a list of building work I have completed more than once. I can also guide you too a site that gives me 100% customer satisfaction for the jobs I have completed. Where required I will use other trades.

VAULTED CEILING CONVERSION - BATHROOM CREATION - BATHROOM REFIT (COPPER AND FLEXI) - KITCHEN INSTALL - INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL WALL REMOVAL (RSJ) - REDECORATION - CHIMNEY BREAST REMOVAL - FIREPLACE REBUILD - PLASTERING - SKIRTING REPLACEMENT - PATIOS - WARDROBE BUILD - DOOR FITTING - WINDOW REPLACEMENT - FLOORS - SOIL PIPE SERVICES - And more.

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To DIY or to NOT DIY, that is the question?

Of course, most of us at some point will have a go at a bit of DiY. But! I wonder what makes us believe we have the skills or aptitude?

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The only way to find out is to have a go! But why do we have a Go. It might be that you had a childhood helping Dad or Mum around the house. It might be that it's something we started at School and enjoyed. It might be because we need to save money. Or of course simply because you can.

For me, it was because I wanted to save money in my new home, then later it was because there was a degree of satisfaction.

Trades. I've always had a bit of mistrust with Garages, having worked on cars over the years with a Brother who was a mechanic I learnt a bit, enough to ask the right questions and know when I was being bluffed. So I didn't want to be a in a position where they could get away with it. For me Honesty is a big thing.

Later on, when I did employ people I got a bit fed up with their reliability and their availability so I got stuck in. Just so happens I could do most things and do them well.

Now I simply enjoy completing a project and doing a job properly. Out of a financial need to work I offered my services to others, starting with family and friends, and that worked out fine, so here I am.

You wont find a portfolio here, instead I am creating a YouTube Video for you to watch. This will be linked to "How to" videos.

Finally, after moving to Stevenage in 2019 I had to re invent myself, previously I lived in Devon and there I was known as DHIDEVON. I felt a need to drop the Devon bit. I am at heart, a Londoner from SW London.

I'm still a techie, probably a born engineer. I'm also sure there's an artist in me too.

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Handyman jobs we can help with include.

So for all these jobs just contact AskPhil

  • Putting up pictures, mirrors.
  • Fittin curtains, Poles, Rails & Blinds
  • Television brackets and Wall mounting.
  • TV Connections, Ariels, Satellites, Programming
  • Smoke, Carbon Monoxide and Fire Detectors
  • Repair/Replace broken light fittings
  • Changing light switches and Sockets
  • Lock fitting and Handles
  • Replacing taps and Plumb in Washing Machines
  • Plumb in Dishwashers or replace/renew Sinks & Taps
  • Unblock Sinks and Baths
  • Bleeding radiators
  • Repairs to Toilet cistens
  • Toilet seats renewed/replaced or fitted correctly
  • Fit Dimmer switches or replace light fittings.
  • Replace damaged sockets.
  • Convert Single sockets to Double Sockets
  • Fit outside lights and PIR's.
  • Replacing door bells.
  • Flat Pack Furniture Assembly if I have to.
  • Replacing light bulbs.
  • Living room furniture moved or disposed off.
  • Bedroom furniture and Office furniture replace or remove.
  • Bookcases / Tables / TV Units
  • Garden furniture built, moved or disposed off.
  • Kitchens removed, replaced or renewed.
  • Bespoke furniture design.
  • Rabbit Hutch and Dog Kennels

Computer Support Services and Printers, and Wireless Stystem, plus Home Entertainment.

  • Printers Installed
  • Software Updated
  • Computer Repairs including Fans and Upgrades
  • Wireless Network Configuration Issues
  • Networking additional equipment or kit
  • Data Sharing services
  • Software supplies for Anti Virus
  • Printer Replacement
  • Video Conferencing equipment
  • Facebook and Google Ad services.
  • Setting up eBay or Amazon Accounts
  • General advice

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Ask Phil

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