I moved to Devon from Hertfordshire with my family in 2010 and commuted back and forth to my job in St Albans for 3 years, which was very difficult for us as a family.
I am a qualified mechanical engineer by trade, however my real interest and passion is in making things, especially with wood. I also really enjoy all aspects of D.I.Y, especially fixing things. For many years I have worked for friends and family, fitting kitchens, painting and decorating, tiling, building fences, gates, raised beds, decking etc.
Whilst commuting, I started working for myself as a handy man, property maintenance, decorator etc, on my days off, to help finance my commuting costs.
I also started a little facebook page where I sell wooden items I make out of recycled pallets and reclaimed materials, called Up the Junktion. I loved the work I do for both of these little businesses and dreaded the long commute up the M5/M4/M25, so in February 2014, I took the plunge, handed my notice in and started working for myself full time.
I am enthusiastic, hardworking, reliable and honest and can turn my hand to most things, no job too big or small, as they say. I have many years of experience and my rates are very reasonable. From building a wooden gate to fit a specific space, to installing shelving, to building some bespoke raised beds to tiling a wet room, boxing in pipework, plumbing in a washing machine, installing decking to tree lopping, grass cutting, repairing and painting fascia boards, you name it, I can more than likely do it.
I am based in Harpford near Newton Poppleford and can cover Exeter, Dawlish, Exmouth, Newton Poppleford, Sidmouth, Ottery St Mary, Colaton Raleigh and all the villages in between.
Please call me to make an enquiry or for a quote.