A handyman or handy person is a person skilled at a wide range of repairs, typically around the home. These tasks range from minor to major, from unskilled to highly skilled, including trade skills, maintenance and repair work, both interior and exterior, and are sometimes described as “odd jobs”, “fix-up tasks”, and include plumbing such as fixing a leaky toilet or electric such as changing light fixtures.


We are lucky in that IGH has a number of handymen under their belt, and by emphasizing professionalism we would like to convey the fact that a handyman is actually a technician with multiple skills and a wide range of knowledge. A big corporate name is no guarantee of quality or speedy service. We won’t take three weeks to repair a stuck door or broken geyser, as we specialize in, in and out quickly.


Many people can do common household repairs, especially with the resources that are available on the Internet, as well DIY guide books. Yet sometimes the fix-it skill is seen as genetic, and there are people whom lack these skills, or unable to fulfil home maintenance perhaps because of time constraints, perhaps because of lack of interest.

The distinction between a handyman and general contractor

It is generally assumed that a handyman is a jack of many trades and performs the work himself. The general contractor on the other hand, hires more specialised subcontractors (or handymen) to perform some or all of the construction work. Probably one of the hardest decisions would be which handyman or building contractor to use, as the downside of choosing someone you have never used before is what guarantees are there that they will do the job correctly? In answering this question we would appreciate if you peruse our website, and take cognisance of both our Vision & Mission and Guarantee on offer to all customers.

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