Why hire a decorator?

Decorating your home can be stressful, draining and a lot of hard work, but many of us are still reluctant to call in the experts. While a simple paint job may sound easy enough to complete yourself, it can take a lot of planning, materials and time – and the end result could be sloppy, rushed, easily damaged or all three. Still thinking about decorating your house on your own? Here are a few things you should take into consideration before grabbing that paintbrush.

It’s time-consuming

Depending on the task, decorating can be an extremely time-consuming process. When juggled with work, leisure and family time, it can become overwhelming, leaving you feeling exhausted and burned out. Why waste your precious evenings when you can get someone else to do the work for you?

Home renovation

Looking to find painters and decorators near me? The Handy Squad are here to help. Need an office decorator to repaint your walls, or someone to remove old wallpaper? We’ve got you covered. To find out more about our services, get in touch with our friendly team today on 0800 0-12-12-12. Know exactly what you need? Fill out our booking form and we’ll start planning your project.

You don’t need to worry about tools and materials

Another advantage of calling in a professional decorator is that they know exactly what tools to bring, the number and amount of materials needed and where to source them from for a good price.

Painting preparation

You get access to higher quality products

When hiring a decorator, you gain access to high-quality materials that you may not have found otherwise. Professional decorators have worked with all sorts of paints, sealants, glosses and wallpapers, and therefore know exactly which brands will achieve the best results and which types of products to avoid.

Painting brush

The Handy Squad is comprised of a large team of decorators who operate up and down London. If you’re looking for decorators Fulham or Holborn decorators to help fix holes in walls, just give us a call and we’ll be over in a jiffy.

You can hear expert opinions

While there’s no such thing as decorating your house in the wrong way, there are some guidelines and tips that professional decorators use to create different looks. For example, if you want to make your ceiling look higher, you should opt for bright, light colours. Similarly, if you want to make your room look bigger, you should use pale neutrals or a light grey. These tips are easy to find online, but sometimes, there are tips and tricks that you aren’t even aware that you need. Professional decorators have seen all different types of homes and can give personalised advice on how to optimize your space.

Painted Wall

So, are you ready to start your next project? From painting a staircase to fixing ceiling cracks, the Handy Squad will do it all – and they don’t settle for anything less than perfection. Get in touch with our team on 0800 0-12-12-12 to find out more about our services.

How to remove a radiator

Are you decorating walls in your house and need to remove a radiator or two, to allow you to paint behind them? Or, maybe you’ve damaged your current radiator and you need to replace it? Whatever the reason may be, the Handy Squad has created this guide to help you remove your radiator safely, without damaging your walls, floor or the radiator itself.

The Handy Squad is a London handyman service with skilled tradespeople who can help you with plumbing, electrics, decorating and more. Our handymen have over a decade of experience and are friendly, polite and fully CRB checked. To learn more about what we do, call our team on 0800-0-12-12-12. Ready to book your handyman? It couldn’t be easier. Just fill out our online booking form and a member of our team will be at your doorstep.

radiator home renovation

Ready to remove your radiator? The job should take around half an hour, but allocate some extra time, as you won’t want to rush. Here’s the Handy Squad’s guide on how to remove a radiator.

Gather your equipment

Before you can start the removal, you need to make sure you have the correct tools and equipment to complete the job. You should grab a radiator bleed key, an adjustable spanner, a pair of grips, tissue paper, a large bowl and two towels. If possible, use towels that you don’t mind getting dirty, as you will be putting them directly on the floor.

Turn off the radiator

Start by turning off the radiator, isolating it from the rest of your central heating. You can do this by turning the valves fully clockwise.

cat on top of radiator

Protect your floor

Place your two towels underneath your radiator valves and place the bowl on top. The aim is to protect your floor from any water that falls from your radiator.

Drain the water

Using your adjustable spanner and grips, slowly undo the radiator valve nut. Be careful, as the water will begin to leak out. Use the bowl to catch the water and allow it to fully drain.

To get the last little bit of water out, place your bleed key in the valve and turn anti-clockwise. This will open the bleed valve, making it easier for the last drops of water to escape.

Once all the water is out, close the bleed valve by turning the key clockwise.

Remove any remaining water

Move to the other side of the radiator and use your spanner to undo the valve nut.

Then, carefully lift the radiator from the securing brackets and tip any remaining water into the bowl. You may need some help lifting the radiator, so be sure to ask a friend before attempting it yourself, as you don’t want to damage anything. Once all the water is out, place the radiator back on the wall briefly.

Need someone to help you with moving furniture, including moving your radiator? Why not enlist the help of a trusted handyman from the Handy Squad?

large radiator

Block up the valve inlets and remove the radiator

Using tissue paper, block up the radiator valve inlets to ensure that no water leaks onto your floor.

With the help of a friend, lift the radiator out of the brackets and away from the wall.

Put your radiator back

Once you have finished decorating, or have acquired your new radiator, it’s time to connect it to the wall. Once it’s on the brackets and reconnected to the valves and pipework, make sure that you fully open the valves by turning them clockwise.

two radiators

Don’t forget to refill your radiator!

We hope that this guide has helped you learn exactly how to remove your radiator. If you still need help, why not get one of our handymen to help?

To learn more about the Handy Squad and what we offer, contact our team today by calling 0800-0-12-12-12. We have carpenters, electricians, plumbers and other tradespeople who are ready and eager to help you with your next project.

 

 

Disclaimer

At the Handy Squad, we strongly advise that you always take safety precautions into consideration when undertaking a DIY project. We also strongly suggest that you closely read and follow the instructions, that are provided by the manufacturer, of any building materials, products or tools you use for your projects.

Our aim is to provide you with clear and correct instructions, so that you can easily complete any DIY project you desire. However, please note that the information we provide should only be used as a guideline and that some information within the text may not be entirely accurate.

When using our articles for information and advice, please note that it is your own responsibility to determine whether you are capable of undertaking and executing the task you wish to complete.

Before starting a DIY task, it is essential that you inform yourself of any existing building, gas, water and electrical works regulations. If you were to have any further concerns, we recommend that you complete additional research and/or contact the necessary professional body.

We also strongly recommend that a qualified tradesperson completes the relevant safety tests and checks on any DIY work you have completed

Why hire an electrician?

When it comes to general maintenance around the house, there are many tasks that you may feel comfortable completing yourself, such as changing a lightbulb or hanging up a shelf. However, when it comes to dealing with live wires and electrical systems, it’s strongly recommended that you leave it to the experts. We know it can be tempting to try and have a go yourself, but you could potentially damage your systems, or worse, put yourself in danger.

If you’re trying to find an electrician near me, you’ve come to the right place. The Handy Squad will send a skilled London electrician right to your doorstep, allowing you to sit back and relax, knowing that the work is being completed to the highest standards. Contact our team today by calling 0800 0-12-12-12 or filling out our online booking form.

electrician fixing lamp

Are you still thinking of attempting electrics yourself? Here are some reasons why you should bring in the experts.

It’s not worth the risk

Electricity can be extremely dangerous, especially when you don’t know what you’re doing. Live wires and electrical fires can be fatal; It’s not worth putting your life in danger for the sake of the price of an electrician. While it can still be a dangerous job for even them, electricians have received hours of health and safety training, to ensure that they know exactly how to minimise risk and work safely.

electrician touching wires

Trained electricians will work fast and to a high standard

While you may be able to figure out how to fix a wire by watching videos and reading tutorials, it’ll likely take you an entire evening, just to do one small task. For trained electricians, this is literally their job. They work with electricity multiple times a week and know every task inside out. Not only will they be able to do the job in a fraction of the time it would take you, but they’re also well-practised, and will get it right, and to the highest standards, on the first try.

Our electricians can help you with a plethora of tasks, including replacements, such as replacing plug sockets and replacing electrical wires, installations, like installing a spur from existing sockets, finding faults and repairs and any other electrical work.

electrician checking sockets

Save money on tools and equipment

Why bother investing your money into tools and equipment that you’re only going to use for a single job? Electricians will arrive at your home with the correct materials and industry-standard tools for the job, meaning you don’t have to worry about trying to find a good voltmeter.

home renovation

Are you ready to find electricians near me? The Handy Squad’s electricians operate in and around London, so if whether you need an electrician in North London, an Islington electrician, or an electrician Wimbledon, we’ve got you covered. To find out more about our electrician services, speak with our friendly team today on 0800 0-12-12-12, or request a free quote by filling out our booking form.

How to change bathroom pull cord

Commonly seen in bathrooms, pull cord switches are mechanisms used to turn lights on and off while preventing accidental electrocution. The long string cord allows wet hands to operate the mechanism without the hazard of the water reaching the circuit. While these switches are convenient, they can be harder to replace since they are often suspended from the ceiling.

Before attempting to fit a new pull light, it is important that you familiarise yourself with the risks. As the light is directly above you, you’ll need to be comfortable using a tall ladder. More notably, you’ll need to be comfortable with circuits.

light pull cord

Why do it yourself when you could get an expert electrician in London to do it for you? Electricity can be dangerous, especially when you don’t really know what you’re doing. The Handy Squad’s team of skilled electricians have been working with circuits for over ten years and are able to change a light in no time at all. Our team operate across London, so if you ever need an electrician in Chelsea, Mortlake electrician or an electrician Soho, you know who to call.

While we highly recommend hiring a professional electrician to help with any electrical work, here is our guide on how to change a bathroom light pull cord.

Turn off your mains electricity

Before you go anywhere near your light switch, start by turning off your electricity. If you can’t locate the specific circuit breaker, turn off all the electricity in your house. While you may have to be in the dark for a short while, it’s a lot better than accidentally electrocuting yourself. It is also recommended to test that the circuit isn’t live before you start working on it.

electricity mains

Remove the cover

Look at the cover and determine what model of switch you have. If there are screws, unscrew them to remove the cap. If it’s a twist cover, firmly grip onto the cover and twist anticlockwise to release it.

Top tip: take a photo of the wires for later reference.

Unscrew the wires and base unit

Using a flathead screwdriver, undo the screws holding the wires in place and remove the wires. Make sure you don’t loosen the screws too much or they may fall out. Now, use a screwdriver to unscrew the base unit.

change light

Need a helping hand? Speak with our friendly team today at 0800-0-12-12-12 and we’ll send a handyman straight to your door. Alternatively, you can fill out our booking form.

Install your new switch

Undo the screws on your new switch and feed the wires through the base. Then, screw the base to the ceiling. Using the reference photo from earlier, reconnect the wires and tighten the screws that hold them back in place. If there is an earth wire, make sure you place a sleeve on it, then connect it to the base plate.

Are you renovating your bathroom? The Handy Squad can help! Our team of experts are able to hang bathroom mirrors, box in bathroom pipes and regrout bathroom tiles in no time, while you sit back and relax knowing that your bathroom is in good hands. Get in touch with our team today on 0800-0-12-12-12 or fill out our booking form to find out more.

 

 

Disclaimer

At the Handy Squad, we strongly advise that you always take safety precautions into consideration when undertaking a DIY project. We also strongly suggest that you closely read and follow the instructions, that are provided by the manufacturer, of any building materials, products or tools you use for your projects.

Our aim is to provide you with clear and correct instructions, so that you can easily complete any DIY project you desire. However, please note that the information we provide should only be used as a guideline and that some information within the text may not be entirely accurate.

When using our articles for information and advice, please note that it is your own responsibility to determine whether you are capable of undertaking and executing the task you wish to complete.

Before starting a DIY task, it is essential that you inform yourself of any existing building, gas, water and electrical works regulations. If you were to have any further concerns, we recommend that you complete additional research and/or contact the necessary professional body.

We also strongly recommend that a qualified tradesperson completes the relevant safety tests and checks on any DIY work you have completed

Why hire a carpenter?

Have you been meaning to fix a broken shelf for over a month now, but you’re struggling to find the time? Maybe, you’ve been wanting to build a partition wall, but you’re unsure if you have the necessary knowledge and skills to complete the job correctly. Don’t risk messing it up and causing more damage than you started with -call in the professionals.

At the Handy Squad, our team of highly skilled carpenters can help you complete any task, no matter how big or small. Here are some more reasons as to why you should hire a professional carpenter to help you complete your job.

carpentry planning wood

You pay for years of training and experience

When you hire a professional carpenter, you’re not just getting a few hours of their time. You’re also getting experience and skills that they have accumulated over the years. That’s why you can always tell the difference between a professionally completed job and a job that was DIY’ed. Professional carpenters will precisely plan out each step of a job, maximizing efficiency and ensuring that nothing is forgotten.

carpenter measuring

Looking for expert carpenters in London to help you with your project? Need a handyman to fix your sash windows? That’s no problem for the Handy Squad. To find out more about our services, give us a call on 0800-0-12-12-12.

Pay trade prices for materials

Carpenters are constantly buying materials for jobs, so they will often get their products discounted or at a cheaper rate than regular consumers. They are also familiar with all different types of products, so they know which are the highest quality and best for your job. They can also give recommendations on different types of glosses and varnishes and how to upkeep your furniture.

carpenter measuring

Save time and effort

Some carpentry jobs can be physically exhausting, as well as time-consuming. This can be quite the challenge – especially when you’re trying to juggle your project with work and family time. While many of us think we can get the job done efficiently and without hassle, it’s very unlikely that everything will go according to plan. You may end up stressed, burnt out and with an unfinished job.

carpenter finishing furniture

Avoid injury

Carpenters often work with dangerous tools, which can require hours of special training, risk assessments and a steady hand. If you do manage to get a hold of these tools, it is unlikely that you will have received any training on how to use them safely and you run the risk of hurting yourself. Carpenters also have professional-grade safety equipment, to prevent and minimise harm to themselves and those around them.

Our carpenters are professional, police and fully CRB checked, so you know that you’re in good hands. Ready to find carpenters in my area? The Handy Squad’s team operate across the capital, so if you need a carpenter Fulham or carpenter North Kensington, our team is happy to help.

carpenter working

We also have teams who can help you with plumbing, electrics, decorating and general tasks around your home. Book your plumber, electrician, Ealing carpenter or handyman today by calling our team on 0800-0-12-12-12 or filling out our online form.

Why hire a plumber?

Do you have a leaky tap that’s starting to get on your nerves? Do you think it’s time to install a new bath? While many of us will reach straight for a phone to call a skilled plumber to help with the job, there’s always someone who attempts to fix the problem themselves – and often fails. Although it can be tempting to pick up a spanner and attack the problem firsthand, plumbing isn’t the same as hanging a picture frame or painting a cabinet.

At the Handy Squad, we have a team of highly-skilled, friendly plumbers, who are ready and eager to help you. Is your toilet blocked? We’ll send a toilet plumber straight to your door. Need a new boiler? That’s not a problem for our team. Contact us today to learn more about our services.

Still thinking of giving it a go yourself? Here are some reasons why you should hire a professional plumber to help with any repairs, installations and replacements.

plumber fixing sink

Don’t waste time guessing what’s wrong

If you decide to fix your plumbing problem on your own, you need to find out what the issue actually is. Trial and error isn’t the most efficient method of problem solving, but when you lack the knowledge and expertise, it’s your only option. Why waste an entire afternoon guessing, when a qualified plumber could take a single look at your issue, instantly identify what’s going on and know exactly how to fix it?

plumber fixing boiler

Searching for a plumber in London to help fix your leaky pipe? Maybe you need a plumber to fix a kitchen sink? From installing waste disposal units to repairing radiators, the Handy Squad are the team for the job. Learn more about our services today by calling our friendly team on 0800 0-12-12-12.

Mistakes aren’t worth the money ‘saved’

When attempting to fix your own plumbing issues, there is a chance that you will make the problem even worse. One wrong move and you could burst a water pipe, flooding your house and forcing you to spend more money on a plumber than you would have spent in the first place. Many of us don’t enjoy asking for help, but sometimes, it’s time to swallow your pride and let the experts do what they’re trained to do.

plumber installing pipes

Keep your family safe

Certain plumbing jobs can be dangerous, and if done incorrectly, can put your family at risk of harm or serious injury. Safety should always be the number one priority, and professional plumbers will have spent hours learning all about the different health and safety hazards and how to mitigate them. Remember, it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

professional plumber

Our team has over ten years’ experience and operates up and down London, so if you need a plumber East London or a plumber Twickenham, you know who to call. To get a free quote, fill in our online booking form today. Alternatively, you can speak with our friendly team on 0800 0-12-12-12.

How paint can shape a room

The way you paint or choose for our professionals to paint your room will have a big impact on the overall look and feel of the space. Different ways of painting walls can completely change a room, transforming the perception that you have of it – no matter if it is a bedroom, bathroom, living room or office space.

Today, we are going to share some tips and tricks on how to make your rooms feel bigger, longer, shorter or even feel more positive and calm (all with paint!). Don’t want to get your hands dirty with paint? Get out London painters to decorate your property. We can paint front doors, paint office spaces, paint kitchen cabinets and much more. Get in touch with our team on 0800-0-12-12-12 and let us know how we can help, or book online today.

emerald green painted room

What colour to paint a room?

The first step to painting your room walls is to choose the right colour… and guess what? Choosing the right colour might affect your mood and how you feel inside the room. It all goes down to colour psychology.

Note: Reactions to colour are subjective. You might not particularly feel a specific way inside a room due to the colour used on the walls. 

As Very Well Mind explains, while perceptions of colour are somewhat subjective, there are some colour effects that have universal meaning. For instance, warm colours, such as reds, oranges and yellows, can evoke emotions ranging “from feelings of warmth and comfort to feelings of anger and hostility.”

Blue tones.

blue bedroom

Can evoke: relaxation, serenity and calmness.
Best for: bedroom and  bathroom.

Green tones.

green and white bathroom

Can evoke: calmness and de-stressing.
Best for: Living room, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen.

Yellow tones.

yellow and blue living room

Can evoke: positivity, happiness and joy.
Best for: kitchen, bathroom and living room.

Orange tones.

orange feature wall in living room

Can evoke: excitement and enthusiasm
Best for: Playroom, living room and exercise room.

Red tones.

red coloured room

Can evoke: passion, anger and power.
Best for: dining room, bedroom and living room.

What’s the best way to paint a room?

After choosing the right colour, it’s time to start thinking about the positioning of colour. Which walls are you going to paint? Do you want your room to feel more elongated? Then, paint the ceiling and a feature wall. Do you want to shorten your room? Paint a feature wall only.

There’s no wrong or right way to paint a room but there are definitely ways to paint a room that will be better to follow when you want to achieve a specific look – it’s all about perception!

Make a room feel bigger.

white unpainted room to make room feel bigger

How: leave a white room unpainted.

Related: How to make a small room look bigger.

Make a room feel elongated.

paint ceiling and feature wall to elongate room

How: paint the ceiling and middle wall.

Make a room feel shorter.

paint feature wall to make room feel shorter

How: paint the middle wall as a feature wall.

Make a room feel more narrow.

paint side walls to make room feel narrow

How: paint the side walls.

Make a room feel more compact.

paint all walls and ceiling to make a room feel compact

How: paint all walls.

Make a room feel enlarged.

make a room feel enlarged by painting all walls but ceiling

How: paint all walls but the ceiling.

Highlight a specific room wall.

 

paint side walls and ceiling to highlight middle wall

How: paint side walls and ceiling, leaving the middle wall unpainted.

Make the ceiling feel lower.

paint ceiling to make it feel lower

How: paint the ceiling.

As you can see, there are plenty of ways to paint a room. So, be sure to both think about which walls you want to paint and the colour you want to use. If you don’t have enough time to paint your office space or your living room, the Squad can help! Contact our team today on 0800 0-12-12-12 or book online, and we’ll be with you in a jiffy!

How to repair sash windows

Are your sash windows not staying up? Have you painted your sash windows and now your windows are stuck? Perhaps the cords on your sash windows are broken? These are some of the problems you might be experiencing with your sash windows. Today, to help you repair your sash windows, we will share some of the common issues with sash windows and how to fix them (or how to avoid them!).

modern white sash windows

1. Broken sash cords.

Over time, sash cords can become fragile due to wear and tear, which can lead to sash cords breaking or snapping. If this happens, you will need to replace the cords on your sash windows. You might choose to follow a guide our team has written in the past on how to replace a sash cord, or if you don’t feel confident undertaking this task, contact our London carpenters who will be able to replace the sash cords in a timely manner.

Related: Replacing the cord on a sash window.

2. Sash windows not staying up.

If your sash windows are not staying up, there might be a few things happening:

  • Sash weights are not balanced properly.
  • Wrong size weights.
  • Faulty component.
  • Components fell out of alignment.

If the sash window is heavier than the weights, it won’t stay open. If any of the window components have fallen out of alignment, it can lead to problems operating the window. So, it’s essential to inspect the sash window to figure out the problem and then assess the best way to deal with the issue. If there is a faulty component, it should be replaced.

old and worn sash window

3. Sash windows are stuck after painting.

So, you’ve painted over your sash window and now the window is stuck… it happens. You can easily unstick your window with a utility knife. Slide a utility knife along the edge of the window to gently break the paint seal. Then, gently loosen the window. Try raising the window – if it works, you’ve successfully opened a painted shut window.

In case you are still having issues with your sash windows, maybe it would be best to call a professional. At the Handy Squad, our team of experienced tradesmen can have a look at your sash windows, repair your windows and replace your sash windows. Book online today or get in touch with our team by calling 0800 0-12-12-12.

Disclaimer

At the Handy Squad, we strongly advise that you always take safety precautions into consideration when undertaking a DIY project. We also strongly suggest that you closely read and follow the instructions, that are provided by the manufacturer, of any building materials, products or tools you use for your projects.

Our aim is to provide you with clear and correct instructions, so that you can easily complete any DIY project you desire. However, please note that the information we provide should only be used as a guideline and that some information within the text may not be entirely accurate.

When using our articles for information and advice, please note that it is your own responsibility to determine whether you are capable of undertaking and executing the task you wish to complete.

Before starting a DIY task, it is essential that you inform yourself of any existing building, gas, water and electrical works regulations. If you were to have any further concerns, we recommend that you complete additional research and/or contact the necessary professional body.

We also strongly recommend that a qualified tradesperson completes the relevant safety tests and checks on any DIY work you have completed

How to hang doors

Whether you are looking to change your bedroom door or want to replace your garden shed’s door, our easy-to-follow guide should teach you the basics of how to hang doors. Don’t forget to take your time with it, there is no need to rush. No matter if this is the first or fifth time hanging up a door, you want to do it perfectly every time. So, plan your schedule in advance to make sure you have enough free time to fit your door.

wooden door

In case you don’t have enough time to install a new door or replace an old door, contact our team today. Our carpenters in London will be able to help you with any door-related tasks. Our team will be able to hang a front door, install an interior door, repair a door frame or fix a damaged door. So, if you are looking for a handyman to fix a door or for a handyman to hang a door book online or call 0800 0-12-12-12.

How to measure for a replacement door?

Has your kid been playing football inside and kicked the door by mistake? Has someone shut the door strongly and now it’s not closing properly? If you need to replace your door, it is essential that you choose the right door to fit into the door frame. To do this, measure the width, height and thickness of the existing door and then choose a door that matches your measurements. If you can’t find a door that exactly matches your measurements, round up them up and find the nearest door size.

Related: How to fix doors.

white door

Can doors be hung upside down?

Yes, doors can be accidentally hung upside down. For instance, if you are installing a four or six panelled door, it often has a taller horizontal style across the bottom of the door than it has on the top. Be sure to check the right way up before you install your door.

Which way should doors be hung?

There is no right or wrong way to install a door. There are preferable ways of hanging doors. As this article on Hunker explains, “The rule of thumb is to hang interior doors to open into the room, not out into a hallway or other common area”. This is done to prevent blocking hallways or other common areas.

door opening inwards

How to hang doors.

Materials:

  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Wood Plane
  • Hand Saw
  • Chisel
  • Hammer
  • Drill and drill bits
  • Wooden wedges
  • Hinges
  • Screws

How to:

Step 1. Measure and cut the new door to size. Lay the old door on top of the new door and mark any excess you will need to adjust on the new door. Hold the door in place using a workbench and cut the door to the required length with a saw. Test to see if fits the door frame.

Step 2. Get the door ready for the hinges. Hold the door up in the frame and mark the position of the existing hinge cutouts. Measure the thickness of the hinges and mark the depth with a pencil. Chisel the required area to create the hinge recess. Make several cuts and chisel in the same direction as the grain. Place the hinges in place and drill pilot holes.

Step 3. Hang the door on the frame. Place the door at 90° to the frame and place the wedges under the door. Fix one screw into the bottom hole of each hinge. Test the opening and closing of the door. Then, fasten the rest of the screws. Test the door one last time, and that’s it!

 

 

Disclaimer

At the Handy Squad, we strongly advise that you always take safety precautions into consideration when undertaking a DIY project. We also strongly suggest that you closely read and follow the instructions, that are provided by the manufacturer, of any building materials, products or tools you use for your projects.

Our aim is to provide you with clear and correct instructions, so that you can easily complete any DIY project you desire. However, please note that the information we provide should only be used as a guideline and that some information within the text may not be entirely accurate.

When using our articles for information and advice, please note that it is your own responsibility to determine whether you are capable of undertaking and executing the task you wish to complete.

Before starting a DIY task, it is essential that you inform yourself of any existing building, gas, water and electrical works regulations. If you were to have any further concerns, we recommend that you complete additional research and/or contact the necessary professional body.

We also strongly recommend that a qualified tradesperson completes the relevant safety tests and checks on any DIY work you have completed

How to assemble flat pack furniture

Did you get new flatpack patio furniture and can’t seem to figure out how to put it together? Have you been putting off assembling the nursery room’s flat pack furniture? We get it, assembling flat pack furniture can be quite overwhelming. However, the Squad is here to help. Whether you are almost ready to tackle your flatpack furniture or have some questions regarding flat pack furniture assembly – our team will be answering some of the most frequently asked questions.

flatpack furniture assembly

There is no shame in asking for a helping hand, especially if you’re not a skilled or trained handyman. The Handy Squad has teams of expert handymen who are highly skilled and happy to help you assemble your flat pack furniture. Get in touch with our team today or fill out our booking form to find out more.

Can a handyman assemble flat pack furniture?

Yes! If you’re looking for a handyman to help you assemble flat pack furniture, the Handy Squad can help. Our team of trained professionals are on call and ready to help with any of your flat pack assembly needs! Why bother wasting your precious time when a professional could do it in less than half the time?

home flat pack furniture

Is there flat pack assembly near me?

If you are looking for flat pack assemblers near you, the Handy Squad may be able to help. The Handy Squad has a team of highly-trained and multi-skilled tradesmen, who can help with almost any DIY or home improvement task in and around London. This includes office flat pack furniture assembly, bedroom flatpack furniture assembly, living room flatpack furniture assembly, garden flatpack furniture assembly and much more.

What tools do I need for flat pack furniture?

In order to assemble flat pack furniture, you will need a variety of tools. These may include an Allen key or wrench, a drill, a Phillips and flathead screwdriver, a hammer, a tape measure and a level, though some may require even more. Flat pack furniture will come with the required screws, so you don’t need to worry about buying any in advance.

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What should I do before assembling flat pack furniture?

Before you start to assemble the flat pack furniture, it is important to check that all the pieces are there. You don’t want to spend your time putting together an incomplete desk and then having to take it apart again. You should refer to the instruction manual, as there will be a list of the parts that are included.

Can you assemble flat pack furniture on your own?

While you may be able to assemble some flat pack furniture on your own, it’s always a good idea to get the help of a friend. Sometimes you may need to manoeuvre or handle heavy and awkward shaped pieces, and you don’t want to risk dropping anything. Sometimes, you may need someone to hold a piece in place while you drill.

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Do you really need instructions for flatpack assembly?

While many of us seem to think we could assemble flat pack furniture without using the instructions, it is highly advised that you follow them. There is nothing worse than assembling an entire table, only to realise that you’ve put one of the legs on the wrong way round. Also, if a piece of furniture is assembled incorrectly, it may be unsafe and could cause harm or injury.

How long does it take to assemble flat pack furniture?

Assembling flatpack furniture can take anywhere between a few minutes to a few hours. If you want to speed up the process, you should invite a friend to help or even hire a handyman. If you do decide to do it alone, stick to the instructions and be patient. After all, it’s better to take your time and get it right, than rush and get it wrong.

If you require assistance with any flatpack furniture, give the Handy Squad a call on 0800 0121212 or fill out our online booking form. Our expert handyman can also help with electrics, plumbing, decorating and more.

 

Disclaimer

At the Handy Squad, we strongly advise that you always take safety precautions into consideration when undertaking a DIY project. We also strongly suggest that you closely read and follow the instructions, that are provided by the manufacturer, of any building materials, products or tools you use for your projects.

Our aim is to provide you with clear and correct instructions, so that you can easily complete any DIY project you desire. However, please note that the information we provide should only be used as a guideline and that some information within the text may not be entirely accurate.

When using our articles for information and advice, please note that it is your own responsibility to determine whether you are capable of undertaking and executing the task you wish to complete.

Before starting a DIY task, it is essential that you inform yourself of any existing building, gas, water and electrical works regulations. If you were to have any further concerns, we recommend that you complete additional research and/or contact the necessary professional body.

We also strongly recommend that a qualified tradesperson completes the relevant safety tests and checks on any DIY work you have completed