Handyperson Service

Our Handyperson Service is provided by the One Stop Shop to undertake small repairs to properties.

The work done will cost you nothing if you are a homeowner in receipt of the Guarantee Element of Pension Credit, Income Support, Income Based Job Seeker’s Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or other means-tested benefit. The cost of the work must be less than £2,500.

Here are some examples of the work that our Handyperson Service can do.

1. Roof repairs

Patching roof leaks;

Replacing broken slates or tiles which are allowing water ingress;

Patching rotten felt or applying bituminous paint;

Urgent chimney/skew repairs;

2. Electrical repairs

Making safe faulty/unsafe wiring;

Installing mains-powered smoke alarms;

3. Heating repairs

Repairing a heating system which has failed;

Making safe faulty/unsafe heating;

Patching leaking radiators or pipework;

Providing or replacing broken thermostatic controls on radiators;

Repairing a hot water system which has failed;

Making safe a faulty or unsafe hot water supply;

4. Drainage/plumbing repairs

Repairing burst pipes or tanks;

Repairing foul drainage defects (this does not include the periodic emptying of septic tanks);

5. Windows and doors

Repairing rotten window frames;

Repairing rotten doors or door frames;

Repairing leaking windows or doors;

Repairing broken window or door locks;

Providing or repairing draught-proofing to windows where Shetland Heatwise are unable to do so;

6. Internal linings

Patching rotten floors;

Patching rotten plaster in walls and ceilings;

7. General

Repairing unsafe access steps;

Replacing missing or repairing broken handrails (where not for the needs of a disabled person);

Stair repairs where condition unsafe;

Security features identified as being required by Northern Constabulary;

To request the handyperson service or speak to a member of the team regarding the service, please telephone 01595 741368 or call along 2 Harbour Street, Lerwick.

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