The best handymen in Canberra

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Best Handymen Canberra

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Have a few odds and ends you need repaired? Something moved or installed? A quality handyman will get the job done.

Broad service handymen can handle all sorts of repair and maintenance jobs in your home. They’ll handle jobs you don’t have time to or know how to fix. They’re like DIY experts who take the stress out of home improvement projects.In this article, we’ll outline the qualities to consider when choosing a handyman, and share where to find the best in Canberra.

What makes a great handyman?

A quality handyman is efficient and can help fast-track repairs and maintenance jobs around your home. They’ll tick everything off your list quick sharp.

It can be helpful to keep the following in mind when choosing a handyman.

  • Experience. The best handymen have years of on-the-job experience. They’re experienced in many areas. They’ve seen it all before and know how to tackle tricky repair jobs.
  • Respectful. You’ll be inviting your handyman to your property and perhaps into your home. This means you’ll want someone who will treat you, your property, and your belongings with total respect.
  • Knowledgeable. You want a handyman who can spot bigger issues and pinpoint fixes to minimise future damage. You’ll want them to tell you when they find something needing more in-depth attention.
  • On time and prompt. The best handymen turn up on time, every time. They work efficiently and get the work done on schedule. That means no waiting around so you can get back to your busy life.
  • Well priced. No-one wants to get ripped off. When looking for a handyman to help with household jobs, look for someone who charges fairly for their services.
  • Qualifications. While not all handymen have formal qualifications or licenses, some do. Even if they don’t, quality handymen have worked across many areas. Ask your handyman if they have experience with what you need done.

The best handymen in Canberra

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 20 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.


From extensions and renovations, to general property reprises and maintenance the Fix it Guys offer a huge range of services. Each member of Pete’s team specialises in an area and he’ll always try and send you the right fit for your job. But, if he’s unable to accommodate your request, Pete will find someone who can! Home improvement pages reviewer Greg says: "They were really professional, turned up when they said they would and really good in paying attention to detail".

Ash's Electrical & Handyman

Ash has a simple mantra to keep him honest and busy and that is doing the small jobs that nobody wants to do! Caring about his community is also top of mind with his enthusiasm in helping out others by working hard but also being generous to those less fortunate.

Facebook reviewer Richard says: "I'd rate Ash 6-stars if I could. Highly recommended!"

Handy Andy

Andy not only offers handyman and repairs services but property maintenance and carpentry. With years of experience as both on residential and commercial sites Andy makes sure he gives his customer the best quality work and sticks to a time frame and budget.

Google reviewer, Jarrod says; "This is the second time we have used Handy Andy's services. We had him install a sound bar and floating shelves. As always, he arrived on time and did a great job. Best handyman around!"

Ginger Beard Repair Service

Tait is a licenced electrical repairer and recently changed his business name to reflect his focus on appliance repairs. He does however, still have his ginger beard! His natural customer service means he reserves one time slot a day for emergency repairs.

Google reviewer Jo says: ‘Easy to use online booking system and provides reminders of appointments and text alerts about arrival time.

ACT License Number: 2017429

If you’re looking for more information on household maintenance, repairs or other projects, you might like our articles on the best plumbers, best electricians and the best house painters Canberra has to offer.

Your experience with handymen in Canberra

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback, if you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you had experience with any handymen in Canberra? If so, share your feedback in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do handymen do?

While some handymen specialise in certain areas, most are expert at a wide range of general installation and repair projects. They fix, install, hang and replace things. They can help with maintenance projects. They move things and even tend to jobs that don’t require a license. They’ll work inside and outside, depending on what you need done.

Do handymen have formal qualifications?

Not all handymen have formal qualifications or licenses, but some do. Some are carpenters or licensed trades, for example. The best handymen work across many areas. This means you can get a lot fixed at once. Ask your handyman if they have experience with what you need done.

Can handymen do plumbing or electrical work?

Handymen can’t handle jobs that require a licensed specialist in the ACT. They might be able to handle some plumbing or electrical work, but nothing that requires a license by law.

How much do handymen charge?

Their fees vary depending on what you need done, how much you need done and where you’re located. Your best bet is to ring the handyman, tell them what you want and get them to give you a quote.

What are some examples of work handymen handle?

Different handymen handle different jobs. Many fix fences, repair doors, paint, garden, mount televisions, fix skirting boards, hang items like mirrors, build decks, handle small carpentry jobs, and move furniture.

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Always try Peter from Canberra Property Works for any small maintenance or building works –

Melissa Robbie12:18 pm 25 Mar 19

I’ve used My Canberra Handyman to assemble some Ikea furniture. He replied immediately to my text, came promptly and did the job professionally. Very happy.

I would like to I personally would recommend My Canberra Handyman in Curtin. Brett had a 4.7 google reviewed handyman business up in Brisbane for six years. Just recently the new handyman service has started to kick off here in Canberra . His website can be found at

Broad Spectrum Maintenance9:28 pm 18 Jun 17

Broad Spectrum Maintenance’s primary goal and purpose is to handle a broad range of maintenance and property improvement projects, covering a wide range of trades and services.

Broad Spectrum Maintenance4:33 pm 14 May 17

Check out our website or give us a call.
We are a Canberra based property maintenance and handyman buisness and we are able to do most small to midsized construction work.

Kind Regards

I recommend Dan’s Handyman Maintenance and Repairs in Belconnen. Dan installed my kitchen, and hung some doors for me. I have used him a few times and am always happy with the result. He does a range of home and garden maintenance jobs and offers free quotes. His number is 0481106552 or email

Would highly recommend Super Handyman Services for anyone who needs handyman work done in Canberra. They did an excellent job preparing our house in Spence for sale. They updated the bathroom showers, toilets and vanities, re-grouted tiles, pulled carpets, arranged for bamboo flooring to be installed throughout, replaced doorknobs and cabinet knobs, put in a new mailbox, installed our new oven, cooktop and range (including building a custom frame for the oven), and replaced our light fittings. Great choice for anyone who has a range of things that need to be done around the house and wants one team that can do it all. We are extremely pleased with their work!

I used Rob 0413285056 for 2 small jobs, 1 electrical and 1 plumbing. Highly recommended.

PrinceOfAles said :

Grey army?

Exactly. You’d think there would be a huge opportunity here for someone enterprising to corral the skills of this demographic. Simple things like changing a washer or tiling don’t need a specialist, just someone with the right tools.

PrinceOfAles9:34 pm 31 Jul 13

Grey army?

Thanks for those suggestions – will give them a go.

I used Kenro earlier in the year and was happy with the price and service

I had prompt and affordable service from Super Handyman Services. Based in Florey. Mobile is 0409 720 135

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