Builders/House Repairs/ Handypersons

Chris Maddison  07850 384 424 

  • Recommended. Not suitable for small jobs. (SJ, Jun 2011)

Dan Masterson 07881 826 131; email:

  • Dan is a general builder, but he has a passion for Victorian housing and sensitively restores Victorian tiled floors and stained glass windows.  His currently project managing our kitchen refit, which has incorporated everything from plastering to plumbing, electrics etc. He’s very straight and honest, and v pleasant to deal with. (LF, Nov 2006)
  • He is very skilled, competent and reliable. He manages a skilled team of traders and is available for a comprehensive range of domestic and insurance jobs. (CH, May 2008)
  • We used him to do a couple of rooms – excellent plasterer, reliable and very polite. Highly recommended (NR, Jan 2010)
  • He recently worked on our house: re-plastering, some brick work in the garden, restored a Victorian tiled floor in our hallway and replaced the front step which included shoring up the joists in the cellar as well.  He was a pleasure to have around and the pride he takes in his work is second to none.  He did a fabulous job and I would highly recommend him. (JG, Oct 2010)
  • I contracted Dan to do quite a major renovation of my two-bedroom flat – ripping out an old kitchen and installing a new one, taking out the old bathroom suite and installing a shower, ripping out the old laminate flooring and carpet in the entire flat and laying new wooden flooring, plus extensive painting and decorating (walls, ceiling, all the woodwork including doors), and tiling the new kitchen backsplash and the entire bathroom. Dan was detailed, well organised and cost effective. The finish on the entire flat is impeccable and I really couldn’t be happier. (MK,  May 2012 )
  • I contacted Dan Masterson for a quote on patio paving and fencing. The work was carried out very efficiently and professionally and I am delighted with the result. (JF, Jan 2014)

Richard Armes  07798 688 272;;

  • Richard works mostly on conversions and extensions  (Amy Erickson, Oct 2006)

Jacek Kurek 07737 646 713

  • I would like to recommend Jacek Kurekto the website for all types of building and redecoration (kitchens, bathrooms etc) he is very reliable, hard working and value for money. He has done all kinds of work in my house and friends of mines house for the last 7 years. (MS, Feb 2014 and BG, Oct 2016)

Derek McKenzie  07875 669 113;

  • Derek McKenzielaid tiles in my bathroom and did an excellent job.  He was very meticulous and he charged a very reasonable amount. There are other very favourable testimonials on his website.   (AW, Feb 2014)

Jethro  07957 585 148;

  • Jethro’s fitted washing machines, built shelves, changed lightbulbs (!), bit of plastering here and there. He’s got contacts who are electricians, plumbers, tilers, kitchen fitters, etc. (AP, Sep 2016) He does small jobs or large, but specializes in kitchens and bathrooms.

Carsdale Builders  07415 640 490

  • Several of us in Geldeston Road can recommend Richard and Terry from Carsdale Builders. They have done a sterling refurb job at my house and done roof repairs for myself and neighbours, and importantly in a cosiderate manner and at a reasonable price. (TK, Mar 2017)

K&B Builders – Pawel  07928 632 266

  • Builders very good. Done a lot of work in Alconbury including our damp basement. (Oct 2018)

Joss Reiver Bany  07904 108 174 

  • Joss lives locally, and is good. He’s been taking on handyman jobs recently since being made redundant. (CU, Mar 2011)
  • I have employed Joss twice this year on varied jobs, and he is prompt, thorough, ingenious at solutions, and reasonably priced. (LB, Jun 2012)
  • Recommended. (Jul 2019)

Dave Rath  07955 356 002 

  • I can recommend Dave Rath. He’s a really good handyman – reliable, diligent and easy to deal with. He did my bathroom & shower and kitchen floor. (FG, Jun 2016)

Louis (L.C.T contractors)  07818 617 373

  • Louis has just painted and plastered our front room and replaced the skirting board. – specialise in drainage, flooring, painting & decorating and plastering & rendering Services provide a variety of services including: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork. (SH, Dec 10)
  • I’d also like to recommend Louis who painted our flat and also sorted out some carpeting and plumbing issues. He works very efficiently and is extremely courteous and considerate (Mike, Aug 11).
  • Louis laid a new path leading to the front door and we are really pleased with the result.  Because of this we asked him to do some interior painting for us which also turned out to be excellent.  His next job for us was tiling our kitchen floor and hall, which was also done to a high standard.  We found Louis to be very pleasant and helpful and extremely hardworking.  (BH & SK, Jun 12)
  • Louis painted my hallway and put up a very large mirror for me. He did an excellent job, is very friendly and was totally trustworthy with keys. I would employ him again without a shadow of a doubt and highly recommend him. – (TH, Jun 12)
  • I want to recommend someone who is already highly recommended on the site. Louis has just tiled my bathroom beautifully, he also did other small jobs he noticed that needed to be done which I hadn’t even asked him to do. He went and bought a shower fitting, called me from the shop to check all the prices, and fitted the shower. He is efficient, hard-working, charming and helpful. I definitely recommend him to all. (AW, Nov 2012)

Hans  079416 005 70I   

  • Hans is a very experienced German builder (he is currently redecorating our flat). He does all sorts of work and charges fairly and he doesn’t waste any time at all. We are quite pleased with the results so far.  (SC, Mar 2006)

Andrew  020 7275 7574 

  • Recommended handyman. (AE, Oct 2006)

Mel McLaughlin  07932 160 777 

  • Recommended handyman. (AE, Oct 2006)

Carl  07969 576 849 –;
  • He is willing to do small jobs (I had a list), does them well and is very thorough. He is also good at solving problems (MR, Nov 2007)

John Bisset0207 249 7937 / 07833 905 152 –
  • John has done us a fair few jobs over the years – fixing, fitting, plumbing, shelving, decorating, d.i.y. Friendly, Reliable Service – reasonable rates RECENT JOBS removing tiles and re-tiling round bath; fitting shelves in alcove; replacing broken ball cock and valve in toilet cistern; hanging mirror and pictures; replacing valve in tap; planing door to fit (Ivor Kallin. NARG, Jan 2009)   Arrived on time and gave friendly, efficient and intelligent service. And left no mess! He also helped us out by looking over our washing machine and giving advice to the landlord about its condition – that it had had its day! (Pat, NARG, Jan 2009)
  • He is a really nice straightforward guy who has done a few small jobs for me recently, one of them a quite tricky re-plumbing of a kitchen sink, and he replaced a dripping stopcock.  He is quick, efficient and very reasonable and a pleasure to have around the place. (AS,  Feb 2010)
  • John Bisset is a great handyman, but he is also a great plumber – he replaced a tap in our bathroom and did some very tricky work with a leaky pipe, plus he also fixed an overflow pipe from the toilet. He is hardworking, reliable, and efficient. His fees are also very reasonable (J&G Ivory, Sep 2011)
  • We had a great builder/decorator recently who can do a bit of everything and is really reliable, cheap and friendly. His name is Daniel Rybskand his phone number is 07850 349387, email:  (Paul Moon, March-09 / Sep-11) I also employed Daniel.  He brought another man who did the work.  He worked very hard and all was fine. (Alison Whyte, Jan 2010)

Mick Walters  07883 306 613 
  • I can recommend Mick Walters but I also know that he’s very busy, so OK if not urgent!!!. (CK, Nov 2010 / Mar 2011)

Richard Cousins   07415 640 490
  • I can recommend Richard Cousins “Ricky”. He has done quite a bit of building & decorating, including plastering work for me over the years and for several others in Geldeston. He’s reasonably priced and cares about doing a good job. (TK, Nov 2020)

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