The Handyman Service is a partnership between Epping Forest District Council and Voluntary Action Epping Forest which launched in October 2012.

The service is funded by EFDC and provides a handyman service to tenants of EFDC properties provided they are over 60 and or disabled and have no one else who can assist them.

Wishing to use the service?

Contact is made via the EFDC Housing Repairs team on 01992 564199. The service will be explained further and referred to the Handyman where appropriate. The Handyman will then make contact and arrange to visit to undertake the work required. We aim to complete all work within two weeks of the referral being made, usually quicker.

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Materials used are sourced at the lowest possible cost. 

This type of work could include the following:

  • Replacing tap washers
  • Replacing toilet seats
  • Replacing bath and sink plugs
  • Replacing light bulbs
  • Minor repairs to gates, locks and handles
  • Hanging pictures
  • Flat pack assembly
  • Fitting curtain rails and hanging curtains
  • Tightening cupboard doors
  • Fitting draft excluders
  • Replacing batteries in TV remotes and clocks……. and much more 

The service is FREE other than the cost of materials for those eligible as described above. 

Quotes from Handyman Service Users

Chris is a lovely man, so clean and tidy.  It was lovely having him here, thank you so much. He has done all the little jobs, the curtains look lovely and I don’t have to get wet going to the washing line.  Thank you.

Mr S – We appreciate you doing the work. The standard of work and service provided was excellent.