Over the last few years we have used Richard for a wide range of handyman jobs around the house and garden, packaged into typically a few days’ work at a time, including painting the summerhouse and shed, re felting the shed roof, installing blinds on the bedroom windows, putting up shelves in the bedroom cupboards, mending a fence, freeing the side gate, and re pointing the brickwork where it had deteriorated. We have found him to be reliable, straightforward, honest, efficient and skilled at a variety of competencies such as carpentry, painting, and bricklaying. The trusted traders scheme requires him to prepare a written quotation, summary and schedule of the work to be undertaken, and Richard takes care with the documentation. This is useful and should be adopted by other contractors since it avoids misunderstandings about the work. We hope to continue to engage Richard for similar jobs in the future.