About me

Your  Local Handyman !

                                                                  Welcome to Handyman Igor

Based in Edinburgh I offer careful  and experienced domestic  and commercial handyman and  maintenance service,   to both private and business clients  &  undertake  complete bathroom refurbishments projects. Honest opinion, attention to details mean I have many repeat customers.

With over 19 years in construction and  in maintenance area as self employed or in employment in country hotel and  care home.  I’ve worked in maintenance service, construction, and bathroom refurbishment in different countries such as  Australia, Slovakia and in the UK in London and Edinburgh.

I provide a handyman service in Edinburgh which is efficient and flexible – where possible I will fit in the work at a time which suits you. Handyman and Property Maintenance jobs undertaken include:

       REPAIRING   &   FITTING    &      FIXING    &     ASSEMBLING   

TILING     &     VINYL – WOOD – LAMINATE FLOORING      &        PLASTERING     &    CARPET     &       CARPENTRY     &       PLUMBING               &    NEW GYPSUM BOARD WALLS AND CEILLINGS      &     ELECTRICS             &      PAINTING  -  DECORATING     &        HANGING STUFF    &   FENCES & GATES       & SLABBING & PATHWAYS      &        GARDENING


email to : handymaigor@gmail.com

36 Responses to About me

  1. David C. says:

    First class service with attention to detail, reliable guy “
    ( David Caldwell, bathroom refurbishment, customer, London )

  2. Cameron Ramsay says:

    Igor has been our handyman at Ryries Bar for a few years now and I am always impressed with the standard of his work. He is very versatile and has done carpentry, plumbing, tiling and many more jobs. He is always helpful and reliable and I have no hesitation in recommending his services.
    Cameron Ramsay
    Ryries Bar, Edinburgh

  3. Ellis Johnston says:

    It is my pleasure to recommend Igor’s services as a handyman. I have used his services for several years now and he is true jack of all trades, tiling, flooring, carpentry, plumbing, roofs and guttering, electrical etc. I have always been impressed by the high standard of work carried out at very reasonable rates. He is honest, reliable and a very nice guy.

    Ellis Johnston
    Basement Bar, Edinburgh

  4. Jane says:

    Igor agreed to take on my bathroom when nobody else would owing to the complexity and degree of difficulty involved, i.e. old house, too small space, archaic plumbing, no 90 degree walls or level floors etc. Overcoming technical challenges on a daily basis, Igor was both highly skilled and a brilliant problem solver. Highly professional, utterly efficient with an impressive work ethic (working 8-6pm every day!) and bathroom finished to a very high standard, I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Igor to both family and friends for future work.

    bathroom project, London

  5. Denise, Clerwood Park, Edinburgh says:

    I had a number of jobs to be done around the house and garden, all of which would have required 4/5 different trades folk to come out. Igor was able to turn his hand to all of these from joinery work to plastering to gardening. I would happily recommend his services to anyone looking for a handyman who is reliable, works to a high standard and is very reasonably priced.
    Denise, Clerwood Park, Edinburgh

  6. Mrs Margaret Russell says:

    There was a lot of work involved in creating my new bathroom. I had no bath and decided that I wanted to revert back to a normal bathroom, with bath, shower in bath, wash-hand basin and toilet. I also decided on a new central heating radiator which suited the bathroom.

    However the bathroom was completely tiled throughout, therefore the walls had to be taken down completely and new walls built. This was after carefully removing the toilet and part of the existing built in units and a couple of floor tiles. (This was a saving for me, as my cloakroom toilet on the ground floor had a leaking cistern and as it was a coloured suite, of toilet and wash-hand basin, I would have had to buy a completely new suite – and I did not like any of the small wash-hand basins on offer. Igor had suggested using the toilet from upstairs, a brilliant idea.)

    Once the new walls were up , the new bath was placed – however I wanted the bath taps at the end away from the shower – so that required some precise plumbing, but Igor was up to the challenge.

    I did not want the whole bathroom to be tiled, just at the shower end and the side of the bath – everywhere else only half way up the wall with a trim along the top. The rest of the walls required plastering which again Igor did well, with a neat trim round the window.

    It was all finished off with floor tiles, which completed the bathroom to perfection and left me decidedly happy.

    Igor then moved to the downstairs cloakroom and took out the old toilet and cistern and built up the wooden unit to fit the toilet from upstairs. It required quite a bit of joinery work, but was very neatly finished. He also laid the floor tiles he had saved from upstairs and correctly put the toilet on the top of these.

    All the work was done neatly and cleanly and I am delighted with the finished result.

    Mrs Margaret Russell, Edinburgh

  7. David and Pamela Weeks says:

    Handyman Igor did a fantastic job for us putting together our flat packed furniture. Our units look great, he worked very hard, and left no mess. We would be more than happy to call upon Igor’s skills at a future date, and can highly recommend him.
    David and Pamela Weeks, Queensferry, Edinburgh

  8. Yoko, Dulwich - London says:

    Igor has worked on a number of projects for me as his standard of work and professionalism is first class. He has a keen eye for detail, and is dedicated to delivering an excellent standard of work at all times. Igor has a huge variety of skills and pays great attention to all aspects of the project. He is particularly skilled at problem solving complex jobs. I would thoroughly recommend Igor.
    He`s done bathroom renovation, Skylight fitting, building of cupboards, painting & decorating, pipes boxing.

    Yoko, Dulwich – London

  9. Tara says:

    I appreciated your prompt response to my request for assistance, and polite manner. Your work was done efficiently and to a high quality. I would certainly recommend you to family and friends.

    Best wishes,
    Tara, Edinburgh

  10. Nick Habgood says:

    I live in Durham and own a small flat in Edinburgh that was in dreadful condition. It needed new flooring throughout, a new kitchen worktop, plumbing and electrical work in both the kitchen and bathroom. I employed someone to work on it for me, but having started the job they walked out and left the flat in an even worse state. Fortunately I came across Igor’s webpage and arranged for him to do the work. He completed everything to a very high standard, promptly and at a fair price. Most importantly for me he was completely trustworthy and I was able to leave it all to him without having to travel up to Edinburgh myself. I have no hesitation in recommending him most highly.

    Nick Habgood, Durham

  11. Andy & Caroline says:

    We had previously had a decorator who did a very poor job and left before finishing so our landlord Nick contacted Igor to finish the job. Our flat is very small and filled with stuff we’ve accumulated over several years. On top of this we had to live in the flat while it was being decorated. Igor worked around us and did a fantastic job working quickly, professionally and to a high standard. He even rectified the shoddy work of the previous decorator. He is a highly skilled and conscientious tradesperson. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Igor to anyone who needs maintenance and decorating work on their property. If there was a rating system we would give him 10 out of 10.

    Andy & Caroline – Edinburgh

  12. Mhairidh says:

    I would thoroughly recommend Igor as a reliable handyman, who obviously takes pride in his work. He was very easy to deal with – polite and responsive – and tidied up after himself. Igor’s quote was comprehensive so we were clear about what was included and how long the job would take. We felt his rates were fair, especially considering the finished quality of the work. Jobs completed for us included painting & decorating, exterior painting, fence repairs, garden work and replacing an extractor fan. We’ll definitely be keeping Igor’s number for future work.

    Mhairidh, Edinburgh

  13. Audrey and Daisy says:

    We were truly lucky to find Igor when were searched for a Handyman. Igor has carried out a variety of jobs for us eg. Replacing the seal around the bath and sink, replacement of a broken glass panel in the greenhouse, outside replacement of door frames, installing outdoor lights, outside painting of the extension, replacement of an oven element, cleaning of the patio and other jobs to numerous to mention. One large job Igor carried out was the repair and cleaning of a fibreglass pond. What can we say, we are absolutely thrilled with the result and that goes from the fish also.

    Igor’s workmanship is superb. He carries out all tasks to a very high, professional standard. It is an absolute dream to find 1 person who can do all these jobs rather than a collection of individual workmen and all the organisation that takes. We would happily call on Igor again (and we will) and would be delighted to recommend him to others.

    Kind regards
    Audrey and Daisy

  14. Derek S. says:

    Thanks again for all the great work you did on the flat in October it is much appreciated and my tenants said you were excellent in getting to grips with the job and getting it done.

    In fact you can use that as testimony.

    ( replace carpet with new wooden fooring, new vinyl in kitchen … )

    Derek S.

  15. Ines says:

    Igor repaired our bathroom ceiling and wall which had been damaged by a water leak. He was able to start the job immediately, on the day he arrived promptly and completed the job efficiently within the agreed time frame and budget, and with minimum disruption as we had requested.

    Marchmont, Edinburgh

  16. David Smith says:

    We have two hundred properties under management and are always looking forgood all round workers.
    We were referred to Igor and gave him some work to see how we would get on.
    I am glad to say it’s one of the best decisions we have ever made.
    Igor can do most trades exceptionally well and our clients ( Landlords) have been very impressed with the standard of his work.
    He turns up when he says he will, does a good job and leaves it clean and tidy and no large bills are charged either!

    David Smith
    Capital Lettings.

  17. David and Sarah Brown says:

    We have hired Igor three times now for various pieces of work around our flat and have been extremely pleased with everything to date. He is punctual, hardworking and fair in terms of rates. He gives the jobs the attention they deserve, no matter how small, and is extremely respectful of our time and property. He has a wide ranging set of skills and we would highly recommend him for any job you might have. We already have him earmarked for another job in the next few weeks!

    David and Sarah Brown
    Marchmont, Edinburgh

  18. Freya says:

    I highly recommend Igor’s services. The work he’s carried out in my flat is to a very high standard. He is trustworthy, diligent and reliable, and I’m very glad to have him in my phonebook!

    Best wishes,

    Freya, Edinburgh

  19. David says:

    Thank you for the work, I’m really happy with it. I’ve recommended you to a couple of friends who need jobs done. I’ll keep your details for any jobs in the future.

    David, Edinburgh

  20. Richard says:

    “Igor did some quite extensive work for me, in several rooms of a flat, involving plastering, painting, flooring, some electrical tasks and even a spot of plumbing. I was delighted with the results and the finish, as well as the timely manner in which the work was completed.

    Richard, Edinburgh”

  21. Mr & Mrs Peachey says:

    We asked Igor to help us with a variety of jobs around our house including cleaning harling, clearing gutters, re- sealing and fixing and replacing plumbing in the bathroom.
    He completed all the jobs to a very high standard at the same time being professional, punctual and friendly. We would highly recommend him.

    Mr & Mrs Peachey Edinburgh June 2016.

  22. Mandy & Paul says:

    gor’s first job for us was to remove an integrated cupboard in the kitchen and to plaster and re-floor the ugly spaces left behind. He fitted a new sink and sanded & oiled the oak worktops. Igor’s eye for detail and work ethic easily persuaded us to ask him to take on our bathroom next. After some discussion about the job we entrusted Igor with the house-keys and went off our annual holiday abroad! We stayed in touch by email and returned two weeks later to a beautifully tiled bathroom floor, the ceramic tiles perfectly cut and laid in the pattern we’d agreed. Igor also plumbed in the new heated towel rail and we are delighted with the end result.

    Igor is trustworthy, reliable and worked hard to give us what we wanted.

    Mandy & Paul
    August 2016

  23. Nikki says:

    ‘Great job, done in the time specified and provided an accurate quote. Really diligent, hard working and reliable guy. I would certainly call on Igor again if I needed work done in the house. He can put his hand to most stuff I think, or if not he’ll try his best to find someone who can – Thanks!’

    Nikki, Edinburgh

  24. Peter Hutchinson says:

    “Igor did an excellent job of decorating rooms with high quality results. He also did various ‘handyman’ tasks involving making things good and he knew readily how to tackle the jobs. I would recommend him to anyone who wants a multi-skilled tradesman or just a single-skill job doing.”

    Thanks and regards,

  25. Tara says:

    Igor was very reliable, turned up on time and worked consistently hard on the days he was there. I was pleased with the work he did in my flat (laying a wooden floor, hanging a new door and a number of smaller jobs).
    I would definitely recommend him to people looking for a handyman.

    Tara, Edinburgh

  26. Natalie says:

    Igor did an excellent job repairing my bathroom at a very reasonable price. Igor responded quickly to the job and completed it in a timely manner.

    Natalie, Edinburgh

  27. John R says:

    “Igor painted our living room, shutters and window surrounds at short notice. He worked long hours to ensure the job was completed on time. We’re happy with the quality of his work and would recommend him.”

    John R, Edinburgh

  28. Melanie and Mark says:

    Excellence as standard: Igor did what he promised, when he promised – on time, on budget, and extremely well indeed. He transformed the dingy and decrepit loo into a room we can happily use. The ceiling and wooden-clad walls were stripped right back to brick and studs and then beautifully plastered/painted, redundant pipes from about 1900 were carefully removed to allow the basin to be repositioned, and the plumbing was all renewed tidily and thoroughly tested to ensure there were no leaks. Igor was very careful to be considerate and clean – he kept disruption to a minimum. Communication was clear, pricing was fair, and we are absolutely delighted with the rather elegant result. Very, very many thanks!

    Melanie and Mark, Edinburgh

  29. Meg says:

    We had so many different things needing doing, including filling in gaps in skirtings and door frames where electrician had taken out old sockets. As well as replastering, painting, and putting up shelves in a big Edinburgh tenement type kitchen cupboard/pantry. Igor was lovely because as he worked he noticed other small things that needed repairing or tidying up. Instead of ignoring them because they weren’t on the original list, he would ask if he should repair/fix/fill etc. Igor’s attention to detail, and care about the quality of his work meant that everything was properly finished and done to a very high standard. We would definitely recommend Igor; he is careful and professional, and the flat looks gorgeous.

    Meg, Edinburgh

  30. JG says:

    Igor redecorated a large, high ceiling bedroom of 22sq metres, re-plastering areas and painting the ceiling, walls and wood work. He also laid a new oak floor in the same bedroom. We were absolutely delighted with the end result. His work is one of a perfectionist and it is rare to find a craftsman who cares so much about his work and is at the same time very fair with his quotes. The result is immaculate and we will definitely be getting Igor back to do some more work. We highly recommend him.

    JG – Edinburgh, June 2017

  31. Maria Morrison says:

    We are delighted to have found Igor, who has now worked on several projects for us. His work has always been completed to a very high standard and on time.
    Igor takes care and pride in his work and will not leave you with an incomplete or unsatisfactory result. He has helped us hang some very large pictures in difficult to reach places, repaired, plastered and painted in our very old house and was able to give us sound advice on lighting options. He is a polite, friendly, reliable and very honest, and charges very fair rates for his work. We have no hesitation in recommending Igor.

    Maria Morrison, New Town, Edinburgh

  32. handymanigor says:

    great job in fitting new kitchen and complete flat refurbishment including tilling, wallpapering, painting, carpet fitting! Well done.


  33. Helen F says:

    We hired Igor to complete a number of small repair works, including sanding and resealing our kitchen surfaces, securing a wobbly fixture in the bathroom and mending damage to walls. He was always on time, professional and pleasant to work with and we are delighted with the quality of his work. We have also found Igor to charge fair prices and to be honest and reliable, so he is our first choice for all our home repair projects.

    Hellen F , Edinburgh

  34. `Sarah & Jordan says:

    Igor decorated our bedroom and living room, and tiled a fireplace. He did an excellent job of painting the walls and woodwork of both rooms, plus the ceiling and elaborate cornicing in our living room. He retiled the bedroom fireplace beautifully. He also did a couple of other jobs, like putting up a cabinet and shelves. Painting, tiling and the other jobs Igor did for us were all perfect – done to a very high standard. I think Igor is allergic to poor workmanship!

    Sarah & Jordan, Edinburgh

  35. Sheila L says:

    Igor made some bespoke bookshelves for me. He understood exactly what was required, and worked through the job with meticulous care. I think he was very pleased with the finished work, and I was delighted. Igor is talented, skilled and reliable.

    Sheila, Edinburgh

  36. Gillian W says:

    Thank you to Igor for providing such high standards and attention to detail to my bathroom refurbishment.
    The results exceeded my expectations, tiling work on the floor and walls were done to perfection. Igor pays close attention to detail and communicated every obstacle to make sure I was happy with the outcome.
    Even with some plumbing challenges (it was an victorian bathroom! ) nothing phased Igor, his patience and professional outlook was much appreciated.
    Many thanks, I am very happy with my new bathroom :)
    Gillian, Edinburgh ‘

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