Man About The House

About Me

As a family man who has lived in Plymstock, Plymouth all my life, I set up the handyman service Man About The House, as I felt there was a need for assistance for people who may be elderly or, not technically minded or perhaps simply don't have the time to do those DIY things around the home be it flat pack furniture assembly, repairs and emergencies, a spot of painting or something larger like modernising a kitchen.


I am a respected member of the community and hold an IOSH Working Safety Certificate and have been CRB checked to an enhanced level for working with vulnerable adults, children or in public places and have worked in Schools, Hospitals, Emergency Centres, Residential Homes and high security establishments such as M.O.D. Bases and Prisons.

As a member of the UK Guild of Handymen, you can have confidence in knowing that as a handyman, I have met the standards required by this body and have all necessary insurances in place.  You can verify my UK Guild of Handymen membership and find out more by clicking on the link below.

Commercial and Domestic

There are a number of commercial clients in the Plymouth area who use my handyman service for property and equipment maintenance as well as for some of the items detailed on the services page.

Computer Repair

In addition to my handyman skills, I have over 24 years experience in building and upgrading computers including repairs, installation, Wi-Fi, software application and tuition and run a website design and hosting service.  For more information click on this link which will open a new window and take you to Phil Guy Computer & Repairs.


Business can be carried out "on account" or on a "one-off" basis.

I accept payment by cash, internet or bank transfer or by cheque (the first two are preferred as cheques mean I have to take time out of my business working day to visit the bank).

Give me a call to discuss how I may be of help to you.

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IOSH Working Safety Certificate

Enhanced CRB Checked for working with vulnerable adults, children or in public places.

Have worked in high security establishments such as M.O.D. Bases and Prisons and in sensitive areas such as Schools, Hospitals, Emergency Centres and Residential Homes.

UK Guild of Handymen member.


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Man About The House

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