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John receives plenty of praise for his maintenance and repair work. Lights, switches and sockets replaced; gutters cleaned or repaired; fences erected or repaired; sheds erected or re-felted; fireplaces opened up; brickwork and repointing; paths and patios installed or repaired; flatpack furniture; installing curtain rails and blinds; even fixing a shelf. No job is too small.

Locations: Maidenhead, Cookham, Bray, Taplow, Burnham, Marlow and Bourne End


Services include: Home Handyman


Freephone: 0800 012 6798
Mobile: 07710 212056
Year entered The Directory 2003

Latest Reviews and Feedback

I wish to recommend the 285 John Garston listed as Handyman. John & his partner Heather came to check out a job of repositioning a worktop Dishwasher. John assessed the problems with me but considered it was possible to do. He made a positive appointment for a week later informing me of his hourly rate. he and heather turned up on time this morning and completed the work to my complete satisfaction.. Charging for the job at 1.5 hrs. Friendly, communicative and great team work. I told John that I would pass his details to our Resident Manager so that other elderly persons might benefit from 

MB 01 20

John is like a magician who makes all those difficult jobs that you have been putting off because you cannot quite figure out how to do them yourself actually happen. He has built fences and lean-to shelters for us and fixed existing broken fences. He is very ably assisted by Nathan and the workmanship is always faultless. Things are done properly with no short-cuts.

MW 01 20

Mr Garmston assembled a Garden Arch for my wife and me a few days ago. He was efficient and pleasant and did a very good job at a very reasonable price. On the basis of the work he did for us, I would certainly recommend him as a Home Handyman.

DW 10 19

Excellent workmanship! John and Nathan took down old shed, erected new one at a different location, took down old fences and replaced them, made sure they were even and lining up. Took away all the rubble and left everything clean and tidy. Very reliable and reasonable rates. Have used John before and would certainly use again. Highly recommended.

MM 09 19

We have recently used John to replace some fencing for us. We were very pleased with price and the standard of workmanship and we would definitely recommend him.

JT 09 19

I asked John to quote for the replacement of our existing trellis work. The work was carried out on Thursday 29th August and completed in less than half a day. My wife were delighted with the work carried out which changed an eye-sore into an attractive feature of our small back garden. The price charged was competitive and and completely satisfied our requirements. We will be asking John to carry out some further work and would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone looking to have a good job done for a good price.

BE 09 19

Excellent - clear communication, punctual, thorough and efficient service. Removed all of the furniture without any difficulty - will use again.

ND 08 19

I would recommend John for this Handyman's service which I used to fix some locks. I didn't have to wait long for an appointment and they arrived in good time. It was a clean and tidy job, they worked quickly and I felt that they offered good value. This is the first time I have used them and I would certainly use them again.

FR 07 19

John has recently completed work renovating a room in my house and I am very pleased with the finished result. In previous years he has also carried out other work, building a new fireplace, putting up fences, etc. He always does a professional job and I am pleased to recommend him.

JB 06 19

Very happy with the job John did in repairing my garden pergola.                                                                 

PC 06 19

John was very good and did a professional job of replacing 3 fence posts and left the areas tidy afterwards. Recommended.

KP 05 19

I asked John to install a fence post and a few other jobs around the place and I couldn't be more pleased. The work is neat and tidy, everything looks good, and most importantly it is all working properly. I'm very pleased and will ask John to help out in future.

HG 05 19

Recently commissioned John to clear my mother’s house, garage and garden. He was polite, efficient always responded to any communication promptly and did a very clean and thorough job. I was particularly pleased that removing the very old swing frame which had been cemented into the ground was of no bother at all as would have been the old gas cooker, had I wanted it. Other house clearance companies wouldn’t/couldn’t do these. I would strongly recommend him.

FG 04 19

Repaired fence posts. Very professional and pleasant. Job excellent.                                                   

JB 04 19

I am very happy with the work carried out by John Garmston, both in the garden and in the house.

JL 03 19

John is a quietly efficient fencer. He arrives at the time arranged, installs the fence, and clears away the old one leaving the garden clean and tidy without any fuss.

JL 01 19

I would highly recommend using John Garmston's services. John and his co-worker, Nathan, have demolished and removed 2 old sheds, supplied and erected a new one, put up a range of picket fencing and also trellis support for a honeysuckle which had covered one of the sheds. Easy to talk with, always very polite, it has been a genuine pleasure to deal with John and Nathan at all stages from coming to give an initial quote, setting a timetable for the work and finally leaving with all jobs well done.

BJ 12 18

John has now done a couple of jobs for me and I found him excellent . 100% reliable-- good communication and very pleasant to deal with . Highly recommended,

RC 10 18

Very prompt and efficient service. Built us a lean-to bike/bin/firewood shelter which was exactly what we wanted and does the job very well. Very solid and well made.

MW 09 18

John came today at very short notice to attend to a water burst emergency - to drain a bulge in the ceiling and remove the ceiling to allow it to dry. He was very efficient and tidy with a very courteous manner.  I would thoroughly recommend him.  

LM 09 18

John and his colleague fixed and rectified all my broken fence posts with concrete spurs fitted a new gate and four new fence panels. John was very quick to come and quote me for all the work that needed to be done, couple of weeks later he was round to fix it all. I would highly recommend John Garmston and will be using him for other work as the work was done to a very high standard and at a very reasonable price and quickly and tidy . I would defiantly recommend John and I will be calling on him again. 

PI 09 18

John Garmston and his team recently repaired a floor, a garden wall and roof tiles for me. His work was very good and he was polite and punctual. I will have no hesitation in hiring him again in future.

SB 08 18

John and his helper re-felted our shed roof and replaced a fence panel that had to be customized to fit around a protruding tree stump. Communications good and turned up as promised. Work done quickly and efficiently to a high standard. All debris cleared away. Would recommend and use again.

PN 08 18

John and Nathan have done several jobs for me over the last couple of weeks. John is very professional, always turns up when he says he will and does a great job. They have repaired fencing, done some exterior painting on our roof and general garden maintenance. I have no hesitation in recommending him whatsoever - a rare gem!

SP 07 18

We needed an old wooden greenhouse taken down and a broken drain cover replaced. John and his colleague Nathan arrived on time, were friendly and did an excellent job. They left the whole area immaculate. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them and we are already planning on asking John to, do some more work for us.

CS 06 18

I would like to recommend John Garmston in Home Handyman and House Maintenance. We have used him for a couple of projects and he was very thorough and cleared up everything after he had finished. The quality of his work was good and I would be very happy to answer any questions anyone has.

IP 06 18

Very good, helpful, cooperative and friendly – would highly recommend.                                                     

JT 06 18

Engaged John to remove large amount of general rubbish from our garage following refurbishment work. Punctual, efficient and friendly service at a good price. Well done!

SR 06 18

John stepped in after we had a very poor experience with a garden shed contractor. He built and laid the shed base, then assembled and installed the shed for us. He did an excellent job at a fair price and we were very grateful that he was able to prioritise our urgent job. He is very skilled and professional and also very friendly to work with. We would definitely recommend John.

JS 06 18

John has recently fixed my garden fence and can highly recommend him. Great communication and reliable so would definitely use John again.

MC 06 18

John has replaced some fencing for us and cleared away some rotting wood and a big pile of flints. He came exactly as agreed, was pleasant and easy to deal with - did a good job and cleared up afterwards. Reasonable price. Will definitely use again.

PH 04 18

Excellent work (demolishing an old conservatory and erecting some fencing and trellis) completed in a short time-frame so there was minimum disruption. Friendly service and reasonably priced.

CH 04 18

John repaired my fence when it was damaged in the recent gales. He responded promptly to enquiries, turned up on time and did a great job, leaving everything nice and tidy. I'm now planning on using him again later in the year to help me redesign my garden.

VE 03 18

John has recently done some repairs to our patio and replaced the back gate/fencing. He responded swiftly, is very pleasant and has done a great job.

JM 03 18

John recently replaced 9 fence panels for us, also dismantled an old shed and trimmed back some very overgrown hedging. He quoted a fair price and we're very pleased with the result. I would call on him again and recommend him to others.

EG 02 18

Lovely chaps. Turned up when they said they would and did a quick, efficient, effective and tidy fencing job. Would definitely call on them again if needed.

MS 01 18

This is the second time I have used John and I am very impressed. He replaced 13 fence panels quickly and efficiently. Very friendly and helpful and at a reasonable price. I will use John again and would recommend him to others.

AM 01 18

John and his assistant did a great facelift job on our garden: pruning, clearing and planting shrubs, replacing broken woodwork, disconnecting old lighting and clearing away piles of debris. He did exactly what was asked, to an excellent standard and we can now enjoy the garden looking neater, fresher and more spacious. John was also friendly, efficient & tidy and he replied promptly to emails and gave lots of good advice. I took 3 quotes for the work and John's was definitely the best value.

NE 01 18

John and his assistant Nathan did a super job putting up a fence and mending our shed plus some household maintenance. He's totally reliable on time and so courteous. I will definitely use his company again.

FC 11 17

We have just used John Garmston to do some repairs to our patio. He did an excellent job and we would be happy to use him again for other jobs.

CG 11 17

John and his assistant Nathan came to lay a concrete shed base and bolster an existing fence where posts had rotted. They were helpful and hard-working, delivering a good result and cleaning up nicely on completion. I would certainly look to use John's company again and would have no hesitation in recommending him.

RC 10 17

Excellent work. Mended forty year old garden hut. It looks really good. John's a friendly, courteous, efficient guy. We will ask him to do other jobs for us.

RW 10 17

Having been recommended by the Parish Clerk at SWALLOWFIELD  -  we contacted JOHN GARMSTON  -  re an overflowing gutter  -  he came quickly to assess the problem and an appointment was made  for the 19th October  -  he was on site at 8 am and dealt with our problem in an efficient manner.  We would certainly recommend JOHN GARMSTON as the “Handyman”  -  prompt and efficient.

GM 10 17

John and his assistant efficiently replaced woodwork fronting a small garden store, obtained and fitted a suitable replacement (wooden) door and a new made to measure (wooden) garden side gate. He also repointed a few roof ridge tiles. What was some essential maintenance work has given very pleasing results thanks to John and I would certainly recommend him for similar jobs.

CP 08 17

John recently installed some fence panels for me. It was a pleasure to deal with someone who was so polite, helpful and friendly. When I raised a potential problem John quickly offered a simple but effective solution. John arrived punctually on the day and he and his assistant James worked hard and finished the job ahead off the estimated time; John therefore reduced the price he had quoted. The fencing looks superb and I would definitely recommend John as a good and reliable handyman.

LD 08 17

John fixed our fence. He was extremely professional and the work he did for us is top class. Highly recommend! 

JB 05 17

John is very polite, reliable, honest, efficient and the work he carried out for us is top class. Highly recommend! 

JB 05 17

John and his assistant James did an excellent job removing trees and erecting fences and exceeded our expectation.They finished the job ahead of schedule and left the garden clean and tidy. Would be more then happy to recommend him to future clients.

CC 05 17

John Garmston was most helpful and the work he carried out for me was excellent.                                    

KH 05 17

Put up a shed for me. Turned up on time, quick and efficient and a lovely man. Would highly recommend.

HB 04 17

John replaced some fence panels for me today. He was friendly, helpful and efficient. I was very pleased with the quality of the work and the value for money. I will be using John again and would recommend him to other customers.

AM 03 17

Absolutely brilliant. Turned up on time. Great work. Most impressed.                                                        

SB 01 17

I used John for different few jobs around the house. I was very happy with his services. He was reliable, hard working and very helpful. Definitely a contact to keep .

EA 01 17

This is the first time I have used John, he was quick to respond to my enquiry, turned up when he said he would and was efficient and competitively priced. I would have no hesitation in using him again or recommending him to other people.

KH 10 16

John has provided me with an estimate for fitting my new wooden side gate and taking away an old metal gate, also another estimate for garden work. I have asked him to do both jobs and he completed work as arranged. John and his assistant, James are pleasant, well mannered and hard workers. Everything went well with our arrangements and I am very pleased with their work. I would certainly consider them for any future work.

MN 10 16

We have used John on two occasions now, both for fencing and clearing a garden. Both times he has been very professional, prompt, reliable and fairly priced. The quality of his work has been excellent and he has cleared up after he has done the jobs. I would have no hesitation in using his services again and would recommend him to anyone.

SP 09 16

John has just finished replacing some damaged fence panels and posts in our back garden. This is the second time we have used him. We have found him to be extremely professional and his work is carried out to a very high standard. I would not hesitate to recommend him - he is a pleasure to deal with.

CO 09 16

I needed someone to replace the bottom boards and gable ends on my 12ft x 6ft garden shed, plus reproof it; not a massive job but awkward. John was very prompt to give me an estimate, slotted the work into his schedule quickly and even charged me less than the estimate because he'd got the work done quicker than he'd thought. The work was well done, John was friendly and polite throughout and it was a pleasure doing business with him.

JB 08 16

John was very professional in all aspects: prompt arrangements to give and send in quote, knowledge and skills required for the job (fencing), sourcing good quality materials and manner in which work was carried out. He was very pleasant and carried out the work efficiently, leaving the site well cleared. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him or use his services again.

JW 08 16

Had last minute issue unable to get sofa out of room in time for replacement. Called John who came around within the hour, offered a practical, quick solution enabling us to get things in place for the new delivery. John was courteous, efficient and and is now in our contact list when we need someone to trust for those difficult handyman jobs that need doing.

MW 06 16

John does all kinds of jobs around the house and garden - he's fixed a fence and put up some lights for me. Quick, efficient, friendly, and great value. Highly recommended.

WH 02 16

John fitted a handrail for us. He was punctual, polite and did an excellent job. I would recommend his service.

CP 02 16

John was very courteous and a pleasure to do business with. He replaced two light fittings for us. I felt the price was very reasonable and I was entirely happy with his work. He very kindly pulled a huge weed out of our gutter for us too! I have no hesitation in recommending him and I would definitely use him again. 

JW 11 15

Very pleased with service job well done.                                                                                                                                                     

CB 11 15

John has carried out a great deal of work on my house over the last 8 years, - from putting up fences and repairing guttering to the major rebuilding of two fireplaces. He is thoroughly reliable and the quality of his work is always excellent. He is also a very nice person! 

JB 07 15

John Garmston hung some mirrors, one quite large and some pictures, again one quite large.  He was neat, tidy, efficient and his attention to detail was excellent.  I would certainly use him again for further works. 

JW 01 15

John did a great job on replacing three fence panels - great customer service before the work even started, very informative and helpful. The work was carried out quickly and with no remaining mess left behind - and all for a very good price. I would thoroughly recommend John's services to anyone looking for a fencing contractor or general handyman. 

CH 05 15
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