The Odd Job Man : Building work : Joinery : Decoration : Fordingbridge : Ringwood : Salisbury
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Our History

I established the business in Sept 2000. It was born out of frustrated trying to get any tradesmen to carry out work on our 150 year old cottage. I decided to start the Odd Job Man to focus on all the areas where local tradesmen were failing.

For many years I had restored houses that we had lived in. In the latter part of my 15-year career in Sales and Marketing my job took me abroad regularly. I needed therefore to rely on tradesmen for the upkeep of the cottage.

At best I could get an estimate for work. Very often the estimate would be far too high for the work required. Estimates would vary wildly. If however the estimate was accepted I could rarely pin the tradesman down to when the work would be carried out.

There was clearly a gap in the market. For someone who priced a job fairly and carried out the work in an efficient manner.

I had been looking to start up a business for some time and seized the opportunity quickly.
The Odd Job Man was created.

The focus was and still remains to ensure that the work was carried out quickly and a firm start date offered for all projects. Since i started the business I have recruited the skills of a small network of trusted tradesmen and in 2004 I took on my first full time staff.

We are based in Fordingbridge in the New Forest. We work mainly in the New Forest area, particularly between Salisbury and Ringwood. Nearly all of our work is secured through recommendation and this has taken us as far as the Cotswolds, Royal Berkshire and North Hampshire.

The Future

As the team grows I hope to develop the team further to ensure a speedy response to all the small jobs as well as being able to manage more complex projects. Our core values will remain the same, with a stong emphasis on reliability.

  Carpentry Plumbing & Drainage Landscaping, Patios & Fencing Kitchens & Bathrooms Alterations & Improvements Odd Jobs  
From putting shelves in your airing cupboard, to a new front door - we offer a comprehensive service.

We are often asked to replace bathrooms. Sometimes this means alterations to drains too. And we are still happy to do simple jobs like replacing taps.

We do not just work inside. We can renovate and transform the garden too.

The two most used rooms in the house.
From a simple refit to major re-design we can deliver a room that you will give you years of enjoyment

As the company has grown we have been asked to undertake bigger and more complex projects. Some have involved planning permission and building control.
We have experience with listed buildings too.
If something does not quite fit in any other category then it
must be an Odd Job. We do the Odd to the Bizarre. We are in the Solution business...

... finding solutions to your problems.

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