Thanks for finding me! I am a City and Guilds qualified plumber and handyman working in Wester Ross, and would love to hear from you if you need any work done.
To see what I do, please have a look through this site, let me know what you need doing by phone or email whether for home, holiday let, marine or web, publishing and I.T. and we’ll take it from there!
For your home
As a general handyman, I am happy to look at whatever needs doing. Work I regularly do includes interior and exterior painting and decorating, gardening, plumbing work including blocked loos, drippy taps and leaky gutters.
I carry a good range of professional tools, am happy to work at height and take great care to protect your property while the work is undertaken.
I work indoors and out, and will respond to emergency callouts. I have a small van if you need things delivered or collected, and a towbar if you need something moved.
If you need me, you can contact me here >>
For self catering & holiday let
Running a self catering / holiday let business or owning a second home can be very stressful when there’s a problem, especially if you are not on site. Fuses blow, toilets break, things fail, and I’m here to pick up the pieces. I offer fast call out and can bleed oil boilers, change gas cylinders, trace and rectify most electrical faults, and can generally just ‘be there’ to liaise with your holiday customers.
I also offer routine maintenance where I periodically visit and check the oil tank, clean the gutters, mow the grass or clear the rubbish as required. Please contact me for a chat.
I am a keen and experienced sailor, and my wife and I used to run a 1914 Dutch sailing barge which we restored from the ground up. I know and understand marine systems, including pressurised water, calorifiers, warm air heaters, and whilst not specifically qualified, am very comfortable with NMEA systems, electrical DC work and marine electronics. And if I can’t do the job, I know who to ask!
I am happy to work with paint, varnish and anti-foul safely and with environmentally sound practices.
I occasionally do yacht deliveries, and hold commercially endorsed qualifications.
For websites, publishing and I.T. support
It was an ambition realised to move to Wester Ross, and I figured a plumber might be more useful than an IT geek, so I retrained in 2017.
But it does no harm to keep your hand in, and I have many years experience in web, publishing and graphic design to call on. I had a really varied and interesting career including publisher of a national sailing magazine and a regional What’s On guide. I have built hundreds of websites over the years, and I like to think they are both pretty and effective, which is what we all want!
Nowadays, anyone can learn to maintain their own site, or indeed build one, and I am more than happy to show you how I do it! This site, for example, was built in less than a day from scratch, and I can offer hosting, updates and email accounts if you need it.
I can do layouts for print, including brochures, flyers and advertising layouts to a professional standard, and have access to a library of stunning local photography to call on from Gill Moon Photography