Training and Experience


Timber/Woodworm Treatment

Stained Glass

Sash Windows

Ceramic Tiling

Rubble-stone / Natural stone Wall Building and Re-pointing


Painting and Decorating


Insulation Installation

Electrical Services

Damp Assessment

Dry lining, Plasterboarding and Plastering

Property Assessment/Other work





Tel. 01373 467733

Mob. 07812 544542



Due to the success of my Psychotherapy and Counselling practice www.individualpsychotherapy.co.uk
I now work part-time as the Frome Handyman, which limits me to small jobs and projects, and/or patient customers!
Please consider this before enquiring.

With thanks,
Gary Tomkins

aka The Frome Handyman.

I started my own business as "The Frome Handyman" in July 2008, working in the Frome and BA11 area of Somerset. I am skilled in a variety of trades including all forms of woodwork, tiling, stained glass, and some aspects of stone masonry. I have specialist experience of work on traditional buildings and the issues associated with them, such as damp and timber treatment and insulation. Having successfully completed parts of a Post Graduate Building Surveying course I am well equipped to offer a comprehensive and professional handyman service. I provide good value where several trades are combined. This saves employing and organising a couple of tradesmen and also ensures all the liability remains with one person.

I offer free assessments and honest advice on any work you might be considering. Ideal for those odd jobs and that DIY work you want someone else to do. If I am unable to help or the job will be too large for me I should be able to refer you to suitable sources of advice or relevant tradesmen. I have built a good reputation over the years and and have a number of regular customers.

I pride myself on the longevity and quality of my work. I do believe the maxim that "a job worth doing, is worth doing well". Often I have seen poorly executed work having to be re-done with the owner of the property paying again for the job to be done properly. Not only is this a waste of money but a waste of resources. My intention is to offer good quality work at reasonable prices so that you will engage me for future work and recommend me to others.

My fees are 20 attendance (call-out fee) and 20 per hour. I have to charge the attendance fee to cover me against small jobs that are simply uneconomic (I need to earn a living). I do not charge for "muppetry" - my mistakes, I make them good in my own time. You get any materials I buy at the price I pay for them, i.e. you get my discounts, as I prefer to be transparent in my costs. I do not offer quotes due to the time it takes to prepare these, especially in relation to the size of the jobs I undertake - however I do offer a verbal estimate, explaining to you what would be involved in the work, how long the work may take and the likely cost of materials. During the work, I keep you informed of progress, whilst fully consulting you as to your wishes.

You may have heard from others that I undertake certain works, however due to the increasing size of my other work, as a psychotherapist, I have had to reduce the range of work I undertake as the Frome Handyman.

For more information please follow the links on the left hand side of this page. To discuss your project or to arrange a free, no obligation assessment please feel free to call me, Gary Tomkins, on the above phone numbers (calling my mobile number is usually best).

52A Catherine Street,
BA11 1DA