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


from Gary Tomkins
aka The Frome Handyman.

Due to the success of my Psychotherapy and Counselling practice www.individualpsychotherapy.co.uk
I am no longer able to take on new Handyman work.

I wholeheartedly recommend the following individuals for various jobs.
I would let them work on my house.

David Wright - General. Woodwork, plastering, tiling, minor plumbing and electrical, painting etc. Similar skill set and charges - 07748 041945

Steve Searle - Plumbing (gas and water) - 07949 386198

Jon Pendleton - Electrical work - 07736 775661

Karen Garner - Interior design/decor - 07870 965089

Matt Bridge - Curtain Poles and Blinds. Supply and Fit. 07711 027515

Sorry no referrals for Damp and Timber although I am willing to advise.
No recommendations for Stone Walling or Stained Glass.

One of the commonest causes of damp in buildings is inefficient or blocked guttering. The neglect of simply clearing gutters of debris as part of routine maintenance leads to gutters, outlets and hoppers overflowing and delivering more water to the face of the wall that it can cope with. This can lead to the washing out of pointing, internal damp and the ruining of internal plaster finishes and decoration. I highly recommend occasionally inspecting the performance of gutters during a rainstorm - although plant growth emerging from gutters or hoppers is something that can be spotted at any time! Mould growth, other staining or even washed clean wall surfaces can be an indicator of faulty rainwater goods or waste pipes. I clean gutters to 2 storey height.

I will carry out repairs, upgrading and servicing of both cast-iron and PVC rainwater goods. Please note for safety and practical reasons scaffolding access is necessary for some work.

Below is an example of inadequate guttering provision that caused the washing out of the lime pointing and a severe damp problem internally.

Before -

After upgrading rainwater goods and lime re-pointing.

Renewal of fascia (without scaffolding)