In need of a helping hand? These Hong Kong handymen are sure to get the job done.
Whether you’ve lived in Hong Kong your whole life or are relatively new to the city, finding someone to help with those odd jobs around the house can be tricky. We may have many skills, but for lots of us electrical work, plumbing and drilling isn’t where our expertise lies. So, as there’s no harm to asking for in little help, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite (tried and tested) Hong Kong handymen. Whether your home is in need of a lick of paint, you have an urgent repair to see to, or just need some help hanging your pictures, these guys have you covered.
Number: 2525 0055 or 9828 0996 (WhatsApp)
Specialises in: Most odd jobs, from unblocking sinks to hanging pictures, along with moving, packing, renovation works, installations, built, household repairs and maintenance – see full list of services here
Area of Operation: Based in Hong Kong island, Dr. Fix It All is available for work in Hong Kong and Kowloon.
For any household need that might arise, Dr. Fix It All is committed to providing you with dependable and skilled craftsmen, along with great customer service! Whether you need help with moving or packing, renovation work, having something installed, built, repaired or maintained, Dr Fix It All will get the job done. And whatever the job is, it’s guaranteed to be done right from the start to finish.
Number: 6373 1330
Specialises in: General household repairs and maintenance, air-conditioning cleaning, etc.
Area of Operation: Hong Kong Island
For household (and corporate!) maintenance, V Repair is a great choice. Working with a select group of curated engineers, it can be counted on for responsive and professional maintenance services, allowing you to focus on the more important things in life. With its online reporting system open 24 hours a day and operating seven days a week, from 9am to 7pm, V Repair can also handle emergency calls after 7pm, and in normal circumstances, aim to get an engineer to you within 24 hours. Call, WhatsApp, or fill in the easy online submission form here.
Available for work all over Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and in the New Territories, Ace Handyman’s dedicated team has the skills to handle all those jobs around the home and office, without the need for a contractor. A range of services are available – including everything from carpentry, air con cleaning and installation, plumbing, painting, picture hanging and more. Ace Handyman also offers 24-hour emergency help, for when you just can’t wait, along with professional moving services.
Number: 9078 1918 or 6446 9226
Specialises in: Carpentry, air con cleaning and installation, plumbing, painting, picture hanging and more – see full list of services here
Area of Operation: All over Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories
Number: 6796 4317
Specialises in: Painting and decorating
Area of Operation: All over Hong Kong (based in Discovery Bay)
Sick of your plain white walls, or just fancy a refresh? Nick Lambert is a UK-qualified painter and decorator with over 20 years of experience who will provide a thorough consultation, turn up on time and do a professional job. What’s more, his rates are very reasonable (rare for Hong Kong!). Although based out of Discovery Bay, Nick is happy to work all over Hong Kong and can also help source good quality materials.
Number: 6740 3645 (WhatsApp)
Specialises in: Painting, drilling, plumbing, electrical work, hanging pictures
Area of Operation: All over Hong Kong
Known for his “can do” mind-set, Bong comes recommended highly by more than one of the Sassy team. He has helped with hanging pictures, putting up new lighting (and other electrical work), along with moving, assembling and child-proofing furniture! Our co-founder, Maura, found Bong particularly helpful when her movers were unable to fit her couch into her new apartment. Luckily, Bong and his partner were there to lend a hand and the couch now sits proudly in the living room! Bong prefers to be contacted via WhatsApp and this is usually best as you can send him pictures of what is needed, so that he can then provide a price quote.
Number: 9219 8169
Specialises in: Tiling, plastering, child proofing, floor repairs, hanging pictures etc.
Area of Operation: All over Hong Kong!
Man with a Drill (aka Mark Fraser) has been doing handyman services in HK since the 90s. No job is too small – from hanging pictures, putting up shelves, installing locks, patching walls…and even assembling IKEA furniture!
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Number: 9219 8169 (WhatsApp)
Specialises in: Renovation, painting, bespoke furniture, custom services and property maintenance
Area of Operation: All over Hong Kong!
Chameleon Design & Interiors (CD&I) has 30 years of experience in home interiors, with 20 years based in Hong Kong. Founded by Mark Fraser (of Man with a Drill!), Chameleon does it all: renovation, painting, bespoke furniture, as well as custom services. And if you’re looking for some quick fixes or maintenance, it also offers property maintenance services for a fixed hourly rate.
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on 26, June 2017 and was updated on 6, September 2019.