About Us

Are you finding it hard to get around to that ‘to do’ list of home improvement or maintenance tasks? Or perhaps you’ve had a minor home emergency that needs fixing pronto. Whichever the case, Myhandyman.help are here to help. We work across Sussex and provide an expert pair of hands to do the jobs you can’t or don’t have time for.

Myhandyman.help was set up by Michael Derrick, who has over 20 years experience in the home improvement business. We pride ourselves on being reliable, efficient and good value for money. No job is too big or small; you can hire us for one-off tasks or get us in for the day to tick a number of jobs off your list.

We charge a reasonable hourly or daily rate. If you aren’t sure how much time your work will need, simply give us a call and we’ll put together an estimate for you. If the work takes more time than expected we’ll do our very best to accommodate you and can always arrange a second visit if needed.

Michael Derrrick

Our Services


Fitted bathrooms and kitchens
Loft Conversions

Garden Maintenance

Repairs to stonework and tiles
Refelting garden shed roofs
Shed erection


Fixing blockages
Leaky taps
Replacing ball valves
Finding leaks

Flatpack Assembly

We’ll tackle anything from any manufacturer.

General Maintenance

Small electrical jobs
Kitchen worktop repairs
Gutter & Downpipe repairs


Installing shelves
Door and window repairs
Skirting boards
Curtain hanging
TV Installations
Fitting loft ladder




Power washing
Windows and gutters cleaned
Whole house cleans

Painting & Decorating

Internal & external
Jobs that require specialist paint knowledge
Filling where work has been done
Plasterboard repairs



30 years in the construction industry, with city and guilds in plumbing. Michael spent several years on Newhaven lifeboat as a deck hand, now he has to make do with just a bit of kayaking. I’m a committed Christian and apply my Christian ethics to my work. In my spare time I like to spend time with my family, especially the grand children.


25 years in the construction industry specialised in plastering and general building. Matthew too enjoys kayaking but likes to combine it with fishing in his spare time. If you couldn’t already tell Matthew is Michael’s brother and Matthew too enjoys family time and family gatherings. Matthew and his wife are dedicated foster carers, following in the steps of his mum and dad and between them have fostered dozens of children.

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What our Customers say

michael was reliable, clean tidy and his work was fantastic. 
He completed our wooden floor througout our house, brick fire place and driveway and path. Highly recommended.

Louise Kakos

Michael was tidy, and very quick in assembling my picnic table. Very friendly and amiable and very reasonable. I would recommend him to anyone. See my appreciation in my Sussex Express column.this week.

Alan Baker

Contacted Michael as an emergency for my parents to refit their stair handrail. What an amazing job he did to make this safe and secure for them both, my mum said Michael extremely tidy and a lovely friendly chap. My dad will get him back for more jobs soon including fitting a walk in shower. Highly recommend

Marnie Naylor

*update* used Michael for a second time for a full bathroom refit and we couldn’t be happier with the results. Honestly whether the job is big or small he puts his all into the job and the proof is in the results. Will recommend to everyone.

Such a nice friendly man, very high standard of workmanship. Thoroughly impressed us. Would 100% recommend and we already have him in mind for other jobs around the house. Reasonable honest pricing from a trustworthy tradesman.

Abby Leadbetter

Our Portfolio

Contact Us

15 first avenue, newhaven, East Sussex, BN9 9HT
07767234656 OR 01273 612099


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