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Need a helping hand to get the job done - big or small? Whether you need some extra help onsite or around the home, a general labourer will show up and lend a hand (with a smile on their face). General labourers can help with moving dirt, bricks, and other materials. Or they can work on a project under your guidance, including gardening, cleaning, digging, maintenance, and much more. Whatever the task, they’ll help you get it done sooner so you can put the tools down and relax.

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What is a general labourer?

A general labourer is someone who provides assistance across a broad range of tasks, most involving physical strength. Most tasks involve basic skills and are generally done outdoors, although some parts of the job may be indoors or involve using transport.

What are some general labour duties?

A general labourer’s duties involve completing tasks as directed by their supervisor. This will usually involve a combination of lifting, moving, digging, and cleaning.

What are the most common jobs for general labourers?

Common general labourer jobs involve cleaning up after tradespeople, building, or renovation work. It’s also common to hire a labourer to help with digging holes, installing fences, and garden maintenance.

Do general labourers normally come with qualifications?

No. General labouring tasks don’t require any advanced skills or qualifications. However, your labourer may have completed a trade like carpentry, cabinet making, or plumbing.

Will I need to supply tools for my labourer?

Some labourers will supply their own tools for a job, but it’s always best to check ahead of time to make sure they come prepared.

How much does it cost to hire a general labourer?

You can usually hire a general labourer from around $100-$250. The cost will depend on the type of task and how many hours you need them to work for.

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What does general labouring include?

General labourers are skilled in a range of maintenance and labour tasks. Many have a trade background with specific skills in one area, while others are happy to work under your direction and provide a willing hand with whatever you’re doing. Here are some of the most common general labouring tasks and what you can expect:

Cleaning and maintenance

Common labouring jobs involve cleaning, especially cleaning up a worksite after tradespeople have finished. They’ll start by clearing out larger debris using a wheelbarrow and shovel, and loading it into a skip or trailer. Next, they’ll sweep the area to remove small debris, dirt, and dust. Finally, they may mop or pressure wash all suitable surfaces (depending on whether it’s inside or outside), paying special attention to any stains, mortar, or grout that’s been left behind.

Trades assistance

While labourers aren’t necessarily licensed tradespeople, they do often help out tradespeople with plumbing, carpentry, and building tasks. Carpenters or builders may get help with removing old structures, moving wood, steadying framework, and other tasks that need an extra pair of hands. Plumbers may need help with cleaning up, moving pipework, and lifting parts. In any case, the licensed tradesperson will oversee the work and ensure it is carried out safely and to a high standard.

Digging holes and trenches

General labouring often involves digging - especially by hand. Your labourer will bring their own shovel and other required tools, or you may supply the tools at the worksite. They may help dig holes for fencesdig trenches for drainage, remove stumps, or level out soil ready for landscaping.

Moving and loading 

Your labourer can help move materials from one part of your site to another or load them onto a truck or trailer. These materials could include soil, gravel, roadbase, timber, bricks, paving, garden waste, corrugated iron, rocks, plants, and even furniture. They’ll use a combination of tools, depending on the job, including shovels, forks, wheelbarrows, and gloves.

Recent General Labour tasks

Labour to help paint a flat


North Greenwich, Greater London

6th Jun 2021

Hello. I’m looking for a Labour for today to help me paint a flat in Greenwich area.



Beddington Corner, Greater London

8th May 2021

Looking for labourer handyman for long term work.

Labourer required to move topsoil


Ilford, Greater London

15th Nov 2020

Hey there, my name is Faisal. I need to hire a General Labourer to help me in Ilford, UK. What do you need done? Moving soil What is the type of property? House What would you like the handyperson to work on? Moving soil from back of garden to front driveway for removal

Labourer needed


Parsons Green, Greater London, SW6

24th Mar 2020

I need someone to take out construction bars from the pit and fill the pit with sand&land. Flat is in SE20 8BJ post code. After complete the task, you will need to take photos and send me for release the payment.

Install tall wood fence gate (labour only)


Plumstead, Greater London, SE18

17th Jan 2020

Build a simple gate out of a featheredge fence panel in front of existing gate The new gate should be between the two posts of the existing fence, left and right of the garage. All the materials (fence panel, timber, screws) will be supplied.

1200 servers installation' scheme plus labour


Charing Cross, Greater London

13th Sep 2019

I would like to have someone who is able to design an electrical scheme for 1200 servers and establish the estimate value in details after that process the electrical connection.

Manual labour


Chelmsford, Essex

26th May 2019

Clear a fence that is currently falling over, its about 8 panels currently half mounted and all needs ripping out. (I reckon half a days work) The 2nd part of the job is to take the fence waist down to the local dump (I will need to higher a van to get it from A to B). The 3rd part is that im laying a concrete path and need some help mixing cement and moving it from the front of the house to the back. Ideally 2 guys across 2 Days to work with me on the jobs above.

Wayne’s team carried out the task in hand. No complaints from me!

Labourer to paint front of terraced house.


Upton, Greater London

5th Jun 2021

I require a labourer and preferably a painter who has done this type of work before. I want the front of my mid terrace home painted. This would include the sanding the window sills and and exposed wood and cleanup ready for a fresh lick of paint. Re-varnishing the wood, painting the sills and decorative panels on the bay window pillars and painting the wall. I have the tools to complete the work (sanders, painting rollers, poles, masonry brushes, etc) I will obtain the paints and can also source scaffolding and will complete most of the work myself however I require a labourer and someone who can give knowledge to complete the work adequetly jointly. If someone can provide the hire of scaffolding for about 3 days max as well that would be a bonus. I have provided picture of the front of the property. I will also be looking for quotes seperatly for scaffolding.

Labour needed for today


Slough, Berkshire, SL1

23rd Mar 2021

Need a labour for today to help me finish some painting job and clean after. Slough.

Vinyl flooring - labour only


Camberwell, Greater London, SE5

12th Oct 2020

Vinyl flooring needed in living room and hallway Happy for quotes to also include materials Living room = 560cm x 330 cm Hallway = 390cm x190 cm

I need general labourer to dig out area for patio


Stamshaw, Hampshire

14th Mar 2020

To dig out 7x7 metres of earth in preparation for patio. Estimated 2 men for 3 days. I can provide shovels, wheelbarrow, skip etc. Need about a foot dug out. Looking for 2 hard workers and am prepared to pay £100 each for a full day's work, would like it done asap

Handyman / experienced labourer for 1 day


The Borough, Greater London

22nd Nov 2019

Hi Need help on the following tasks by someone skilled, safety trained and safety conscious: Use angle grinder to remove some steel fixings from ceiling Fill holes etc with filler and sand ready for painters Remove plywood floor (screwed down) Other odds jobs to fill the rest of the day Tools available although if you have a small angle grinder that would be great

Unfortunately not a great experience. Alex was willing, but nowhere near enough got achieved compared to the person we got in to follow him.



Flowery Field, Greater Manchester

2nd Jul 2019

I require help Stripping a tiny roof. Taking slate Refelt & Rebattern How much will some one charge me for a half a days work.

Labourer to help pull up carpet nails and staples


New Charlton, Greater London

13th Jun 2021

£15 per hour for 4 hours. We pulled up carpet and are sanding floorboards, bed help removing nails and cleaning up area ready for sanding. All equipment provided

Worked hard and got the job done! Would hire again for sure!

Labourer to remove soil


Chingford Green, Greater London

22nd May 2021

To bag up soil from back garden and move to front of house. 2 days work.

Need a labour to put Lamminate flooring.


Feltham, Greater London

17th Nov 2020

Hello. Need a labour to help me Out to put Lamminate flooring in 2 rooms today at 2-3pm

Labourer wanted to level soil and dig holes


Charing Cross, Greater London

2nd Apr 2020

Level soil Dig holes for block piers Dig soakway Will pay £70 daily.

Required skilled labourer/Handy man


South Oxhey, Hertfordshire, WD19

4th Mar 2020

Require help on home project, must be skilled and comfortable with working alone to instructions, a mixture of the following jobs will be expected # cut and fix plasterboard # joint tape and fill # sanding, filling and painting # building stud walls # running cables and fitting back boxes for electrician( clear instructions will be given and no working on live will be expected) # running pipes for plumbers 7 hour day £50 10 hour days £70 Possibly ongoing but minimum 2 weeks No Cscs or tools required

Labour only: kitchen worktop, vinyl flooring etc.


Spon End, West Midlands

6th Nov 2019

I need a handyman for a day to do some various jobs ASAP, by Sunday 10th (I will provide material, but NOT tools): 1. Install kitchen worktop (drill some holes. no sink. 1 mitre) 2. Lay vinyl flooring (~10 sqm. of tile peel and stick. Though most likely will need to apply self-levelling compound and adhesive first) 3. Other odd tasks that won't take long: e.g. putting doors back, putting toilet mirrors back, moving some appliances £160 for a light day's work.

Labourer wanted to move soil and wood in garden


Sheerwater, Surrey

10th Jun 2019

Have some wood to move. Soil to level out and also a skip to fill.