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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.

From Awning Repair, Sliding Door Repair, and Clock Repair; you can get all types of General Labour done usually between £-£, with the median price of General Labour in East London being £.
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Recent General Labour tasks in East London

Install tall wood fence gate (labour only)

£60

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.

Skilled labourer to help me work on a barge

£480

Limehouse, Greater London

4th Nov 2018

I need some help with putting up partitions using 3x2 and chipboard, painting, cutting floorings to size and general labouring and cleaning for a week. Hours are 9-5. Must be comfortable with basic power tools. You will be working with me each day so if that is an issue please do not apply.

Gardener/ Labourer

£40

Alameda Place, Greater London

5th May 2019

Small patio garden in Bow, East London. Needs the following done; -take out roots of a creeper plant -remove broken wooden tresil from brick wall -empty compost from 2 large planters, repair planters (requires drill and screws) > refill planters -removal of large green storage box approximately 4 hours work paying GBP10 per hour Ideally work done on Sunday but can be flexible

Labourer required to move topsoil

£80

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

Fitting a small shower - 70cmx70cm material+labour

£400

Aldborough Hatch, Greater London

4th Mar 2019

Shower installation, in an Ensuite I need a 70 cm by 70 cm bathroom fitted in my ensuite, top-urgent.