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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 Bed Repairs, Blind Repairs, and Coffee Table Repair; you can get all types of General Labour done usually between £123-£141, with the median price of General Labour in London Central London being £132.
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Recent General Labour tasks in London Central London

Replace sliding door glider (manual labour only, part supplied)


Clapham Common, Greater London, SW4

13th Apr 2024

Replace sliding door glider on VW van. Parts already here, but the bolts are very stiff and hard to get out. Need labour only. Must know what you are doing/ have the tools to remove the bolts

Replace alternator in Renault Traffic III labour only


Streatham Vale, Greater London

17th Oct 2023

Need an alternator replaced labour only. I have the part. For Renault traffic III 2014 plate

Apply mastic to shower tray & trim - we have materials, need labour


Clapton Park, Greater London, E5

6th Oct 2023

Apply mastic to a shower tray and on top of that a silicone shower water barrier trim for further protection. This is because the tray is on a wooden suspendes floor so the tray moves a lot, the mastic comes away - the trim will help a lot. Old mastic has been removed and we have bought the mastic and the trim so only need labour (This is the one we have: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Silicone-Threshold-Barrier-Bathroom-Countertop/dp/B09QMQJ4LM/ref=asc_df_B09QMQJ4LM/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=588077001065&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=4065735944339702332&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1006886&hvtargid=pla-1650377089858&psc=1) - Due date: Flexible

Labourer wanted


Clapham, Greater London

12th Sep 2021

To remove plaster from walls. Must be experienced tidy and punctual.

General labour


Hornsey Vale, Greater London

2nd Sep 2021

Dig a hole for a soakaway 1.5m deep 2m2...carry 6 boxes of tiles from front to bag garden. Electric drill to break up mud will be available on site by other gentleman who will be there to help

Worked really hard, on time, pleasant character.