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Kashif is a real pro!. Very thorough, and methodical. Takes pride in his work. Did a great job. Highly recommend!

Custom cut and hang shelf


Excellent job done by Justin. Very good near and tidy job. Turned up on time. Nice, respectful, helpful and polite. Will definitely use his services again. Would highly recommend. Thank you Justin

Mount Shelves


Mo was extremely quick and friendly and completed the task very well.

Wall mount shelf and mirror


Great job, quality handyman

Hang shelves


I almost don’t want to give him a good review because then he will be so busy on other jobs! Great all round knowledge, professional equipment and plenty of experience in joinery. Able to problem solve and deal with some unexpected situations. Would highly recommend.

Carpenter/Handyman for shelf installation


Goutham is a godsend. He went above and beyond to help me fix a diy project gone wrong along with other small handyman jobs around the house. Goutham was friendly and willing. As a plus, he even answered all my silly questions along the way. If he’s offered to take on a task for you, you’re in luck!! Don’t hesitate to get a quote from him otherwise — don’t miss out on great craftsmanship and aesthetic sensibility. Thanks again, Goutham

Fix 2 holes + remove wall plug + mount shelves


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Why hire a shelf hanging handyman through Airtasker?

If you’d like to put up lovely floating shelves without risking a shoddy DIY job, then Airtasker’s shelf hanging handymen can help you out. Leave all the work to your handyman so that you won’t have to go through tedious tutorials, nor fiddle around with a power drill.

Put up a task by filling out the details of the job, such as the kind of walls you have, when you need the job done, and your budget. Then, we’ll connect you with nearby available Taskers. Within minutes, they will send in their quotes. You can also view the Taskers’ customer ratings. This makes it easier to find a handyman who fits your needs and budget.

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Top Shelf Hanging related questions

First, choose shelf support brackets and position their pre-drilled fastener holes over the brick (not the mortar in between bricks). Mark the positions of each hole, then drill. Insert masonry sleeves into the holes and hammer them into place. Then, hold the bracket to the wall and attach the fasteners. Finally, lay the shelf onto the bracket. You can also skip the risky DIY shelf hanging job by getting a shelf fitter on our platform.
For homeowners that aren’t allowed to drill into the walls, you can hang shelves using adhesive strips instead. It’s best to use light, hollow shelves for this purpose. But, these shelves have their limitations: they can only handle very light loads (usually 1.4kg or less). Shelf hanging typically requires drilling, to secure the items on the shelf as well as prevent the rack from falling. Consider putting up free-standing shelves instead, if you aren’t allowed to drill.
For a custom piece that fits your home correctly, choose a cut of wood yourself. Then, get mounting brackets, a power drill, drill bit, stud finder, carpenter’s triangle, and level. Choose a spot for the shelf, mark the holes and drill, install the brackets, then attach the wood. Sounds challenging? You can get a Tasker to help you out with shelf assembly, instead.
It’s easy: use a level when you do your shelf hanging job. This nifty little tool makes sure your shelf won’t be tilted when you mount it. As long as you use the level properly and mark the right positions on your wall, you can get your shelf to hang straight. If you need help putting up shelves in your home, you can book a Tasker for shelf hanging.
Putting a heavy shelf up on plasterboard is just like any other shelf mounting job, except that you’ll need a special kind of anchor. Handymen typically choose toggle bolts for projects like these, since they spread the weight of the shelf evenly throughout the wall. It’s also important to note that plaster walls are difficult to drill through due to their structure. For safety purposes, it’s best to work with a shelf hanging expert instead of doing this task yourself.
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this since there are many kinds of shelves: free-standing wooden bookcases, heavy-duty steel ones, floating shelves from your nearby hardware store, and so on. As a general rule, follow the manufacturer’s instructions when you do shelf assembly. You can get a friend or partner to help you out, or you can have a shelf assembly expert do it for you instead.

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What does a shelf installation include?

Common shelf installation services include building wardrobe and pantry shelves and hanging wall shelving. Your professional will ensure your shelf has the right fittings, angles, and is structurally sound. Popular shelf installation tasks include:

Install a floating shelf

A floating shelf is attached to a wall with no visible means of support, and are popular for their modern, minimalistic look. To begin installing your floating shelf, your handyman will assess the space and use a stud finder to mark the most secure spot for the brackets. They’ll use an electric drill to make a hole and secure the brackets, using a level to ensure everything lines up perfectly. Once the brackets are installed, they’ll measure the space between them and drill into the shelving to fit these exact measurements. Then they’ll slide the shelving into the brackets.

Install a hanging shelf

Your hanging shelf installer will make sure the best type of nail is used for your wall material and the best position to install your shelf. They will use a level if you’re installing more than one hanging shelf to ensure they’re mounted evenly. Your installer will advise how much weight the shelf will be able to bear and answer any questions you may have.

Install a wardrobe or pantry shelf

Your shelving installer will advise on the best kind of shelving to suit your space - fixed, adjustable, corner, floating, or pull out. They will then measure the space. If you’re hiring them to make the shelving too, they’ll let you know how long it will take them to build your custom shelving. Once the shelves are ready, they’ll use their tools to expertly screw your new shelves into place. If you opted for sliding or rotating shelves, they’ll ensure the shelves pull out smoothly.

Install a garage shelf

Getting your garage or workshop organised with shelving can help with storage and productivity. Your handyman will advise what type of shelving will best suit your space and align this with your weight-bearing requirements. With overhead shelving, your installer will attach the brackets to the ceiling where the joists are located -  this is the strongest point in your ceiling. 

Your handyman will properly measure the space for your overhead shelving and make sure it will not interfere with your garage door, lighting, and work area. They will then install your shelving, with the longest part going across the joists so that your new shelves will have the most support possible and not overburden the joists.

Recent Shelf Hanging tasks

Install shelf, repair door latch, check radiator functioning


Wembley Park, Greater London

3rd Dec 2023

1 small shelf to be installed on wall 1 toilet door latch to repair 1 painting to hang 1 radiator not working. Check it. - Due date: Before Sunday, 10 December 2023

Mount shelve


St Pancras, Greater London

3rd Dec 2023

i need someone to come and mount three shelves for me - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 3 December 2023

Shelf installation, vinyl wall covering application,


Soho, Greater London, W1F

30th Nov 2023

We have around 8 sets of shelves to be installed, along with a baby changing mat. We also have some vinyl paper to apply to a wall neatly - Due date: Flexible

Build a boiler cover + install shelves in living room


West Kensington, Greater London, W14

26th Nov 2023

I would like help to build a boiler cover in the bathroom for the boiler below. Ideally with a door for easy access to the boiler. Some idea of how it can look like as per the links provided. Please also provide the materials needed for the boiler cover. Also will need help to attach these shelves to the living room wall - Due date: Flexible - Due date: Flexible

Install shelves


Alameda Place, Greater London

22nd Nov 2023

I want to install a few floating wooden shelves, bathroom shelf, and picture frames on the walls. I am looking for someone with the right skills to install in a secure and professional way - Due date: Flexible

Install shelves


Ratcliff, Greater London

21st Nov 2023

X 5 shelves installed X - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 21 November 2023

Very professional, polite and very helpful , helped me install shelves last minute and it looks so good

Hang shelves etc and build a bed


Stoke Newington, Greater London, N16

16th Nov 2023

Hang shelves, a clock, hooks and carbon monoxide alarms Help fix wardrobe doors Build a double bed. - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 16 November 2023

Excellent service. Would highly recommend

Hang shelf & mount small bike rack to wall. 10cm Drill bit needed.


Upper Holloway, Greater London

15th Nov 2023

Hang a shelf & small bike rack to brick wall. 10cm drill bit needed. See below the bike rack. - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 15 November 2023

Brilliant job, very thorough and polite. Completed to an excellent standard!

Hang shelves into brick wall


Wandsworth, Greater London, SW18

8th Nov 2023

Hang 3 shelves into brick wall and hang some hooks into the wall. - Due date: Flexible

Hang shelves


Wandsworth, Greater London, SW18

8th Nov 2023

Hang shelves and some coat hangers in a well. - Due date: Flexible

Heavy mirror hanging, floating shelf hanging


Goodmayes, Greater London

7th Nov 2023

Hanging of an 18kg mirror, expert opinion required. - Due date: Flexible

Angelo was very helpful and attended to all our needs! Would 100% recommend him!

Mount shelf and bathroom door alignment


Plaistow, Greater London, E13

21st Oct 2023

Shelf needs to be mounted and bathroom door realigned - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 21 October 2023

Shelf installation


Shepherd's Bush, Greater London

20th Oct 2023

I am looking for help putting up x3 shelves + coat hooks. All will need to be drilled into wall. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 23 October 2023

Kieran did a great job, highly recommend ⭐️

Hang shelves


Plaistow, Greater London, E13

14th Oct 2023

x2 wall rails with a shelf. Both need assembly - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, October 15, 2023

Helpful, quick, efficient

Coat rack and spice shelf installation


Thornwood, City of Glasgow

8th Oct 2023

We need someone to install a coat rack and a spice shelf. The spice shelf needs to be hung in the kitchen with screws into drywall. There are already two shelves there and this one needs to go in between. The coat rack needs to be hung in the entry way of our tenement flat. It is a solid wall but unsure of the material. You will need to bring screws + a drill as no screws were provided with either shelf/rack. - Due date: Before Thursday, 12 October 2023

Install shelf in my van


Enfield Town, Greater London, EN1

5th Oct 2023

I need to install a similar shelf in my van Happy to pay £100 if it's done this Sunday. - Due date: Needs to be done on domenica 8 ottobre 2023

Shams was very excellent. He will quick and clean. He went above and beyond and did additional things. He had all the tools and gadgets for the job. I will book him to come next time to do a few more things for me. Highly recommend him

Hang shelf


Upper Holloway, Greater London

3rd Oct 2023

Need a shelf put up as well as a wooden bike mount attached to the wall. Screws and plugs provided, but a 10mm drill bit is required. Included a picture of the bike wall mount. - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 3 October 2023

Did the job excellently, very quickly and polite. Would hire again!

Open the water container of the toilet, hang paintings, mount shelves.


Elephant And Castle, Greater London, SE1

24th Sep 2023

I need to open up the water containers of both of my toilets. I believe there's limescale which cause some little water leaking. The container is inside a cupboard, so the countertop must be repositioned and fixed with white silicon. Mount 3 shelves. Hang couple of paintings. Repositioned a panel in the kitchen to fit the new recycling bin. - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 24 September 2023

John is a very polite person, available, patient and keen to help.

2 x desk assembly and one floating shelf installation


Bernards Heath, Hertfordshire

13th Aug 2023

2 x desk assembly - 1. Next desk Cl Grey Desk item no. T07315 2.Next cream Desk item no. M93035 Including also floating shelf assembly one shelf. Not brick wall. Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 21 August 2023

Lee was great. Really efficient and did a fantastic job in assembly and installing of the floating shelf. Highly recommended.

Mount shelves and a curtain


Church End, Greater London

12th Aug 2023

I have two shelves that were built to be mounted on the wall and a curtain to be placed over a window. - Due date: Flexible

Clear communication, opened minded to suggestions. Easy transaction. Recommended highly