£40 for the first 30 minutes, and £25 for each extra 30 minutes sounds expensive to me. That's £65 for one hour's work. Or is that what people in SE1 expect to pay these days for things like:
"Assembling flat pack furniture; Changing/fixing switches, dimmers, bulbs, fuses, plugs; Lifting/shifting furniture" ?
www.ourhandyman.co.uk is a Northern based handyman company who regulary visit London to carry out bathroom remodeling and other home improvement works. If you book in advance they are also able to carry out a full days work for you at very reasonable rates (less than the usual london prices. You can have a variety of small works done at the same time. visit our website www.ourhandyman.co.uk.
Ask your friends and club together to make it a weeks work and the prices are even cheaper. £5 million liability insurance.