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Ask me a question

About anything that requires a handy pair of hands and I’ll do my best to point you in the right direction, (free service)…..get in touch here.

Handyman for hire (Norway)

Hire me as your personal handyman for all your practical jobs around the home, cabin, boat or workplace….read more here.

Humanitarian for hire

Hire me to help on your next humanitarian project, either at home or abroad. I have a Masters in Trauma and Disaster Management ….read more here.

Mentor for hire

Hire me to work alongside you, offering guidance and an extra pair of hands. Keep control of your project but still have professional help. Get the job finished in half the time or less….. read more here.


how to be handy book

Do you want to be handy and live a more practical life? Then this book is for you. Because it’s a different kind of DIY book, one which will take you far beyond trying to blindly follow step-by-step instructions, to where you can stop faking it, and actually make it. To actually be practical; to be handy.

Using Ian’s simple R.E.L.E.A.R.N method you’ll ‘relearn’ how you look at DIY; to see the world through ‘practical eyes’. Relearn how you observe, listen, feel, and smell everything and what it all means. Plus, you’ll know how and where to find the information you need to fill any gaps and create workable solutions for your DIY projects.

Learn how to use a few simple tools to easily transform your home, using your own head, hands, and heart to create something wonderful, fix something you treasure, maintain something you want to keep forever or build something just for fun.

There’s more than 30 years of experience from a professional builder and handyman, packed into this easy to follow method which explains how handy people like Ian tackle practical tasks, (especially the new and unknown), learning ‘just enough’ to get the job done. Once you experience the physical world like a handy person does, you’ll think like a handy person and then you’ll be able to do anything. Seriously; anything you set your mind to.Paperback or eBook versions are available at amazon.  If the books helps you out, I’d really appreciate it if you’d leave a review 😉

lath and plaster guide book for homeowners

Lath and plaster ceilings.

Love them or hate them, I’ll show you what you can do with yours, based on over 30 years of on-site experience. I’ll show you how to evaluate the condition of your ceilings and quickly run through the options you have to repair and keep them. Alternatively (and sadly); if needs must, I’ll show you how to safely remove them and install new ceilings, either with like for like traditional materials or more commonly, with modern drywall materials.

Written in plain English (with just enough detail to get the job done) by me, Ian,Anderson a construction specialist with extensive experience of working on older properties in the UK and around the world. In this easy to follow guide, you’ll find everything you need to know to either repair or maintain your lath and plaster ceilings (and walls).

This homeowners guide includes:

  • How to inspect and evaluate your lath and plaster ceiling.
  • 7 ways to repair and keep your lath and plaster ceilings.
  • 5 ways to replace your lath and plaster ceiling.
  • Step by step guide to removing your lath and plaster ceiling.
  • Levelling up your ceiling joists.
  • Installing drywall.
  • Further online resources.

Paperback or eBook versions are available at amazon.  If the books helps you out, I’d really appreciate it if you’d leave a review 😉

That’s all for now, have fun!



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