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The 50Plus

May 2012

An interview with Roger Runswick of maintenance company 50plus

The50Plus HandymanTell us briefly about 50plus:
50plus provides a range of professional and guaranteed maintenance services to householders and businesses. By utilising a mature workforce 50plus brings experience and reliability to all our customers. Our services include plumbing, electrical, handyman and PC support and user training.
We are pretty good at problem solving. Because of this our customers, in addition to thousands of domestic customers include quite a number of letting agents and commercial organisations.
We’ve been around over 10 years now so are quite widely spread geographically.

How do customers book jobs?
It's very simple to someone to get that job completed with 50plus. Customers can book on-line at including from a mobile, by telephone with real people to talk to on 0845 22 50 495 (that’s a local rate number), send an email or even a text message.
For geographical areas or in skills where 50plus does not have direct personnel customers can 'post a job' to enable other service providers to see the work that needs undertaking. This free service is monitored by 50plus and all service providers will have signed up to the 50plus code of conduct.
When you telephone 50plus will take your details and find out what needs doing. They will see if they can judge how long the job(s) will take, talk you through the charges and either book an appropriate person for a suitable amount of time or have the right person telephone to book an appointment. Charges vary by area. When booking on-line the charges and services available in the selected area are displayed. The 50plus web site also contains a range of helpful articles setting out how long typical jobs take and the key cost drivers.

Tell us a little more about the service range
We encourage all customers to visit the web site where there is a wealth of information. To summarise the 50plus services include:


The50Plus List of Services
PlumbingPlumbing maintenance from tap washers to new showers and bathrooms General MaintenanceGeneral maintenance inside and outside your premises
Electrical MaintenanceElectrical maintenance from minor repairs to new fuse boxes, sockets and lights Workbenchand more including fitting plasma screens, laying flooring...
GasGas; boilers and appliance installation and servicing Homecareplus our unique discount HomeCare service...
Hanging DoorFixing curtain rails, hanging doors,
assembling furniture
The50Plus Handyman...and a range of other services.
Painting and DecoratingInternal and external painting and decorating Email or call and we’ll see what we can do to help


The50Plus Director Roger Runswick

Roger Runswick is a director of 50plus and a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.

He can be contacted at:

Visit the 50plus web site at to find out more about the organisation, booking jobs or joining them as a service provider.



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