I’m Toby…. the handyman behind ‘Odd Job Octopus’. I undertake a wide variety of home and garden improvements.


I can help with a wide variety of home and garden improvements ranging from small one-off repairs to more complex, creative projects.  I focus on delivering high quality craftsmanship and superior customer service. Click to view examples


I am fully insured, CRB checked and try to use only the best materials and products available.


I service home owners and commercial clients based in Hereford & Gloucester and any surrounding towns and villages.


Don’t hesitate to ask


CALL 07727 013 060

3 Reasons to Choose Me

My goal in starting Odd Job Octopus was to create a reliable home improvements business that delivers superior customer service.  I’m confident you'll notice the difference from the minute you call.


I love what I do. In fact, I left a senior management job in the city to follow my passion and set up a reliable home improvements service. This means, along with skill and enthusiasm, I bring all the professionalism I developed in the business world to every job I undertake. contact


I’m not interested in making a fast buck and moving onto the next customer. I want to build effective, lasting relationships with all my clients and strive to deliver what they really want for the best value possible.


On top of quality craftsmanship, I understand the simple things are important too. So, for every job I take on, I commit to following through on what I say I’m going to do, turning up on time and keeping organised and tidy.


Below are some of the common jobs I undertake, but if you have a more unusual request please feel free to ask.

Ever thought how nice it would be to find a reliable and friendly DIY expert that you can depend on to take care of your home & garden improvements?......Someone who arrives on time and genuinely cares about the state of your home as much as you do?......How about a tradesman that guarantees his own work and goes the extra mile to ensure you get exactly what you want?

Well, with Odd Job Octopus this is what I aim to deliver each and every time!


Toby, the Odd Job Octopus, is a pleasure to do business with. His communication was excellent through out and I knew the first time I spoke to him that he was the best person for the job. The care and attention to detail was second to none, and his drive for perfection was visible throughout the build. When the snow caused delays, Toby went the extra mile and worked over the weekend to ensure that the completion date did not slip. I cannot recommend Toby highly enough. Fabulous job!

George Chapman Woolhope Parish Councillor

Deborah Humphris reviewed Oddjoboctopus — 5 star on facebook Toby went above and beyond creating a new banister and attaching a stair gate. Not only are we safer in our own home but it is beautiful. We would not hesitate to use his services again.

Deborah Humphris

Hereford Osteopathic Centre Thank you Toby for a job well done!

Hereford Osteopathic Centre

Samantha Vaughan & Jane Robinson (Dewsall Court) You did a totally ace job!! Thank you so very much for squeezing us in! Here’s to working on more projects together in the future!

Samantha Vaughan & Jane Robinson

Petra & Paddy Hemulen Thank you so much for all your beautiful, thorough, thoughtful work. It feels like a good genie has entered our lives!

Petra & Paddy Hemulen

Toby painted our house, put all our blinds up and basically anything else we asked him to do. A true perfectionist and very reliable. He came over at a time to suit us to quote us too. And he is great with the kids 😊

Rosie Evans

Wow! Absolutely class job! It’s been really hard for me to bring anyone in to help with the house but I was always sure and confident from the start that your work would be nothing less than stellar! Attention to detail is astonishing. Thanks again especially for the additional work you carried out to finish the job, it’s really appreciated.

Kie Cummings

Toby did a range of jobs for us getting our holiday cabin ready for letting; tiling, carpentry, plumbing, and outside landscaping. All done to an excellent standard, on time and on budget, which was very reasonable considering the quality of finish. He offers a very client friendly service all round and I certainly recommend him.

Tom McEwen

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