Thanks very much to the team for the excellent job they did on our garden fencing, making it secure for our dog and looking good into the bargain. Simon was not in the least bit fazed by the task of meeting our requirements and those of our neighbours, dealing with all the additional requests, as the job progressed, with his usual aplomb. Ash and Harry are very conscientious workers. When they encountered a few obstacles along the way,they worked hard to achieve what we wanted and did not cut corners, even though it would have been so much easier for them. Their efforts are also much appreciated. Finally, when it became difficult to source a particular style of trellis to match the neighbour’s existing fence, Simon and his team actually made it themselves and it matches perfectly. We are very happy that we chose Simple Life for this project.
Mandy Jones  – 26 October 2016


“East Kent’s premier handyman‎‎ I’ve already used Simon’s services on five occasions. I was so impressed with the quality of his work and approach on the relatively straightforward tasks that he tackled – replacing roof tiles, taps, a new stopcock for a cistern that I asked him if he was willing to consider a major job in my garden – the construction of artificial banks for a stream, and subsequent covering, to make the garden safe for my children without hindering the flow of water. Simon put together a convincing design and reasonably priced quote and then ordered all the necessary raw materials and hired additional labour. Everything went like clockwork. The project was completed in just 4 days (up to railway sleeper stage) and exceeded my expectations. The neighbours commented that they’d never seen anybody work so hard. I’ve now got him booked in to re-turf my lawn and re-do my driveway. I wholeheartedly recommend Simon – it’s very reassuring having his number in your phone directory!”
David Fenwick


“When we lived in a windmill Simon did a variety of work for us ranging from making and replacing a window frame at the very top, to scouring a moss-ridden path. Because his standard of work was so high and he always arrived punctually on the arranged days, we had no hesitation in asking him to help us to restore a house when we moved to Folkestone. Again he did a range of work from reglazing windows to renewing stairs and making fitted wardrobes, but his masterpiece has been his fabulous floor to ceiling bookshelves in two rooms. They fit exactly and you can’t see the fixtures and workings. He’s recently added to the shelves he made in another study, again with amazing attention to detail. He is a real craftsman and we recommend him highly. You don’t often find an all-round handyman of his standard who also knows how to operate a diary.‎”
The Corrigans


“I asked Simon to begin a path to stretch the length of my garden, he has completed the first section for me and continue the work when I have the necessary funds. He is friendly, informative and tidy at all times. His work is of a high quality. He has drunk me out of tea though. I would recommend him to any one, for just about anything.”


“Shows great initiative in making sure that work is completed to specification and programme, whatever the weather. 3 Story Building, Simon has took on replacing all the fascia boarding, made good the soffits and generally re-pointing, glazing and painting where necessary. He has organised scaffolding and a work force and has done the job professionally and to time scale. Excellent.”
Ron Sherwen

“Simon is a cheerful worker, willing to do all the heavy jobs in the garden. His hedge-cutting is of a high standard and one can safely leave the pruning jobs to him as he follows instructions to the letter.”
Slyvia Bowsher

“Simon and his team did the required work, advising me of work needed and that some wasn’t needed. The work was done in a safe way with good health and safety and in the same said and to a good standard.”
Mr gasson

“Many thanks for coming out on Christmas Eve and repairing my oven door so I can have Christmas Dinner!”
Mrs Archer

“An excellent job by Simon and Scott today. I’m sure the supply of sausage sandwiches, tea and cake aided their efforts. I would recommend them highly to anyone who needs a good job done thoroughly and efficiently.”
Mr Smith

“Simon and Ashley have completed a number of jobs for us over the last few months, from decorating rooms to laying floors, replacing aged doorstep and sanding / varnishing / reroofing and generally getting a longer life out of our wooden conservatory. Simon is always very cost-conscious, providing a number of options to suit the budget set. They are extremely tidy workers and very approachable with the entire household (kids, dogs etc) being comfortable with their presence. They can turn their hand to anything, and I will continue to use them in the updating of my home. Thanks guys!”
Dominique and Simon Westbrook

“A man who knows and loves the outdoors. I have used Simon’s company for a couple of garden projects (Fencing & Brickwork). Both were completed with good results, in a tidy and efficient way – just keep the tea flowing! Highly Recommended.”
Amanda Holges

“If you are looking for a handyman you can do no better than use Simon Pollard- why?
1 His prices are very affordable
2 He turns up at the time and day he says he is going to
3 His work is of a very good standard, definitely not a bodger
4 Friendly and informative
Tip: give lots of tea!!!”
Jan Hodge

“Had some shelves put up in unused space in a alcove. I am very impressed with the professional and friendly service and I am over the moon with my new shelves. Thank you.”
Karen Snell

“Had work done in my salon.very efficient and worked around times to suit my opening times. Excellent service and Ash cleaned up all the mess afterwards. Thank you Simon”
Gillian Smissen