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Compare quotes from up to 4 tradespeople using our quotes form above to get matched with service providers in our UK network of tradesmen. You can then compare no-obligation quotes from those local tradespeople, and pick the best people for your home improvement project.
Tips For Finding Local Trusted Traders
There are so many local tradesmen out there, vying for your business that it can sometimes be difficult to decide which one to use.
With so much information, it’s no longer a case of flicking through the yellow pages and jotting down the contact details of locals in your area. Now we have the internet and new technologies that can give you lists of tradesmen at the flick of a switch or the press of a button.
So what are the rules for finding the right local tradesman for the job? Whether you need a builder, a plumber, roofer, decorator or an electrician, there are a number of steps you should take before you hire someone.
When you’ve come up with a list of three or four people who are local to your area, give them the details of the work you want doing and get them to quote a price for the whole job. That way, you can budget effectively and get competitive rates.
Good Feedback From Customers - Past Reviews
Always ask for testimonials from past customers of their business. Most good trades and service providers will have many good reviews and feedback from people who they have done building work for before locally.
Tradesman Insurances, Certifications, Qualifications, Building Trades Associations Memberships, Work Guarantees - Check Trades Out
You will need to ask about public liability insurance in place to avoid any problems should you find that your home gets damaged whilst building work is carried out. What trades associations are they members of? What guarantees do they provide. Do they provide a guarantee that is backed by insurance if the company goes bust? Always check with your local building control or planning portal to ensure you do not need specialist trades to carry out building work and your work is compliant with regulations.
Again, always, always, check trades out.