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What's the best way to find QUALITY self employed builders?

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We may need some self employed builders, electricians, plumbers and decorators but what's the best way to find them and we want to avoid cowboys like the plagued. lol Any advice would be very much … Read More
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
We may need some self employed builders, electricians, plumbers and decorators but what's the best way to find them and we want to avoid cowboys like the plagued. lol

Any advice would be very much appreciated. :)
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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#1
Word of mouth mate.
Ask your pals :thumbsup:
banned#2
One that are registered and are accredited to a scheme.
You then will find their reccomendations:thumbsup:

Also as above
#3
I suppose the only real way is to inspect their work yourself. Maybe visit a job they are on. In my experience the very good guy's cost a fortune and will not move on the price when asked for a quote.
When someone moves on the very first quote they are probably thinking from that point, how can a save money or what corner can i cut.
#5
RUDOLF
One that are registered and are accredited to a scheme.
You then will find their reccomendations:thumbsup:

Also as above


And how do I find that out?

I may need to find several.
banned#6
realfriendlyman
And how do I find that out?

I may need to find several.


other post

also
http://www.ratedpeople.com/find/builder?gclid=CMTmv7ypr5wCFUQA4wodSCKKjg


This is best one

http://www.builders.org.uk/
#7
RUDOLF
other post


Is that through an agency or the self employed workers directly?
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realfriendlyman
Is that through an agency or the self employed workers directly?


Its all they come to you with quotes on line and reccomendations

or try this

http://www.builders.org.uk/:thumbsup:
#9
We got a lefelet wbout this website through the door about this site http://www.checkatrade.com/ May be useful. Good luck x
#10


RUDOLF
Its all they come to you with quotes on line and reccomendations

or try this

http://www.builders.org.uk/:thumbsup:


Thanks Rudolf, some very good links there. :thumbsup:

Do you have any other advice, as I know you're quite clued up on the building trade? :)
#11
actually word of mouth needs to be treated with caution re my post, those guys were introduced thru a family member and other friends gave no warning, but then this was slightly off their usual working role.
next time i would insist on seeing other examples of their work and take photos of that to form an expectation of quality
#12
whereabouts do you live?
#13
We signed up to one of those building sites and have got a million quotes from East Europeans and Asians who can't spell, quite worrying that there going to build your stuff.
#14
don't think i'd mind east europeans as the physical problems in their home lands are probably very similar to ours ie climate wear etc
saw some work by a polish carpenter/joiner recently and think it would put many a local boy to shame
#15
Avoid the trade links, find locals that you know will do a good job, ask around.

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