On Monday we brought you the first part of our tips for finding the perfect tradesman. Today we’re going to conclude this topic with a few more important considerations.
Let’s take a look at what else you should do in your quest to find a reputable and reliable tradesman.
Get it in writing
It’s all well and good receiving a quote that you’re happy with for the work that is to be carried out. However, it is vital that before you agree for the work to begin, you are given a written quotation. This can then act like a contract and will ensure that you don’t get charged extra money somewhere down the line.
Any reputable tradesman will give you a detailed written quotation, but for your own peace of mind, make sure it includes information about the work, total cost, and when the work is expected to be completed by.
Only use an established firm
There’s an easy way to check if the person is who they say they are. In addition to asking for their business card, they should also be able to provide you with their office address and a landline telephone contact number. Firms that are only prepared to offer a mobile number should ring alarm bells.
Choose value for money over the cheapest offer
When it comes to major household work, the cheapest quote is not necessarily the best, particularly if you receive it from a cold caller or a dodgy sounding tradesman. Instead, you should compare the written quotations you are given to work out which tradesman is offering the best value for money. But make sure that you only compare quotes of pre-determined established and reputable firms.
Look out for:
- Project specification details
- What materials will be used
- The total cost of the work
- The payment process
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