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Reliable Tradesmen?

Anyone any advice on finding reliable tradesmen that are properly registered? I need an electrician and plumber and not sure how best to go about it. 

When I say registered I mean officially registered as a company or self employed as I need to be able to get a receipt and invoice, as my housing association are going to refund me the costs. 

Comments

  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,786 Disability Gamechanger
    I take it your HA doesn't have it's own maintenance team or recommended anyone else?

    Checkatrade.com is decent - just put in the trade you need and your post code and it shows fully checked tradesmen with a customer rating and reviews as well.
  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Member Posts: 3,130 Connected
    @OverlyAnxious Yes they have there own teams but they said they cant guarantee they can fit me in as they still have staff shortages apparently, so they agreed that if I sort it they will refund. 

    Thanks for the link, I will have a look at it. 
  • woodbine
    woodbine Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,720 Disability Gamechanger
    Ratedpeople is another similar one Mark, if as you say you need a receipt make sure they know before they do the work.
    Be extra nice to new members.
  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Member Posts: 3,130 Connected
    @woodbine thanks I’ll check that one out too. 
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 6,436 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 2021
    If I need a local tradesman I google for local tradesmen or company.
     I get three quotes and ask all three if they have the right certification and tell them why I need to know.
    Very simple. No middlemen who talk about a free service but who charges the tradesmen for the lead and who in turn charges the customer, nothing’s free at all.

    Self employed people have enough to put up with without having to pay yet another middleman in my opinion.

    “This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.” 
    ― Dalai Lama XIV

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