Whoever you let work on your house, it’s essential that they know exactly what they are doing and have the evidence to back it up. Be this experience, testimonials, a raft of qualifications or a combination of all three, you need to do your due diligence and make sure all the boxes are ticked. Having a poor tradesman, or a cowboy as they are known in some quarters, could actually cause more damage and ultimately cost you more to put right. Going for the cheapest possible quotation, is, in all honesty, false economy. Good tradesmen are simply not going to offer their services for unrealistic prices. For example would you engage the services of an electrician that was really cheap? Or expect to get experienced roofing services in Chester for next to nothing? Of course not, we’re not saying pay over the odds for a service but if the price is too good to be true it probably is! A reliable tradesman or company should be able to demonstrate the following as a bare minimum:
- Extensive Experience
- Trade Related Qualifications and Accreditations
- A Registered Business Address
- Checkable Testimonials
- A Portfolio of Completed Projects
Making Your Choice
If your selected tradesmen meet all of the above and more, you should be able to proceed with confidence that they can work on your home. As previously mentioned, shoddy work can not only be expensive to rectify and but also potentially dangerous. Do your homework and you will get exactly what you are looking for!