Your Guide To Trades People

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Our diner has had its own fair share of repair work and refurbishments over the years. Along the way, we have learned an important lesson and that is to always find the right trades people for the job. This comes after experiencing multiple conflicts on numerous occasions. This is why we have put together this quick guide for you so that you know what to look for when hiring trades people for your projects. You should use our tips to avoid the issues we had. If you are a business owner like us, then it’s more important for you to avoid issues. Problems could not only drag the entire project on for longer and add to your labour costs but as a result, your business will also suffer too.

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Check Reviews For Trades People

We all have the ability to look for trades people on our phones and computers. Sometimes the endless amount of options make things worse. With so many different options to choose from, it is harder than ever to narrow them down. We recommend looking for online reviews. Two good sources to check are Trustpilot and Google reviews. Before choosing your trades people, make sure to read as many reviews as you can. We suggest you look at some of the negative reviews too, just to see what to expect. Reviews are a great way to gain insight to trades people that you are going to choose. Other people’s experience will give you an idea of how they work and if they could be what you are looking for.

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Ask For Portfolios

Everyone has a portfolio or examples of the work they have previously done. This is so they have something to show for their skills and abilities. Look at their previous work to see if the work they do can meet your needs and if their standards can meet your expectations. There are many good trades people out there, but some will be more experienced in certain areas than others and relative experience is key.


Compare Your Trades People

Different trades people will give you different quotes. It is always best to ask around as much as you can, and then compare the quotes with each other. This is a good way to get clued up about how much your job is going to cost. You should never go for the first quote that you receive. Always, make sure to double-check. If you want things done cost-effectively then it is your responsibility to do your research properly. When it comes to costs, we have another important tip for you and that is to always be as clear as you can. Make sure to ask about both labour and material costs as you are the one who is going to pay for them. Our final tip depends on your work and how big your project is, but you must always set a timeline. Make sure you are as clear as you can be with your trades people about your timeline too.