What steps to take if your house needs work?
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What steps to take if your house needs work?

Finding the best tradesman for your property can be a daunting task, but there are a few steps you can take to ensure you find the right person for the job:

  1. Define the scope of work: Before you start looking for a tradesman, it's important to define the scope of work you need done. This will help you to identify the type of tradesman you need and the specific skills they should have.

  2. Ask for recommendations: Ask friends, family, and neighbours for recommendations of tradesmen they have used in the past. This can be a good starting point for your search.

  3. Check online reviews: Look for online reviews of tradesmen in your area. Check websites such as Yelp, Google Reviews, or others to get an idea of the tradesman's reputation.

  4. Check credentials: Make sure the tradesman you are considering has the appropriate licenses and certifications for the work they will be doing. You can check with the governing body to verify.

  5. Get multiple quotes: Contact multiple tradesmen and get quotes for the work you need done. This will give you a sense of the average cost of the project and help you to identify any outliers.

  6. Check references: Once you have narrowed down your list of potential tradesmen, ask for references and follow up with them. This will give you an idea of the tradesman's quality of work and reliability.

  7. Communicate clearly: Once you have chosen a tradesman, make sure to communicate your expectations clearly. Make sure they understand the scope of work, timeline, and budget for the project.

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