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Checking The Credentials Of Traders

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chokkie | 16:15 Tue 01st Mar 2022 | Home & Garden
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Hi folks, we are currently inviting a few quotes for local tradesmen for internal and external painting and decorating. Obviously, we don't want to end up with "cowboys" who will just take your money, do a rubbish job and then run ...., Does anyone know if there is a website where we can check up on a few people who we've got coming to our address for a quote. It's not a huge amount of work, and it's just white (and black) glossing external and internal doors, but we'd like to get someone reputable. Hope someone can help, please. Cheers, Chox.

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Yes use this site and choose your area.
https://www.checkatrade.com

Yes Check A Trade is good. I have also found a few contractors using the Nextdoor app.
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Thanks for this information, folks - but we wanted to check out the names of the 3 contractors who are coming to quote for us - and there doesn't seem to be a facility for checking on names. Only for the trade we're after. Cheers, Chox.
If you click on a trade then you will see a list of tradesmen in that trade.
If they are not listed then I would say to them as they are not listed on checkatrade could they provide references that can be checked and photos of previous work.
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Thanks guys, that's very helpful. Didn't quite know how these websites work, but will check it out through the individual trade. Cheers, Chox.
You could just try a Google search of the Company name and add 'reviews'. I'm sure some sort of feedback would pop up.

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