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What to look for and what to avoid to get the best tradesperson for your job

14/12/2017
Sometimes, a home improvement, repair or gardening job is just too big to do yourself and you need to hire a local tradesperson. However, it can be difficult to find a reliable, thorough and professional person, as tradespeople who sound confident at first can later let you down.   Here’s some good and bad signs to look out for so you don’t hire a cowboy:   What t . . .

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What to look for and what to avoid to get the best tradesperson for your job

02/10/2017
Sometimes, a home improvement, repair or gardening job is just too big to do yourself and you need to hire a local tradesperson. However, it can be difficult to find a reliable, thorough and professional person, as tradespeople who sound confident at first can later let you down.   Here’s some good and bad signs to look out for so you don’t hire a cowboy:   What t . . .

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Top qualities to look for in a tradesperson

01/09/2017
It is not always easy to find a good tradesperson. You may have been burned in the past by a cowboy or you may be reluctant to just go on other people’s opinions. Depending on the work you are looking to get done, the value could be high, so it is important to hire someone who is right for the job. If you want to ensure you make the right choice, there are some qualities you should look out . . .

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5 tips for hiring a reputable tradesperson

18/07/2017
Hiring a tradesman can be an incredibly stressful process. It's tough to sort the reputable ones from the cowboys and it's equally hard knowing which quote to go for. There are many great tradesmen out there and the tips in this post can help you to ensure a hassle free process.   1. Be specific about your needs   Even great tradesmen will struggle to fulfil your need . . .

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Find the perfect tradesperson for that tricky problem!

19/05/2017
Broken tap, leaky pipe, broken bannister… these are just a few of the problems you face as a homeowner. When something goes wrong in your property, you want to ensure that it is rectified as quickly as possible. That means finding a tradesman to carry out the work at short notice and to the high standard you deserve.   Easier said than done, right?   Too many homeowner . . .

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Print vs online – directories offer best of both worlds

12/04/2017
Directories - one of those inventions which simply makes things easier and saves time. Instead of scrambling around for the details of a local tradesman, service provider or venue, we can quickly scan a directory and in no time at all be blessed with a list of different options, with contact details alongside them.   Directories have come a long way over the last two decades or so, and . . .

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5 reasons to use network events to find the right tradesperson

14/03/2017
When it comes to getting work done in or around your home, it is imperative that you find the right person – one who you can trust to get on with the job and do it well. If you have ever seen the programme Cowboy Builders, you will have a good idea of how costly it can be to hire the wrong person. There are all sorts of horror stories about tradespeople who start a job, take the money and ne . . .

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Don't hire a tradesman without asking these 5 crucial questions

02/03/2017
When you contact a tradesman from Trust Local you'll have the peace of mind of knowing they've already been background checked. But asking these five crucial questions means you'll have a clear idea of the cost and quality of their work. 1. Can you give me a written quotation? Never agree to a verbal estimate, or an assurance that your project will 'probably' cost 'ar . . .

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Looking for legal advice?

02/02/2017
Bevan EvemySolicitors was established by Lynn Bevan and Anne Evemy and is a progressive firm which provides prompt and responsive advice whether this is about family law, divorce, civil litigation or employment law. If you're looking for a friendly but effective firm to provide advice with your legal case, Bevan Evemy are here to help. We are fully qualified and use our knowledgeto help res . . .

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Five tips for spotting a cowboy builder

05/01/2017
Unfortunately, a cowboy builder doesn't ride into town on a horse wearing a 10 gallon hat. But if you do fall victim to a cowboy builder you'll soon know about it, with work badly done or simply not finished at all. So how do you spot a cowboy? Here are our top tips on avoiding these fake tradesmen.   Good builders don't have to go door to door looking for trade   . . .

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