Let me start this post off by saying that not all tradesmen are bad or reckless. I have worked with many skilled and professional tradesmen in my time.
I have also worked with bad ones. Many more bad than good experiences unfortunately.
It’s a long and drawn out process to find a tradesman to quote on and perform an excellent job. But are all tradesman the same? Aren’t they all just a bit “rough around the edges”? I’ll leave you to draw your own conclusions on that one.
Whatever the job and whatever the tradesmen needed, be it a plumber, builder, gardener, decorator, electrician, or anyone else. They all have a professional job to do and we do worry about getting the right person for the job at the right price.
The guys over a Vivid Doors have created an excellent infographic to highlight some of the worries people go through when looking for a builder. That infographic is here:
There are some great tips here and I strongly recommend that you follow as many as you can in order to build up a network of tradesmen that you trust and can call upon for help if needed.
A great place to find tradesmen is Checkatrade where you can view reviews and pictures of previous work.
Do you have an nightmare stories where work has gone unfinished or not quite to plan? Or have you been lucky and had great success? Let us know in the comments!