Finding a tradesman

by Heather Gibson. Posted in Busy professionals, Errands, General, On your own, Personal concierge

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A recent news article exposed an unethical tradesman and highlighted us of the age old  ”buyer beware” phrase.

It seems unthinkable to those of us who have just plain human decency that there are some whose sole purpose it is to mislead the consumer with their  over promise and under deliver attitude.

Bad workmanship, faulty and substandard parts as well as lack of respect for the client’s time and property are complaints often heard.

Here are our tips to help you find a quality tradesman who will deliver an excellence service:

  • Ask friends or family for referrals and also tradesman they recommend NOT to use,  as we have all had those experiences
  • If you see a required trade in your neighbourhood, knock on the neighbours door and ask if they would recommend them and get a business card
  • When calling for quotes be specific as to exactly what you need and ask if they have experience in that area
  • Request to see copies of their industry registration, insurance and qualifications – ask for this via email so you can view at leisure
  • Check online for review sites like True Local, Hi Pages, even Facebook. There is always people waiting to give you advice on who use

These of course are not full proof solutions, but they help you to weed out some of the none too reliable tradesman and service providers.

A little bit of research and a few questions can save you a lot of stress and money down the track.

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Heather’s love of organising and helping others has been applied and developed over the years and in 2012 she realised that performing these roles was what gave her the most enjoyment and satisfaction.