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Don't get stung by cowboy builders and tradespeople

Updated: 16th March 2020
Finding the right tradesperson for jobs around the home or office can be a potential minefield, and you've probably already heard more than enough cowboy builder stories in your life already. Many of these real-life building or maintenance disasters end up in the courts, but there are ways you can avoid this type of nightmare scenario. These are discussed below.
Don't get stung by cowboy builders and tradespeople

Finding the ideal tradesperson for the home or office

It can be difficult to know how to go about choosing a qualified and quality tradesman or woman, particularly if you're new to the area or haven't had any need to maintain property in the past.

Some important tips from the experts here at Tested Builders include:

- Don't employ any tradesman who calls at your door or business premises without conducting a comprehensive check. Any offer for discount works made by casual callers may well sound too good to be true, and, in honesty, it probably is! Lots of homeowners get tricked and scammed out of vast amounts of cash by doorstep callers. Don't allow yourself to be one of them.

- Word of mouth recommendations can be a great way to source a good tradesperson in your locality, just so long as you know you can trust the person who's providing you with this kind of tip. Personally, we don't think casual chat acquaintances in the local pub or coffee bar fall into this category!

- Finally, using a reliable online site, like Tested Builders, can be the best solution. Our site connects high quality and qualified tradesmen and women with people like you. The reviews provided by our customers inform all other potential clients on our site, and help all our registered tradespeople build up the best reputations within their localities.

Take the time to browse the Tested Builders site today, and discover just how easy it is to post your job to site. You won't be charged for any jobs posted to our site, no matter how small they are. And, local tradespeople will be in touch straight away with quotes for the work you need.