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Monday, April 28, 2008

Finding a reputable tradesman is harder than it looks

It can be really hard finding a reputable tradesman or company to carry out any kind of home improvement for you – from a simple dripping tap problem to the larger projects like garage and loft conversions, driveways, double glazing and conservatories.

The best tradesmen are usually the ones that come recommended but, if you're new to an area, or you don't see your neighbours very often, then where do you find the recommended companies in the first place?

Luckily, I came across a website that seems to be addressing this problem. They have their own network of approved craftsmen, who have a high customer feedback score based on their own independent survey of home improvement companies.

Quite simply, they do all the work for you – their own advisers will visit you, agree the work and confirm a price. You can then either book and reserve the job there and then or you get your own login details to go back online and check availability of local craftsmen and reserve them for a later date.

I thin it's a really innovative approach to home improvement. They do all the work – finding the best craftsmen, booking the work, handling all the payments and liasing with the companies as the work progresses.

Here's a clip from their website- “Are you looking for a genuine craftsmen to improve your home? Real craftsmen aren't easy to find. They don't advertise because they don't need to. The quality of their work speaks for itself.
Real craftsmen work on recommendation, they're the home improvement industry's Best Kept Secrets. Now, thanks to the biggest ever online survey asking homeowners to rate home improvement companies, we've identified, inspected and selected the best installers to join our independent, nationwide network of elite craftsmen.”

As they say themselves... the best to choose a home improvement company is on the recommendation of others!

Click here to visit the All Craftsmen website.

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