So you have moved into your new house, but you have a list of jobs as long as your arm. Finding a good tradesman is essential, and all homeowners should have a list of "Go To" tradesmen that can help with thoose essential jobs at a good price.
Recommendations are usually the best way to find a tradesman, so ask family and friends if they know of a tradesman that can help you. The important thing when accepting a reccommendation is to ensure that the person reccommending them has actually used them. Do not take a recommendation if the person has not used the tradesman themselves.
Pop the tradesmans name into Google just to make sure, nothing negative jumps out at you. There are lots of review sites online and if a tradesman is not up to scratch, then there will usually be reviews about their work. As with any reviews, make sure you read them all to get a balanced view. If there are a couple of bad reviews and hundreds of good reviews then that could indicate that it was an isolated incident.
If you are hiring a tradesman for a big job, then we would always recommend viewing previous works and speaking to the customer to get a reference.
For smaller jobs, this may not be possible, so some simple checks online should help.
There are some great sites that can help you hire a tradesman and compare quotes. Checkout My Builder or Rated People.
If you are looking for removals quotes, then Movingboom can help you compare up to 5 removals quotes helping you to save up to 50% on your moving costs.