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How to Get the Most Out of a Tradesman


Hiring a tradesman is going to result in far superior workmanship than you would ever be able to attain on your own, even as an avid DIY specialist. With this in mind, not every tradesman is qualified to do the particular job you want to hire them to do. So, who do you hire and how do you get the most out of the one you choose to hire for a particular job?


Consider their Experience or Expertise
If you need electrical wiring work, you aren’t going to hire a tradesman who specialises in paint jobs, and vice-versa. When time comes to hire a tradesman, do your research. Learn their credentials, find out the type of work they typically do, how they do the work, and the guarantees they provide. All of this matters.

Know How they Work
From having the proper equipment, to using the latest methods in the trade, to being familiar with all phases and facets of the job, you have to hire the right tradesman for the job. Make sure you familiarise yourself with how they work, how they do the job, how long it takes, and all other relevant information pertaining to the services you hire them to do.

Shop Around
Not only in terms of comparing prices and quotes, but also in terms of learning from former customers. Use online review sites, forums, learn about their local reputation, and make sure you do review past jobs (before and after photos) if possible, so you can familiarise yourself with the quality of their work.

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Many tradesmen are qualified for a variety of trades and jobs; with this in mind, some are better suited than others for the work you need to be done. When time comes to hire one, consider these aspects so you choose the best, for the services you need completed around the home.

Published: 2016-11-02 10:40:41


1 Comment

  1. Kcalpesh Ajugia

    These are some good tips. There’s one thing that most people ignore about the tradesmen is that they charge for their skills but people most of the time end up bargaining on basis of the time taken or efforts involved. Felt that a bit unfair. One of my cousin is into Masonry and faces that problem usually. He’s the best when it comes to his field of work but then people ask him how much time it’s going to take to finish the job. When he says around hour or two then people start doubting the validity of the charges. But, consider this, you’r paying him for his knowledge. Even if the effort may be minimal, you yourself may not be able to create something or fix something without the know-how. So one must think of this point before bargaining with any of the tradesmen.

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