Trusted Tradesmen - Always Check Their Recommendations

Always use a trade association registered person where possible Your home is more than just bricks and mortar. It’s your castle, your sanctuary and your most valuable asset. So when you need to find highly rated tradesman to work on your property, you want to be absolutely sure you choose a tradesman you can rely on. That means a qualified tradesman who works for a company in the trade you specifically require. You need a company which has a track history when you are paying thousands of pounds for a job to be done in your home. That way you minimise the risk of employing cowboy builders and you can rest assured that you will find a tradesman who will complete the contract to your total satisfaction.

But we all know that finding a well trusted, locally respected roofer, electrician, joiner or builder can be difficult at times. OK, so your neighbour’s best mate’s son knows a guy who patched up his roof, but is that really a good enough recommendation? What if they rip you off? What if they don’t turn up after you’ve paid your deposit or they go into receivership? What if the materials or workmanship are faulty? Home improvement projects can be a real nightmare sometimes. And if you are inexperienced at hiring tradesmen then it is all too easy to make costly mistakes.

Fortunately, with all the home improvement programmes on TV these days, people are becoming increasingly more getting more knowledgeable about how to choose the most trustworthy contractors, be they DIY specialists or qualified tradesmen who come highly rated by previous home owners who they have worked for.

And the best way of taking the guesswork out of finding the right people is by using trusted tradesmen from a well known trade association. You’ll have peace of mind, knowing that the person working on your home, office or construction site has passed a rigorous vetting procedure. You also know that in the unlikely event of things not going perfectly to plan, there will be a professional body that you can approach.

At Homepro we have made it our mission to take the stress away from employing tradesman. Our specialist trade directory includes vetted contractors from the FairTrades Association, HomePro members, IPWFI members and more. You the public get to rate them according to quality work done, reliability, satisfaction and time keeping.

Here are five good reasons for choosing a Homepro vetted building professional:

  1. Checked by us. All Homepro members have had legal and financial checks and been trading for at least a year.
  2. Workmanship guarantees. HomePro trusted tradesman can offer you an insurance backed guarantee (IBG) which covers faulty workmanship for a period of up to ten years, should the contractor have ceased to trade for financial reasons
  3. References. We have a star system; ratings are provided by the tradesman’s previous customers. Ratings are based on customer feedback in the following areas: quality, timeliness, value for money and courtesy. It’s easy to check how many stars your builder has and read testimonials relating to their previous contracts!
  4. Customer Charter. All Homepro members sign up to a Customer’s Charter which commits them to a series of values including providing a written quotation, arriving on time and leaving the work site safe, clean and tidy afterwards. If they fail to adhere to the Charter and you are not satisfied, HomePro offer a free conciliation service, where we would mediate between the two parties to bring the contract to a satisfactory conclusion. Click here to view a copy of our Customer Charter
  5. Local tradesmen. You probably don’t want someone from John O’Groats turning up to work on your house if you live in Sussex, even if they are good! By searching our tradesmen’s directory you will find a selection of reputable tradesmen, who have been fully vetted, and are based, in your local area.
  6. Many of our members have also elected for us to register them with TrustMark.

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