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Posted by Helen McLaughlin, on
How do I know if a tradesperson listed on Rated People is legitimate? I have had 2 quotes through this site for a job I want done and there is a difference of £1000 between them. I had a previous quote outside Rated People which was closer to the more expensive quote. I don't want to get a job done that isn't right. Thank you.
Andrew Pae

Andrew Pae

Hi Helen, I imagine you have quite a large roofing job for there to be a difference of £1000.00 between 2 Quotations. I do succeed in winning all of the quotations I submit, mainly reflected on the customers perception of the price. I like to think I charge a decent labour rate, have combined liabilty insurance to pay, which is also covering the customer, also unforseen overheads, such asI pension, accountancy charges, administration and the costs associated with purchasing the leads, time and travel to visit and quote the jobs, and if unsuccessful, the costs we have to try and recover. I would recommend receiving 2 or 3 quotations, scrutinise them carefully, for specifications and guarantee, and also check the references. We have first hand experience of people spending their hard earned money, then employing unscrupulous contractors to carry out work at over inflated prices, and carrying out terrible workmanship. Hope this helps, if I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Many thanks. Andrew.
Lauren Dyno Plumbing

Lauren Dyno Plumbing

Hi Helen We often suffer from poor feedback because of pricing differences. Make sure you get a description of the works from the quoting company plus a warranty for the works. Choose someone that you can reference. When my team quote if we are the cheapest I worry we have missed something. Treat a good trades person like any other qualified professional and be prepared to get the right skills at a fair price.
Simon Egan-Wyer

Simon Egan-Wyer

Hi Helen Check out both people who have quoted. Rated People should send you a link to both , so you can check out their ratings, from other jobs. More expensive doesn't necessarily mean a better job Regards Simon

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