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Old July 13th 19, 11:11 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Self employed builder/drainage LS25 ?



"alan_m" wrote in message
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On 09/07/2019 17:57, tim... wrote:


"Harry Bloomfield" wrote in message
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tim... was thinking very hard :
checkatrade

(other resellers exists)

I would not trust anyone recommended by such a site.


they aren't recommended by the site

they are recommended by their previous clients


Or recommended by friends and family. If no-one from checkatrade goes out
to see the standard of the work then the reviews can become somewhat
meaningless. These organisations get their money from the trade and not
the customer!


I think we all know that

but, really, what is the alternative?

Few people are going to have friends and relatives who have enough history
with trades-people to provide recommendations

It's easy to say, but much harder to achieve in practice

tim