4 Tips for Hiring a Tradesman

4 tips for hiring a tradesmen

Hi folks, here’s a video with 4 tips we give on tradesmen.ie to anyone is considering hiring a tradesman.  You can see a transcript of the video below:-

1.    Ask for phone numbers of references so that you can check them out

2.    Check insurance of the tradesman where insurance is required

3.    Hire a suitably qualified architect, building surveyor or building engineer if the job is anything to do with a new build, building renovation or extension

4.    Agree on some sort of stage payments for the job. Remember that full payment should not be made until the job is complete and has been inspected by you, and if necessary by a certifier.

While there may be other things to take into consideration when hiring a tradesman, these tips are a good starting point at least.  1, 2 and 4 are also good tips to remember when considering hiring any other types of service provider from any source so be sure to remember these points and feel free to print out this page if you like!:)

Please see video below:-

Oliver Dempsey
15th May 2013


About Oliver Dempsey

Owner and Managing Director at Tradesmen.ie and contributor to the Tradesmen.ie Blog DISCLAIMER: All content provided in my articles is for informational purposes only. The information contained in these articles has been obtained from research carried out by myself through online and offline sources and through other writers and contributors who provide me with content. While I am responsible for the final editing of each article and I do my best to verify the information, I do not make representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information. Therefore you must not rely on the information contained in any of these articles and always make sure to seek the advice of a suitably qualified expert before embarking on any project.
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