How to get quotes from tradesmen iIlustration

Hi folks,
recently we created a “How to get quotes from tradesmen” illustration.  The illustration talks about a customer who wants to get quotes for an extension to her home and how she goes through the process of posting the job and getting a number of quotes before she chooses a tradesman to do the job.  You can see the illustration below:-

You can see the script of the illustration below:-

“Are you looking for a tradesman?  Introducing is a free online service that helps you find Rated Tradesmen and get a number of quotes for your job.

pencil drawing of woman with laptopThis is Mary, Mary is hoping to find someone to build an extension to her house, so she logs onto and fills in details such as her name, location, job description and trade required.  She clicks submit and receives a confirmation code to her phone.  Once she confirms will send her job to all of the tradesmen on our system that match her job criteria.

pencil drawing of house extensionUp to 4 tradesmen will get Mary’s contact details and have an opportunity to quote for her job.  From here the tradesmen get in contact with Mary and she can then choose who she wishes to complete the job. can cater for any trade including builders, roofers, plumbers, carpenters, painters and many more.   Log onto for more details”

I hope you enjoyed the illustration and no matter where you source your tradesmen from always try to get at least 3 or 4 quotes so that you can compare the quality and price and pick the best tradesman for your job.  In addition to getting a number of quotes here are 4 tips to consider when hiring a tradesman:-

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

2. Check insurance and certification of the tradesman where insurance or certification 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.

Thanks for reading and we wish you every success with your building project no matter how big or small:)

Oliver Dempsey

5th September 2013

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  • Marie

    Hi All, I like the illustration and in particular the tips about hiring a tradesmen, if everyone stuck to those rules there would be less chance of poor work

  • tradesmen1

    Hi Marie,
    thanks for your comments, I think the most important thing is to get a number of quotes to compare not only price but more importantly the quality of the work the tradesmen do. The only way to check the quality of a tradesman’s work is to talk to previous customers and even look at the work done if possible. Sometimes people make the mistake of choosing the tradesmen based on price but they should choose the tradesmen based on quality first.


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  • Petronius

    Ive got the code on my mobile but I dont know where on the website to type it in? Help?

  • tradesmen1

    Hi there,
    if you have already closed the page you can confirm your job by emailing the code to us or you can  text us the  trade you require

  • Ferd Browne

    I second that. Go quality first, price second. Within reason of course;)

  • tradesmen1

    Hi Ferd,
    thanks for your comments, much appreciated!


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