When you’re picking a bedroom pro, it’s worth taking the time to do it properly. A top-notch pro will leave you with a brilliant new bedroom but a substandard one will only waste your money and time. That’s why we’ve put together some tips to help you find the bedroom pro you need.
Choosing a tradesperson
There are a few simple things you can do to help you find a reliable tradesperson.
Get multiple quotes
One common mistake that people make when they’re trying to find a home improvement pro is only getting one or two quotes. If you don’t get many quotes, it’s hard to work out whether you’re being offered a fair price. Try to get as many quotes as you can so you don’t find yourself paying too much or suspiciously little.
Ask pros to come to your property to quote
When you’re collecting multiple quotes, make sure you ask the pros you find to come out to your property to give you a price. Quotes made over the phone are often inaccurate and might not include all the work that you need doing.
Steer clear of cold callers
When you’re choosing tradespeople to ask for quotes, steer clear of cold callers. You can’t be sure that they’re who they say they are and whether they do good work. It’s also not fair for professionals to turn up at your property and pressure you to hire them.
Ask for proof of insurance, company name and address
Ask the pros you find for proof of insurance, company name and address. This will reassure you that they are who they say they are and that they’re covered if any of the work goes wrong.
Read customer reviews
If you’ve found a pro that you’d like to hire, have a look online to see if they’ve got any customer reviews. This will give you more of an idea about the quality of their work. If you’ve found the pro through our service, you should be able to find some reviews on their Quotatis profile page. If you can’t find any reviews online, ask the tradesperson to provide you with some references.
Picking a bedroom pro
There are some particular things that are worth doing when you’re picking a bedroom pro:
Ask about their qualifications
There aren’t any specific qualifications you need to be able to do bedroom work. However, a reliable pro will probably have qualifications in carpentry or painting and decorating, depending on their specialism. If they can’t show you proof of any, make sure you see photos of their previous work before you hire them.
Check if they’re a registered electrician
If your bedroom project involves electrical work, you’ll need to check that your chosen pro is a registered electrician. You can do this by getting in touch with the certification body that they say they’re registered with.
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