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ACCREDITED AND RECOMMENDED TRADESMEN & BUSINESSES IN YOUR AREA.

Whether your water tank’s sprung a leak, you’re making an insurance claim, building a house extension, need help with an installation or just require the services of an vetted , competent tradesman , Tradesmen Connect can help you.

Tradesmen Connect supply accredited tradesmen in London and free, unbiased, assistance.

We have built a reputation of reliability and honesty: that’s why consumers, businesses, organisations, tenants and landlords have come to trust us and our network of professionals. We’re at the front line in the battle against ’cowboy’ tradesmen n London: all of our members are strictly assessed and approved before becoming members of Tradesmen Connect.

WE ARE NOT AN ADVERTISING WEB SITE

Tradesmen Connect is a free service. Finding the right London builder or recommended tradesmen in London can be both stressful and expensive.

The government estimates that the cost to consumers for botched home improvements and the waste that it entails is around £1.5 billion. Choosing the right tradesman or company is very important; the growth of the internet and advertising web sites for tradesmen who have not been properly assessed and accredited is becoming a problem for consumers. In a recent House of Commons debate concerning cowboy builders the following comments was made by a Minster of State.

Part of a statement given by Mr Kevin Brennan MP Minster of State included:

"Finding the right builder has always been important. Obviously, there are new methods available to consumers. The internet has given greater access than ever before to information on the range of building companies and services available in the UK, but navigating one’s way through the mass of information can be confusing and difficult at the best of times, without the added pressure of often needing the work done quickly and cost- effectively.

In addition, such sites do not always make it clear that many online registers accept builders’ details without undertaking checks on their competence or on the business acumen of the companies listed, and also operate with no procedures for dealing with unhappy customers. The criteria to join such schemes can range from companies being asked to pay a standard fee for a listing, or to supply three "recommendations for inclusion."

House of Commons debate on cowboy builders 23 November 2009

WHY CHOOSE TRADESMEN CONNECT

Unlike some online advertising web site all prospective and current members of Tradesmen Connect are required to complete an accreditation process which firstly includes a visit from one of our area managers, we do not accept any members online or by post, a visit is mandatory which includes checking some of the following items:

  • Qualifications & experience in their trade.
  • Details of insurances, public & employees liability.
  • Collect references- who we call and validate.
  • A visit to past work (if required)

Members also sign up and agree to our code of conduct, agree to have worked assessed on a regular basis for work passed to them by Tradesmen Connect.

CHECKING A MEMBERS WORK AND REPUTATION

All current members of Tradesmen Connect can be found within our search facility. You can view previous work and comments give feedback by completing our unique marking system.

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