can provide your certificate if he is a member of a Competent Persons Scheme - a government run accreditation programme - that confirms that the work has been done in line with building regulations.
"Maybe you recognise your bathroom and have been charged money by a dodgy tradesman
to dispose of it legally.
want to hire a tradesman
to do the work - but get a formal QUOTE
Graeme Farrell, of Mossley Hill, has been crowned the North West''s top tradesman
"For the public, it is a new method of trying to find a reliable tradesman
that is local.
Jeremy Phillips, brand manager at Sinclair Van Centre Cardiff on Wharf Road East and Swansea on Gorseinon Road, said: "We are looking for local tradesman
who are equally hard working, enduring, have evolved through the decades to become better at what they do and, above all, are 60 this year.
The campaign wants to warn builders and other tradesman
that although asbestos was banned many years ago, the problem still affects them as maintenance workers can still come across ageing buildings that contain the harmful substance.
The company claim this new venture, which will be tested in the West Midlands, is more than a standard directory of tradesmen as all work will be guaranteed, each tradesman
will be vetted and prices will be fixed before any work is undertaken.
And even more are left in the cold because they can't get a tradesman
to come out and fix the fault.
It is an easy threestep process - you go to our website, search for a scheme operator that covers the trade you're looking for, and then you can use their database to find a TrustMark tradesman
Screwfix, which has outlets in Huddersfield and Dewsbury, has launched its Britain's Top Tradesman
competition for 2014 to recognise the brilliant builders, exceptional electricians, helpful handymen and perfect plumbers that keep the UK's homes and businesses in top condition.
There are obviously lots of factors at play with how much a tradesman
charges and why, but the findings do put a spotlight on the financial challenges homeowners in different parts of the country face when repairing or renovating their properties."
FINDING a reliable tradesman
to do a good job of all the things you can't do yourself can take a long time.
Steve Friel, who trades under the name Central Electrics, finished as runner-up in Britain's Top Tradesman
, a competition organised by trade retailer Screwfix, to recognise the best in the tradesmen.
York added: "Every customer of a checked and vetted tradesman
gets a freepost card to report on the tradesman