Had a DIY disaster? It could be time to call in the experts, so check out these useful websites that put you in touch with reputable and vetted trades people in your area.
Our favourite is www.ratedpeople.com as it gives you the chance to pick and choose from up to three experts for every job you post and it also has a great ratings system.
Other useful websites:
www.diydoctor.org.uk is a source of free information for anyone looking to self build, renovate, remodel, convert or extend. There's a useful forum where you can post questions too.
www.egenie.co.uk is the place to go if you want to search for the best price from a tradesman. Post a free ad with details of your job and trades people will bid to do the work.
www.problemsolved.co.uk allows you to find, compare and write a review about local trades people in your area, so that you can share experiences and find a reliable person for the job.
www.myhammer.co.uk gets you multiple quotes which means you can hunt around for the most competitive price.
www.home-jane.co.uk puts you in touch with professional tradeswomen with all of the skills needed to solve your DIY challenges.
www.consumerprotectionagency.co.uk is a community of independent small to medium businesses, which is dedicated to quality workmanship and protects customers from employing rogue traders.
www.badlyratedtradesmen.co.uk allows you to search their extensive database of cowboy workmen and black listed builders for a small joining fee of £2.95.
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