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The following online business directory of specialist building tradesman includes plumbers, carpenters, locksmiths, decorators, tilers and many more... 
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Garden maintenance including planting, turfing, landscaping and fencing. We provide Garden Maintenance and all gardening services in the Wilmslow and Alderley Edge areas...
The business provides landscaping and groundwork services, demolition services, waste removal, aggregates supplied turf top soil. Patio, drives, tarmac laid, professional services and more...
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Timeless quality gardens created with the finest materials and an RHS medal winning team. We provide a full landscape and design service as well as providing a full maintenance package for gardens across the three counties...
At Decordence Co our ethos is to create a beautiful home with your ideas and within your budget no matter how big or small. Our services range from painting and decorating to kitchens and bathrooms and all in between...
Domestic and Commercial Electrical contractor based in Chelmsford, Essex. We serve the whole of Essex and London. We are registered and fully insured....
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We are a local family builders with traditionally trained craftsmen completing quality modern loft conversions and house extensions. We offer free quotes and advice. Our prices are competitive and our aim is to produce a quality project for you..
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I am an honest and hardworking plumber that has been in the business for 15 years....
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The business is a modern kitchen designer providing all kinds of kitchen interior designing, including planning the kitchen along with kitchen appliances and worktops. We make built-in kitchen with all kitchen equipment for safe cooking and have healthy food...
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Our Company offers a full range of electrical services catering for customers across Edinburgh, Lothians and Fife. Backlee Electrical guarantee all work undertaken...
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The business offers Heritage floor restoration and Dust free floor sanding services that include repairs, sanding, sealing and maintenance...
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Garden and driveway improvements including driveway block paving, decking,garden walls,fencing and more...
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The business specialises in Architectural salvage, reclaimed and vintage products, along with appropriate new items. Supplying both indoor and outdoor, both functional and decorative e.g. from reclaimed slates and wooden floors, to antique lights and furniture...
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Our firm offers all aspects of plastering. We provide a high quality service and are trained in all aspects including skimming, rendering, coving, hand coves, dry lining, and screeds...
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We Build Extensions limited are a northwest based building company. We carry out all aspects of building work on small, medium and large sized extensions. We are tidy, organised, polite, professional builders...
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A complete service from a business you can trust, all our work is guaranteed with first class service. from full & part re-wire to an extra socket, fuse board upgrade, Inspection & Pat Testing & much more...
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My business offers painting and decorating aimed at customers in the areas of Dumfries and Galloway, Cumbria...
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Based in and serving Stone and surrounding areas we offer a professional and competitively priced home improvement, maintenance and repair service. For all your projects large and small don't hesitate to get in touch...
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We provide a professional cost effective solution to property maintenance...
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The Business operates Gardening services, Lawn maintenance aimed at clients in the areas of Durham, Rowlands Gill, Chester le st...
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Professional interior & exterior painting & decorating....

Overview of the Building Trades Sectors

There are literally millions of skilled tradesmen operating across the globe. A tradesman provides skilled manual labour and usually has a high degree of practical and technical knowledge in their trade. The origins of skilled craftsmen dates back centuries as home building techniques have evolved and diversified. For example, the sectors consist of handymen, blacksmiths, bricklayers, carpenters, chimney sweeps, decorators, electricians, gardeners, handymen, kitchen fitters, plasterers, plumbers, roofers and stonemasons (to name but a few!). As the construction sector has embraced new technologies and building materials, so new trades have been established (such as solar panel installation and thermal insulation services).

Many tradesmen start up following a period of technical schooling ending in a formal qualification. Most then begin an apprenticeship or become an assistant to an experienced tradesman working in a property or construction sector. This basic training provides essential time to pick up the practical issues and quirks involved in their trade (such as dealing with customers, knowing which builders merchants to use or recycling waste building materials). In the UK, most tradesmen operate as 'one-man bands' and are incorporated as either a sole trader or limited company. They provide vital services to millions of householders and other property related businesses.

Finding a local and reliable tradesmen can always be a bit tricky when faced with seemingly unlimited choice. Homeowners want the peace of mind that a trustworthy tradesperson is working inside their home. Local trade directories, online business directories and personal recommendations from friends, mean that in most countries it is not difficult to find the contact details of local builder, plumber, electrician or carpenter and so on. Traditionally homeowners would pick up a copy of their local telephone directory to find someone local. These days the Internet has replaced paper-based telephone lists by providing a wealth of interactive information and customer rating and reviews of local building operators.

Finding a tradesman who is entirely trustworthy and reliable can be a problem in a sector which sadly many rogue operators or poorly trained tradesman operate. Despite a plethora of building regulations, trading laws, government trading standards and trade associations, many rogue traders slip through the net. To combat this problem, many online trade directories have been created for customers to directly review and rate local trades people. The aim of these business directories is to give consumers detailed company information in an impartial and transparent way. Details of trading firms with a trading record, that have been independently, inspected, and signed up to an approved code of practice - all help to reassure potential homeowners they will in safe hands.

Probably the most powerful aspect of online trade checking directories are other users positive or negative reviews and experiences. The recourse for home owners who may have suffered at the hands of a rogue trader differ by country. Many government backed insurance schemes exist. Similar consumer watchdog groups and established complaints procedures help to weed out operators in a highly diverse market.

Building insurers have been quick to create insurance backed warranty policies related to building products involved in building repairs and home improvements. For example, installing a new garage door or replacing an ageing boiler system would usually come with the manufacturers warranty guarantee for a number of years. Many tradesmen sell-off the back of building materials and products with such long-term guarantees.

The relative numbers and success of trades people are linked directly with the economic prosperity of the housing market. In boom times, builders become prosperous. Conversely, following a property crash and housing slump, most homeowners invest less in renovations, extensions and in home improvements. As a result, huge numbers of trades people have become unemployed who had previously relied on the steady income from regular bookings from local work. Stagnation in private sector investment in new builds and falls in Government spending on large construction projects has had terminal effects on huge numbers of building contractors.


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