When you are looking for a trades person to carry out design, maintenance or building work for you on a sub-contract basis, you need to know that you are looking at the right person. There are many qualities and qualifications different tradesmen require to carry out the work on your behalf. Here we discuss some of the most important qualities associated with different tradespeople and the advantage of using on-line review sites in order to get the best workers for the best price available on the market.


There are thousands of great plumbers on the market, but there are also one or two rogues that one should be wary of who may take you for a ride. Look at on-line reviews and customer recommendations to check that plumbers are reliable and do a good job for a fair price. Furthermore, water plumbers should have either a level one or two plumbing qualification in order to work and any plumber carrying out gas plumbing, fitting or maintenance should also be registered with the gas safe register. This is a legal requirement and not complying can have potentially lethal consequences.


There are a range of practical qualifications required to be an electrician such as Level 3 Diploma in Electrotechnical Services, in Installing Electrotechnical Systems & Equipment and in Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures). If you are looking for a quality electrician it is important to check they are qualified and work quickly and efficiently. Customer recommendations will give you a good idea about their approach and attitude towards work.


Carpenters do not require any formal qualifications; however the experience and approach they take towards their work is incredibly important. Quality carpenters have a fine attention to detail and are always looking for unique, aesthetically interesting ways to solve carpentry problems around your site. They also take an enormous amount of pride in their work and are continuously looking to offer great service.

Odd-job men and laborers

These workers do exactly what it says on the tin, but the range of skills and quality of services offered by odd job men is huge. This is perhaps the position that it is most important to look at customer feedback and recommendations, in order to find the right man for the job.

How to find the best trades people online

The internet can be used as a fantastic tool to find trade workers. It’s possible not only to search for trade workers by geographical location, availability and skill set, but also to get a range of quotes from various different workers and see customer reviews on-line. This allows you to see the workers track record and get the best service for your money.