Have you had a building project carried out to a high standard? Was it completed on time? Did you find the builder to be trustworthy and reliable? If you can answer yes to all of those questions, tell your friends and business associates! This guide will help you spread the word and recommend a local tradesman.

You may not know it, but many homeowners and businesses struggle to find a reliable tradesman they can also trust. With so many companies in Brighton and across Sussex offering construction services, those planning a building project for the first time often don’t know which way to turn. You can help them find the right builder for their project. In fact, your knowledge could save them time and money.

If you want to share your experience to help others find a good builder, you should recommend reliable builders. Here’s how…

Recommended traders

As well as telling people close to you, share your experience online. There are a number of ways you can do this. However, here are the top ones you should consider:

Google – This relatively new rating system is becoming an increasingly valuable resource. If you have a Google account, log in and enter the local tradesman’s name in the search bar. When you find the tradesman’s listing, look to the right-hand side of the screen. If the tradesman is registered with Google, you will see a business profile. This is where you can rate and review the service you received.

Trust Pilot – Having a five-star rating on a site like this can be a huge boost to a local tradesman. While more commonly used to review larger businesses, check to see if there is already a thread for the tradesman you would like to recommend.

The tradesman’s website – Contact the builder you would like to recommend. Tell them how pleased you are with their service and offer to write a testimonial for their website. You may also want to add that the testimonial can be used as a reference.

Trade schemes – Many trade schemes offer consumers the chance to rate and review builders. Ask if your builder is a member of one, and leave a glowing review.

Review best UK home builders

Your experience of builders in Sussex can help those with no experience at all. When writing a review, it is important that you include key points. They should cover all the essentials. Consider including:

• The exact nature of the work undertaken, i.e. a home extension
• Whether the project was completed on time
• If the price was competitive
• How reliable the builder was
• If you found the tradesman trustworthy
• Other reasons why you are recommending them

Trustworthy builders in Sussex

By taking the trouble to recommend a local tradesman, you will help to drive up standards in the construction industry. Yes, you will help other property owners, but you will also reward the tradesman in the best way possible – by highlighting the good work they do.

Finding a good builder is the key ingredient of a successful project. Too many people put their faith in the wrong tradesman. You can help them get it right the first time. And recommending a good tradesman will take just minutes of your time.

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