Building work can be expensive and stressful so it is important you choose the right builder to work for you. It is not only the dishonest ‘cowboys’ you want to avoid, some very honest and genuine tradesman are just not up to the job.

Any reputable tradesman will be willing to provide evidence that they can do the work to the standard you want. There are some websites which help people find local tradesmen see Checkatrade Kent

These guidelines are aimed at reducing the risk of you hiring a ‘cowboy’ or someone without the skills you need.

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