DIY Doctor are now offering tradesmen work via lead generation, which can save you a lot on wasted advertising.
When a home owner wants some work done on their house or garden, and they feel it is beyond their DIY capabilities, they can come to our Find a Tradesman page and register, for free, to receive free quotes from competent, reliable, trustworthy and insured tradesmen to do the job.
This way, as a tradesman, you can pay for as many business leads as you would like, but you know the customers:
- genuinely want the job done
- already have a budget in mind
- are local to you, in the area you have chosen
- want work done in your chosen specialism
For a long while DIY Doctor has been trying to combat the effects of Cowboy Builders in our industry. We have published articles on Cowboy Builders and how the country loses millions of pounds because the majority of tradespeople in this country do not have any form of insurance to protect their customers.
We have now joined forces with Quotatis who will not allow tradespeople to join their data-base without the relevant insurances. They are also thoroughly vetted and references are followed up to ensure you only receive free quotes from the best of the bunch.
Click into any of our project pages or look at our Find a Tradesman page to be sure to beat the cowboys.
The Boiler Scrappage Scheme was announced on December 9 after much campaigning across the UK. It launched in January.
By the middle of March, a little over 35,000 vouchers had been redeemed of the 125,000 sent out by the Energy Saving Trust.
The scheme, which entitled the home owner to claim £400 from the cost of a new energy efficient boiler when replacing an old G rated boiler, has now closed to new applicants and holders of original vouchers must complete their installation and claim their money within 12 weeks of the voucher issue.
Many people applied for the voucher thinking they could simply DIY and claim £400 off the cost of the boiler. Others thought they would get the £400 before the boiler was installed and use it to pay the heating engineer. The fact that the boiler has to be installed by a fully qualified engineer, who then has to verify the claim, explains why there are many more voucher applicants than monies claimed.
DIY is forbidden in anything to do with gas installation of any kind and attempting to fit boilers without the necessary qualifications and experience can be suicide. Our own project page http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/gas_safety.htm
gives more information on the dangers and regulations involved with Gas fitting.
Can I take the hot supply for the shower from the existing
supply for the hot tap in the shower room?
Say at under floor level?
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