Cooker has developed a fault. The internet has told me that the fault code means that the element needs replacing. I've always thought it best to support local tradesmen but I'm losing the will to live. I've left messages & called 5 different numbers this week and not one answer/reply. Is it this hard to find people in other areas or is it just me? Do I just give up & use domestic & general? and pay £££ for the privilege ?
I agree with Anec. The element on our cooker has gone a couple of times and we've purchased replacements from here . There are a lot of very helpful videos on the site and both times dh has been able to carry out the repair himself, in under 30 minutes. Definite faster and cheaper than trying to get a local tradesman to do the job. Especially when it went on 23rd December one time. I ordered the part online, it was delivered by lunchtime the next day (Christmas Eve) and do had fitted it by late afternoon. Good job, not sure what would have happened about Christmas dinner otherwise.
If it's a small job, have you tried a handyman? We have a couple around where I live who advertise locally. You might find something similar advertised in a newspaper window or if you have a local FB group?