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Tradesmen never get back to me

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Grace76 Wed 29-Jul-20 16:51:13

Has anyone else experienced this it can't just be me. It's so difficult to find a tradesman to some decorating. I've had s different ones who have come for a quote but none of them got back to me. They don't even reply when you chase them. And a few others who said they will call me the following day about coming to do a quote and I haven't heard back from them. Is this normal?

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NotSuchASmugMarriedNow1 Wed 29-Jul-20 16:52:49

They often don't want to take on small jobs in my experience. How much work did you want doing?

Grace76 Wed 29-Jul-20 16:56:17

I'm wanting a full makeover of my living room and stairs. From skirting boards to doors and handrails everything. That's not small.

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Bitchinkitchen Wed 29-Jul-20 16:57:52

Grace76

I'm wanting a full makeover of my living room and stairs. From skirting boards to doors and handrails everything. That's not small.

If its just one room and a staircase, it is pretty small. I'd just keep chasing if i were you.

Lunaballoon Wed 29-Jul-20 17:00:11

You’re not alone. It’s very frustrating but I guess the good ones can pick and choose.
I just wish they’d say they’re too busy/not interested right at the start.

TiddleTaddleTat Thu 30-Jul-20 18:22:16

Yes it happens a lot where I am too. They either don't get back with a quote or they overprice it if they don't really want the job anyway. Ask around and be persistent and you should find someone in the end. It's frustrating thought

Mosaic123 Mon 03-Aug-20 00:05:41

That's quite a few different skills needed. . Try getting any electrical work done, then the wood part (carpenter), then the decorating. Might be easier?

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