Checking handyman competency

As most handymen or general maintenance people aren't always qualified in a profession, what's the best way to be sure they're competent to carry out small tiling and woodwork jobs?

Asked by Lou on 7th Oct 2022
Expert Trade Answers
"Personal recommendation
Photographic evidence
Time trading"
Answered on 7th Oct 2022 - Member since Sep 2017 - report
"Ask for previous pictures of work before and after or there portfolio"
Answered on 7th Oct 2022 - Member since Sep 2022 - report
"Always quick reviews and references if ots sounds iffy walk away.
Most handy people start basic and if its too cheap there a reason. Personally I give my clients an invoice / quote which always has my personal business address and Web links etc. This shows I'm a geniune maintenance person."
Answered on 7th Oct 2022 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
"Simply ask for at least two current and possibly local client references."
Answered on 9th Oct 2022 - Member since Aug 2022 - report
"I myself have a business page with all photos 📸of jobs, professions that I do all listed, with all recommendations from customers. And a real professional Handyman would never agree to job that they are not competent in doing 💯🤝🏻.

Kind regards Alex"
Answered on 7th Oct 2022 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
"Ask for there nvq or city and guilds qualifications certificate or cscs card or if they have a profile off work they have completed."
Answered on 7th Oct 2022 - Member since Aug 2022 - report
"Well id only ever employ from recommendation. You just dont know who uou are lettimg in your house these days......."
Answered on 13th Oct 2022 - Member since Jun 2022 - report
"Hi lou, as a handyman myself i always point people towards pictures of my previous work compleated and reviews from customers"
Answered on 7th Oct 2022 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
"By word of mouth eg from previous customers is always a good way to find out"
Answered on 12th Oct 2022 - Member since Jul 2022 - report
"Photos of there work. Check mine out if you like on Instagram I've got a page"
Answered on 7th Oct 2022 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
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