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By Mark, Nov 27 2018 11:52AM

The number of trade directory and lead generation websites seems to be ever-increasing! Just when you think you know them all, a few more pop up.

I've even done my own market research to try and figure out which ones the general public know about and trust.

Recently UIL has joined the following pages:

- My Hammer

- Houzz

- My workman (bit of a sexist name that one eh!?)

- My Job Quote

- Next Door

- ScoopLoop

Before that UIL mainly focussed on Rated People and My Builder. But I am now pondering, is online "chatter" replacing good old word of mouth or is it working alongside it?

Personally, if someone I know recommends a tradesperson then I'm quite likely to get them in to quote, whereas online forums can be completely hit and miss and without knowng the credentials of who is saying what how do you know if you can trust their opinion or not?

Check A Trade is a directory, a bit like the yellow pages - a business pays to advertise and then a customer could look up the tradesperson and then contact them directly. The customer choses the builder.

My Builder and Rated People are lead generation websites, whereby the customer advertises the job and then the tradesperson pays a fee to "buy" the customers contact details and provide a quotation. The builder choses the customer.

Is printed advertising dead now, do people still respond to ads placed in local newspapers and magazines?

What about local blogs, has this replaced the good old "small ad" in a newspaper?

Then there are local Facebook pages which are like virtual word of mouth, personally I respect what a local person says more than a random forum I might have found.Maybe thats becuase I trust a local trades person more, but I dont know why. Is there logic behind it?...

By Mark, Oct 17 2018 09:13PM

So with the property investment strategy on the back burner and the conveyancing ongoing (why does it take so long? There simply is no excuse...) I turn my attention to handyman services, carpentry and interior/landscape design....

...No job is too small and I am happy to work on an hourly rate or day rate if that is what you want. However, I find that most customers prefer a fixed price written quotation.

Aside from the hands-on jobs, I also offer more academic/professional services like interior design, landscape design, project management and specialist stone consulting. As these services range vastly please contact [email protected] to discuss in detail.

For every job that UIL (Upcycle Interiors Limited) work on, the customer is provided with a fully transparent written quotation fully describing what is included in the job to avoid future confusion. I always clarify everything before I begin and if the job changes I keep the customers informed of any decisions. Your written quotation will be fully broken down so you can see how I have arrived at my price and you will have the opportunity to add or omit any aspects of the job to meet your budget. I offer a professional service and am punctual. Payment can be made by online bank transfer or cash, whichever the customer prefers.

At present I am covering all of SE4, which is around 12,000 dwellings and seems to keep UIL busy enough! This includes Brockley, Lewisham, New Cross, Deptford, Ladywell, Crofton Park and South Bermondsey. If your property falls outside of these areas please don't hesitate to ask for a quotation, I've recently completed work in SE15 and SE8. If your job is relatively small and very far away UIL will still be happy to quote but may need to add a small amount for time taken travelling - like I said, I'm fully transparent with my quotations and am always happy to discuss the costs and work with you to find creative solutions to bring your job in for the right price.

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