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    • By MSE Andrew Verified User verified user 12th Jun 17, 6:13 PM
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    MSE News: British Gas launches 'Local Heroes' website to help you find tradesmen
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    • 12th Jun 17, 6:13 PM
    MSE News: British Gas launches 'Local Heroes' website to help you find tradesmen 12th Jun 17 at 6:13 PM
    British Gas launches 'Local Heroes' website, offering quotes for a range of jobs around the home from local plumbers, electricians and other tradesmen...
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    'British Gas launches 'Local Heroes' website to help you find tradesmen'

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    • gsmlnx
    • By gsmlnx 12th Jun 17, 7:26 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 7:26 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 7:26 PM
    There's already too many of these sites so another one is just a laugh. Cannot trust them either., full of bogus reviews and cowboys.
    Just go to your local council website and find their trusted tradesmen scheme and use that.
    • Doc N
    • By Doc N 12th Jun 17, 8:12 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 8:12 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 8:12 PM
    Tried it out for some prices - laughable for this area!

    £66-£81 to fix a dripping tap!

    More Pimlico Plumbers than Local Heroes. Going rate in this area between £15 and £30.
    • footyguy
    • By footyguy 12th Jun 17, 8:21 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 8:21 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 8:21 PM
    Knowing the standard of work they clearly allow some of their own tradespeople to get away with, I would treat their vetting of any third party with a fistful of salt.

    If you need a local tradesperson (and you don't already know one you can trust), best to obtain a personal recomendation from a friends, family, neighbours, etc you can trust.
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