Patrick Parle Property Maintenance

in Wales
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ChristabelChristabel Forumite
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My son is renovating his terraced house in Cardiff and the man above has put a card through his door. My son is tempted to use him but I am wary of using someone whose work you don't know.

Has anyone used him please or know of him or his reputation?



  • wrigglywriggly Forumite
    362 Posts
    Generally a card through the door means they're not very busy. They may be new in the area, but it may also mean they don't get a lot of repeat customers.

    The best builders are a pain to get a hold of, and inflexible about when they can do the job.

    My advice:
    1. Get quotes from at least two builders, and define carefully what is and is not included in the quote.
    2. Start with a small job, where there is not a huge loss if the work is shoddy.
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