Finding a tradesmen to fit LVT / MyBuilder?

Gloucestershire here. So having tried (and largely failed) to get pretty much any responses from local carpenters / trademen to fit flooring / skirting I thought I'd give MyBuilder a go with an abundance of caution. Any words of advice here? Having been stung before by dodgy 'tradesmen' I feel like a fish in a barrel, no different than going through checkatrade and looking for a roofer.

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  • KxMx
    KxMx Posts: 10,545
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    Have you tried local carpet shops who also fit LVT? 
  • KxMx said:
    Have you tried local carpet shops who also fit LVT? 

    They won't go near you unless you purchased their flooring unfortunately
  • ThisIsWeird
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    Keep trying local for fitters, and check their reviews. Facebook is good - are you on a 'local' page? If so, ask. You should see a pattern - a few names, all 'highly recommended', but then sift through to see how varied the comments are, so more likely to be a genuine variety.

    Mil had LVT fitted throughout her bungie, and found an Amtico style which she preferred. Problem - it was approaching £10k, and the local flooring shop had a seeming monopoly on it. A care visitor highly recommended a local father-and-son fitter, and he said he could also source it, and was £ks cheaper. Others backed up this recommendation. The job was first class.
  • Robin9
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    I agree with TIW -  Local Facebook pages and contact the recommended ones. Avoid Check A Trade / MyBuilder - uour good local tradesman won't use them.
    Never pay on an estimated bill
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