Getting Home Improvements Right First Time Is Essential, According To Ratedpeople.com

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A quarter of British home owners are planning to make considerable improvements to their properties this year but, with the recession still lingering, getting it right first time is essential, according to Ratedpeople.com, the UK's largest match making service for home improvers and recommended tradesmen.

To ensure that all improvements are carried out correctly, certainly for the more complex jobs, we recommend that home owners consider employing professional tradesmen - even the most simple of jobs have the potential to go terribly and expensively wrong.

A quarter of British home owners are planning to make considerable improvements to their properties this year but, with the recession still lingering, getting it right first time is essential, according to Ratedpeople.com, the UK's largest match making service for home improvers and recommended tradesmen.

The recent survey revealed that one in ten home owners are looking to improve their homes in 2009 and if every job is completed correctly first time, the work has more chance of being completed within the planned budget. Any DIY mistakes have the potential to be very costly to correct and as a result, can throw a project completely off course.

Ottokar Rosenberger, Sales and Marketing Director of Ratedpeople.com, commented: "The findings are very positive and show that despite the recession and subsequent fall in the housing market, individuals are still keen to improve their homes. However, ensuring that all projects are completed correctly first time is crucial if they are to gain the maximum benefits of having the work done."

"To ensure that all improvements are carried out correctly, certainly for the more complex jobs, we recommend that home owners consider employing professional tradesmen - even the most simple of jobs have the potential to go terribly and expensively wrong."

Indeed, not all insurance policies cover home improvement work that is carried out by a non-professional and it has been suggested that as many as 5.2m people have carried out electrical work in 'high-risk' areas such as kitchens, bathrooms and gardens this year, leaving them without cover should things go wrong.

Whether seeking anything from local builders and local plumbers though to finding a registered electrician, Ratedpeople.com can assist home owners who are looking to improve their properties with quotes from tradesmen spanning over 25 separate trades.

Every month, Ratedpeople.com manages over £30m in home improvement projects with more than 1,000 tradesmen signing up, making it the UK's largest match making service for home improvers and recommended tradesmen. The site has more than 55,000 ratings to date and its system ensures that tradesmen are only rated by the customers who find them through the site. The result is one of the fairest and most robust rating systems on the net.

For further information on how to source a recommended tradesperson in your area, visit Ratedpeople.com

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