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hello everyone
does anyone know if it's worthwhile registering with trust a trader
i think it's about five hundred quid to do so
has anybody done it??
 
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wisesparky

Trust a theif!!!!!
Thats all im allowed to say!
Use to be called something else and was on watch dog.
Be careful matey
 

brs73

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is trustmark only supported by nic because i'm registered with elecsa???

just read that wisesparky,cheers
 
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Kris

is trustmark only supported by nic because i'm registered with elecsa???

just read that wisesparky,cheers

I was gonna go with NAPIT and they use trustmark so don't see why you cant and if I remember its only about 30 quid a year
 
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WarrenG

Trustmark are a government backed co. for trusted traders.
 

brs73

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does anyone know if trust mark accept people that are registered with elecsa. or do you have to a be nic/napit *****!!
 
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WarrenG

does anyone know if trust mark accept people that are registered with elecsa. or do you have to a be nic/napit *****!!
Think you can join directly? Costs through Napit are £51.75 depends if you think its gonna be any use to you?

How many people do you know who knows Trustmark? I have never had one call from it and hence don't intend to renew.

Trustmark scheme operators. You maybe able to do via ECA as Elecsa are owned by them?
 
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brs73

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i've just 'filled the boxes' on the trust a trader website
waitin for a call
they had a list of their bodies they're associated with and elecsa was'nt on the list.
just wondered if anyone from elecsa is on there
i keep hearing trast a trader ads on talksport and lbc so i presume that there's work to be had
can anyone give me any pointers
cheers
 
I have been with Trustmark for 2 years and have had 1 re-wire from it last year. I've heard Checkatrade worth a go!!
 
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Alysse

hello everyone
does anyone know if it's worthwhile registering with trust a trader
i think it's about five hundred quid to do so
has anybody done it??
Trustatrader is a brill site.
members renew at 91%, really really works. have a look at the press and pr bit on the site. i was skeptical but works for us!!
 
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acat

Would not touch it with a barge pole who are they what are they and as a sparky if Im asking that what would joe public make of them. As per previous posts Id go down the trustmark path.

Chris
 
S

Sparkydan

Ive had trust mark for about 2 years and got my first job from it this week.
 
M

matt456

Trustatrader is a brill site.
members renew at 91%, really really works. have a look at the press and pr bit on the site. i was skeptical but works for us!!
Take it you work for them then:rolleyes:
 
Take it you work for them then:rolleyes:
hahaha, im with you matt ;)
 
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Brighterspark

I've been a member of trustatrader.com for 3 years now and i can't fault it.
yes it's around £500.00 a year but i make that back within the 1st couple of weeks every time.

have a look at the site- and look at my advert-

look for electricians in WD6 and you'll find me ( Brighter sparks electrical )

i get around 75% of my work through trustatrader.com and have built up alot of good reviews, which in turn have got me more work-

from talking with customers that found me on the site, having lots of good reviews was a big part in why they chose me.

anyway, just though i'd say my bit-

the more doubters, sceptics and haters the better !!! ( more work for me. lol):)


pete white
Brighter sparks electrical.
 
I've been a member of trustatrader.com for 3 years now and i can't fault it.
yes it's around £500.00 a year but i make that back within the 1st couple of weeks every time.

have a look at the site- and look at my advert-

look for electricians in WD6 and you'll find me ( Brighter sparks electrical )

i get around 75% of my work through trustatrader.com and have built up alot of good reviews, which in turn have got me more work-

from talking with customers that found me on the site, having lots of good reviews was a big part in why they chose me.

anyway, just though i'd say my bit-

the more doubters, sceptics and haters the better !!! ( more work for me. lol):)


pete white
Brighter sparks electrical.
hi pete,
i reckon your one of the lucky ones then.
just looked at your site and i have more reviews than you and a higher % score :p but find the ad pretty pointless.
all the calls i seem to get from this ad are for small jobs, perhaps its the area you are in :confused:
 
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philip962

You can join with elecsa and it is about £35.00 per year napit £50.00 ish a year and niceic more than napit just shows how much these people like to charge should be a standard price across the three
 
You can join with elecsa and it is about £35.00 per year napit £50.00 ish a year and niceic more than napit just shows how much these people like to charge should be a standard price across the three
thats trust mark phil, not trust a trader :p
 
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Brighterspark

guess i am,

either that or i'm better at turning initial small calls in to larger jobs through active sales. :p

hope your keeping busy...

:)
 
guess i am,

either that or i'm better at turning initial small calls in to larger jobs through active sales. :p

hope your keeping busy...

:)
your probably right there lol
im not sure i could take on too much more work anyhow as its been manic lately :)
just wish the ad had worked better when it was needed during the slow periods, would have saved me from the dreaded leaflet drop :eek:
glad to see it does actually work in some cases though ;)
 
guess i am,

either that or i'm better at turning initial small calls in to larger jobs through active sales. :p

hope your keeping busy...

:)
So what your saying is that someone ring for a light to be installed ANC you then convince them that they need a new fuse board. Pressure sales don't u just hate them.
 
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Brighterspark

So what your saying is that someone ring for a light to be installed ANC you then convince them that they need a new fuse board. Pressure sales don't u just hate them.

more like suggestions that work... and complying with the current regulations.

most installations dont have the gas and water services bonded, so that's a job that has to be done.

recommending an upgrade of an old crappy fuseboard for a decent consumer unit
isn't what i call "pressure sales" either- after all, it's our duty to make things safer/better isn't it?

:p
 
I thought u might bite ,, just pulling your leg. And as far as trust a trader they are just a poor rip off of checkatrade.com
 
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Search A Trader

Take a look at our website its a lot cheap. Search A Trader UK
 
any one used builderguide.co.uk ? its free to register but you only pay for a "lead" if a job comes up, doesn't say how much though!
 
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Dave 85

BuilderGuide, Checkatrade, Trust a Trader, trustmark, myhammer, Ratedpeople, the list just goes on and on. What worries me is that there are so many of these companys cropping up since the recession, preying on desperate tradesmen, that even if people do use them, they've got about 50 to choose from.

I have never really had much faith in advertising for a job that requires you to be in someones home, sometimes unsupervised, because generally people prefer reccomendation from someone they actually know, in my experience.

The kind of people who actually don't know anyone that can reccomend an electrician and have to resort to a stranger off the interent, are not usually the kind of people I want to be working for and the jobs are generally small.

I don't actually have any experience of any of these companies this is all just opinion.

Checkatrade seems to be the only one that gets any recognition within the building trade.
 
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