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Checkatrade.com is the trading name of Vetted Ltd and a subsidiary of HomeServe. The site operates as a directory of vetted and recommended tradespeople. It was founded by Kevin Byrne BCAb and originally headquartered in Selsey, West Sussex, before moving to Portsmouth, Hampshire, in 2019 following its acquisition by HomeServe.

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  1. J

    Gas patio heater service

    Anybody know local firm in Edinburgh Scotland who can carry out a service to a gas patio heater. Tried out the usual cleaning of pilot etc but burner ignites for minutes and starts giving a roaring noise and yellow flame. Could it be a gas/air mixture problem. Thanks.
  2. Gordon

    Oil Central Heating Quote

    Plumber has quoted me £9,000 to install 1300Lt Oil Tank, Grant 36e External Combi Boiler, 5 small radiators and 2 large radiators. No VAT. Plus another £100 to sign off. Electrician quoted £370 to supply Nest Thermostat and conect to boiler. Builder wants £500 to lay the slab for the oil tank...
  3. M

    Checkatrade changing telephone numbers

    Anybody else a member of checkatrade? Have they changed your telephone number? I thought it was odd that the phone calls Had checkatrade said before being able to answer. Am I right in being fuming about this I pay over a grand a year to this lot to advertise MY details and they have changed...
  4. L

    Checkatrade what's people's thoughts?

    hi I'm about to start up a business. I'm after some thoughts on checkatrade. What's people's experiences with them? As plumbers do people get much work from checkatrade? The fees seem expensive, do they seem worth it based on how much work you get from them? How long have you been trading and...
  5. K


    On another subject here but do any of you boys use checkatrade to promote your business? I never have and all my work prior to me moving from London to Devon where i'am now was generally through word of mouth and my old website via Google. I had a meeting with them last week, checked out all my...
  6. wildcard

    checkatrade on watchdog

    Got an e-mail from checkatrade today,There going to be getting a grilling on watchdog tonight for customer complaints.How ironic.
  7. W

    How many of you are on checkatrade?

    And how worthwhile have you found it? I've one friend who finds it very worthwhile indeed, no questions about it. But he says he's chatted to others who didn't have much luck.
  8. W

    checkatrade feedback

    Prob: Boiler not giving hot water. Comment: When he arrived all he did to turn two taps to filled the boiler then went. The tradesman was here 15 minutes overall. Voted 10 out...
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