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I Don't Do Windows

>> Wednesday, June 04, 2008

We have to have new windows put in the front of our house. Well, actually, we should replace all the windows in our house but we can only afford to replace 2 sets- which is five windows. And it’s not only the windows but it’s also the wood the reset them in as houses are built “around” windows now which makes replacing windows that much more of a pain.

So… to get a quote I have to make half a dozen calls to friends and acquaintances to get referrals, then I have to call the top two or three companies to have someone come out and give me quotes, then I have to decide between the quotes and materials, then I have to call back my choice of contractor so they can come out to do the measurements and order the stuff.

Wow, that’s a lot of work.

It would be so much easier if I could just offer my job up to contractors, Builders or handymen and have them bid it. Like you can at MyHammer.co.uk.

It’s free to upload a job and you are not under any obligation to accept any quotes you receive. And you can check the user rating system from real customers- it’s like getting referrals without all the phone calls.

The site is paid for by the tradesmen who use the service. It costs them nothing to register, receive leads or give a quote. They pay a small referral fee when they are awarded a job. It’s brilliant- a win/win situation for everyone.

The site is well laid out and looks really easy to use. Of course it’s only in the UK… For now.

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