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I have recently been let down by Rated People and after searching I've noticed that I'm not the first and certainly won't be the last. I paid £950 to get a flat roof replaced and also fix a few slipped tiles to my main roof. Laurence Burgoyne, DL Building Services gave me a quote and I accepted it. The leaks appeared days after the roofer left the job and for the past YEAR my house has had more leaks than it did before he started. Rated People removed his account only to reinstate it within a matter of hours, they say they are 'impartial' but I don't think they know the meaning of the word. Its about time Rated People got rated! www.facebook.com/RateRatedPeople
Tradesmen have to pay for your details to quote for your job, paying a monthly subscription, where do you think this money comes from ?? well it will get added onto your bill in most cases and with tradesmen only getting one in three jobs that have been purchased by them, they have a bit of making up to do before they have even started. Rated people are a middle man who make money of other peoples hard work and most quality professional tradesmen wont stand for that, save yourself some money and choose a nice local firm, who rely on doing quality work and thier reputation spread by word of mouth. don't buy into this national money making scheme.
I had a wonderful young man who decorated my bedroom. I met him and he was so nice, very pleasant, he presented me with a portfolio of work he had completed to which I was very impressed with, he knew what he was talking about which made me feel really comfortable and at ease.My room is now completed and it is beautiful and I am so pleased with the outcome. This young man was a perfectionist in every way and this was very evident in his work.I would recommend J Norman painting/decorating to you all who live in the Cumbria area.
I used Ratedpeople.com for the first time and was pleased with the job that phillip holloway decorating services did.Caulked around all windows and doors before applying 3 coats sandtex masonry paint to my newly rendered bungalow.He was a nice person and turned up when agreed.I am pleased with the finished result.
I needed some work done. put two jobs up on ratedpeople and was contacted by two contractors one for each job. the two used big company names (KD carpentry, and B1 interiors) when you look at the websites of these companies you will get very very very impressed, but when they came to quote me they turned up to be cowboy individuals not linked to same companies you see online. when i asked them if they were different to to these big companies, they told me all sort answers can only be believed by idiots !
one answer was: I used to have that domain name but I gave it up few years ago and that company took it. well if you used to won that domain how can you be real business for shutting old website down.
the other answer was: my website is currently down as I am uploading photos of projects, the website you see online is different company. well if it is different company how come you are using same name and how come I can't locate you on yell or anywhere else on the web.
I thought ratedpeople was meant to only allow genuine businesses to register and trade on their webiste, but so far seem the complete opposite.
Ghyllside Builders responded quickly regarding the problems with my leaking roof and carried out all the work promptly. They replaced felt and lead, repaired the fire wall, replaced a faulty gutter, and dealt with other matters pertaining to rain damage. I'm happy to have them return to do less urgent work later in the year.At all times Alan Purton emailed photos of the state of the roof, the ongoing repair, and the completion of the repairs, and his charge for all this was reasonable. All rubbish was cleared up, and the staff were quiet and pleasant over the time they were here.I would recommend Ghyllside to anyone with roof problems.
I had Lukasz from rated people decorate my bathroom he did a great job including putting up plaster boards to cover the horrid ceiling I had, he also put in spotlights which made such a difference in the bathroom, painted the walls and skirting boards. He did a great job, would use him again.
Rated.com is the worst site on the internet. This site is monitored and all negative comments are taken off. But the customer cannot comment! I don't understand this, surely it's down to us the customer to make a comment on how well the work is done!?!
Take the above company for example, this man is the worse cowboy in Leeds! He has been bankrupt so many times and all his services he cannot do nor his he qualified. He is a glorified handyman who drives around in a big truck doing nothing. He has 2 men working for him who know nothing about anything. Mr Thompson has caused considerable damage to many properties. No one can pin him down as he has several alias names he uses round wholesalers and suppliers in Leeds.
All the comments made on there about the company above are made by himself, which i am astonished at as i did not know he could spell!
Tree surgeon is one of his "skills" erm he doesn't even know what a hanging basket is! Electrical services is another one, he doesn't know how to change a plug!
Rated people you really need to listen to the customer not the tradesman.
Hi folks, Like the last poster, Jill, I've recently started using George from Perecz gardens. He's been quite excellent from day one, no complaints at all. So, my experience of rated people has been very good. This has been the first time I used the site though, judging by some of the other reviews it would appear myself and Jill struck it very lucky.J
I used Rated People and found a great gardener in George from Perecz Gardens. He is a good worker, cleans up and does everything asked of him. My garden now looks great. He is a very nice man and I thoroughly recommend him.
I used a tradesman from RatedPeople who was basically a con man and a very good one at that !I subsequently discovered he had a criminal background and had a number of failed companies behind him.After much discussion with RatedPeople I managed to leave accurate negative feedback - but it wasn't easy. To this day he is still on RatedPeople but at least my feedback is there.I've taken him to county court and won but doubt I'll actually see any money as he's good at hiding.I wouldn't trust RatedPeople as clearly they are on the tradesman side.
I used rated people for the first time and would definitly use them again, i used LG Electrical Services for a small job. The electrician was on time, did the job on a day that was convenient for me, was friendly and charged a very good price. I would use him again and recomend the site to family and friends.
don`t touch rated people. they don`t care as long as they get your money. I was asked if I would like to join rated people. sounded all good they said they would give me a free trial. so thinking this sounds good I stupidly gave them my bank details, two weeks later they had took 100 pounds out of my bank.phone them to say I was given a free trial , they did`nt want to know just had an e-mail of them saying my trial was cancelled but with with no refund . my advice would be don`t be a fool like me and give them your BANK DETAILS.
The guardian recently did an article abt the scam that some customers have experienced from agencies such as Rated people. Many of there so called quality builders have no qualifications and are not vetted or approved by them. There are also reports of customers negative ratings being removed. Instead use the government sponsored Trademark scheme. These builders are all approved and have proper insurance. Save yourself heartache and your hard earned money - stay clear!
S K Builders, SOUTHAMPTON.We invited 3 Rated People to quote for pointing our 100 yr old house. Shane gave us a reasonable quote (not the cheapest) but he gave us a first rate job. All builders that came on site were polite and respectful. The workmanship was very good and we are delighted at the finished result.We would have no hesitation to ask S K Builders to do any building work for us again, be it internal, external, large or small.Brockenhurst, HANTS.