Hi just thought I would start this discussion to try and network with trades in the area to try and help each other out with work.
We all know that we have the proper insurance and can get info on each other to see if they couldíve a fit for your company if we can all work together and use each other we could possibly make this community worthwhile are a scaffolding company based in Colchester
Click here to see list of members in London/Essex/Suffolk@KS Scaffolding, @Decorators UK Ltd, @Boilermedic, @PCFIX,@ Meantime Rollers, @Van buddies, @Trademate, @London Renovations, @Jim Phillips, @Williamconnors, @Georgi, @Decorators UK Ltd, @Kier, @Pa construction, @Leo mitchell, @Micky Connolly, @UK Asbestos Solution, @BrianR1, @Polytech, @Clearchoice 4you, @Tsplumbing1, @EPC Choice, @Jack1992, @EnviroVent SE, @Rupert Goss, @Torrix, @1IBUILD, @LWAR Services
13-08-20, 23:00KS ScaffoldingNetwork for Suffolk Essex and london
@KS Scaffolding - this is a great idea! I've highlighted it on the homepage, and I'll work on directing members to this thread so that people can find each other 😊
If you go here https://community.checkatrade.com/pr...=editsignature you can also add a link to your thread on your signature - then it will show under your posts and give others more chance to find this thread.
@KS Scaffolding a great idea, I am Norfolk based but wish you luck - great post
20-08-20, 20:57KS Scaffolding
thanks for that I thought it was a good idea but as of yet I have no takers on it I know people have work relationships with different companies but if you never get a quote from anyone else you never know if there is a better company out there. Feel like if I was in Norfolk I could sort work out with you but Essex is stuck in its ways well thatís how it looks or no one uses the community
Its always good to have a network of trusted other trades, this is very important to me.
when I lived in Essex, I had a scaffold company I would always use. Iíd phone them up, pace the length of building - count the bricks to the soffit and an instant price would be given, backed up with paperwork.
for me it was always about - planing my work.
never about making money from other trades.
good work & great customer service in effect, brings in even more work.
yes definitely I would have given you the chance to price scaffolding when required on my job sites.
I rarely do exterior work, only bits for existing clients. I donít take on any new clients for exteriors.
I love doing them, but found the English weather was never on my side
Hi there, we're an IT consultancy helping clients with all software and hardware issues on either PC or Mac systems. We also provide AV and smart home automation solutions
24-08-20, 14:16Meantime Rollers
Great idea, Greenwich based. Great idea.
24-08-20, 15:35Van buddies
Fantastic idea we're on board we're Van buddies based in South London we offer removals, deliveries & waste clearances of all types.
Gary & Mark
24-08-20, 16:57KS Scaffolding
This is grate I was beginning to think no one was going to use this thread. Well hopefully we can get some more trades and we can network with each other to produce more work for everyone. There are companies out there that will charge us loads of money to network where here I know you pay for your advising but the community is included with that and we can all network together for free which will benefit all of us. The community is not used to itís full abilities we as the trades can use this to grow and make better companies and ultimately better lives for our selves and families. Please letís all get behind this and make it work
totaly agree Iíve been a networker, all my life, and I also love helping others,
if anyone is on LinkedIn that also a great place to connect.
the community is a valuable free membership benefi as is the offers that checkatrade work hard to benefit us all.
glad some traction is happening on this thread
guys welcome to the community great to know your around, and the services you offer.
look forward to reading your posts
@London Renovations I'm just sending you a tag here so you find this - it's the networking thread we spoke about 😊
Hi all. David trade mate.
25-08-20, 23:22KS Scaffolding
Hi @Trademate welcome to CATCOM
where are you based David and what do you do
25-08-20, 23:26KS Scaffolding
Hi @ToolTalk1 I have been trying to get my company on to LinkedIn for weeks now and all I end up with is a page for me donít suppose you know how to do it and if so could give me some insight lol. Got GNVQ in advanced ICT can wright a website in code with my eyes closed but canít get my head round social media lol.
25-08-20, 23:34KS Scaffolding
Hi @Big k l
what areas do you cover I run a scaffolding company and I am trying to get trades together from the same areas to network
25-08-20, 23:40KS Scaffolding
Hi @London Renovations
we would love to add you to our network we are trying to setup. Our aim is to put companies together from the same area that we can all trust and help each other with anything from advice to work.
we hope that this interest you
26-08-20, 00:45London Renovations
Thats great kev, will be great to stay connected and involved.
Keep us posted
0203 633 0400
awesome guys 👍
I found it hard too, it had to be set up on a computer first.
but LinkedIn has been transformed recently, they brought it up to date.
also lock your connections (contacts)
ive 8700 got so many wanting to connect to harvest your contacts.
Sorry I havenít replied sooner enough.
Iím in Chigwell in Essex
28-08-20, 21:24KS Scaffolding
Hi @Trademate thatís ok what is it that you do? We are in Colchester and a scaffolder company we cover Essex Suffolk and parts of London. We do want to start covering Norfolk as well but just trying to work out cost with logistics.
@Trademate @KS Scaffolding
Chigwell is an incredible place, I had a good few clients their when I was based in Essex 20 + years ago.
Our move to Norfolk created a challenge to start my buisness from scratch.
but it didnít take long to establish word of mouth soon gets around, & obviously Checkatrade has played a huge part in keeping me busy along with the Dulux Approved Decorator Scheme.
01-09-20, 10:02Decorators UK Ltd
Brilliant idea and makes so much sense.
We are a decorating company based but not restricted to the West London area.
01-09-20, 22:05Jim Phillips
Thanks for this. We are essex based in Havering and any other radius of 20 miles or so. A small family run painting decorating and handyman business. Hope all is doing well now we are slowly coming out of this hard time
@Decorators UK Ltd
Guys totally agree this is a fab idea, can never have too many companies in the network. 🤝
i used to be Essex based 20 years ago, had a client in ParkWay Gidia Park, opposite the park.
A brilliant job & client. 🤝
Great idea. Good work!
Electrical/mechanical, airconditioning, heat pumps, wall mounts, Fan-coil units, duct.
Cover essex london and surroundimg areas.
Simply Great ! Georgi Pest Control services if you need my help somewhere 07513528110 ! Together is better !
@Williamconnors itís great to network 🤝
do you also do wasps nests etc? 👌🖖
04-09-20, 15:13Decorators UK Ltd
Anyone on here offer a damp proofing service? If so please get in contact.
Hi Iím new to checkatrade weíre a scaffolding company based in south east London donít know if this thread is still going but I see the first post from ks scaffolding and think itís a good idea how many times have you been on a job and the customers 👍ask for other trades grate idea ks scaffolding
10-09-20, 00:09Pa construction
Hello Pa Construction here very new to checkatrade and wonít to get involved great idea kcc scaffolding for creating this.
welcome to #cat and the #cat com
since i first started out in buisness Iíve always networked.
I agree @ChelseaDave point about not knowing what you might get, as to seeing someone on a job & their work.
but hope our profiles should indicate what we are like.... but proof is in the pudding as they say. 🤝
Yeah I agree mate even as a scaffolder we see some shocking work.i canít seem to see Chelsea Dave comment but I had my house done last year and it was thru a recommendation for the builder had to get rid of him loads of cowboys out there hopefully as a member of checkatrade we can stand out from them
I suppose we have a head start as we can read the reviews before networking, but we all have the customer at heart 🖖
@p a construction
welcome to the community guys 🤝