Recommended thread

We're regularly asked on Twitter to recommend some tradesperson or another, so a quick reminder that the Recommended Tradespeople thread is where to look. There are hundreds of suggestions by BC readers (who have far more exacting standards than we do), which you can read in chronological order and search for your preferred terms.

A namecheck on the thread does not imply an endorsement from Brockley Central, although having said that, we recently used the thread to find RH Services, who cleared our garden brilliantly, going beyond the call of duty. So the system works...

Click here to read and recommend.

4 comments:

maisie_moo said...

It is definitely a useful thread (I found Murat the electrician through it, and he's really good), but there are a couple of limitations: it is becoming increasingly unwieldy (over 1000 comments) though the search function obviously helps to some extent, and there are quite a few dodgy looking recommendations from people who have posted exactly one comment on the forum, so you do have to be a bit careful.

arabin&out said...

The disqus system makes it difficult to search the thread for particular terms - you have to keep re-loading more comments at the bottom before you can search in all of them (using a 'find on this page' type search). Using the main site search function just directs you to the main post.

Brockley Jon said...

I would have to agree with maisie & arabin - it's become too unwieldy to be useful. I'm sure Nick won't mind me saying, as I've voiced this to him before, but I'd urge people to start using the Recommended thread on South East Central:
http://www.southeastcentral.co.uk/forums/recommended-people-and-services.111/

These tradespeople work across all our local areas, so we might as well pool our resources. Granted, there aren't as many recommendations on there yet, but the more people who use it, the more useful it becomes.

yummybrummy said...

I agree I would like site to be more usually friendly to search for a particular trade.I would like to recommend Aardvark Sweeps who not only swept my chimneys but arranged for my gas fire to be disconnected by a qualified gas installer
, chimney swept and fire reconnected in one day

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