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How much does it cost?

How much does it cost?

When it comes to hiring tradespeople, knowledge is power. Unscrupulous traders take advantage of customers who know little about the job in hand.

Our research gives you the advantage.

With the help of some of the highest rated traders on Which? Local, we've compiled information about more than 160 jobs across 14 popular trades.

Our guides include:

  • prices you can expect to pay for common jobs
  • typical completion times
  • useful advice from trustworthy traders.

Please note that this research was conducted in July 2012 and is currently being updated. Read more about our research methodology.

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How much does it cost?, Issue 14 - Boilers and heating: how much should you pay?

We surveyed recommended boiler and central heating engineers to find out how much you should spend on repairs and maintenance. Read more »

In Central heating, boilers & gas | Plumbers | House & home

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How much does it cost?, Issue 13 - Roofers: how much should you pay?

We surveyed recommended roofers to find out how much you should spend on 12 common jobs and how long they should take to complete. Read more »

In Roofers

Shower head with water

How much does it cost?, Issue 12 - Plumbers: how much should you pay?

We surveyed recommended plumbers to find out how much you should spend on 12 common jobs and how long they should take to complete. Read more »

In Plumbers | House & home

Cutlery

How much does it cost?, Issue 11 - Domestic appliance repairs: how much should you pay?

We surveyed appliance repair engineers to find out how much you should spend on 12 common jobs and how long they should take. Read more »

In Domestic appliances | House & home

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How much does it cost?, Issue 10 - Computer repairs: how much should you pay?

We surveyed recommended computer repair professionals to find out how much you should spend on PC repairs. Read more »

In Computer shops | Technology

Orange flowers

How much does it cost?, Issue 8 - Gardeners and landscape designers: how much should you pay?

We surveyed recommended gardeners and landscape designers to find out how much you should spend on 12 common jobs. Read more »

In Gardeners & landscaping | Garden centres | Garden

Plugs in socket

How much does it cost?, Issue 7 - Electricians: how much should you pay?

We surveyed recommended electricians to find out how much you should spend on 15 common jobs and how long they should take to complete. Read more »

In Electricians | House & home

Plaster being applied by a plasterer

How much does it cost?, Issue 6 - Plasterers: how much should you pay?

We surveyed recommended plasterers to find out how much you should spend on 12 common jobs and how long they should take to complete. Read more »

In Plasterers | House & home

Painter and decorator working in a home

How much does it cost?, Issue 5 - Painters and decorators: how much should you pay?

We surveyed recommended painters and decorators to find out how much you should spend on 10 common jobs and how long they should take to complete. Read more »

In Painters & decorators | Maintenance & handy man | House & home


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