Both sites will introduce you to trusted local tradesmen who can give free quotations.
You can gauge a lot from just a quick chat on the phone with someone.
The conversation you are likely to have will go something like this.
“Hello I am phoning to see if you could give me a quote to do some soundproofing in my home. I know what i want done and have fitting instructions to hand...." ( then you can quote from the relevant page or even email them a copy of the fitting instructions)
We would advise you to get a minimum of three quotes. Any recommended trades person should be happy to come to your property to give you a free quote. We are happy to chat to builders if they feel unsure about any aspect of the job.
Don’t necessarily go with the first builder, but the one who you feel most comfortable with. Checkatrade and Rated People have a fairly strong standards policy. There a lot of good, competent and highly recommended builders out there!
Things to avoid
Many builders , however experienced , may not have soundproofed a property before. They might be unfamiliar with some of the component parts. It is important that anyone quoting doesn't try to offer an alternative system, cut corners,or feel that some components we provide are not necessary. All the systems we offer are straightforward to fit and are effective if the instructions are followed. When things are left out the soundproofing will be less effective. Builders should be comfortable with your instructions as the client and with our web site instructions.