In the UK, one of the best and safest places to source a supplier is on the Trustmark site. They cover anyone from roofers, builders, drainage experts, carpenters and decorators.
For electricians there is the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting. Bit of a mouthful I know! Often, when you have had a property rewired, the certificate of installation will have the NICEIC branding at the top. To find an electrical installer – please click below.
For builders – there is the Federation of Master Builders. Again this is a useful site if you don’t have any recommendations from friends: http://www.fmb.org.uk/fab/
For curtains and soft furnishings it’s best to go to someone that has been recommended to you, but if you’re really stuck, go to the Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers website and search on there: http://www.upholsterers.co.uk/
We’ll talk more about upholstery, curtains and blinds in future podcasts too.
Anyway, I look forward to sharing the next post with you, so I’ll see you then. Happy Designing!