Carbon Co-op Info Night: Trades Perspectives

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Have you struggled to find a good trades person? Have you asked for quotes that have come back wildly different? Are you puzzled as to why your contractor seems to be taking a while to get back to you?

This event aims to support a better understanding and communication between trades people and their clients. What makes a good contractor and what makes a good client?

WHAT: A chance to talk with trades people, find out what makes a good contractor and what makes a good client. WHEN: Tuesday 29th November, 7-9pm WHERE: Nexus Art Cafe, 4 Dale Street, Manchester, M1 1JW COST: Members FREE, Non-members £1 on the door BOOK: https://trades-perspectives.eventbrite.co.uk

People wanting to retrofit have often struggled to find the right contractor. Particularly for pioneering retrofitters, finding a trades person who will follow your plans is difficult. At the same time, trades people have met clients who are very knowledgeable on what works they want done, but less so on how to do them.

There exists a communication gap at times and having an openness and awareness on both sides to acknowledge limitations, and a willingness to learn and communicate well, we may be able support the whole process to be a little bit easier for everyone.

This event aims to start up these conversations with the help of Bill Butcher from the Green Building Store, Gervase Mangwana from Waxwing Energy and Christopher Dawson from NestHaus who have kindly agreed to come along and share their experience of being in the trade business.

Booking is essential!

Additional information Nexus Art Cafe is in the Northern Quarter which is close to multiple public transport links including: bus, tram, train (nearest station Manchester Piccadilly) The venue has a lift that is not always working. If you have mobility issues please email aneaka@carbon.coop to make arrangements with the venue. We will be using a microphone to ensure everyone can hear adequately. Vegetarian and vegan refreshments will be provided.


Missed this event? Listen to this recording of the evening’s discussion: 20161129 Carbon Coop Info Night_Trades Perspectives_ audio.mp3