Trades Perspectives

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What makes a good contractor and what makes a good client?

At this Carbon Co-op Info Night we were joined by Bill Butcher from the Green Building Store, Gervase Mangwana from Waxwing Energy and Christopher Dawson from NestHaus to share their experience of being in the trade business.

Homeowners seeking to retrofit 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.