i'm currently using MyBuilder.com to get a tradesman for a bathroom fitting and we've decided to accept one of the 3 quotes we received. The tradesman we hired has asked for £1000 upfront for material costs, which he'll provide a written receipt upon me handing the cash over. However, I've asked for a list of requirements before doing so. Here's my email: and here is the response from the tradesman: He's basically refused most of my requests and as such I'm looking for any advice whether I'm being reasonable or not. He cites the reason he has references posted from previous customers on mybuilder, but my main issue with that, it's not impossible to get a friend to post a job, then leave a review. i don't want to read Mary is happy with his work, I want to hear from Mary herself. Any help will be greatly appreciated, cheers!