Beware of Rogue tradesmen
Cowboy contractors and rogue tradesmen cost the UK public around £1.5 billion each year. Rip offs and botched jobs cause misery and problems for years, not to mention unnecessary stress and worry. These figures may be upsetting – but lets concentrate on the good side! There are plenty of skilled and reputable tradesmen out there, its just a matter of seeking them out and this is well worth taking some time over.
The first port of call for most people is to check out Google, search for Flat roofing Essex for example and visit their website and have a good look around. ask your self a few questions – do they have a real address, not just an email address? Is there a landline phone number? Do they list any accreditations like Trustmark for example? Perhaps check with them to verify they are members. Ring the business to speak to someone, do they sound as if they know what they are talking about?
Other things to consider are do they show references or testimonials? What warranties and guarantees do they offer? Are their construction staff all DBS (formerly CRB) checked? Can you see pictures of any past work? Your property is a valuable asset, so look after it by using only reliable and reputable tradesmen to carry out your future projects.