**Official Notification** – ‘Trade Bashing’ – Beat The Cowboy Builder™Beat The Cowboy Builder
Official Notification – Beat The Cowboy Builder™
Beat The Cowboy Builder™ is not a ‘trade bashing’ website.
Beat The Cowboy Builder™ does not and would never condone trade bashing or any such behaviour. We do actively report all instances of people lawfully prosecuted for wrong doing but we do not ever and will not ever point the finger at trades without proper evidence.
It has become increasingly apparent that the moral basis of which our company is founded upon is now a common thought amongst the trades of the UK.
We at Beat The Cowboy Builder™ have long been of the opinion that the plethora of ‘Trade Recommendation’ websites and services available to the UK public are becoming a huge confusion to the public when trying to choose a trade/builder for works. A trade may be a member of one organisation, but not another. They may have a good verbal recommendation but not hold any accreditation, how can the public know they are genuine?
We at Beat The Cowboy Builder see/hear/experience all manner of wrong doing from cowboys from all aspects of the industry. We also see cowboys operating who are current/past members of well-known organisations and/or Trade Recommendation services.
Let it be known that we also experience genuine trades being short changed or generally being ripped off from customers as well. This is something that has long gone unreported.
It has come to our attention that a growing number UK trades are of the thought that these sites, including ours, are being used to ‘bash trades’ or ‘give trades a bad name’.
Beat The Cowboy Builder™ is of the opinion that we, in the UK, have the best trades in the world. In fact, this is a common opinion in the industry the world over.
We believe in celebrating the trades of the UK, but, we cannot escape the fact that the cowboy builder is present and shows no immediate sign of going away. It is the cowboys who are giving our genuine trades an extremely bad name.
In our opinion, what the industry needs is: Regulation from a recognised source.
The ‘trade bashing’ and ripping people off needs to be addressed and must stop if our industry is to continue and thrive once again.
Beat The Cowboy Builder™ prides itself on our reputation and we will continue to do so. Everybody knows what the issues really are but most are afraid to say them.
That is where we are different; we will approach these issues head on. From both sides of the coin. We will report on all aspects of the construction industry based on an informed opinion. You, the public, would expect nothing less of us and we will deliver those expectations to the best of our ability.