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Listen to Ron Pye on Cowboy Builders – BBC Radio 5 Live

Listen again to Ron Pye on Cowboy Builders – BBC Radio 5 Live Did you manage to catch our CEO Ron Pye on BBC Radio 5 Live on Monday 9/11/2015? Ron was asked to contribute to the discussion regarding cowboy builders and how best to avoid them. Ron was joined by Liz Male, Chair of Trustmark and Harry Wallop, Feature Writer from the Daily Telegraph. The format of the show was for all parties to share opinions and provide some tips [...]

Ronald Pye to appear on BBC Radio 5 Live

BTCB MD Ronald Pye to appear on BBC Radio 5 Live

Beat the Cowboy Builder MD Ronald Pye to appear on BBC Radio 5 Live Our MD Ronald Pye has been asked to appear on the BBC Radio 5 Live Adrian Chiles show 5 Live Daily this coming Monday, 9 November 2015. The subject under the spotlight will be Cowboy Builders and all related issues. Ron will be joined on the show by leading figures in the UK construction industry and Government backed bodies that attempt to make an impact on the issue [...]

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UK Tradesmen and Tradeswomen – The Finest Available.

I think it’s about time we spoke about our fine UK tradesmen and women. Very few  speak on their behalf and that to me is totally unfair. Did you know that the UK is reputed to have the finest trades in the world? It’s a fact we should all remember, but they are having a bad time of it as well. They are caught between two fires, on one side the bad builders and on the other side by bad clients. [...]

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How to avoid the VAT fraud scam used by Cowboy Builders

How to avoid the VAT fraud scam used by Cowboy Builders You are probably the same as me when it comes to the issue of Cowboy builders and Rogue traders. I am absolutely sick to the back teeth about reading and hearing about them albeit they are a blight on our society, they are there and we will have to live with that fact, we are never going to be able to stop them operating. Why can’t we stop them operating! [...]

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Storm & Flood Damage Response Plan – FREE SERVICE

Storm & Flood Damage Response Plan – FREE SERVICE In the final part of this 3 part blog post on storm and flood damage I will be explaining to you how we have come up with a system to provide you with reliable, trustworthy trades when you need them the most. So, how do you access our Storm & Flood Damage Response Plan service? In the first instance let me tell you that this service is completely FREE OF CHARGE. You [...]

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Storm & Flood Damage Are You Prepared? Part 2

Storm & Flood Damage Are You Prepared? Part 2 Firstly, I would like to apologise for the late running of this update to my first post on this subject. We have been upgrading our servers which has led to a few gremlins in the system but thanks to our tech’s we are back up and running. It is an unfortunate circumstance when storm & flood damage strikes rogue traders know you are distressed and you will do anything for help. They [...]

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Storm & Flood Damage Are You Prepared?

Storm & Flood Damage Are You Prepared? Firstly, apologies for being the prophet of doom, but storm & flood damage is a huge issue here in the UK and worldwide. What happens in the event of a major weather surge, inevitably properties will suffer damage or be flooded out, sometimes both? We in this country are undergoing a change in weather conditions and we have to learn to manage storm & flood damage. It’s a fact that we have to accept. The [...]

Service Provider? You need us

Service Provider? You need us more than we need you…

Part 2 of a 2 part Blog. As we discussed in part 1 we have a system in place that will provide you with all the documentation you require. There is a charge for these documents. In addition to this we will enter you onto our Service Provider data base. This data base is operated by our sister company The United Kingdom Federation of Builders. [UKFB]. This company is also trademarked and this allows you to offer your services as fully [...]

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Service Provider? You could be breaking the law…

Are you a Service Provider? A Builder? A Trade? You could be breaking the law. This blog is specifically for tradesmen and women operating in the domestic service industry. Builders. Every person operating a service for payment needs to read this blog; this is for your own protection. What you are about to read should shock you. 94 percent of you are acting in an illegal manner by operating the way you do at this time. The first thing you have to be [...]

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Employing a Builder – The Honest Truth Part 3: Consultancy Service

Our final service that we offer is our Building Consultancy service, which at this time our busiest service. This service deals solely with complaints about bad building work, rip offs and all the usual cowboy practices that go on. Let’s explain our consultancy service in a bit more detail. Consultation is a meeting or discussion with an expert, such as a medical doctor, in order to seek advice. Now this presents a quandary, the fact that the only consultant anybody really thinks [...]