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2016 - Say NO to Cowboy Builders

Cowboy Builders 2016 – NO More Scams!!

Say NO to Cowboy Builders and NO to scams in 2016 It’s a brand new year and I believe we need to look at adopting a new approach to it. A change of attitude is called for and the reason I say this is it has become increasingly evident to us that the Cowboy Builders really have come out to play this year. Since returning to work in January, that’s one month, we have had 27 complaints from the public concerning [...]

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Avoid VAT fraud by cowboy builders

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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ron pye managing director of beat the cowboy builder

Relaunch of Beat the Cowboy Builder Blog

Good day to you. My name is Ron Pye and I am the author of this blog page which is being relaunched as of today. I also operate two UK based Trademarked Registered Companies named: “Beat the Cowboy Builder” and the “United Kingdom Federation of Builders”. Both of these companies operate in tandem for reasons that will become apparent as you digest my future blogs. Using the knowledge I have accrued over 45 years of working in the construction industry progressing [...]

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Homeowners are being urged to be on their guard from rogue traders looking to cash in on the government’s Green Deal scheme.

Warning over rogue traders cashing in on Green Deal

See on Scoop.it – Beat The Cowboy Builder Homeowners are being urged to be on their guard from rogue traders looking to cash in on the government’s Green Deal scheme. Officials at the energy efficiency scheme Warm Up North say reports have emerged from the Citizens Advice of potential rogue traders taking advantage of vulnerable residents. Warn Up North enables residents to benefit from part or fully-funded energy efficiency measures, with Green Deal one of a range of funding options available. Ian Weatherston, [...]

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How to Spot Rogue Electricians and Avoid Cowboy Builders

How to Spot Rogue Electricians and Avoid Cowboy Builders

See on Scoop.it – Beat The Cowboy Builder Rogue Traders & Electricians You may not be able to check the background or the company that approaches you, but there are signs that can tell you if they are trustworthy and reliable. These are some of the top tips on spotting rogue electricians and avoid cowboy builders: Watch out for the builders or electricians who give you an extremely cheap quote or estimate, or who insists very much that he would start the job [...]

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Two Cowboy Builders are jailed for defrauding Anfield pensioners

Two Cowboy Builders are jailed for defrauding Anfield pensioners

See on Scoop.it – Beat The Cowboy Builder Two cowboy builders are jailed after fleecing vulnerable pensioners over building work on their homes. Dean Evans, 30, and Lee Hargreaves, 23, cold-called at homes of elderly residents in Walton and Anfield in the summer of 2013 and carried out poor painting, roofing and guttering work. Liverpool Crown Court heard how the work was of poor quality, that they didn’t give the required paperwork or cancellation notices and failed to return and put right [...]

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Rogue Traders in Mablethorpe - Lincolnshire Police

Rogue Traders in Mablethorpe – Lincolnshire Police

See on Scoop.it – Beat The Cowboy Builder Detective Constable Sarah Wright of Louth CID is hoping to alert residents of Rogue Traders in Mablethorpe and surrounding areas about who appear to have been operating there earlier in the month. The offence was committed in the few days prior to 17th May when it was reported to the police. An elderly resident of Marian Avenue, Mablethorpe employed a man purporting to work for a gardening company called Lincolnshire Garden Maintenance, after a leaflet [...]

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Warning after suspected rogue traders hit Thetford area of Norfolk

See on Scoop.it – Beat The Cowboy Builder Police are urging residents in the Thetford area to remain vigilant after a suspected rogue traders incident. The warning comes after workman cold-called at an home in Whitepot Road at Methwold Hythe offering driveway services. The home-owner agreed to have work carried out, but the workers returned later and demanded more money that what was originally agreed. It follows a similar incident yesterday in Great Dunham where suspected rogue traders demanded more money for work [...]

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Homeowners are being urged to be on their guard from rogue traders looking to cash in on the government’s Green Deal scheme.

Homeowners cancel repair jobs due to lack of trustworthy builders

See on Scoop.it – Beat The Cowboy Builder Survey finds over 20% of homeowners are shelving or delaying plans for work on their homes because they cannot find trustworthy builders. Homeowners are not undertaking repair and maintenance work because they find it too difficult to find builders they can trust, a survey has found. The survey of over 1,500 homeowners for consumer group HomeOwners Alliance and quality certification body TrustMark found 58% of homeowners reported difficulty finding a trustworthy builder. Among those that [...]

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