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The trouble with trade recommendation websites

Trade Recommendation Websites – Discuss

Trade Recommendation Websites – The Elephant in the Room A difficult post but it’s time the debate was started Today we are starting a series of blog posts that tell the true story of our Service Industry with a focus on Trade Recommendation Websites. Our service industry is in our opinion, at this time, not operating to the best of its skill & ability. That is not a criticism of our highly skilled trades in any way. It is a reflection of [...]

Beat the Cowboy Builder Change the Game

Time to Change the Game

Changing the Construction Game. Beat the Cowboy Builder is changing. As times and events change one has to adapt and respond accordingly. This applies to companies as well. Time to Change the Game. We have noted, particularly in the last year, an upsurge in the activities of Cowboy Builder, Rogue Traders & Con-men. They are increasingly active and it is apparent that the problem is getting worse. To counteract this menace we are planning major changes in our future operations. Additionally, we have [...]

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Eliminating Doubt when Employing a Trade

Coming Soon – An Alliance to change construction Beat the Cowboy Builder are taking a brand new pioneering step in the realms of property renovation and repair. Our mission as many of you well know is to prevent poor works and to aid you the customer when you have fallen foul of shoddy workmanship or, as we all too often experience, something far, far worse. We want to eliminate the doubt when employing trades. It is our intention to give a new [...]

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CDM Regulations 2015 – Are You Protected?

CDM Regulations 2015 – What they mean to Service Providers. You may or may not be aware of the fact that you in offering your skill or service to a customer are automatically classed as a Service Provider. The fact that the customer is paying you for your service defines you in this category. There are certain rules and regulations that you have to legally have in place to ensure you are operating within the law. They are: The Service Providers Regulations: and [...]

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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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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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**Official Notification** – ‘Trade Bashing’ – 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 [...]


How Can The Guide Help You – Beat The Cowboy Builder

See on – Cowboy Builders Beat The Cowboy Builder’s mission to assist anyone who intends to carry out any new build, alteration, renovation, small works or extension to their property. Our expertly written guide gives you 20 specific management points that prevent any Cowboy Builder or Confidence Trickster from accessing your project. Beat The Cowboy Builder – The Guide is the ULTIMATE in Building Management Protection. The Guide is a 28 page, 19,500 word compendium of 40 years Construction Project Management [...]