Tag - builders

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 [...]


Trade Recommendation Sites – Good or Bad Thing?

See on Scoop.it – Beat The Cowboy Builder Trade recommendation sites and services, are they a good or bad thing? TRADE RECOMMENDATION SITES What is a trade recommendation site? They are sites offering a service to the general public. That service being: professional building trades that they recommend as being verified/accredited. Surf through the internet and advertising on the TV, we have a plethora of these types of sites. In fact there are dozens of them. Well all that glitters is not gold! The questions [...]


Exclusive: Builders use red-tape reforms to duck deals on affordable homes

See on Scoop.it – Cowboy Builders Exclusive: Builders use red-tape reforms to duck deals on affordable homes. Developers are using a new law intended to cut bureaucracy and kick-start the economy to challenge their obligation to contribute to the building of affordable new homes. Figures seen by The Independent show that the Planning Inspectorate is considering 10 appeals lodged by house builders which aim to cut or eliminate planning restrictions by claiming they would make schemes unviable. It comes amid a rebellion by [...]