Tag - construction

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 [...]

Ron Pye eliminating doubt of employing trades

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 [...]

free guaranteed trades

Employ our Guaranteed Trades Today – FREE

Employ our Guaranteed Trades Today. Ladies, wives, girlfriends, homeowners, I want to speak directly to you. It goes without saying that you are the Managing Director in your home, you call the shots, we men love to believe we are in charge, that of course is wishful thinking on our behalf!!! But at the end of the day what you say, often goes. I know this isn’t a very PC thing to say in 2015 but, I can only speak from [...]

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 [...]

Builders are service providers and service providers must abide by the law

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 [...]


Employing a Builder – The Honest Truth Part 2.

Here is a fact you may not know when employing a builder, the actions of this builder are not criminal actions they are a civil matter. You have to prove that in any court that he has acted in an unprofessional manner, that is not easy to do. You have to take this person to court and the costs of the court case will be yours if you don’t prove your case, that’s the law of the land as [...]

The truth about employing a builder

Employing a Builder – The Honest Truth Part 1.

I think I am right when I suggest your biggest concern when employing a builder and having works done on your property is the fact that you are going to be dealing with a total stranger who you really know nothing about. Think about it, what do you really know about this person? They may come with great recommendations but unfortunately you have no idea what is going on behind the scenes in this person’s life, how solvent this [...]

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 [...]

Fresh clash over blacklisting compensation scheme

Fresh clash over blacklisting compensation scheme

See on Scoop.it – Beat The Cowboy Builder Construction unions have attempted to block moves by contractors to contact workers over the blacklisting compensation scheme. Yesterday lawyers representing nine contractors involved in setting up The Construction Workers Compensation Scheme applied to the High Court to use the blacklisting database of 3,213 names to contact workers. But unions UCATT, UNITE and GMB approached the High Court to block the move. General Union GMB said that contractors were trying to press ahead unilaterally without union agreement on blacklisting [...]