Rogue traders/builders always manage to hit the headlines, but fortunately, rogue traders don’t last long and there are steps you can take to protect yourself!
While there are no formal qualifications for builders, most reputable firms will be part of a membership scheme such as the Federation of Master Builders. Always ask for proof of membership and for true peace of mind contact the trade association directly to confirm.
Pawlus are members of FMB; they have a handy search tool:
Trades like plumbers and electricians must have certain qualifications. Ensure plumbers are Gas Safe registered and electrical contractors are registered with a Competent Person Scheme, such as NICEIC or ELECSA.
And as mentioned in our last post ask for recommendations and see completed projects!
Have you been a victim of rogue builders?