Approved Builders Kings Lynn: It’s a big question. Consumers need to be protected from doorstep crime and from substandard work. But how can they know that the smooth talking salesman at their front door is legitimate?
Here at the Approved Trader Directory consumer protection is our passion. We set our Directory up as a first level of protection for you, the consumer.
So when that sweet talking trader shows up at your door, offering you a good price and promising to build that conservatory or give you a smart new driveway, welcome that person with a smile but ask them to wait while you check them out. If the business is the genuine article, then the trader won’t mind being checked out. If it’s a scammer, they will quickly make themselves scarce and you will have saved yourself the trauma of being tricked or robbed by a doorstep criminal.
Checking out a trader couldn’t be simpler. Just call us on Freephone 0800 888 6667 or use our website. If the trader is registered with us we will be able to give you information that verifies identity, address, licensing and insurance and offers information on bankruptcy.
If the trader isn’t registered, then you can politely ask the representative at your door if he or she would do so before starting the job. It will only cost the company £29.99 for membership, and once on the register, consumers will be assured that they have a minimum level of protection in verifying the identity of the trader or businessman.