Approved Builders Tamworth: Doorstep crime has become increasingly sophisticated in recent times. It doesn’t take a lot of computer know-how to build your own slick, professional website – just Google DIY website and you’ll get hundreds of hits! And it’s not hard to tart up a van with smart logos and mobile phone contact details and to spend a paltry few pounds getting glossy business cards printed.
All of these are persuasive aids to doorstep crime, lending spurious legitimacy to crooks and conmen. Smooth and plausible and equipped with all this paraphernalia of business, these conmen can bamboozle and mislead hapless consumers into parting with their money, only to realise when it’s too late that the trader they trusted wasn’t a trader at all, but a rogue trader who has disappeared with their money, never to be heard of again.
How can we protect ourselves when we find ourselves in that bind of needing an honest trader but uncertain that the person at our door is trustworthy?
The Approved Trader Directory can help with that dilemma!
We approved traders before we include them in our Directory. By checking with us either online or at our freephone number 0800 888 6667, you can reassure yourself that the trader who has quoted for your business is a proper trader, with a traceable address, reliable certification and insurance, and a sound financial basis to the business.
We offer a screening and verification service that is a boon to both consumers and traders.
If the trader you are considering is not listed in the Directory, then consider inviting them to register. It will only cost them as little as £7 per month and will benefit them and their customers. Cheap, effective and reliable, the Directory does exactly what it says on the tin: it performs that basic but vital checks that reassure customers and make choosing a trader safer for everyone.