Approved Builders Warrington: As the philosopher said – things aren’t always what they seem, and first appearances deceive many. It’s as true in modern day Britain as it was in ancient Greece. That pretty innocent girl rocking up to your front door touting for business for her family of landscape gardeners may not be as trustworthy as she looks. Or that smooth talking roofer, full of sincere looks and offering genuine sympathy for your plight, may be as rotten as the beams in your attic.
How can you be sure that the trader at your door is qualified to do your work, and not likely to do a midnight flit with your money?
Frankly, in this day and age you need proof. We can no longer take door step traders at face value. They may be legit, but it’s just as likely that they are scammers, solely intent on parting you from your money without doing the work.
So when that pretty woman knocks on your door, or that genuine-sounding trader touts for your business, take a deep breath and say ‘No – not until I’ve checked you out with the Approved Trader Directory!’
This simple Directory does exactly what it says on the tin: on payment of a small fee it approves traders, so you don’t have to. For a small fee, the staff at the Directory do fundamental checks to uncover the kind of information that every consumer needs to know: is this a legitimate trader, with a verifiable address and identity, and with all the necessary licenses, insurance and certification.
It doesn’t guarantee the quality of the work, it doesn’t say you won’t have problems with your trader, but it does assure you that the person is a bona fide trader who can be tracked down to a verified address if needs be.
If the trader doesn’t check out, then the business is not included in the Directory.