How to Avoid Cowboy Builders

According to recent research over £3.2 billion is spent in the UK on home improvement every year. But disturbingly, over £700 million is spent having shoddy work, done by unscrupulous cowboy builders, put right!

So, whether you’re re-plumbing your bathroom, building an extension or having new windows and doors installed, how do you avoid being duped by a dodgy tradesman?

Here at Lockwood Windows, we know we only provide the highest standard of products and service, whether we’re manufacturing and installing windows and doors to 16 houses on a new building development, or fitting a new composite front door for our next door neighbour. But how do you know you can trust us?

To be 100% sure of your chosen tradesman, we recommend:

  • asking for references and following them up

  • reading reviews/testimonials from customers (and not just those on the company’s own web site)

  • asking to see examples of their work

  • checking their professional accreditations - for example we are registered with FENSA and are on the Top 100 register of the Master Window and Conservatory Installers Association.

  • check the company or individual on which allows you to confirm that the company really exists and whether they have any CCJs against them.

  • Above all you have to feel comfortable and confident in your tradesman’s capabilities; and trust them to do a fantastic job - not one that could leave you needing the services of Melinda & Dom from Cowboy Builders!