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Beware the Cowboys! How to Check on Tradesmen

December 9, 2016
Photo: Yahoo News / SWNS

Photo: Yahoo News / SWNS

This horrifying sight is the result of a cowboy builder in Wolverhampton, UK, digging footings for an extension. No shoring up, no props. Result: the house next door begins to subside into the trench. To cap it all, the building company responsible was found to have no insurance cover!

You can read the full shameful story by following this link to Yahoo News.

The homeowner who employed this cowboy didn’t perhaps know how or where to check up on a building company. A good place to start is a website like Check Your Tradesmen, which gives helpful advice and a wealth of links for checking credentials and known trade history.

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