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Self check scheme introduced to combat cowboy tradesmen

New measures have been introduced by the Department for Communities and Local Government, to help protect the public from cowboy plumbers and other tradesmen. Self check schemes that allow tradesmen to check their own work are now required to meet higher levels of standards and to prove that they meet the right levels of quality. The government feels that this will give residents the peace of mind, that work carried out in and on their homes will be safe and up to the standards expected. From now on organisations and individuals running a self check scheme will need to be accredited to an international quality standard.

The Office of Fair Trading stated that, over 80,000 complaints were made about building or plumbing work in homes every year. Communities Minister Andrew Stunell said that this proposal will protect people even more from cowboy plumbers and tradesmen. He stated that, cowboy builders who leave behind a trail of dodgy and incompetent work, costs homeowners a lot of money, in order to put things right and it gives legitimate self check workers and the rest of the industry a very bad name. He said that they are determined to keep the cowboys from affecting the self check schemes. In March 2011 Consumer Direct received over 65,000 complaints from consumers about general home improvements, plumbing maintenance and repairs. They also received 15,000 additional complaints about the window and conservatory glazing sector.

Home Cure’s plumbing and heating engineers are fully qualified, certified and ensures that each job is carried out to the highest standards.

Any work our plumbers carry out is fully guaranteed, you are fully covered if anything goes wrong or the work does not meet your satisfaction. Home Cure’s plumbers are fully equipped with all the tools to carry out any job they take on. You will always get the service and quality you requested and expected.

Home Cure’s plumbers and heating engineers are all registered with Gas Safe Register. Plumbers and anyone installing or repairing gas appliances should be registered with the Gas Safe Register. You must have the relevant qualifications to carry out jobs involving gas appliances and to register with the Gas Safe Register. It replaced CORGI registration from April 2009. Anyone employed to work on gas appliances in the UK must be registered with the Gas Safe Register. Anyone or any organisation that works on gas appliances without being registered to the Gas Safe Register, is doing it unlawfully.