rogue traders

Work of Rogue Traders “Disruptive and Dangerous”

Newly appointed president of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE), Alex Wildish, has pledged to spotlight the impact of rogue trading in a bid to raise awareness and drive quality across the industry. Alex, a consultant forensic engineer at Engineering Forensics, was elected as CIPHE president in June 2023, following a longstanding involvement with […]

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Heat pump installer gets suspended prison sentence for fraud 

REFCOM has praised Cornwall Council for bringing a dishonest heating and air conditioning trader to justice.  Adrian Miles, trading as Duchy Eco Heating, pleaded guilty to fraudulent trading after being prosecuted at Truro Crown Court for mis-selling heat pumps and taking payment for work he did not carry out. He was sentenced to 20 months imprisonment, […]

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125,000 ‘Cowboy Builder’ Complaints Made Since 2019 

Tens of thousands of homeowners in England are getting ripped off by cowboy tradespeople every single year, according to new research into Citizens Advice Bureau complaints from SGS Engineering.  The data, obtained through Freedom of Information requests, reveals that England is on course to accumulate over 30,000 cowboy builder complaints by the end of the year, […]

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Average £1,883 spent correcting work from rogue traders

A survey has revealed the price homeowners can pay in the UK by accidentally hiring rogue plumbers and heating engineers instead of professionals with proof of competency. According to the survey of 1,000 homeowners, commissioned by the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE), those unfortunate enough to have hired a suspected unscrupulous plumber or […]

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