Trustmark tradesmen can help you weather the storm

Trustmark tradesmen can help you weather the storm

After the storm battered Britain it has led to many properties needing urgent repair work and TrustMark, the Government endorsed quality mark for tradesmen, is urging homeowners to only hire reputable tradesmen to restore any damage to their properties.
The gale force winds has caused considerable damage across the country, whether it be fallen trees, blown down fences, damaged roofs or flooded properties caused by the accompanying heavy rain-fall.  TrustMark tradesmen are on hand to help as we are the only national ‘find a trader’ scheme that can help homeowners find the right local tradesman.
Stuart Carter, Head of Marketing at TrustMark said: “Following extreme weather conditions, bogus property repairers often trick people into paying high prices for unnecessary or shoddy work so I would advise consumers to be extra vigilant and only use reputable tradesmen you know are registered with either TrustMark, which is the only endorsement from Government, or a recognised trade association.  And never agree to have work done by somebody who turns up uninvited on your doorstep.”
Ray Horwood, Chief Executive of the National Federation of Roofing Contractors, said: “Our advice to property owners who are concerned about the condition of their roof is to contact a reputable roofing contractor for a proper assessment and, if necessary, to obtain at least three quotes for any works.”
APL Committee Chairman, Mark Gregory, Chairman of the Association of Professional Landscapers added: “Old fences, weakened by rot and decay are easily damaged or brought down by the high winds so employing a landscaper to do repair work on your garden can often be a bit hit and miss with homeowners facing a lottery of companies who promise to carry out the work.  Consumers can feel confident that by employing a TrustMark registered landscaper, the quality of work will remain high at all times and that a professional standard will be met.”
TrustMark is the only scheme supported by Government, industry and consumer protection groups.  It has the support of many partner organisations, including Age UK, Trading Standards Institute and Citizens Advice which are all aiming to raise standards within the industry and provide greater protection for homeowners in their search to find local, quality tradesmen.
To find your nearest TrustMark registered tradesman, please visit www.trustmark.org.uk