Trading standards say advice on how to choose a reliable and trustworthy business for home maintenance and repairs or general building work is available from the national consumer advice service on 08454 040506. A list of Trading Standards approved traders can be found at this website.
People are advised to never have work carried out by anyone who knocks at their door. It is always best to seek two or three quotes from reputable traders. Ask friends or family to recommend reliable companies or use Trading Standards Buy With Confidence scheme.
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