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Checkatrade runs strict background checks on tradespeople before they can become members. Once they join, members agree to have feedback from their customers put online for all to see. We’ve published 2,038,049 to date. See our FAQs for our process on how we publish feedback.
Members promise to meet The Checkatrade Standard.
No other directory of tradespeople uses this model. The background checks and public feedback ensure that only reliable and trusted tradespeople get work through Checkatrade. They make sure that you can find someone outstanding to get the job done
Why use an FMB builder?
The FMB's strict membership criteria and dispute resolution service gives consumers confidence when looking to use a builder.
Upon joining our members have a minimum of twelve months trading & have passed credit checks, public record & director checks.
All members have signed up to our stringent Code of Practice and have agreed to abide by our Dispute Resolution and Complaintsprocedure, including independent adjudication through the RICS.
Members applying to join since February 2011 have had an inspection carried out on a job in progress.
All members can offer Build Assurewarranties on their work and all of our members are eligible to join the government-endorsed TrustMark scheme for tradespeople.
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What makes selecting TrustMark tradesmen so worthwhile?
A firm's technical skills have been independently checked through regular on-site inspections, as well as checks on their trading recordand financial status;
Firms have signed up to a code of practice that includes insurance, good health and safety practices and customer care;
The approved scheme operator has checked and will continue to monitor the firm's quality of work, trading practices and customer satisfaction;
Firms are able to offer an Insurance Backed Warranty;
Deposit Protection Insurance is available for consumers in the event a firm should cease trading;
Firms will be able to tell you about any building regulations you must comply with and may also be able to provide appropriate certificates;
If you have a problem or disagreement with the firm, there will be a clear and user-friendly complaints procedure to help resolve the issue;
The scheme is fully supported by Government, the building industry and consumer protection groups.
All of these checks will give you - Peace of Mind
If a firm displays our TrustMark logo you know that we have approved and inspected the firm through one of our scheme operators and found that the firm meets the required Government endorsed criteria as described above. Find out more on how to avoid rogue traders.
When employing a TrustMark tradesman always check they are 'licensed' for all the trades / work you are asking them to carry out. This can be done by looking on our website by searching under the 'trade' then 'their company name' and finally 'more information' - you will then see a list of the 'only' trades that the firm is licensed for under the protection and standards offered by TrustMark.
21 Dickson Rd Eltham London SE9 6RE UK 0208 3311552 / 07984183583 email@example.com