Eliminating rogue trades
Over the past year, 6.7 million UK adults have been impacted by a rogue trade
Checkatrade is on a mission to stamp out these cowboys for good, and has been doing so since 1998. Read on for news about how Checkatrade is getting rid of the rogues, plus key cowboy watch outs and what to do if you’re affected.
How to make a complaint
What should you do if you need to report a tradesperson?
Trade demand booms while supply chains suffer
There’s a high demand for tradespeople at the moment, which is a double-edged sword for our members.
How to find a good tradesperson
The majority of tradespeople are hard-working, reliable and will do a good job, but we’ve all heard of the cowboy horror stories.
Could you spot a rogue trade?
Are you one of the 1 in 5 people who would consider chancing it with an unverified trade? Beware! It’s not as easy as you might think to spot the cowboys from the good guys.
Rogue traders can leave homeowners out of pocket and, in many cases, in a worse position than when they started. Our real-life stories show just how easy it is to be caught out
Caught out by a cowboy? Our expert members are on hand to help make your job right. Here are just some of our Trade Hero reviews
THE EXPERTS Absolutely magnificent work! THE VERY BEST! Gas and Plumbing Work. EVERFLOW have corrected what VERY MANY ENGINEERS of a nationwide firm have failed to identify or correct over MANY years! Everflow identified and corrected plumbing problems caused by a previous incompetent plumber. I recommend them wholeheartedly particularly to anybody worried or needing reassurance. Nothing was too much trouble to them
“I contacted Magnum Electrical to assist with an external electrical fault. I received an immediate reply to my enquiry, with an appointment within 2 days. The electrician arrived on time and completed a thorough check where he isolated and corrected the fault. An excellent all round service which I can highly recommend.”
“After a botched job done on the shared chimney, Simon and Lewis sorted out what other left as a finish job. Simon not only did a fantastic job on the leadwork, he replace tiles [our last trade] had broken and just stuck back down with a resin, they had also removed the old lead and just painted the brickwork with the same resin. This was strip and new lead replace were the old use to be. Slates were used to replace broken ones they had stuck down. Thank Simon and Lewis proper roofers can still be found.”
“After a botched DIY job I lost lighting in part of the house. One electrician came around, but could not fix and gave badly informed guidance. I then called Shine Tech. They came around the same day, properly investigated the issue and fixed it in no time. This is how you know that you should trust the professionals. Took a lot of stress off my shoulders.”