As usual there have been several reports of rogue roofers. In one incident a vulnerable consumer was quoted £220 for roofing work. When they came to pay the bill the trader said he was mistaken and he'd quoted £2,200. In another incident the quote was for £240 but when the householder came to pay the trader claimed they'd agreed £350.
Trading Standards advice is never do business with doorstep traders. If you need help finding a reputable trader for home improvements, property repairs or gardening services why not try their Safe Trader Scheme. For more information visit www.safetrader.org.uk or call Help Direct on 0303 333 1111.