Incidents have been reported in Burnley, Colne and Morecambe where roofers have mislead consumers into having work carried out. In one case the householder was cold called by roofers and told they had been doing work at a neighbours and had noticed a tiling problem that could cause the roof to leak. The roofers promised a 25 year guarantee, the alleged work took one hour to complete and cost £1400. In another incident a gentleman with dementia was told work needed doing to his roof, which was not the case, and was taken to the bank for payment.
Trading Standards advice is to always say no to cold callers. The Safetrader scheme can help you find a trader in your area, contact 0303 333 1111 or go to www.safetrader.org.uk