Unfortunately, there are still a lot of unregulated industries – landscaping being one of them, and this can sometimes prove daunting to homeowners who are looking to have work completed on their garden or driveway.
But fortunately, there are organisations in place where you can go to find reputable and trustworthy tradesmen. A great place to start is to look at http://www.trustmark.org.uk/.
What is TrustMark?
TrustMark is a government endorsed scheme. There are scheme operators who inspect companies providing services, and establish if they’re reputable and trustworthy tradesmen. Those companies who make the cut become TrustMark Approved, and they can bear the TrustMark logo.
What are the companies evaluated on?
They’re checked on their trading practices, customer service and technical skills, and have insurance backed guarantees available to cover high value work. All companies have their work independently inspected by skilled, reliable and competent local experts. There is also free information, advice & support available to you.
Why is it important to you?
TrustMark is important for homeowners as they know companies with this logo are reputable and trustworthy tradesmen. You can be sure these companies are vetted, inspected & working to Government endorsed standards. All of the Scheme Operators are audited annually by TrustMark, to ensure processes, standards and complaint procedures are being maintained.
Not sure which companies are TrustMark Approved?
You can search on the TrustMark website for local companies in specific trades. All you have to do is enter your postcode!
There are also many other ways to check the quality of landscaping firms, and to find the best of the best! For more information on this, click here.
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