Stand out from bogus builders as a rated tradesmen with the CPA

A recent BBC investigation uncovered that tradespeople can fraudulently advertise their services on two trusted trade sites without having any experience. Such a discovery is likely to increase fears over rogue builders, making it more difficult to attain work via online trade websites. However, becoming a rated tradesmen with the CPA will ensure that won’t happen, and here’s how: The … Continue reading

5 reasons why it’s paramount for a trader to join an association of tradesmen

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According to a recent survey regarding public fears over rogue builders, 32 per cent of the 2,000 people surveyed claimed they were not pressing ahead with building work because of concerns about “dodgy” tradespeople. Therefore, joining a reputable association of tradesmen is arguably more important than ever before. Fortunately for traders, joining an association of tradesmen will ensure that they … Continue reading

Meet the consumos – here to help you win more business

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s the consumos. Sumo Yuki, his wife Akiko and their new dog are on a mission to help raise standards across the industry and reinforce the message that as a member of the CPA, installers will win more new business due to consumers trusting the brand. Jeremy Brett, director at the … Continue reading

Protecting consumers from rogue traders

Become a trusted tradesman with the CPA

When you’re planning any home improvements its always wise to be cautious. It can seem difficult to find a reliable tradesman. You may have contacted several builders but they are all too busy at the moment. Perhaps a friend recommended someone but they are on holiday or you are unable to contact them. Then you have a chance meeting with … Continue reading

5 ways to successfully promote reliability in your construction business

Reliability and trustworthiness: Important tools for any business Although modern homeowners are becoming more and more savvy to the techniques of untrustworthy cowboy builders, there are still plenty of ways that reliable tradesmen and installers can set themselves apart and stand out from the crowd. At the CPA we’re committed to successfully connecting accredited home improvement installers with consumers. Here … Continue reading

Builder, contractor or home improvement company: which is best for your building project?

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Before undertaking any sort of large scale building project, it’s important to ensure that you are employing the ideal person for the job in order to receive the best service possible. There are various options to consider but most notably; Builders, contractors and home improvement companies who each have their own unique benefits they can all bring. All three avenues … Continue reading

Which accreditations should you look for in a home improvement professional?

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Believe it or not, a recent study has revealed that DIY spending in the UK has reached its highest level since 2008 with 12% of homeowners spending more than £5000 on improvements over two years. Quite clearly, there’s no better time to ensure that your chosen tradesmen or home improvement company is correctly accredited with the certifications necessary to ensure … Continue reading

CPA membership on the rise, further making us #TogetherStronger

How will the Consumer Rights Act affect trade?

A recent installer survey we conducted has revealed that we experienced a 25% spike in companies joining the CPA this year, compared to the same period last year. Already hundreds of elite installers make up our reliable membership base, the majority of which operate within the glazing of construction industry. Now with this continued growth partially helped by our successful … Continue reading

Why 70% of consumers believe that CPA members provide the most protection

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Helping build trust between homeowners and installers More and more homeowners are recognising the importance of selecting a reliable and reputable home improvement installer when looking to renovate their home. This not only ensures that they are less likely to encounter a cowboy builder but also means that they’re important investment is safe, with a high quality project almost always … Continue reading