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r s.

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This trader is running full page advertisements in the Southend and Basildon Standard newspapers. In these adverts he is using the HIP logo, the company that provides insurance backed guarantees for consumers BUT only if the trader is registered as a member. This trader is NOT a member, and using this logo is in breach of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. He uses the logo to deceive consumers into believing they are protected by the Home Improvement Protection (HIP) scheme. HIP provide a deposit protection and insurance backed guarantee scheme that would protect consumers in the event a company stopped trading. Very relevant because this trader's previous company is being dissolved leaving unpaid creditors behind. SEE COMPANIES HOUSE FOR PROOF.
Consumers need to be made aware that they have no protection from the HIP insurance if they use Hanson Roofing and Building Ltd because the logo is being used illegally and used only to deceive.

Tip for consumers:
Check Companies House filings for former trading company New Style Building and Roofing Ltd to see how this trader operates


If consumers believe that the Confederation of Roofing Contractors (www.corc.co.uk) offers any protection from rogue roofers then consider the following facts based on personal experience
1) The CoRC provides no protection from cowboys and rogue traders. Until late 2018 they listed as one of their members a company called New Style Building and Roofing Ltd who carried out sub-standard work on my house, and then refused to deal with a complaint, which I had made through CORC complaints resolution process.
2) Proof of the sub-standard state of my roof caused by New Style Building and Roofing Ltd was provided to CORC who agreed I had good cause cause for complaint but were unable to resolve it with contractor making their published "complaints policy" of little worth to consumers. If a trader is a 'rogue' they have no power! And you have no recourse.
3) New Style Building and Roofing Ltd had their membership of the CORC removed, and are currently in the process of being dissolved, leaving unpaid creditors, including myself with a CCJ against them. Standard practice of dodgy traders!
4) The director of New Style Building and Roofing Ltd then did what many similar unscrupulous traders do, he started a new roofing company called Hanson Roofing and Building Ltd. AND GUESS WHAT HAPPENED NEXT CORC listed the trader under his new trading name. CORC ARE NO BETTER THAN THE MANY OTHER "TRUSTED TRADER" LISTING WEBSITES WHO'S MAIN FOCUS IS COLLECTING THE FEES OF TRADERS AND OFFER NO PROTECTION TO CONSUMERS.
5) Trustworthy and honest traders who are members of the CoRC and use their logo may wish to consider the value of being listed alongside a trader that has been proven to produce poor standards of work, has a CCJ against them and previously had membership removed.

Tip for consumers:
CoRC are similar to many "trader listing and review" sites in because their business model is to charge traders membership fees. They do not allow consumers to post feedback on the traders they list.


It has never ceases to amaze me how high street opticians still get away with the prices they charge compared to sellers like Glasses Direct. A couple of simple measurements for pupil distance and length of arms, plus a copy of your prescription and within a week or so you will get good quality spectacles by post. Cant fault the service or the product.


* the director of this company makes many false claims about his skills, qualifications and accreditation's on his website and customers should investigate him thoroughly before considering hiring.
For example his website states membership of the the National Federation of Roofing Contractors, accreditation to BSI 9001, and memberships of Mastic Asphalt Council, Constuctionline and Rospa. These are all false claims. He also claims his workers all served 6 year apprenticeships - false. Claims has in-house H&S specialist - false. See screenshots taken from his website pages.

*Personal information redacted by admin


MyBuilder.com are the worst 'review' website if you want to get
Truthful reviews about the traders they charge commissions from for
Referrals from their site. The business model allows rogue traders who
Change identities to keep old 5 star ratings from closed businesses and
Does not remove rogue traders even when they are given documentary
Evidence of the dodgy activities that led to the trader changing
Identity. MyBuilder are clearly only set up for one purpose - to retain
All the traders they list at all costs to keep their commissions flowing

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Great site to buy your glasses... very good customer service and the glasses were superb....


The * traded as New Style Building & Roofing Ltd (co reg 10529003) and now uses Hanson Roofing &...