Builders back bid to drive up stan­dards

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

THE Govern­ment is right to try to drive up stan­dards and im­prove con­sumer pro­tec­tion in the build­ing in­dus­try, say the Fed­er­a­tion of Mas­ter Builders (FMB).

Brian Berry, of the FMB, says: “For too long the im­age of the build­ing in­dus­try has been blighted by the un­scrupu­lous prac­tices of those op­er­at­ing in the in­for­mal econ­omy. The de­ci­sion to ex­pand the Trust­Mark scheme for trades­peo­ple and to in­tro­duce new stan­dards is a wel­come step to help drive out the rogue traders.

“The chal­lenge go­ing for­ward both for govern­ment and the build­ing in­dus­try as a whole will be to en­sure that con­sumers are made aware of the ben­e­fits of only us­ing Trust­Mark-ac­cred­ited trades­peo­ple.”

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