Throughout the UK there are many companies or individuals who claim they are ‘specialists’ in the building/property preservation industry. It is important to find out their background and do your research before hiring them for any kind of service.
There are many families who have experienced poor services from claimed ‘specialists’. Here is a news article which relates to roof collapse due to shoddy workmanship.
This article relates to a family in Portsmouth who suffered poor service when a man allegedly told the family that their roof could collapse and injure their young son due to beam damage caused by wet rot. Hearing this, the family wanted the wet rot and roof sorting out straight away and paid the man to carry out the work.
‘We trusted him so we had no reason to doubt or question what he was telling us.’
However, on Christmas Eve the family were woken by water gushing through the roof. The man who they had hired just had a Facebook business page, and had carried out a poor job on the roof meaning the family had to pay out more money to hire another builder to rectify the damage.
There are different ways to be able to find out whether or not a company/individual are legit.
One way of being certain about a company/individual who provides property preservation services is to check whether they are a member of PCA (Property Care Association). With 85 years experience, PCA provide trained, experienced, vetted and qualified surveyors and inspectors, meaning they can be trusted to provide peace of mind through a correct diagnosis, completed by skilled and experienced operatives.
Peter Cox are extremely proud to be a member of PCA .