View more on these topics

TrustMark approves CRC and BBA

TrustMark has approved two scheme operators, the Confederation of Roofing Contractors and the British Board of Agr謥nt.

There are now 20 approved scheme operators, with another 15 under consideration.

The CRC was formed in 1985 to protect the general public against dishonest roofing contractors.

Since then the Confederation has expanded its membership to become an elite organisation specialising in the provision of roofing services to all market sectors.

Allan Buchan, director of the CRC says: We are delighted to have achieved scheme operator status for TrustMark.

Our objective is to ensure that the public recognise CRC members as meeting the highest standards within the roofing industry.

We strongly believe TrustMark is another positive step that sets apart qualified, reputable tradesmen.

The BBA is the UKs major approval body for new building products and their installation.

Its Agr謥nt Certificates are recognised by specifiers and other industry decision-makers as proof that the products covered by them have been rigorously assessed and will allow compliance with Building Regulations to be achieved.

Martyn Reed, operations director of the BBA, says: The BBA is pleased to announce that it has been approved to become a TrustMark scheme operator.

This will enable installers who are members of schemes run by building product manufacturers and who meet the BBAs stringent requirements to also gain TrustMark accreditation.

Its a powerful sign that they are committed to fair-trading practice.

Recommended

MP calls on mortgage lenders to go green

An MP has called on banks and building societies to do much more for borrowers who wish to improve the energy efficiency of their homes and reduce carbon emissions.Earlier this year Colin Challen, MP for Morley and Rothwell, and chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group, wrote to the 100 leading mortgage lenders […]

N&P unveils rate reductions

Norwich and Peterborough is reducing the rates on two of its 10-year fixed rate mortgages.Richard Barker, product manager for N&P, says: Following recent movements in money market rates, were pleased to be able to reduce the rates on two of our 10-year fixes, and to offer our customers new rates of 5.31% and 5.38%. Following […]

Sorry seems to be the hardest word

There’s so much this industry could celebrate. Take record levels of business, innovation and new opportunities, for example. That’s why it is amusing to see a war of words going on between industry heavyweights.

Brokers say they lack TCF support

Brokers have slated lenders for not offering enough support before the Treating Customers Fairly deadline.

Newsletter

News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up