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#16 ~ Cowboy Builders

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Roger discusses cowboy plumbers and cowboy builders and looks back at his time on the BBC with Watchdog and Rogue Traders.

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#4 ~ Getting Paid, Bad Debts & Cowboy Customers

Podcast #4 ~ Getting Paid & Bad Debts

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 49:09 — 33.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | TuneIn | RSSRobin is back with Roger to discuss the all-important issue of getting paid and taking every measure in avoiding bad debts so you’ll escape being knocked by cowboy customers.

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App to help builders resolve disputes with ‘cowboy customers’

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You worked overtime for the new customer who was keen to have it finished on time, and sent your invoice promptly. Now you’re working on your next job, and need payment for the last one. The weeks tick by and no payment arrives. You call, text and email – nothing. Then you send a strongly worded letter, and the response …

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How Can Concrete Buildings Collapse?

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In the aftermath of the Champlain Towers collapse in Miami, Roger takes a look at why concrete fails and what can be done to prevent future disasters. ⬇ RELATED VIDEO LINKS ⬇ 🎬 Failing Building Materials: 🎬 Cowboy Builders Rant: Morandi Bridge image by mattiarainieri0

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One-in-ten builders making a loss due to material price hikes

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A third of small building firms say that soaring material prices are squeezing their margins with more than one-in-ten builders report making losses on their building projects as a consequence, according to the latest research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Construction SMEs have reported a range of material price increases since the depreciation of sterling following the EU …

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Four month wait for good builders, new research reveals

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Home owners should book in their builder at least four months before their project begins or risk working with a cowboy, new research from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has revealed. The research also shows that many consumers don’t ask their builders for essentials such as a contract or references when embarking upon a major piece of building work. …

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Skill Builder meets Checkatrade

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Skill Builder meets Kevin Byrne founder of  Checkatrade to find out what makes his organisation tick. The number of  initiatives introduced to curtail the activities of  rogue building trades over the years has been plentiful. It seems like the beast that will not die. Selsey based Checkatrade stands among the few that, have not only stayed the course, but, appear …

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How to stop roof tiles being blown off

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Roger Bisby tries out the Innofix clip from Redland, a useful clip that prevents storm damage by stopping roof tiles from being blown off when it’s windy. Despite the change in the standard BS 5534 Code of Practice for roof slating and tiling there are still a lot of cowboy roofers out there laying interlocking tiles without any fixings.  Nobody …

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