Tricks of the traders
In response to Alexandra Shulman’s comment about knowing whether we can trust dentists and builders, can we add garages to her list of trades where you risk being ripped off?
Like the other two trades, we are in their hands and have to be able to trust what they advise.
Lyndie Leventon, Hampshire
When I wanted an extension, I saw a builder finishing one off while on a dog walk. I asked the owners what they thought of his work. They told me they were delighted and I ended up employing him to do my work, where he did a similarly excellent job.
James Russell, Yorkshire
Building really is an unregulated area which needs addressing.
Our homes are our most treasured possessions.
Ailsa Craig, Ayr
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