Is Your Home Safe From Cowboy Gas Fitters?

Published: 25 May 2011 By MoneyhighStreet Staff Leave a Comment
Updated: 25 May 2011

Bank holidays weekends bring out the home improver in us, as we undertake those long put off DIY tasks and bigger projects, however you should make sure that the gas fitter being used is fully qualified.

Qualified gas fitter workingIf you need to hire tradesmen for your home improvement project, you should ensure that they are fully qualified to carry out the tasks.

This is particularly when installing gas appliances, as new research from Gas Safe Register has found that homeowners are putting their families’ lives at risk from gas explosions, fires, leaks and carbon monoxide poisoning by leaving their home improvement projects in the hands of tradesmen who in turn are subcontracting to dangerous and illegal gas fitters.

Last year over 100,000 home improvement projects across the UK, such as new kitchens and extensions, left homeowners with illegal and dangerous gas work of which they had no knowledge until it was too late.

To help consumers make more informed choices about finding suitable tradesmen there is to be an interactive WebTV show in which Phill Brewster from Gas Safe Register and Marcia Morgan who herself fell victim to dodgy repair work will be taking your questions and offering helpful tips and advice to anyone thinking about having any home improvement works done.

The show will be broadcast at midday on Thursday 26 May at this web address. You can submit any questions you have before the show into this form:

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