The County Durham Registered Traders Scheme ended on 31 May 2016. Here's some information to help you find reputable traders in the future.
If you're looking for a trustworthy trader to carry out work on your property or garden there are a number of approved trader schemes that can help. The Government endorse the standards of the Trust Mark scheme, which is delivered by a number of member organisations that sit under the Trust Mark umbrella.
Other approved trader schemes can be found by searching the internet.
Remember the following when you're looking for someone to do some work:
Emergency incidents should be reported to Durham Constabulary emergency number - 999.
In the case of a non-emergency, rogue trader activity can be reported by calling the Consumer Helpline on 03454 04 05 06 or police on 101. Information can also be sent to email@example.com, although this should not be used for reporting incidents.
We will continue to tackle rogue traders by investigating criminal allegations where it is suspected a trader has broken the law. Enforcement action will be taken where necessary.
If you're a local business who is a member of the scheme you should have received information from us about the closure. If not, or for any further queries, please contact us.