Construction firm fights off cowboy builders thanks to CPA membership

CPA Staff and MP Nadine Dorries

A registered Consumer Protection Association installer, who was recently featured on Channel 5’s Cowboy Builders, says his membership has regularly secured him contracts over competitors who don’t offer Insurance Backed Guarantees. Freeform Construction Services Ltd carries out building and maintenance services in the North West region and specialises in garage conversion projects. Owner Jim Allsop was recently interviewed as an … Continue reading

Is installer confidence returning to an all-time high?

Jeremy Brett

Please note not all figures add up to 100 per cent as there was an option to tick n/a in some categories The much anticipated Consumer Protection Association installer barometer is now out and as ever, its results are revealing and comprehensive. The only survey of its kind – polling over 12k installers in the UK – CPA director Jeremy … Continue reading

Crest increase leads and conversion rates thanks to CPA

Tim White with MP Nadine Dorries

Yorkshire based home improvement company Crest Conservatories is celebrating 10 years as a member of the Consumer Protection Association. Crest Conservatories supplies and installs PVCu windows, doors and conservatories across the Barnsley and wider Yorkshire area. The CPA is recognised by consumers as one of the most trusted resources for finding accredited and vetted installers, which has proved a huge … Continue reading

Sales set to rocket for installers says new report

Jeremy Brett

An overwhelming number of installers believe sales will rocket for them in 2016 as industry and economic confidence continues to grow. This was the headline finding from the 2015 installer report by the Consumer Protection Association (CPA). The CPA commissioned Insight Data to carry out the extensive report which asked 12,000 installers across the UK a series of questions about … Continue reading

Conservatories and Windows Direct post record trading figures thanks to CPA

CPA staff and MP Nadine Dorries

‘Without the support of the Consumer Protection Association we wouldn’t have grown year on year and been able to deliver the level of service we do.’ This is view of the owner and Director of Conservatories and Windows Direct, who has come on record after experiencing an unprecedented year of trading; and ten years as a member of the Consumer … Continue reading

How will pension reforms affect the construction and fenestration industry?

How will pension reforms affect the construction and fenestration industry?

What effect might recent pension reforms have on the construction and fenestration industries? We decided to explore what consequences they could potentially have for our sector… Pension reforms: what you need to know As of April 2015, the way people over 55 are able to access their final pensions changed. Due to recent government reforms, ostensibly to provide greater choice … Continue reading

The women taking construction and glazing by storm

Women in construction and glazing: Sarah Mitchell, Su Butcher, Petita Wiles, Gemma Roe

Attitudes towards women working in construction and glazing are gradually changing for the better, but with only 11% of construction employees being of the fairer sex, there is still a way to go. We’ve recently explored how successful 2014 was for women in trade, but who are the driving forces behind improving attitudes within the industry? Here are some of … Continue reading

2014: The year for women in construction and glazing

Was 2014 the year for women in construction and glazing?

  Amazingly, a recent report by the Be Onsite scheme found that before 2014 women made up 11% of the total workforce employed in the construction industry. Of these, only 2% were directly employed in manual construction roles. So how was 2014 for women in the construction and glazing industries? Over the past year there have been several campaigns, schemes … Continue reading

Are you taking advantage of the booming housing sector?

booming housing sector

The housing sector may not be what it once was before the financial crash, but it is still a very lucrative place for many installers to make a quick profit. With demand for home improvements in new builds, and existing private properties soaring, now is a better time than ever to take advantage of the housing sector. Fragile, but still … Continue reading

Building momentum in the housing sector good news for installers

Builder and installer in new house build

  Building momentum in the housing sector is undoubtedly good news for installers, but things could slow in the long term. This is the view of the Consumer Protection Association Director (CPA) Jeremy Brett. The CPA is a leading installer support body and was recently named by Fensa as one of only a handful of accredited companies able to provide … Continue reading