TrustMark is the Government Endorsed Quality Scheme covering work a consumer chooses to have carried out in or around their home

When a consumer uses a TrustMark Registered Business, they know they are engaging an organisation that has been thoroughly vetted to meet required standards, and has made a considerable commitment to good customer service, technical competence and trading practices.

By ensuring all Registered Business adhere to and maintain these standards through an expert network of Scheme Providers, TrustMark gives consumers increased confidence and choice.  Additionally, in the event that a problem does arise, TrustMark offers a range of remedies to give further protection to consumers.

What’s in it for tradespeople?

  • TrustMark Business Portal
  • Stand out as a Government endorsed quality business
  • Flexible payment options for your customers
  • Quotes & contracts
  • Give greater confidence to your customers
  • Trading standards approval scheme
  • Help customers to find you
  • Protect your cash flow by using Escrow
  • TrustMark & Churchill Partnership

To find out more about the benefits to tradespeople or how to register visit https://www.trustmark.org.uk/

What is the Green Homes Grant & how can it benefit tradespeople?

The Green Homes Grant will play an important part in encouraging the country to progress towards the Government’s net zero carbon targets.

The Green Homes Grant scheme announced by the Government as part of its economic recovery plan following the impacts of the Coronavirus has been welcomed by tradespeople across the country. This new scheme, will allow households in England to receive vouchers towards the costs of energy saving improvements to their homes.

Launching in September later this year, the Government’s Green Homes Grant will provide homeowners and landlords based in England with vouchers which will contribute up to two-thirds of the costs involved in making energy-saving improvements to their properties. Households will be able to complete an online application form detailing the energy efficiency measures they wish to carry out within their homes as well as receiving details of local suppliers accredited to complete the works. An accredited supplier would then need to create a quotation and, once the work is approved, a voucher will be issued which will go towards the total costs of the improvements. These vouchers will be worth up to £5,000 with the poorest households being eligible for vouchers up to £10,000.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak said:

“The Green Homes Grant is a vital part of our plan for jobs as we secure the UK’s economic recovery from coronavirus. This is going to be a green recovery with concern for our environment at its heart. It will help to protect and create jobs, while also saving people money and cutting carbon”

The scheme, by encouraging an increase in the uptake of environmentally friendly home improvements, will also strive to create jobs in the building sector, developing opportunities for skilled workers who can fulfil the demand.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be a part of the new environmentally friendly scheme, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/news/quality-assurance-at-heart-of-new-2-billion-green-homes-grants for more information.

If this is something that interests you but you would like some help to register, set up your profile or anything else, please contact Lauren on 01245 352650 or lauren@chandlermaterials.co.uk