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Prevention services

How to find a reputable tradesman

Get advice on finding traders you can trust.

We use the Trusted Trader scheme in association with Police Scotland.

It's an online directory help customers choose a reliable trader. It has local businesses vetted by Trading Standards.

East Renfrewshire Trusted Trader

SCOTSS Approved Trader Directory

Advice to find a reputable trader

  • display a cold calling sticker to say no to uninvited doorstep traders
  • use a council checked Trusted Trader 
  • ask friends and family for recommendations
  • get quotes detailing the work as well as the cost
  • make sure you have the business name, address and contact details
  • check if guarantees are insurance backed
  • avoid paying cash
  • get receipts
  • use Care and Repair if you are over 60 and those with disabilities
  • phone Consumer Advice Scotland on 0808 164 600 to make a complaint or get consumer advice
  • phone Ring and Report if you think fraudulent workmen are working in the area. Keep a note of the registration number of the van and any other details and Ring and Report on 0800 013 0076
  • don't use workmen who come to your door unless you check their trading background
  • make sure they have an established trading address and a land line number
  • don't pay up front
  • don't pay if you are unhappy with the workmanship

Care and Repair service

Care and Repair is a useful service for many of our customers.

The team carry out a range of jobs, including:

  • joinery
  • plumbing
  • safety
  • security

Do I qualify?

You qualify if you're:

  • aged 60 or over
  • disabled or the parent or guardian of a disabled person
  • an owner-occupier or private, council or housing association tenant living in East Renfrewshire


Prevention Team


Phone: 0141 577 3782

Related information

Stop doorstep scams

East Renfrewshire Trusted Traders

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