Covid contractors are NOT CONTRACTORS

Covid contractors are NOT CONTRACTORS. To all customers about to embark on a new garden decking or Landscaping project. It is unfortunate that many people have lost their jobs due to Covid 19. Its also unfortunate that some of these people think they can simple offer their services as professional decking installers or Professional Landscapers. There are many people posing as bonafide tradesmen or new companies and offering professional services such as Deck building and Landscaping.

covid contractors are not contractors

Deck building and Landscaping is regulated by Building Standards and the operators of these sole trading or limited companies come under CDM2015 regulations.

By employing these companies and without professional contract you “The Client” becomes “Principal Designer” which means you “The client” are responsible.

Covid contractors are NOT CONTRACTORS

Decking and Landscaping is all part of” construction”. So even if you are a private domestic client planning to use the services of a deck builder or landscaper, you need to protect yourself by understanding the regulations, you have to comply with them too.

Building a deck applies… Domestic landscaping applies… ground clearance applies… any excavation applies… many services apply.

By Employing a Professional company, this being one that demonstrates that they understand these regulations will make it easy for you. As they will explain that under contract the responsibility will automatically transfer to them. Better still you could search for your local APL Member, Association of Professional Landscapers

You are protected with a Pro… They know… So use a Pro

If you are unsure and would prefer to request informal professional. As well as impartial advice there are Associations that can assist. APL, PGCA and also the Decking Network.

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