|Residents Warned About Dodgy Building Firm|
Maintenance company damaged roof tiles to convince customer to employ them
Safer Neighbourhood Officers have issued a warning about a company named NUTECT after a local resident relayed his experience to them.
Earlier this month men claiming to be from the landscaping and property maintenance company knocked on the resident's door and told his wife that there was a loose slate on their roof which they could fix for £20.
A short time later they informed the couple that there were around 18 to 20 slates loose and it would now cost £325. When she refused the price and said that she wanted to get another quote, NUTECT insisted that rain would fall in and they would reduce the price to £250. Again the occupants refused.
The builders said they could use some of the old slates and the cost would reduce to £180. This offer was also refused and the van drove off looking at other houses.
The following week the same residents arranged for a roofer to check their roof and discovered that NUTECT had intentionally caused damage to the slates as the nails holding in a number of slates had been damaged, the slates lifted and pieces of wood inserted to enable rain to penetrate the roof.
The resident was given a business card with the details NUTECT of Sutton Court Farm, Wokingham, Berks.
To report incidents of rogue traders and bogus cold callers call 0300 123 1212 or contact your local Safer Neighbourhood Team, details can be found here.