At 11am on Thursday 21st October 2010 BBC One will be the channel to watch. Now on the second series, Cowboy Trapís Clive Holland is set to expose more cowboy builders who have failed to meet the appropriate standards when carrying out work at people’s homes, with one particular show featuring† the fitting of sash windows.
Clive and his team are in Essex this week, where the documentary will show homeowners in the Chelmsford and Waltham Abbey area who were left victims after cowboy companies left them shivering and exposed to the elements with unsatisfactory condition window installations. The TV program offers help and advice to homeowners about what to do if they’re in a similar situation.
There are many types of sash windows available on the market, such as, sliding sash windows, wooden sash windows, UPVC sash windows, box sash windows, hardwood sash windows, timber sash windows or you can simply install replacement sash windows.
Essex based company Bygone Collection, who are specialists in creating and manufacturing a premium range of authentic sash windows, are featured in the programme for providing the high quality windows the unfortunate victims believed they had originally purchased and paid for. The Bygone Collection refers to the shoddy cowboy companies as ‘Phoenix Companies’.
‘Phoenix Companies’ usually go out of business leaving a trail of destruction behind them, with many customers left with the installation of poor quality inferior products carrying no guarantee. However many of these cowboy companies are often reappear under a different company name a short time later to continue their ways ripping off unassuming customers.
So the message is clear; if you need sash windows, either new or replacement models, in either wood or uPVC frames, as double glazed or single glazed units, and you donít want to fall victim to the cowboy companies, ensure you only use approved installers and schemes who can offer guarantees for both the product and installation.