Buy with confidence Bodger

Buy With Confidence and Avoid the Bodgers

Our approved trader scheme called 'Buy With Confidence' has been set up in Luton to help you avoid the pitfalls when making home improvements.  This is a national scheme and is being operated by several Trading Standards authorities throughout England. In fact it is the largest local authority assured trader scheme in England. Each of our traders has signed up to the standards of customer service set out in the scheme rules.  Once a business becomes a member of the scheme, they are monitored to ensure their continuing commitment to customer care and feedback is invited from their customers.  Whilst we cannot guarantee nothing will ever go wrong, if you have a problem with a member of the scheme they must deal with any complaints in a fair and equitable manner.  If the complaint cannot be resolved, the Council's Trading Standards Service will try to help you reach a solution.

Approved trader are vetted before they join and agree to:

  • Ensure that staff are properly trained for their work
  • Respond promptly and correctly to customer complaints
  • Get Criminal Records Bureau clearance for all staff who carry out work in or around people's homes

We are always looking for new members to make the choice of traders and home improvement trade sectors as wide as possible.  If you know a reliable, trustworthy trader who you think would benefit from joining our scheme, then please let us know.

To find an approved trader based in Luton, please download the Luton approved trader list. If you cannot find what you are looking for in Luton you can broaden your search for other Trading Standards approved traders by going to the National Buy With Confidence website.

Click to see Luton's approved trader list, or, for general advice on choosing a trader, please visit the Buy with Confidence - Buying advice page.

Businesses participating in Buy With Confidence scheme have been vetted for compliance with trading standards legislation prior to joining the scheme but that does not mean Luton Borough Council guarantees the quality of any goods or services provided by the business nor can Luton Borough Council be held liable for any failures of any goods or services provided by the business in any way. It should not be considered as an assurance that a member business complies with all legal requirements relating to that business.

Luton Borough Council cannot guarantee that the goods or services being offered by a member business will never give rise to a complaint, however should this occur, advice and help can be provided by use of the free mediation process provided by the scheme. The mediation scheme is not legally binding on either party and does not affect any right to seek redress in a court of law.

To find out more please see About Buy with Confidence