Top reasons never to hire a cowboy
It can be a temptation. Plumbers, drainlayers and gasfitters can be hard to find when you need them - and there's another guy offering the job done at a much cheaper rate.
But here are the top 8 reasons why you should never hire an unlicensed "cowboy" operator and should always ask tradesmen to produce their licence card. Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board CEO Martin Sawyers says it can cause "major grief" if such a card is not produced and homeowners hire a cowboy anyway.