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Trustmark’s concern is centered on the Governments decision to drop any safeguards in the Green Deal Code of Practice around ancillary works. These include items such as re-pointing, creating better ventilation, damp treatment, roof tile repairs, leaks, and blockages to ventilation etc, before Green Deal work such as installing insulation, and boilers.

In modern houses these ancillary works may not be necessary however in aging housing stock there are bound to be works to carry out, and there is also the worry that rogue traders may suggest these works are necessary where they are not.

Trustmark are calling for the Government to revisit these plans and to reinstate the Code of Practice boundaries to cover the ancillary works again.

Read more about this on the Trustmark website.


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