Before you spend your money on a product, make sure you know who you’re buying from. Don’t let people fool you, check out their details on Companies House! Watch out for companies claiming to have been trading for longer than they actually have been. They are attempting to give an image of stability that simply does not exist. Before committing thousands of pounds to a company, check their history on Companies House.
It’s free to check how long a company has been trading for, and you will be surprised how recently some of the best known names in the industry have started compared with their claims of over 50 years or even 100 years of experience. If they’re not being honest with you about how long they’ve been trading, what else aren’t they telling you?
You can check how long a Company has been trading for free on this web-site, www.companieshouse.gov.uk:
1) Click on Webcheck which is in the middle box entitled ‘Search company information’,
2) Once you click this link you will get a page with a search bar in the middle, similar to Google.
3) Simply type in the Company name OR number into the box and click Search, in our example we’ve typed in ‘Dunster House Ltd’ After you click on Search it will bring up a page which lists Companies with similar names. Just so that you know we are not linked to Dunster House Management Co. Ltd, this is a Residents Property Management Company for a building that is called Dunster House and is nothing to do with us.
5) Once you’ve selected the Company that you want you can get information on it by clicking on the Company Number in the left hand side column. As you can see we have been trading since 1994 and our status is ‘Active’. We say our Company Name all over our web-site as we are our proud of our Business If you want to order further financial reports on our Company or any other you are considering buying from then this will only cost you £1 per report.
The Dunster House Way
Dunster House Ltd. is a registered company, no. 02913901. This information is all over our website. If we ever email you directly, the company name and number is there too. If you ever want to check us on Companies House, go ahead! We are proud of our history! Established in 1994, we don’t know of any other UK Garden Building company with as long a history as ourselves, though many claim a much longer history, most of these in reality have been trading for less than a year or two. A family run business, Dunster House was started by a hardworking individual who built up the company from his own savings and investments.
The company is now run by his two sons, Alex and Andy. You can see them both on our About Us page. There is now a third generation in the family and the intention is to keep growing and building a future for our family and to give careers and opportunities to the hundreds of people who work hard at Dunster House Ltd. We can only achieve this by keeping our industry honest and giving exceptional value and products to you, the customers.
You can see this intention simply from the level of investment we make. We constantly buy new vehicles and machinery. We have even begun to build warehouses and factories specifically for our needs as part of our long term strategy. Not just a plan to make a quick buck over a short period of time. This means you can feel safe and confident in your investment in a Dunster House product.
We plan to be in business for a long time. We always hope, when perhaps you move and need a new Log Cabin, or when your family changes and you decide you would like a Climbing Frame, that you remember us in the future and come back to us again – the name won’t change and neither will the Company!