Earlier this year I was foolish enough to part with £300 to a company called Tivium.
They promised me through the green deal scheme to install a boiler for no more than £1500. This would cost me nothing as it would be paid for by the savings I would make on heating bills. They also promised that all or most of my £300 would be given back by the government when I was approved. This was 8 Months ago. I now found out after realising I have lost my money as well as many other people (just Google Tivium) from the Department of Energy that Tivium is not an approved Green Deal installer or even authorised to carry out surveys. When I approached Tivium recently with this I was told that they just carried out the funding for green deal and that the survey and installation is done by Strome. I called Strome and guess what they do not do this.
What I find amazing is that the company is still being allowed to trade. The Department of Energy tell me they Tivium is not authorised green Deal agent neither are they authorised to carry out assessments. But they carried mine out and I paid them £300. At no point was i told that they were just trying to get me financed. But if they are not green Deal authorised where are they trying to get the money from?
Strome just certify companies for Green Deal and nothing more.
Trading standards I am told are aware but DO NOTHING. Department of Energy know and DO NOTHING...
So who is it down to? Us, the people that have been ripped off and and and stop other people from being ripped off. By the way just in case anyone can trace these people who have dealings with Tivium.
Information from appointment at TIVIUM LIMITED
ANDREW MATTHEWS METROPOLITAN HOUSE LONGRIGG ROAD
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE