Welcome to the Rated People blog! Rated People is a trade recommendation service that connects homeowners with quality, local tradesmen. Our blog is here to showcase successful and aspirational home improvement projects, the latest trends, handy tips, home improvement news and advice from our team of ambassadors.

If you want to say hi, get in touchWe’d love to hear your feedback, thoughts and suggestions. Thanks for paying us a visit!

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Natalie White

Managing Editor

If you’ve ever wondered what the weirdest or most wonderful materials there are on the market, chances are Natalie’s written about them. Natalie has a keen eye for interior design and can also be found reviewing the home improvement shows across the UK. Keep an eye out for her write-ups to stay in the know about the latest trends.

Read Natalie’s blog posts here.


Phil Spencer


Phil Spencer is our Buy It expert and writes for us on a regular basis. He has a wealth of home improvement and property tips that he’s not afraid to share. If you’re looking for ways to add value to your home, look no further.

You can browse his recent blog posts here.

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Iain Aitch

Contributing Writer

Iain is a London-based writer who works as a journalist for a number of newspapers and magazines. He has also written two books, one of which is a hilarious lexicon about Britishness – Iain is a Brit through and through!

Read Iain’s blog posts here.

Sarah Warwick

Sarah Warwick

Contributing Writer

Sarah is a journalist and blogger who writes on home improvement, interiors and property for newspapers, magazines and websites. Her work gives her a licence to look round other people’s houses, an excuse to quiz talented designers about their work, and a reason for keeping up to date with the latest home trends – and she’s not sorry about any of it.

Read Sarah’s blog posts here.

Rachel Ogden

Rachel Ogden

Contributing Writer

Rachel has been writing about homes for the last seven years, contributing to titles such as Real Homes, Living Etc, Country Homes & Interiors, Beautiful Kitchens, Good Homes, Style at Home and Country Life. She’s always to be found in the kitchen at parties, usually critiquing the ergonomics of the layout. She lives in Surrey and is a keen blogger and travel writer in her spare time.

Read Rachel’s blog posts here.