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How our service works

We’ve been matching homeowners with local, skilled tradespeople since 2005. From getting an extension built to assembling flat pack furniture, no job’s too big or too small. With us, it’s easy to find the right professional.

Our tradespeople are checked and monitored

You can be confident in the tradespeople we have on our platform:

  • We do personal and business screening which looks at everything from address and credit checks, to CCJs, and directors’ checks for LTD companies

  • We team up with Experian to make sure tradespeople are who they say they are with identity, address and credit checks
  • We work with third parties to carry out a series of fraud checks
  • We only let tradespeople buy gas leads if they provide us with valid Gas Safe certification details

Once tradespeople have joined Rated People, we carry on monitoring their behaviour and performance to make sure they’re still up to scratch months and years down the line.

How it works

1.

Create a job – it’s free

Whatever you need doing around the house, we can match you with the right tradesperson. With over 30 specialist trades, covering the whole of the UK, every job’s covered. Just give us as much detail as possible and add pictures if you can, so you’re more likely to get a quicker and accurate quote from tradespeople.

2.

Get quotes

Up to 3 tradespeople can provide a quote, but on average you’ll get 1-2. They pay a small fee to do this, at which point they get to see your contact details.

When you post a job, you’ll give us a timeframe for when you want the work done. Only available tradespeople who work in your area will provide a quote, so it’s easy to get the ball rolling.

3.

Check ratings

You’ll get a link to each tradesperson’s profile page where you can see their ratings and reviews. Only homeowners who have found their tradesperson through our site can leave ratings, so they’re based on genuine experiences.

Read more about how our ratings work.

4.

Pick a tradesperson

Once you’ve looked at a tradesperson’s profile page, go through our homeowner checklist.

Tradespeople are vetted and monitored but it always pays to do a bit of extra background research on who you’re looking to hire. Our checklist takes you through how to do this, and has handy pointers for making a contract and managing payments.

5.

Job done

After the work’s complete, come back to Rated People and rate your tradesperson based on the quality of their work, reliability and value for money. Your feedback helps other homeowners decide who to hire.

What’s on a profile page

As well as ratings and reviews, profile pages contain all sorts of useful information to help you decide if a tradesperson’s right for your job. Keep an eye out for:

A badge telling you how long they’ve been registered with Rated People

Their company description to gauge what they’re skilled in

A work gallery where you’ll find photos of their work for previous customers

Want to know more?

Over 1 million homeowners come to us each year to find their tradesperson. Why not put the kettle on and read what some of them have to say.

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