Introduction to the Trends Report 2022

    For insights on the biggest trends in renovation and home improvement, take a look at the Rated People Home Improvement…

    How tradespeople can capitalise on the home improvement boom

    For insights on the biggest trends in renovation and home improvement, take a look at the Rated People Home Improvement…

    The UK home improvement boom: demand is up 50% into 2022

    For insights on the biggest trends in renovation and home improvement, take a look at the Rated People Home Improvement…

    The Rated People Empowering Tradeswomen Programme

    The Rated People Empowering Tradeswomen Programme helps women to work in trades.JOIN THE PROGRAMME  There is a shockingly low representation…

    Standing up for tradeswomen

    For insights on the biggest trends in renovation and home improvement, take a look at the Rated People Home Improvement…

    Why is Rated People better for tradespeople than a directory only service?

    At Rated People, we appreciate the core role that tradespeople play when it comes to making home improvements. From building houses…

    How using sustainable materials can help you cut back on costs

    At first glance, using sustainable materials might seem more costly than the traditional concrete, steel, and timber we’ve been using…

    Biscuits and brews: the results are in!

    Rated People recently set out to ask tradespeople from across the nation some very important questions about biscuits, brews, and…

    Local SEO for tradespeople, contractors, and home improvement companies

    As you know, being a tradesperson requires you to be out and about meeting and working with people every day.…

    ThermoSphere Foil, the perfect complement for wooden floor finishes

    Wooden flooring is continually growing in popularity and shows no sign of stopping. According to Rated People’s Home Improvement Trends…

    🛠 Talk of the trade 🛠

    Weekly roundup: Rated People’s UK trade industry news digest What’s going on in the trades industry? From hilarious pranks to…

    Admin tips and tools to make marketing easier

    A tradesperson’s job can seem never-ending at times. You’re completing trades work, sorting out business admin and focusing on providing…

    Using our service

      Connect with homeowners easily using in-app calling

      First impressions are everything when it comes to winning trades work. Our new in-app calling feature makes it easier and…

      How to get credit back when you can’t quote

      Sometimes, a homeowner may give a job to another tradesperson before you can quote, or they might provide an incorrect…

      Share your ratings on social media

      We’ve recently launched the Rated People social sharing feature – so when a homeowner leaves you a rating you can…

      Protected Payments Q&A with Tommy Walsh

       When we launched our new Protected Payments service, powered by Shieldpay, we wanted to make it easy for homeowners…

      Protected Payments – building trust through secure payments

      It’s not uncommon to hear stories about payment issues with trade work in the UK. Whether they come from a…

      Business advice

        Local SEO for tradespeople, contractors, and home improvement companies

        As you know, being a tradesperson requires you to be out and about meeting and working with people every day.…

        Admin tips and tools to make marketing easier

        A tradesperson’s job can seem never-ending at times. You’re completing trades work, sorting out business admin and focusing on providing…

        Important admin deadlines for small businesses

        From tax to payroll, there are plenty of important admin deadlines that you need to be aware of as a…

        How to grow your trades business

        Demand for tradespeople is still very high. UK homeowners that re-evaluated their housing priorities during the coronavirus pandemic are enjoying…

        5 ways to protect yourself from tool theft

        Having your tools stolen is one of the most common setbacks that a tradesperson can experience. In 2020, tool theft…

        Top 5 digital tools to beat business admin

        Business admin is one of those tasks that seems simple at first. But, it can quickly snowball into a time-consuming…

        How online reviews help tradespeople win more work

        Did you know that 88% of people trust online reviews just as much as personal recommendations (according to Search Engine…

        Why you should look into switching van insurance policies

        Once you’ve secured a good van insurance policy, you might be tempted to stick with it to avoid extra admin…

        Becoming a tradesperson

          The Rated People Empowering Tradeswomen Programme

          The Rated People Empowering Tradeswomen Programme helps women to work in trades.JOIN THE PROGRAMME  There is a shockingly low representation…

          Standing up for tradeswomen

          For insights on the biggest trends in renovation and home improvement, take a look at the Rated People Home Improvement…

          How to become a number 1 electric underfloor heating installer

          Electric underfloor heating is becoming more popular than gas, due to changes in SAP calculations and the Government’s announcement to…

          Why become an apprentice?

          Trades apprenticeships are a popular way to get into the construction industry. For individuals, they’re a way to earn whilst…

          How to become a number 1 electrician

          Great electricians will always be in demand. Whether it’s for everyday jobs such as appliance repairs or unique work such…

          Introducing the UK’s first ever locksmith qualification

          Written by Keytek® Locksmiths If you’re looking for a new career, particularly one as a ‘key worker’ during the COVID-19…
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