We pride ourselves on the vetting checks we carry out on our trades, ensuring that you have access to people who care about their customers and their reputation.

You can view the checks we have carried out on each trade on their individual profile page.

Every trade we accept as a member has to successfully pass through our vetting procedure. This includes receiving at least 5 references from previous customers, a face to face interview with one of our Membership Consultants, a Public Liability Insurance check, visual ID check, any applicable qualifications (e.g. gas safe), address validation, their VAT status (registered or not) and that they have agreed to abide by the Checkatrade Standard. All this takes place before a new member will even get on our site!

Once they’re showing on our site, our customers really come in to their own – leaving reviews which make up the trades rating. This includes scores on their reliability, tidiness, courtesy, workmanship and adherence to quotes.

Certain checks are also reviewed throughout a trades membership and in the unlikely event you are let down by a member, our aim is to assist customers with a resolution. If we feel a trade has dropped below our expected standards, they will be removed as a member.

Reputation matters.

All of our checks and considerations ensure you’ll always get the trade you need for the job you want – start your search now on Checkatrade.com.

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Have you got what it takes to become a Checkatrade member? If you care about your Customers, and your Reputation and you want to grow your business, contact us today

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