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Top trades in the North East

Checkatrade reveals the highest rated trade experts across the North East of England Checkatrade has revealed the top tradespeople across the North East of England, as decided by the consumers who used them. With over 44,000 members, Checkatrade’s ‘best of the best’ were selected by using the 5.6 million verified reviews left by customers. Those…

Checkatrade reveals the highest rated trade experts across the North East of England

Checkatrade has revealed the top tradespeople across the North East of England, as decided by the consumers who used them.

With over 44,000 members, Checkatrade’s ‘best of the best’ were selected by using the 5.6 million verified reviews left by customers. Those who made the cut achieved consistently brilliant customer feedback, going above and beyond in everything they do.

Top trades include Melrose Joinery from Houghton Le Spring, who have secured an average review score of 10.00, and Aquaproof Roofing from Whitley Bay, who have also generated an average review score of 10.00 in the last 12 months – the highest score achievable on Checkatrade.

The top five trades from the North East based on the best average review score across the following categories include:


“What a transformation! Quality doors supplied by RP Home improvements. The craftsmanship is second to none. Not only were doors replaced for oak, but actually fit and operate better than previous. Obviously showing the difference between a new house builder/fitter and a knowledgeable and skilled craftsman. One very pleased customer. Thank you!” – Review for R P Home Improvements, Chester le Street

  1. R P Home Improvements, Chester-le-Street
  2. A & P Builders, Newcastle upon Tyne
  3. Inside & Out Property Maintenance, Chester-le-Street
  4. D H Developments, Jarrow
  5. D H Pinkney Building Services, Middlesbrough


“I have no hesitation recommending Melrose Joinery. The job was completed to a very high standard at a competitive price. He is reliable, knowledgeable, diligent, friendly, punctual, and even cleaned up thoroughly at the end of each day! We are over the moon with the completed work and have already scheduled two further home improvements for later in the year.” – Review for Melrose Joinery, Houghton Le Spring

  1. Melrose Joinery, Houghton Le Spring
  2. Kevin Walker Joinery Services, Wingate
  3. JB Joinery & Interiors, Newcastle upon Tyne
  4. MRJ Building & Maintenance Limited, Hartlepool
  5. Waterson & Young Builders, Durham

Landscapers & Gardeners

“Jeff cleared my elderly uncles garden which was vastly overgrown through years of neglect. Found him very professional and polite. He did a fantastic job, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to all my friends.” – Review for JJS Garden Services, Newcastle upon Tyne

  1. JJS Garden Services, Newcastle upon Tyne
  2. Acorn Gardening Services, Newcastle upon Tyne
  3. Durham City Landscapers, Durham
  4. Northumberland Garden and Property Maintenance, Newcastle upon Tyne
  5. Rapid Surface North East, Newcastle upon Tyne

Painters & Decorators

“I don’t know how to praise Bernard and his brother enough. Extremely professional job – beautiful work and attention to detail. They obviously take great pride in their work. Took me round the rooms before they left to make sure that I was happy – nothing was too much trouble. And they had their own hoover- the place was cleaner when they left than when they arrived! One of the best things for me was that they were an absolute pleasure to have around – two genuinely lovely guys.” – Review for C&B Professional Decorating

  1. C&B Professional Decorating, Gateshead
  2. Mark Morton Painting & Decorating, Ferryhill
  3. S C Thompson, Newcastle Upon Tyne
  4. Wray’s Painting & Decorating, Sunderland
  5. SMB Decorating, Yarm


“We are delighted with the quality and care Remy has presented in our bathroom. Very clean and rest of the house carpets etc fully protected. I recommend him to anyone who needs a knowledgeable plumber” – Review for RK Plumbing, Whitley Bay

  1. RK Plumbing, Whitley Bay
  2. I Plumbing, Heating and Odd Jobs, Bishop Auckland
  3. Pearson Plumbing and Drainage, Saltburn-by-the-Sea
  4. Silverdale Gas, Darlington
  5. Bass Gas Services Ltd, Middlesbrough


“Due to the unpredictable weather forecast, the guys worked a 12-hour shift to ensure the roof was left watertight. They have totally transformed the way the roof line looks from an eyesore to something that is a pleasure to see. The area was left cleaner than when they arrived with all rubbish taken away. Anthony is trustworthy and a first-class tradesman hence the reason I get him to do all my repairs.” – Review for Aquaproof Roofing, Whitley Bay

  1. Aquaproof Roofing, Whitley Bay
  2. DB-Space, Middlesbrough
  3. Beaumont Roofing and Guttering, Darlington
  4. Simpson Roof Rite, Bishop Auckland
  5. Hall Aspects of Roofing, Middlesbrough

Mike Fairman, CEO of Checkatrade, said: “Currently, over one million customers visit Checkatrade every month to find reputable trade experts in their local area. We wanted to recognise the local tradespeople who go above and beyond and consistently deliver excellent work, so homeowners can find recommendations they can rely on the next time they need a tradesperson.”

Checkatrade carries up to 12 checks on every member that joins the site, ensuring homeowners are put in touch with properly insured and checked tradespeople, whose reviews have been verified.

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