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Top trades in the South West

Checkatrade reveals the highest rated trade experts across the South West of England

Checkatrade has revealed the top tradespeople across the South West 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 Werritt Builders from Melksham, who have secured an average review score of 10.00, and Top Class Carpentry from Christchurch 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 South West based on the best average review score across the following categories include:


“Outstanding work, on time, fair pricing, punctual, clean working space, efficient. We liked his work so much we hired him for another project. Good communicator also, keeps you informed. A real gem we just found for our new house.” – Review for Werrit Builders, Melksham

  1. Werritt Builders, Melksham
  2. DSB Building Services, Bournemouth
  3. AV1 Building Ltd, Gloucester
  4. Matt Best Complete Building Services, Bath
  5. Complete Carpentry & Building Contractors Ltd, Yeovil


“Pawel has done a brilliant job of creating/installing our door linings and hanging the doors, including all the fixings. He was exceptionally tidy and really helpful, answering all the questions we had. He’s been professional throughout and his work was excellent – we’ll definitely be using his services again!” – Review for Top Class Carpentry, Christchurch

  1. Top Class Carpentry, Christchurch
  2. Bam Gamble Carpentry and Joinery, Fordingbridge
  3. SW Carpentry, Poole
  4. Ash Build Bristol Ltd, Bristol
  5. Greenwood Carpenters Ltd, Bristol

Landscapers & Gardeners

“Thrilled to bits with the new lawn. We would highly recommend Perfect Green Grass, from the initial enquiry up to the installation they were very professional and undertook the installation in a tidy and methodical way. Everything happened on time as promised and John and his team were a splendid crew.” – Review for Perfect Green Grass Ltd., Gloucester

  1. Perfect Green Grass Ltd, Gloucester
  2. DRB Properties, Bristol
  3. Will Brookes Home and Garden Improvements, Swanage
  4. E. Sykes Oakwood Tree & Landscapes, Chippenham
  5. Sunshine Gardens, Christchurch

Painters & Decorators

“Ben is organised, punctual, helpful and a very clean and tidy worker. His knowledge and preparation of the walls and floor was excellent and his tiling and painting was first class.” – Review for B J Tiling, Chard

  1. B J Tiling, Chard
  2. Mark Johnson Decorating, Poole
  3. Kevin Savill & Son Painting & Decorating, Bournemouth
  4. Superior Painting & Decorating, Bournemouth
  5. Devocean Painting, Bournemouth


“Contacted Seth about the problem and he was able to come and sort it the next day. Punctual and did a great job. Was also happy with the price. Thoroughly recommend”. – Review for Seth the Plumber, Poole

  1. Seth the Plumber, Poole
  2. KP Plumbing & Heating, Radstock
  3. Alan Paul, Bournemouth
  4. Electrical & Plumbing Maintenance LTD, Bournemouth
  5. Above And Beyond Plumbing & Boiler Services, Bournemouth


“We were very impressed with the work that Roofworx did on our conservatory. Very professional and hardworking staff, their aim was to surpass our expectations and they certainly did that in every respect. All work was completed within the week, as intended, several aspects were beyond what we could ever have expected, and no task seemed to be beyond their capabilities” – Review for Roofworx Southwest Ltd., Torquay

  1. Roofworx Southwest Ltd, Torquay
  2. Southern Way Roofing, Taunton
  3. R D S Roofing, Bournemouth
  4. C W G Roofing Services, Camborne
  5. J Single Ply Services, Bournemouth

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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