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Top trades in Wales

Checkatrade has revealed Wales’s top tradespeople, 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 million verified reviews left by customers. Those which made the cut achieved consistently brilliant customer feedback, going above and beyond in everything they do.

Top trades include Evans Builders from Narberth, who have secured an average review score of 10.00, and L P Contractors Building & Roofing, Aberdare, 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 Welsh trades based on the best average review score across the following categories include:


“Howard and team were professional, efficient and friendly from start to finish. They have a lot of experience and it shows in the quality of their work, also when they left everything was cleaner than when they started! Can highly recommend them and will be using them again without a doubt.” – Review for Evans Builders, Narberth

  1. Evans Builders, Narberth
  2. TJW Builders, Bridgend
  3. JWR Property Developments, Bridgend
  4. Allan Ball Building Contractors, Bangor
  5. BMG Services, Abergele


“Couldn’t ask for better! My Dad used to say you can tell a good tradesman by how they clean up after themselves and, Lewis is totally brilliant! Polite, respectful, excellent carpentry skills, methodical, informative re job requirements, on time and on point with high standard of work! I can’t speak highly enough and, will definitely be calling Lewis and Peter for future carpentry work and already recommended to family and friends! Thank You Guys” – Review for LP Carpentry, Pengam

  1. J P Joinery, Prestatyn
  2. Punchline Custom Carpentry, Swansea
  3. KPS Carpentry, Cardiff
  4. Jones Joinery, Holywell
  5. LP Carpentry, Pengam

Landscapers & GardenersTradesperson Howard Evans at work, from WE Trees & Landscapes, Cardiff

“I am SO pleased with the job done – they were so helpful, gave advice and options – and my garden is transformed! I would definitely recommend and will be using them again. They didn’t shy away from the tough jobs – and left everything nicely tidied too.” – Review for WE Trees & Landscapes, Cardiff

  1. Colin the Grass Man, Pontypool
  2. WE Trees & Landscapes, Cardiff
  3. Danny’s Professional Garden Services Ltd, Newport
  4. JTB Tree & Landscaping Services, Ebbw Vale
  5. S & M Tree and Garden Service, Welshpool

Painters & Decorators

“Craig has done a number of jobs for me now and not only is the end job to perfection but Craig was very accommodating of me working from home and my three crazy dogs. Craig just gets on with the job, without any hassle. Very clean, reliable and friendly. Couldn’t ask for more. Thank you!” – Review for C.A.L. Painting and Decorating Services, Merthyr Tydfil

  1. A.L Painting and Decorating Services, Merthyr Tydfil
  2. LD Painting & Decorating, Cardiff
  3. Eden Decorating Services, Pontypool
  4. N.D. Decorators, Neath
  5. Kevin Hill Plastering, Anglesey


“Fast, friendly and professional. Turned up on time, identified the problem then got the parts to replace all within an hour.” – Review for MHL Plumbing Services, Newport

  1. MHL Plumbing Services, Newport
  2. Flux Heating and Plumbing Ltd, Cardiff
  3. Cambriani Gas Ltd, Swansea
  4. L Plumbing & Heating, Colwyn Bay
  5. Dyno-Plumbing, Caerphilly


“Lewis did a great job of plastering our kitchen. He was on time, completed the job in the time he said it would take and was friendly and reliable. Arrived on time and cleaned up afterwards too. Thanks Lewis!” – Review for Griffin Plastering Services, Cardiff

  1. AC’S Plastering Services, Wrexham
  2. Res Venetian, Pontypridd
  3. ANR Plastering, Wrexham
  4. CMH Home Improvements, Swansea
  5. Griffin Plastering Services, Cardiff


“Sam and his colleagues did a fantastic job on constructing a fibre glass roof on our conservatory. He guided us every step of the way and we are very pleased with the finished job. Thanks again guys!” – Review for SZ Construction, Swansea

  1. L P Contractors Building & Roofing, Aberdare
  2. Nantlle Roofing, Caernarfon
  3. Kevin John Williams, Llanelli
  4. Xtreme Roofing 2020, Tonypandy
  5. SZ Construction, Swansea

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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