The tick you can trust

When a tap leaks, the boiler breaks, or a new kitchen needs to be installed Checkatrade approved & guaranteed tradespeople are here to help.

Our Guarantee covers your job for 12 months for claims up to £1,000. Further eligibility criteria and t&cs apply.

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We’ve been checking tradespeople since 1998

It all started in 1998 when a tornado struck a tiny seaside town in West Sussex.

Rogue tradespeople flooded in, bodging jobs and ripping off the locals. So, we started a directory of local tradespeople who we’d personally spoken to and checked.

We’ve never lost that simple dream to help our local community. From those humble beginnings, Checkatrade is the most well-known trade directory. That’s why over 5.5m homeowners have left over 6.2 million reviews on Checkatrade.

Our claim that we are the most ‘well known’ is based on findings in a Deep Blue Thinking survey using a nationally representative UK sample in November 2021

All our members are checked, checked and checked again

  1. Checked by us. Each member must pass up to 12 rigorous checks, so you can trust our members to be who they say they are and have the right qualifications.

  2. Checked by you. Homeowners are encouraged to leave reviews which we continuously check. We remove trades that don’t maintain our high standards.

  3. Checked again. We check the reviews our members receive to make sure they’ve been left by real people.

Take a look at our guide to hiring a tradesperson for more tips and advice.

All our members come with the Checkatrade guarantee

When you contact a trade through Checkatrade, our guarantee could cover you for up to 12 months. You can claim up to £1,000. Exclusions and T&Cs apply.

All our members sign up to the Checkatrade Standard

As well as passing our rigorous checks, each member who joins us must agree to uphold our six quality commitments. It’s our member’s commitment to you.

  • Deliver a high quality of workmanship
  • Maintain high standards of personal conduct
  • Work safely, ethically, and within their skill set
  • Communicate clearly and honestly
  • Agree costs and contract terms upfront
  • Encourage and welcome customer reviews

You can read the full Checkatrade Standard here