Ratedpeople.com, the UK’s largest matching website for home improvers and recommended tradesmen, has revealed an increase in the number of home owners requesting quotes for more traditional crafts such as stonemasonry and carpentry.
The figures, revealed by data collated by Ratedpeople.com’s monthly barometer of the UK home improvement market, showed a 122 per cent year on year increase in home owners requesting traditional trades, with requests for stonemasons in particular increasing by 179 per cent.
Ratedpeople.com has indicated that the increase in popularity of TV craft and property shows such as Mastercrafts, featuring Monty Don, may have an impact on the popularity of craft trades, as people learn more about the benefits of such crafts and invest in traditional features for their home.
By using the website Ratedpeople.com, home owners can view a craftsman’s skill, experience and work history plus any recommendations and ratings they’ve received from others, so that they can make a well informed decision and hire the right tradesman for the job. Ratedpeople.com also provides users with helpful advice and tips for traditional properties, covering a wide variety of subjects.
Andrew Skipwith, CEO and Founder of Ratedpeople.com said: “The increase in requests for stonemasons recommended by others is likely to be down to the growing trend in using more traditional features on homes and the increase in number of people building their own homes. It is more important that the aesthetics of a traditional project are correct so most quite rightly opt for a professional to do the job as quite a lot of skill and craftsmanship is necessary to get the right result.”
Ratedpeople.com helps home improvers find recommended tradesmen quickly and easily. You can choose from 24 different trades and find tradesmen such as local stonemasons, recommended carpenters, or a registered electrician.
Every month, Ratedpeople.com manages over £30m in home improvement projects with more than 1,000 tradesmen signing up, making it the UK’s largest match making service for home improvers and recommended tradesmen. There are more than 55,000 ratings on Ratedpeople.com to date and its system ensures that tradesmen are only rated by previous customers who find them through the site. This results in one of the fairest and most robust rating systems on the web.
For further information on how to source a recommended tradesman in your area, visit Ratedpeople.com.