Number reviews: 173
Overal rating: 3
Review for Checkatrade by Geodtrade limited30th November 2022
Whatever to say is nothing compare on what I feel. First they do automatically renew 12 months without to get in touch, second they do get as navy possible trades people, for example on KT6 6, even with a second number, 20 or more people doing removals. If u lucky even with my 9.92 rtg you will get 2,3 jobs monthly, if you lucky again. Rubbish on all levels
Review for Checkatrade by Abbey plumbing25th October 2022
Used to be useful for promoting my business but recently checkatrade are only interested in signing up new accounts. My area is oversaturated with plumbing companies. Checkatrade restrict leads to 10 leads per month, when you hit these so called leads your profile moves down or disappears from the search pages. Very poor customer service do not sign with them very negative experience
Review for Checkatrade by Akm plumbing and heating10th October 2022
This company are the worst I’ve ever dealt with. I’m a tradesman and as the other reviews have mentioned it’s about the hard sell. Be very careful as they try hard to not contact you before your renewal date. You you guys know in the trade we are always busy and check a trade will automatically renew your contract. I feel it’s a unfair contract as nothing is signed and they can automatically renew. Be careful stay well clear
Review for Checkatrade by KCM LTD25th August 2022
Since checkatrade has been bought out by homeserve is has become a rogue outfit.
Just interested in money.
The customer service it terrible.
Surely it is a conflict of interest being owned by homeserve.
Should get Matt Allwright to give
them a visit .
Review for Checkatrade by Aokovens11th June 2022
Was contacted by my "local" rep who told me how good it would be to use them. I thought I might but when I asked for the cancellation policy in writing he told me they had already filled the slot.
Think I dodged a bullet!!
Review for Checkatrade by Kenna Plumbing Ltd7th June 2022
I have been a member for over 5 years and amassed over 160 quality reviews.
I used to get a lot of enquiries daily and weekly but when the company was taken over the number has declined.
Recently I have not had one enquiry in over a month despite paying my monthly membership and getting reviews.
I finally had enough of being taking advantage of and hoping it was going to get better.
Today I took decisive action and cancelled my membership.
As I had previously been unhappy with the service (The price had doubled since being taken over) I moved over to a rolling contract where I only have to give 30 days notice.
Luckily I got out of the fixed contract when I did.
Anyway onwards and upwards.
Review for Checkatrade by Home Appliance Repair & Parts Ltd25th May 2022
They do not support local business paying to be under their wings. The company has changed and does not not stand for what it did.
I had an wrong review published against my company and they have no interest of finding out the truth or getting to the bottom of the issue.
Review for Checkatrade by SJL Heating Ltd6th May 2022
I’m new to checkatrade. I got the first month free and made double the amount of the monthly fee in the first month.
Second month had nothing so broke even in theory.
Third month made the monthly fee within days and that’s where I’m at now.
It’s very hard to gauge whether it’s worth it but what I have found is you HAVE to jump straight on leads otherwise you have no chance. I do like the system but I was sold by there registration team a lot higher average paying job than what I’m getting. However I’m meeting new customers and leaving cards which lead to further contacts so IMO I do think it’s worth it looking at the bigger picture.
Review for Checkatrade by Hayer Electrical Ltd1st February 2022
Very good service to get you jobs but I just found them well too expensive. You are better off joining local heros which is part of british gas and they just take a percentage off your wages after you get the job done and paid.
Review for Checkatrade by White Willow Landscaping20th December 2021
Waste of time and money. Paying 3 months Pro Package to get two leads. Mucked around when I phoned them, passed from pillar to post with clear lies. Avoid
Review for Checkatrade by Gary Fairman12th November 2021
After being a member for 6 years with a perfect reviews score someone left me a bad review that I have never worked for or even met but checkatrade published it how can this be right
Review for Checkatrade by GRJ Plumbing and Heating1st October 2021
I always recommend checkatrade to friends or newly tradesman. I started off with Checkatrade and got so many jobs from there ranging from little jobs to big jobs. Customer service is great, very helpful. Some guys I know complain about the price but I think the monthly price is good! Especially if you are going to the jobs and undertaking them. Just one job for me would get me the monthly payment for checkatrade, or even more than a months payment, meaning it would tick over to next month
Review for Checkatrade by RMD Electrical Services18th June 2021
I was a valued customer if Checkatrade for years when they were privately owned since being purchase by Homeserve the prices very quickly went up and found work areas were flooded with repeated trades, not only did this effect calls for customers but also made it more difficult for customers to decide who to call. After soaking to many customers since leaving they explained they would never use Checkatrade and had problems with their contractors a few times, though I am not saying its full of rogue traders it appears to me the standards are the same as when it first started
Review for Checkatrade by Stacks & Stoves16th June 2021
Why do these people not leave you alone? I was interested, but when they couldn't answer how much it would cost I couldn't help but think this may be a hoax on a very large scale!
Review for Checkatrade by Udell Electrical Services9th June 2021
Been hounded with a few phone calls to sign up to checkatrade
Offering 3 months free trial and keep telling them
I am not interested.
I have heard a lot of bad reviews about them from the trades mans point of view. The idea seems a good concept from the consumers side but it just seems like a middle man between the consumer and tradesman that doesn’t need to be there.
Review for Checkatrade by SGKC Electrical13th May 2021
Don’t normally do bad reviews, been with Checkatrade for a few years now, the idea is great but does requires a lot of back ground paperwork keeping reviews uptodate, if you don’t you fall lower down the list
Review for Checkatrade by sparky1st April 2021
please do not join checkatrade, they offered me the free trial period for 3 months. I decided during the first month to cancel it. they advised me that I am in a contract. I gave them 30days notice well within the first month of signing up. they now advise me I have to pay the month's fee, before I can leave. so it's not a free trial.
Review for Checkatrade by Gardenofmeaden21st February 2021
I joined checkatrade on a free trail 3 month basis, I explained that I never wanted to pay anything until I saw the service was worth it.
I gave them a 30 day notice that I didn’t want to be charged and yet I still got charged £150 for a months subscription.
I never got one job from checkatrade
Checkatrade never explained that I would be charged this and have changed reasons for why I was charged.
I feel cheated.
Review for Checkatrade by Routley & lemon12th February 2021
Was sent to price up a job when roofing when the company was fairly new to the scene. The family opened door and walked me into a room with a dying old man who wanted a skylight fitted in the room above the bed he was in.
They had 7 other people round to price that one job.
Will not use then again
Review for Checkatrade by JMW Heating & Plumbing Ltd12th February 2021
Have been offered this many times and the prices keep to differentiate. Unsure as to why there seems to be a different price from the last time. They’re not what they used to be
Review for Checkatrade by Aurora Electrical11th February 2021
Absolute awful. Anyone can post a review, fake or otherwise. They say they can’t check if they are real because they don’t check the good ones either. Had loads of people getting bad reviews from rivals to push score down.
Once they have the money they could care less
Review for Checkatrade by Cavendish Electrical Services9th February 2021
Was looking into joining but having read the reviews on here, I’m not going to bother! Sounds like it’s overpriced and costs more every year for little in return.
Review for Checkatrade by PH Drains and Mains9th February 2021
They put the price up every year and penalise you for being a long standing member, leads are few and far between although much better than yell
Review for Checkatrade by MAHL Interiors9th February 2021
Have been a full member for nearly 2 years and can count on 1 hand the number of phone calls I received from prospective customers. Originally I thought being a member was the holly grail to picking up new business but how wrong was I. Money, money, money and new member pushes are what they are going around doing now. Won’t be continuing after the next 2 months.
Review for Checkatrade by Carter Electrical7th February 2021
Was a happy user of Checkatrade for a couple of years. Unfortunately they are now money and new member orientated. No matter how often you have reviews left a new member always gets preferential ranking over you
Review for Checkatrade by McLeods Installations6th February 2021
I have been a member for over 10yrs now. My overall impression is that it is much less useful than it used to be & much more expensive as well. It has too many of a particular trade in each area & an unfair method of prioritising members (although they are trying to combat this)
Review for Checkatrade by Hiten's Handyman Services Ltd6th February 2021
I have only used them for requesting jobs before I started out on my own. At my parents property! The service was good and had so many trades man ready to give quotes.
Review for Checkatrade by Owen Andrews Joinery And Handyman Services2nd February 2021
Really good all round products my college used them back when I was in training and I liked them a lot good quality but not as good as other power tool brands
Review for Checkatrade by Reactive Co.30th January 2021
To be fair my first 12 months were great, made my money back with ease, after that it wasn’t great and the customer service was poor. Over subscribed and for me I would only recommend them if your starting out. Don’t expect long term results.
Review for Checkatrade by LSF Telecom Solutions Ltd30th January 2021
I think CheckaTrade has got too big now to be able to provide the service to businesses that they were first there to provide, great for customers looking for tradesmen but so many businesses undercut everyone to get the work it’s hard to compete
Review for Checkatrade by Damage Fix29th January 2021
I have been a member of checkatrade for over two years now and it's the best thing I've ever done as 80% of my business comes from checkatrade enquiry.
Review for Checkatrade by Mike Barrett Building Services27th January 2021
I’ve been with this company and joined them shortly after it was founded. I honestly think now they’ve got too big and they’re taking on too many trades people within the same areas thus making it a great deal harder to compete .... not all bad for impending customers. However not so good for us the client.
Review for Checkatrade by Luxe Windows & Building Ltd27th January 2021
Checkatrade used to be a good way to find work. They have made changes where even if you have great reviews, trades people from other areas are showing up in searches for your area. You may not even show up in local searches. Checkatrade have done this to make things fairer apparently.
There are people who have been with Checkatrade for many years who are cancelling their membership due to these changes.
Review for Checkatrade by Rdg Automotive26th January 2021
Checkatrade been with them for 5 years good company they really help you with your page to get started and it does really work to get new business
Review for Checkatrade by J. M. Shipley & Son26th January 2021
It’s a con. Checks aren’t done on tradesmen/businesses. If you pay your money, you make the cut. If they can confirm a company exists then that’s enough. Dangerous really
Review for Checkatrade by Torrington Design & Build26th January 2021
Tried free trial didn’t like it - no work.
No getting hounded for a payment which we tried to leave the company
Not too much money but liberty to ask for months membership when didn’t get anything from them whatsoever!!
Review for Checkatrade by C Brooks Builder26th January 2021
Checker trade is one of the most unreliable and awful companies out there, they call and email asking if you want to sign up and when you say no they blacklist your company
Review for Checkatrade by Silverwood Carpentry24th January 2021
Nothing but bad experience with check a trade don’t know one tradesperson with good experience waste of money and time I just wish the general public would see this
Review for Checkatrade by SPJ Plumbing & Heating19th January 2021
This company is supposed to be the best , what a joke they are.
Any tradespeople should give these a miss big time.
Only bonus is they sponsored Cowboy Builders when that Melinda Messenger was in it
Review for Checkatrade by Surelock Homes29th December 2020
Where do I start ? I am a member but not for much longer gone down hill big time used to be a honest well run organisation but now unfortunately only about the money our business on a search term is below companies that are 50 miles away yes 50 miles I have complained but on deaf ears I have been a member for over 10 years but because they want more companies on board they now cold call and promise them higher positions leaving the companies that have been loyal left out in the cold I was paying over 800£ a month but now it does not work so will be leaving word of warning to trades thinking of joining DONT!! put your well earned money into something that will be more honest and work for you..
Review for Checkatrade by T S McLaughlin & Son Ltd17th December 2020
I’ve been with Checkatrade since 2003 and have spent a future with them, it started off with the right intention and was a great name/product to use when pricing unfortunately over the last few years it has become more about the money for them then it is about giving people good tradesmen that can be trusted, anybody can get on Checkatrade now especially the rough traders which I’ve seen plenty of them on there which is a big shame, This has now bought us as a company to the point of do we want to associate ourselves with an organisation like this where anyone can get in, our reputation is worth more to us then being in Checkatrade and I think next year we won’t be carrying on with them.
Review for Checkatrade by Ccs Europe Ltd13th December 2020
Why pay a 3rd party company for a 10 minute job each day you can do to promote your business. Since being taken over all the company wants is your payments. Checks are not undertaken properly, it’s false advertising and money you can use in your business, empty promises.
Review for Checkatrade by A.S.L Carpentry & Construction Ltd9th December 2020
Used Checkatrade for 3 years before they got taken over & it worked well but when I first joined it was £850 a year, 3 years later they wanted £2500 a year which is a complete rip off as was only just about worth it at £850.
Also they bought in managed contacts which really didn’t work so I ended up leaving & invested some money in getting expert trades to do my website which has been great & couldn’t be busy so glad I left.
Review for Checkatrade by Newcom engineering9th December 2020
Known friends who have traded with Checkstrade for 12+ months. Say that they’re great value for money, best on the market, best for securing custom and their customer service is by far the best. Would recommend.
Review for Checkatrade by KD Wiring Solutions8th December 2020
We have been with Checkatrade for well over a year.
Prior to this we used mybuilder and Rated People.
Even though Rated People helped us with our initial customers and mybuilder had only 2 leads that came to fruition.
Checkatrade has been by far the best value for money and helped our company build to a better platform.
Review for Checkatrade by Briggs Electrical8th December 2020
I see checkatrade got a lot of negative reviews but despite this I decided to try it for myself and can confirm it paid for itself in the first 2months. If you keep on top of the reviews you will get multiple calls a week if not a daym
Review for Checkatrade by ABS Electrics1st December 2020
Checkatrade constantly mither me to join up, personally I think anyone that needs to buy work isn’t worthy of their trade , word of mouth is ledgendary
Review for Checkatrade by m gas services28th October 2020
Don’t waste your time with it completely misleading and unless you throw lots of money to them
You won’t get the work you are promised.
As a sole trader it’s hard enough competing for work as it is
Review for Checkatrade by A.S.S.K Gas and Building Services1st October 2020
I've been on checkatrade for just under a year and wouldn't recommend joining. After the first 2 months I didn't receive any leads even after collecting alot of reviews. The price also went up without notification and finally after numerous calls the cost went down but still no leads. Better off spending your money on a website or advertising etc.
Review for Checkatrade by Roy Millar Plumbing and Heating28th September 2020
Never been a fan of check a trade and only heard horror stories about them. We’re good back in the day when they just started but now they want a huge amount of money for everything now it’s not worth have it.
Review for Checkatrade by I LOVE BATHROOMS27th September 2020
Been on there two years now and honestly a waste of money, soo many timewasters and so many people wanting jobs done for nothing. Yet every year there membership costs seem to rise
Stick mybuilder for myself as i win 9/10 jobs.
Review for Checkatrade by Simply Doors Swadlincote27th September 2020
Bit of a waste of time joined these but ends up costing you more than you end up making just use Facebook dont waste money on these they don't post bad reviews so cowboys get the jobs over you
Review for Checkatrade by Royal Flush Plumbing & Home Solutions27th September 2020
Went with these a little while back, can't say they where all that good. Had a problem with a bullshit review and they wouldn't do anything about it. I'm not a great believer, surely if you were ood, you wouldn't need companies like this, making money from you
Review for Checkatrade by abk electrical26th September 2020
tried these a few years back after being harassed by their promotional emails, to be fair got a couple of jobs via them but unless your going in silly cheap with minimum margins its really not worth it.
Review for Checkatrade by J M Moffat Carpentry26th September 2020
They used to be a good company to deal with. After being taking over by whoever, they are a nightmare to deal with. They don’t return calls or call you back on a day they agree, also they want to put up their charges but nearly £40 a month for the same service in the next membership year.
Review for Checkatrade by AGV Plumbing & Heating24th September 2020
We have been offered checkatrade a few times now and honestly people just need to realise that checkatrade and company’s like them just take the cream from the job and have you fighting for jobs that 9/10 times are just not worth it, if everybody charged a decent base rate and held themselves to a high moral standing company’s like checkatrade would not be needed. When we did look at checkatrade the prices were just to high and everyone I’ve asked who use them say the fee is not worth it.
Review for Checkatrade by Gas Serve NW24th September 2020
I was with checkatrade for a number of years and began to notice how the price initially crept up. Then all over a sudden the price shot up then you realise that the number of jobs you have got have dropped to a insignificant amount. When you call customer service they like a debtor promise the world but you end up with nothing. Avoid at all costs before it costs you
Review for Checkatrade by Akr Heating24th September 2020
I have been using checkatrade for three years now and they have always kept me notified of any changes customer callbacks and have always kept me in work
Review for Checkatrade by West Midlands Security and Fire22nd June 2020
Been on CAT two years, started off well for the cost but now leads are getting less and less and costs are going up.
Also the lead quality I feel has significantly reduced.
Review for Checkatrade by Finishing Touches Decorators11th May 2020
After being with Checkatrade for 5 very good years, i have left, since HomeServe have taken over, the price has increaded, so much, for so little in return. My phone used to ring constantly, and i had so much work, before i left, i had 2 calls from timewasters in 5 moths, Their attitude towards their loyal customers has taken a dramitic hit, they just no longer care, they just want the cash squeeded out of you, and give you nothing in return.
Once an excellect platform for work, has now been buried deep by Harpins mob, to extract the cash from you, and leave you high and dry.
Checkatrade doesnt listen, will not listen and dont care about you, its money grabbing ways, and the absense of care has gone now, managed numbers does not work, people still get spam calls and even a youtuber has found a way to get everyones number, you only have to look to see how easy it is, yet the staff "apparently" tell the management this and still, but still, nothing is done, its their way or nothing,
They removed the "How long you been a member" too, this to me would only make the customer more happy, to know a tradesmen has been with a company for so long with good reviews, mindless actions like this, has caused droves of people to leave, including myself to leave, the yearly subscription has gone ( for me) from £89 to a massive £175 a month (£2100) plus, i had to remove 2 added sections, checkatrade kept telling to have to get more work, removed, as each is another whooping £50 each!!, enough is enough, i left and sad to say, what a perfect working platform it was for years, has been medled with, by people who havent a clue, only in extracting the cash from you, and what a great job they did their, it has turned in to a just scam now, in the 2 years Home Serve has taken over, its gone from great to utter rubbish, you only got to search the bad reviews homeserve have, to see why they failed miserably at chechatrade.
Review for Checkatrade by Steve Payne builders & decorators6th May 2020
Checkatrade has really changed prices has gone from approx £85 to £140 per month
Call leads have dropped to one or two a week , A customer can just ruin your good reviews, by writing rubbish about you , checkatrade won’t do anything, rumours that prices are now going to rocket now homeserve own it
Review for Checkatrade by Home Heating UK3rd May 2020
Do not under any circumstances get checkatrade they are now owned buy home serve and your contact detail are no longer shown on the site it’s a contact number that goes straight to checkatrade,
I have heard from a couple of company’s how they where getting 6 calls a day from checkatrade, then when homeserve took over that dropped to 1 a week and checkatrade then put the price up to over £100 a month
Review for Checkatrade by Dook Joinery23rd April 2020
This is such a rip off. It's not a waste of money if you don't mind throwing your hard earned money away on nothing every month and get nothing in return. It is expensive when you get nothing of equal value in return every month. I would not recommend Checkatrade to anybody else in the trades.
Review for Checkatrade by Acre Driveways21st April 2020
I’ve been with checkatrade since 2009. I feel it plays an important role for reviews and my landscape business. With paving related works there’s not a huge amount of places set up for reviews other than Facebook or google reviews so this is an addition which I feel is good for me. I will probably stay with them for the future to improve my profile but for me it’s a good thing to have. Never had any issues really apart from the price they want to charge yearly!
Review for Checkatrade by 1st Contact Plumbing and Heating18th April 2020
I have been a member since 2014. One man band and did very very well for around 3 -4 years. Same old story now, they want more money and youbet less calls. Keep taking in more tradesman and keep putting the price up. When you question it, some wet behind the ears worker will attempt to feed you BS. Homeserve took over the company and everyone knew where that would end up. They even direct customers calls now via their own number. I guarantee half go to their own members like dyno Plumbing “by mistake” Overall, a load of rubbish. You’d be better off spending your money on FB. Coming from a member of 6 years with over 400 reviews
Review for Checkatrade by Paul Callaghan Builder19th March 2020
I have been with checkatrade for 5 years now. I used to pay 6 monthly payments of £120 per month per year. Without telling me, checkatrade switched to 12 monthly payments of £120. This doubled my yearly subscriptions to £1440. I didn't realised that they had done this for over a year. I noticed while going through my books. When I asked them last September what the he'll they were thinking of, they just said there is nothing we can do about it and by the way, your locked in until next April and there's nothing you can do about it. I'm glad I've found this site to say my piece. Checkatrade are a bunch of crooks!
Review for Checkatrade by Brush magic28th February 2020
Really shocked and disappointed how Checkatrade has treated its loyal customer’s.
I have been with Checkatrade for over 10 years .
It was a great way to get work,excellent service at a reasonable price.
Since Homeserve have taken over they have ripped us all off massive increase in price and within the last 12 months I have had no more than 10 calls none have given me work.
I have been ripped off as we all have the ethics of Checkatrade has gone when they do this to us good trusted tradesmen and then rip us off when preaching how us the traders should be and treat our customers.
Nothing more than Greed.
Harpin cares about lining his pockets and so did Kevin.
Review for Checkatrade by Thomas Chaney Electrical Services27th February 2020
I was a big supporter of checkatrade for the first few years I had membership but year on year my good opinion of the service is lowered by their constant increase in cost and lack of a better service for the money the charge. The phone used to ring non stop and now it's very rare I get call through checkatrade.
Review for Checkatrade by RMT building23rd February 2020
I’ve just received a letter from Checkatrade telling me my membership cost will be going from £1000 per year, up to £4000 per year!!!!! Even at £1000 a year I felt I was paying too much, at least 50% of calls were from time wasters. Called checkatrade about the price rise, they did nothing for me. I’ve had to lose all but 1 work category to keep the price at £1200 a year. I’ll give it 1 more year to see what I get out of it. Better off spending money on other advertising and the sites that you purchase job leads from, which have given me higher returns on investment in the past.
Review for Checkatrade by Responsive Roofing Services22nd February 2020
I have been with checkatrade for 2 years. When I joined my monthly installments were £82 for the 1st year, reasonable enough. However the second year went up to £108, which is slightly more than I would of liked to have been paying but still went with them. My term finishes on the 28 of March this year, now I've just had a letter stating that my payments will go up from the 28th of March to £149.99 VAT.
Errrrrhmmm no thanks checkatrade, I will certainly not be paying £180 pounds a month to stay with you. I can't believe how greedy they are being. If this is how they treat there loyal customers, then I'm afraid they are going to lose thousands of trades. No one in the right mind will pay those sorts of prices!!!!
Review for Checkatrade by Audio Visual Installation Ltd21st February 2020
keep away!! I have just finished my membership after 8 years. The last 3 years my membership fees have doubled form £1000 to £2000. They think you will not leave after having over 250 reviews but I have heard that a lot of one man bands are leaving. just as I was leaving they offered me a 10% discount but it is still a rip off with that been offered . don`t get locked in to this system of advertising. THEY SAID IF I DID NOT LIKE THE PRICE INCREASE THEN LEAVE, Thanks for the advise checkatrade!! and thanks for wasting my time and money£££££
Review for Checkatrade by C Brookes Plumbing & Heating6th February 2020
I have been recently contacted by Checkatrade and have tried getting me to sign me up with a free two month trial, the rep has constantly been ringing me even after i said i was too busy to have a look at the offer. After speaking to numerous people who have used them i haven't been told one good thing so will be staying clear.
Review for Checkatrade by Martone Plastering Services3rd January 2020
It was good for the first 5 years, then 2 years ago the takeover happened and its gone down hill. Not what it used to be. A waste of money, expensive and no work in return. I had to leave in the end like many other tradesman that were with them for years.
Review for Checkatrade by Shady Blinds Ltd29th November 2019
Waste of money from my point of view been on for about 8 months had 2 jobs off it but loads of calls from my ‘energy supplier who will cut me off if I don’t pay £xx!
Review for Checkatrade by JMS Constructions20th November 2019
They could be better I think we wasting time and money for it haha I spent over 2000 and no more work anyway I think better spend more money on marketing
Review for Checkatrade by Randall garden design and landscaping18th November 2019
I have recently found out that after last years membership of £800 this year they want £1440 nearly double. They have informed me that there is £10 that they can negotiate with...so insulted! I have had no follow up calls for the last 9 mths from them, shocking and greedy.
Review for Checkatrade by VPS Door & Window Repair17th November 2019
Checkatrade may be good if you live in an area where it's popular. I've found that it pays for itself (just about) but there are better returns available using other forms of marketting.
Review for Checkatrade by Page Maintenance Ltd7th November 2019
Was with this lot from 2015 had just under 200 reviews , it’s been bought out I saw my fees rise by 200 % and calls drop using their figures by 30%
They don’t care just want your money
Review for Checkatrade by AJD Construction30th October 2019
I feel Checkatrade has gone downhill drastically in the past few years. It seems more about money and numbers these days instead of connecting customers to good trades. Massively over priced.
Review for Checkatrade by Absolute PhD16th October 2019
I point blank refuse to use checkatrade. The ever lasting price increase for lower call rates is the main factor. They call me 2 times a week and never seem to have records of any previous calls. There website is flooded with tradesmen and the no regulations on there have proved to be there downfall
Review for Checkatrade by Walkers plumbing & building12th August 2019
I have been a member off checkatrade.com for about 5 months it is a little bit expensive every month but I do quite well from it . It's important to make sure you get reviews in because that keeps you at the top off the list
Review for Checkatrade by London decorating Company31st July 2019
I have used checkatrade now for 3 years and have to say it is alot of money to pay every month but I always make that back with the amount of work I get from it. you do have to get your reviews from every job or you will go down the list. other tha that I highly recommend it.
Review for Checkatrade by He@Heating ltd30th July 2019
It’s a real shame, a few years back it really did work! Unfortunate since Homeserve have taken over every aspect of this great platform has gone downhill and fast! CEO gone back on his words and bring in a system no one wants! The website/trade search constantly fails to work, seems only advertising they are currently driving is to get more trades on board. Customer service is shocking, gone are the friendly helpful staff, (account manager/team) now there’s call centre staff that know very Little and are unable to help in anyway.
Review for Checkatrade by Prompt Services Ltd12th July 2019
I paid for a years membership and never received one single lead. I had customers post reviews but made no difference. Just one big scam where other members post fake reviews of themselves every night to stay top. Scams the trades and scams the public. Real bunch of leeches.
Review for Checkatrade by Heather Contracts Limited10th July 2019
Didn’t really get as many calls as hoped, but we took advantage of a £30 two month no obligation trial. Really don’t like not having our number on the listing, only our managed contacts. Not writing off this product, will look in the furture
Review for Checkatrade by BODMIN PLUMBING SERVICES7th July 2019
Since been taken over by HomeServe gone downhill no enquiries managed to contact not living up to expectations cost doubling
Concentrating on new membership
Review for Checkatrade by Louis Gas & Heating Ltd24th June 2019
Was great at the beginning but since homeserve took over enquiries have gone down hill even with getting lots of reviews. They have over saturated my area so I'm competing with 100's of other companies so customers are getting loads of quotes and driving quotes down to where there is no profit to it. Need to focus on advertising Instead of advertising for new trades and overloading areas. Should be quality not quantity which they have forgotten.
Review for Checkatrade by Flintshire Property Services Ltd21st June 2019
Since been bought out by homeserve they have really gone downhill. To busy trying to get new tradesmen on board than getting work for the ones already members. Totally a waste of money
Review for Checkatrade by J & S Plumbing & Heating10th June 2019
I get loads of quality leads from checkatrade, definitely worth the £1,000 per year fee. Plus they are really helpful via email, phone or Facebook. The positioning system is good as well.
Review for Checkatrade by Hurley Group Limited5th June 2019
I’ve been a member for a few months now. I found that it’s definitely worth the money, the application process is easy. I’ve found that 90% plus of the quotes turn into jobs, due to people already have confidence in you having seen your reviews.
Review for Checkatrade by Smidt ltd27th May 2019
I have been member since 2014 with mixed review value for money. Allays looked at it as advertisement expense rather than core source of business.
Last year got hit with massive incise in fees. I have questioned justification to 300% incrise as it is not normal business practise only to be told that has been massivley underpriced for years, so more of plie of horse manure from them if I may say so.
Since then I have been following financila and investors news with particular aim at Home Serve and Checkatrade.
As it turns out Home Serve has been downgraded May 2019 from low to reduce, with Checkatrade part of company showing healthy 33% rise in profits year on year.
They have poured massive amount of money into advertisement which had to be reclaimed via new membership or rise in fees.
According to article plan is to invest even more money into adverts which will probably result in more rise in fees.
I believe Checkatrade worked great as it was originally set up and help customers find reputable local small professionals like myself. It work for a decade so not sure why mess up something good for contractors and clients.
Unfortunately I believe that small firms like myself are unable to sustain this rapid rise in fees and will be force to make room for larger companies that can afford it making it a bit discriminatory towards small firms.
Review for Checkatrade by Lancashire Gas and Heating Limited22nd May 2019
Didn't work out for me. I joined and was told less trades men in the area and a few weeks later it tripled. Plus to stay top of the list you need to be getting loads of reviews. But some customers say they will but never do.
Review for Checkatrade by AJD Construction18th May 2019
As with most things it’s the most well known so that comes with extra costs. Still as it’s so well known and advertised it does go in your favour when customers see your in it.
Review for Checkatrade by Z.I.Property Services13th April 2019
I joined Checkatrade in 2012 and had a good 5 -6 years with them. Good level of enquiries and generally few time wasters. Cue Homeserve taking over and things went drastically downhill. Level of enquiries fell off a cliff and customer service went with it! Absolute joke of a company now, such a shame coz in its heyday it helped me build my business from nothing
Review for Checkatrade by Apex Appliances9th April 2019
Used to be with checkatrade four five years,but last year when homeserve fully took over in August they vertuly doubled my fees ,more and more of the same trades came in the same area when I was told it would be limited work dropped off,customer services went down and attitude was appalling.since I had left herd of more and more problems trades are still having.
Review for Checkatrade by Three counties damp and groundworks8th April 2019
Used to be really good when you got one point of contact. Since being bought out by homeserve, enquiries have gone down and customer service has lowered considerably
Review for Checkatrade by i-Fix Gas & Heating8th April 2019
They take a lot of your money and very little to show of it. Roughly £1000 a year. You cant show your own number any more. I dont trust the company
Review for Checkatrade by Approved Technical Services Ltd25th March 2019
Only been with them for a few months but works coming in from them plus it helps to have the affiliation put on my website yellow pages listed, customers wanna see that kind of stuff now
Review for Checkatrade by Aurora Building and Maintenance19th March 2019
Stay well clear starts out okay saying there’s only going to be four of you in your area by the time I left there was 12, mis-selling,won’t take off false reviews As said by many people taken over by HomeServe who are also a company To stay well clear off
Review for Checkatrade by RJ Electricians Ltd8th March 2019
This is another marmite sinario, my personal experience is they are ok a little pricy but ok I usually get enough work which warrants paying them the £90+ a month although I’ve been ill over the last 6 months and been struggling with my finances, checkatrade were very understanding and gave me two months free to help me get back on my feet
Review for Checkatrade by TJ painting and decorating23rd January 2019
I have been a member twice over the last 4 years, The first time I joined 4 years ago the response from customers was amazing. I had more or less 6 -8 months work lined up. However the second (last year) time I joined was a complete nightmare, despite keeping my profile up to date weekly my phone never rang with an inquiry from CAT at all. Think twice before investing your hard earned cash is my advice, as there are other better and cheaper lead generation sites available.
Review for Checkatrade by A Royal Flush Plumbing9th January 2019
member for half a year. issue after issue, feedback not being published though sent and site breaks a lot, their search pattern is really messed up as well. they also are trying to flood the trades and spin members a load of rubbish when complaining
Review for Checkatrade by Glenco Plumbing & Heating Ltd30th December 2018
We don’t agree with having to pay for work and believe work should be earns on reputation alone and no subscription fees possibly a bad thing for the industry.
Review for Checkatrade by Shaw's Plumbing & Heating Ltd16th December 2018
I've been with CheckaTrade since 2010 and have to say it has been great up until Homeserve took over since then there has been too many issues with the website crashing and not showing up business correctly, they get put right but then it happens again, just check the checkatrade facebook group to see just how many un happy customers there are now. the price is another issue 100% increase on renewals.
Review for Checkatrade by JMH Installations10th December 2018
Been with them 5 years. Since the change of ownership to homeserve the customer see has fallen to an all time low, prices have almost doubled and enquires have dramatically reduced.
Review for Checkatrade by Northwest Engineers8th December 2018
Was with checkatrade for 2 years and in them 2 years I received at most 10 calls through it all small jobs, came up for renewal in September this year and decide it wasn’t working for the business and wasn’t worth the money.
Review for Checkatrade by Gas Eco Heat7th December 2018
I’ve been with CheckATrade for nearly a year now and I have to say I do like the idea of tradesmen register as you just pay full year membership and get work leads directly from customers not like others charging you money for customer details so you can quote and that doesn’t warranty anything.
However I don’t get much work from CheckATrade , but I think that’s because there is too much competition in my area.
Review for Checkatrade by MB Gas & Heating Ltd1st December 2018
In my opinion it is very over priced , I'm not happy with the managed contacts as I am paying for my business information to be advertised .The site does generate enquiries but not as many as they would have you believe
Review for Checkatrade by AEI Electrical1st December 2018
Didn't work for me. I kept on Top of my reviews but didn't get much out of it. I am in a very competitive area which may be why. Is a good tool if it works for you.
Review for Checkatrade by M.E.T Electrical Ltd27th October 2018
Works well for us. Keeping on top of reviews a must. I've had a good amount of leads and confirmed jobs through them.
Review for Checkatrade by Surrey Gas & Services21st October 2018
Works well for us but you have to keep on top of your feedback. £120 a month for 2 categories which isn’t bad at all
Review for Checkatrade by Ph plumbing & heating services Limited19th October 2018
Works for us but you do need to keep up your end by handing out review cards with every job . I find I’m only getting a few cards back as reviews around 1 in 5 back as reviews
Review for Checkatrade by Austin Plumbing Services30th September 2018
Joined last year. Made no difference to my work load. All I got was spam emails. Left within a year as I found it to be a complete waste of money.
Review for Checkatrade by GGB Heating Solutions20th September 2018
The Idea is a great concept. However, for generating work it wasn't great for me. It was good for the review system and I had a lot of positives from that aspect.
Review for Checkatrade by Electrical but keeping private26th August 2018
Check a rip off more like. Almost doubled my annual membership as they were taken over by homeserve, with promises of extra spending on advertising which is interesting because I've had far less less customer work from Checkatrade thatn when I was paying half the amount. £1,500 a year to have a page on a website is far too much.
The staff don't even bother calling to see how things are going like they used to. Don't waste your money, and be warned they will double your annual fee after the first year when you have worked your socks off to get great feedback. I shall be leaving them when my membership expires.
They also allow an unlimited amount of the same trades to advertise with them locally, so you may be surrounded by other same trades working all around you (check a rip off don't care as long as they are taking your money),
Review for Checkatrade by InsideOut Property Solutins13th August 2018
Checkatrade offer an excellent product and it made a massive difference to our business at start up as it was an almost instant customer base. Only downside was the recent price increase for membership which my opinion was excessive.
Review for Checkatrade by Esspro Property Services4th August 2018
Being part of Check A Trade had given my company the ability to take the next step due to the leads and profile. Check a trade also made me realise the importance of my company brand and the need for things like feedback. Check A Trade is changing and I’m not 100% it’s going to be for the better with homeserve but time will tell.
Review for Checkatrade by Kingston Gas Services Ltd29th July 2018
There is currently a lot of concern with checkatrade, my review is based on the last two years Ive dealt with them.
The staff are always very polite and helpful, everything I have asked for they have delivered on hence the 5 stars.
The brand up to date is excellent Im not sure about the new owners and cant help thinking they have a hidden agenda. Costs have been reasonable and I have received good quality leads, checkatrade helped me realise that getting customer feedback is key to gaining new business. Hopefully my charge wont double like others have said.
Hopefully checkatrade wont be ruined.
Review for Checkatrade by LH ELECTRICAL14th July 2018
The price of checkatrade has just risen to £1500 a year which was explained by “more marketing and realisation of their leads true value” Checkatrade has also been taken over by home serve a much larger company so I only see it getting far far worse. We said goodbye but good whilst it lasted
Review for Checkatrade by Bells Heating & Gas1st July 2018
Too expensive l, sometimes pushy, dont be fooled by as they just want to take your money. Not worth it
Review for Checkatrade by Boilers 4 Britain ltd30th June 2018
Awful! I do not believe in this company whatsoever I always feel they have an alterior motive in what they offer
Review for Checkatrade by Wadhams Plumbing and Heating29th June 2018
I was previously a member of Checkatrade in the begining my ROI was great! 80% of the calls converted into jobs,there where limited number of any one trade which boosted my work load but as they grew so did the number of tradesman, the calls started to slow down and the number of calls converted to jobs severely dropped off. It soon became clear to me it would only get worse as they grew larger so i left. Over all i was pleased with the service they provided for the time i was with them.
Review for Checkatrade by Newport Alarm & CCTV Services26th June 2018
I do like checkatrade the staff a helpful but they are very high priced in value for there money u could get it cheap else where for the same service
Review for Checkatrade by Fastfix Heating & Home Services19th April 2018
Great valve for money when starting out just so long as the reviews keep coming in! I get the exact kind of work i need out of it
Review for Checkatrade by Box Home Services Ltd7th March 2018
This has worked well for me but you have to keep on top of the feedback and update your profile. I made the fee back within 2 weeks of going live but be wary of cold calls and spammers emailing constantly but I guess that goes hand in hand with online advertising. Deffo gives the customers a chance to view your work before calling and generally don't get many timewasters, plus its good to refer clients back to should they require references...but as with most things you'll only get out of it what you put into it.
Review for Checkatrade by Camlec31st January 2018
You must keep on top of updating the site and make sure that review go in otherwise you will slip down the order and phone dry’s up. They have put me at the top for my area for a 24hr period and my phone is non stop. Like how helpfully there services are but i do tend to find other companies phone me just to advertise with them.
Review for Checkatrade by Grant John Services19th January 2018
Always worked well when I used checks a trade, the price increase I think was a bit much but they soon reduced after some feedback.
Review for Checkatrade by Lakins Heating and Plumbing4th January 2018
Really didn’t work for me, all the reviews that I had on Checkatrade were my own customers that left reviews, none were from Checkatrade.
In my year membership I managed to generate leads for 2 gas safeties.
After sales just kept saying “it’s very unusual for you to be getting no calls, you’ve everything set up right on the site”...
6 months later still dry and still no real help from the aftersales team.
Review for Checkatrade by Gas Smart Home Services5th December 2017
Great value I think. Gets you the right type of customers and more than covers itself in terms of cost
Review for Checkatrade by Ethos Heating Ltd2nd December 2017
I found that checkatrade.com does boost business and the staff there are allways there to help i just find it rather expensive and would never pay that much would be good to use to start your business but after that it is not needed
Review for Checkatrade by Heat Eco7th November 2017
I have to say I do love check a trade. There always kind and will help in any way they can have never had a problem. As long as you always keep up the feedback cards
Review for Checkatrade by Priority Property Care12th October 2017
First year free, great loads of work then it dramatically dried up. Then customer service gave up sorting issues. Never go bk.
Review for Checkatrade by D. Barrett Decorating10th October 2017
I have been a member for two years now and it has been a very successful form of advertising for my company. Whilst the initial outlay is greater than other places the amount of work generated by the site is more than worth it. It works very well alongside my other memberships.
Review for Checkatrade by Stuart Roberts Limited17th August 2017
I've found check a trade to be the best firm of advertising that I have done. Some say it's expensive, but I don't agree. I was paying twice as much to yell, and didn't get anything like as much work Fon them. I do find it's better for bringing bathroom work in rather than the heating side.
Review for Checkatrade by i-Secure Systems3rd August 2017
I signed up for checkatrade last November. The sales rep was pleasant and really sold it to me. Although pricey I was made to believe the work enquiries were high but I found I've only received a handful of jobs so hasn't really paid for itself. I've worked on my profile and promoted it but still difficult to get noticed. I'm in two minds as to renew. They had my address wrong when requesting feedback cards and stickers and still not received and we are 8 months in.
Review for Checkatrade by Bright Home Improvements18th July 2017
I feel the fees are to high, they are set in stone even if your a small company, its alot to pay out, only my view it should be chargeable for the size company you, that would give every size company a fair chance, all the feedback I hear is good
Review for Checkatrade by JR Williams Plumbing Services30th June 2017
I was sceptical at first and the fee nearly made me walk away. I've renewed for a second year because it has brought me so much. I always ask my customers where did they find me (like an advertising survey) and about 75% is Checkatrade
Review for Checkatrade by A1 Complete Plumbing & Heating Ltd28th June 2017
I have been a Checkatrade member for over 5 years, it's by far the best advertising we do and remains a constant source of reaching new customers. Would recommend to other companies
Review for Checkatrade by MJE Plumbing Services27th June 2017
Good service idea. And been a member for about 8 months now. Finding it hard to get customers to leave feedback on there but all in all a good service and I get a bit of work from it.
Review for Checkatrade by M c bathroom and boiler company Ltd24th June 2017
Check a trade has worked well for me,
I have put a lot of pictures and customer feedback review into it.
It's true what they say, you only get what you put into it.
Review for Checkatrade by Chubb heating ltd14th June 2017
Been a member for a few years
Found to many people advertising for leaflet delivery
Has worked well for us
You get what you put in so if you don't tell your customers you won't get feedback we get a lot of enquirys and have found a better quality of work from it
Review for Checkatrade by Stour Valley Plumbing1st June 2017
For first six months I found it brilliant but even though I collect lots of reviews , work tailed off around xmas time. This may be because of increased numbers of tradesman in my area or maybe as more of these type websites have popped up
Review for Checkatrade by S J Wright Plumbing &a Heating Ltd21st May 2017
Have been a meneber for 3 years now, debating about it next year. To many people doing the same thing in the same area. Even brickwork company's listing as plumber / electricians etc which are then subcontracted out. The theory behind it works but need some attention.
Review for Checkatrade by Alltime Plumbing & Heating18th May 2017
Since being on checkatrade my business has gone from strength to strength. If your willing to put the hard work in and keep customers happy then checkatrades worth doing.
Review for Checkatrade by Tante Gas Plumbing & Heating14th May 2017
All about feedback this site you need get feedback to get calls if customers don't post cards they you won't get as many calls but seem get calls
Review for Checkatrade by Ignite Plumbing Services14th May 2017
Signed up a few months ago and the enquiries I get through it is good. Definitely a good return on investment Signing up was a breeze and it was all up and running within about 3/4 weeks as I was informed. You do need to keep getting review cards filled out and sending them in to ensure you are at the top of results. I have noticed a few review cards going missing and not being published but this could be down to the mail system so I am now taking pictures of each card before it is sent so that I have a copy in case it goes missing.
Review for Checkatrade by Bell Heating Services Ltd2nd May 2017
After signing up last year it paid for itself within a month. Getting set up was quite easy and the checkatrade team were really helpful. Took about 3 weeks from signing up to going live. Volume of enquiries coming through can vary from couple a day to 1 a week.need to make sure your customers are giving you reviews to stay at top of search list in your area. Not for everybody and never going to keep you busy full time but works for me
Review for Checkatrade by Ren-Tech Solutions Limited1st May 2017
Signed up about 5 week ago, I was told my profile will be live within two week, after the two week they phoned to say they had not recieved my references... I provided them on the day of the interview, so at the mo not a good experience!
Review for Checkatrade by Lock'n'Secure Locksmiths30th April 2017
Despite their customer service being of variable quality, sometimes very good and other times terrible, the roi I get is second to none. Typically pays for itself in month 1 from the jobs generated. That said you need to ensure you keep a steady stream of reviews coming in from customers to stay at the top of searches.
Review for Checkatrade by Youngs Gardening Services30th April 2017
I lost alot of work from having my equipment stolen last year, thought i would try checkatrade as an advertising point, not only because their advertised on tv and catchy theme tune but eveybody googles services nowadays. Checkatrade team for
Me were brilliant they keep checking in always there to help alot pf hepful things for members. And good way to help your business grow, it works really wel. You need to get the ratings from customers do this and checkatade works wonders for you no matter how many other services are on there similar to yours. Its cheaper to use checkatrade than local magazines and paper ads because your top
Of google pretty mich can add pictures people can confact you on there direct request call backs. Really good system and sorts cowboys wirh ko insurance to the genuine so people who look on there arent looking for a cheap job but a proffesional job.
Review for Checkatrade by DWF TILING27th April 2017
I've previously used checkatrade, and for. E it worked perfectly! Great value for money vs my return. Custer service was spot on if ever I had an issue. Would recommend.
Review for Checkatrade by CCH Leeds22nd April 2017
We used Checkatrade and we did get work from it but I found myself very disappointed that I paid £700 for it and they then started offering in it free to new customers. Not really a company I would like to support but you will get some work, All in All ok
Review for Checkatrade by Sunrise Plumbing & Heating20th April 2017
Joined these 4 years ago and for the majority of the time we were pretty happy. We are still members however the leads of dramatically reduced.
Biggest factor I feel is they have saturated the areas and despite saying they were going to limit members in areas it never materialised and they have taken on more and more members all pissing in the same pot.
For us to renew next year they would have to have a major change if not we will invest the money elsewhere
Review for Checkatrade by J.C.O Plumbing and Gas13th April 2017
I love the whole set up of checkatrade.com I've been with them for 18 months and always receive a steady supply of work from them. Hopefully with the merger with homeserve this will not effect how the company is ran
Review for Checkatrade by A-Rates PowerFlush5th April 2017
The customer service you get from checkatrade is second to none. Fast at getting things done. Been abit quiet since Homeserve purchased 70% of the company so I wonder what's going on in the offices.
Review for Checkatrade by Core Heat17th March 2017
Allwais good to say im on checkatrade. We will see what the home serve deal brings!
Review for Checkatrade by iGas Heating Ltd17th March 2017
I was very sceptical at first but finally bit the bullet last Christmas and went live in January
I can honestly say it has worked far better than I could have imagined, and paid for itself at least 10 times over in 3 months. If it continues like this I won't need to advertise anywhere else. Slightly unnerving hearing about the sale to homeserve but the owner himself has sent an email to members reassuring them it won't affect us winning future work. Great touch imo
Review for Checkatrade by Quality Plumbing22nd February 2017
I've been a member of checkatrade for nearly 3 years. It has kept me busy but to keep the work coming in you have to put effort into getting reviews and keeping your profile up to date. If you don't, you slip down the list and customers won't find you. The customer service has always been good if I've had issues. If a customer sends a negative review in, your advisor will help you to get it resolved rather than just putting it straight online. Better value for money than other review sites too which cost per job.
Review for Checkatrade by Dickens Gas & Heating20th February 2017
Checkatrade is great if you're near the top and that's in your own hands. Send a couple of review cards off daily and you're gonna be up there and then the work comes in. If you drop down the list you won't get a sniff though.
Review for Checkatrade by Dps plumbing and heating20th December 2016
Never wasted my time or money with this company. Far too pushy saying they have loads of work available. More than likely usual sales person spiel.. another expensive organisation to pay out for.
Review for Checkatrade by SWAT 24-7 Pest Control20th December 2016
Very good company alway there at the end of the phone if you need them , great service great prices
Review for Checkatrade by The Window Workshop (Sussex) Ltd18th December 2016
Review for Checkatrade by SAFGas Ltd15th November 2016
Have never - & don't intend to - spent money on advertising, just recommendations.......
Review for Checkatrade by Martindale Windows and Developments Ltd15th November 2016
Much better than the yellow pages
Review for Checkatrade by Ackroyd Plumbing and Heating Ltd15th November 2016
I've found Checkatrade outstanding value for money. Although it doesn't necessarily generate a huge amount of work for us directly, it more than worth the cost.
Many customers find us by other means then check out our reviews which helps us to win the work.
As long as you are proactive with your account and get customers to leave feedback, and are good at what you do you can't go wrong with it.
Review for Checkatrade by SPC Plumbing and Heating Ltd21st October 2016
I'v been on checkatrade for 7 years now and it been good for my business, it's got a bit more expensive now.
Review for Checkatrade by M Brierley Plumbing Limited21st October 2016
customer service is terrible. 6 years I was a member.
They are only interested in the money.
Review for Checkatrade by Quantum Commercial Heating18th August 2016
Poor due to having to many tradesmen in one area my first year was ok but second year my phone never rung from it
Review for Checkatrade by O'Brien Property Maintenance9th August 2016
Disgusting attitude from customer services only interested in taking your money for very little return,
Will not give you any help or advice if your profile is under 18 positive review not taking in to consideration the neutral reviews, I found a total waste of time always took customers side to an argument not the trade that is being squeezed to get more out you for the money they originally agreed to pay.
Number questions: 4
Asked on 23rd March 2021 by RS Heating
How much are Checkatrade charging people for a renewal?? THey've just told me its nearly £2000 to renew (used to pay about £800 not long ago) and I dont know if i should go ahead with it. Feels like its getting way too competitive on there these days
Answered on 23rd March 2021 by I LOVE BATHROOMS
Mine was up for renewal last november. Managed to get it down from 120 to 80 a month. Suppose it all depends what you do with the membership
Answered on 23rd March 2021 by A Royal Flush Plumbing
I wouldn't. They are getting worse and if you look they are offering people free listing until June. I left when they more than doubled mine because I earn more than a window washer, I pay more out for things so of course I charge more. Doesn't mean I take it home. Conatrade should be avoided
Answered on 23rd March 2021 by Ccs Europe Ltd
If it gets you work and you can factor it in on your costs then do it
Answered on 23rd March 2021 by MAHL Interiors
If you get work through Checkatrade and can cover the costs then continue although £2K does sound steep. My business comes through Rated People and My Builder and pay combined £100/m.
I tried Checkatrade and never received a call even though having 5 star feedback so I just use RatedPeople and MyBuilder. I get a good return from these two.
Answered on 23rd March 2021 by Gas Serve NW
Personally I wouldnt recommend that kind of investment youd probably get a better return from local flyers. They just motivated by the wrong ideqls for us these days
Answered on 4th April 2021 by Fence Life
A local cheap offer on social media, I did 3x3 pergolas or smaller for £220 fitted I was making £60-£80 a pop but the work I got out the back of it was insane full fences decking hot tub surrounds you name it had to take on a lad to do the pergolas whilst me and my boy cracked on with the rest managed to get rid of checks trade and just go by word of mouth now best thing I ever done
Asked on 22nd April 2017 by Hampshire Technical
Does anyone use Trust A Trader I keep hearing there radio adverts. I feel its to late in the game to join Checkatrade and with the recent buyout from Homeserve i now feel it will be a waste of time.
Answered on 22nd April 2017 by Sunrise Plumbing & Heating
Used to be with them dropped them waste of time, still with Checkatrade but that's died a death to many at it now
Next years advertising budget will invest a lot more into getting Adam to redo the site etc he currently looks after it and to be fair is now our main source of work
Answered on 22nd April 2017 by Hampshire Technical
How long ago whas it you was with them. I keep hearing there ads and i cant help but feel if im hearing them then potential customers can hear it as well.
Answered on 7th January 2018 by Home Heating UK
I’ve been with them coming up to the end of my first year
I will not be renewing over£800 inclusive of vat
I will spend that money on promoting my own web site
Answered on 27th September 2020 by I LOVE BATHROOMS
A mate of mine is on there and the phone and emails dont stop. Ill be getting rid of checkatrade and joining them
Answered on 30th September 2020 by Alltime Plumbing & Heating
Checkatrade is the leader I wouldn’t look anywhere else! As for home serve they pass work onto me due to my outstanding ratings
Answered on 1st October 2020 by A Royal Flush Plumbing
Avoid conatrade use your money elsewhere like new website. Seo. Etc. Expert trades help in this and for a lot less money and hassle
Asked on 10th April 2017 by Drew Styles Plumbing & Heating
Do any heating engineers use this and how much work do you get off it? What kind of jobs do you get from it?
Answered on 15th April 2017 by The Boiler Guys
Been on checkatrade for 7 months, quite frankly it has not worked very well for me,I havec had a few little jobs, but it has not jutified the fee at present, over £200 a month, some months we have had nothing at all, despite the fact that we were told they get thosands of enquiries every month.we are using our word of mouth jobs to pay for it.You get reasring phone callsfrom the checkatrade staff saying it will hopefully pick up, mean time you just keep paying.I just hope it does pick up, or i have wasted a lot of money.
Answered on 18th April 2017 by J.C.O Plumbing and Gas
I use them and get lots of work through them. I'd have a look on there website first and see how many engineer's are in your area. Initially I was the only person in my town on there but a few others are now using it.
Answered on 19th April 2017 by Ackroyd Plumbing and Heating Ltd
YES! I don't know where the £200 a month comes from (as the other reviewer stated) I pay £650 a year and that's it. Provided you are pro active and get your customers to leave reviews then it works well.
If you don't get reviews then you drop down the list. You have to help yourself or it won't help you.
I find that even if it's not directly generating a job then people are using it to decide who to use. We gain ALOT of work from people checking our reviews out after hearing our name.
Answered on 19th April 2017 by GRT heating & Gas services
Worth it for new business until you can get established and rise up the google rankings etc
Answered on 22nd April 2017 by Sunrise Plumbing & Heating
Used to get loads years ago now it's very poor, think this is our last year with them
Answered on 22nd April 2017 by Sunrise Plumbing & Heating
Used to get a lot of work from full installs to leaking taps. Now they have saturated the market and customers seem to want something for nothing. Not as good as it was
Answered on 6th May 2017 by J.McKie plumbing & heating
Got loads of jobs from boilers to taps my boss sacked it off in the end though got too busy
Asked on 27th March 2017 by Expert Trades (Adam)
Hey all - are you using Checkatrade for leads (new business) or reviews etc to convert leads you get yourself ('please check out my Checkatrade profile')?
Answered on 4th April 2017 by Terry Burgin Plumbing and Heating Engineer
No, would rather push my expert trades site and Google reviews rather than pay a middle man site like check a trade.
They may be top of Google rankings but you then have to compete with everyone else on there.
Answered on 5th April 2017 by PARAGAS
No. I'd never use them. Spend some time on your Expert Trades profile and website and the leads will start coming through.
Answered on 6th April 2017 by iGas Heating Ltd
Mainly to win new work for me personally but having an online presence through reviews is also a bonus
Answered on 10th April 2017 by Electrical Innovations (Derby) Ltd
I don't use them. Seemed expensive, or am I being tight?
Answered on 16th April 2017 by Lock'n'Secure Locksmiths
Have been on checkatrade for five years now and the benefits to my business far outweigh the cost. As with any marketing spend you need to calculate the RoI for you as it will vary depending on location, business type and saturation.
Answered on 16th April 2017 by D. Barrett Decorating
Yes, it is a valuable source of work for myself. There are a lot of time wasters that you have to sieve through but the genuine customers pay for the years membership in one job. For a young business it helps build a customer base which leads to repeat work
Answered on 18th April 2017 by Bright gas
If you do checkatrade properl its easy and cheap seo , every photo added you put some keywords in - boiler relacement leeds and so n . Then you are ranking better because you are on checatrades back links