House Professionals



Quality tradesmen understands that people looking for local tradesmen are interested only in quality, vetted honest firms.

That is why we insist that tradesmen listed on this web site must follow our terms and conditions, which include:

• A minimum of two years experience
• Membership to a relevant trade association
• Carry the minimum qualifications required by law to trade

As a further sign of quality we also encourage listed tradesmen to carry the following trade badges, whenever relevant.

TrustMark   TrustMark
TrustMark is a new scheme supported by Government. TrustMark aims to regulate the trade industry and does this by licensing a range of trade bodies.
ACID   Anti Copying in Design
ACID LOBBY, a powerful new initiative launched by the design industry’s hard-hitting action group, will become the leading representative voice for all designers on IP matters. ACID Lobby launched into 04 with four key initiatives – legislative, moral, commercial and educational issues.
APHC   Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors
APHC members give an indication to customers that the contractor is reputable, reliable and works not only to general industry standards but also to an enhanced standard.
ARB   Architects Registration Board
The Architects Registration Board (ARB) was established by an Act of Parliament, the Architects Act, in 1997. ARB is the independent statutory regulator of all UK registered architects.
BICS   British Institute of Cleaning Science
BICS, as it is known, is an independent body with members in all areas of the cleaning industry, including Local Authorities, Contract Cleaners and cleaners themselves.
BAR   British Association of Removers
The BAR aims to be the recognised voice of the professional moving industry and to be the guardian of professional standards for the benefit of its members and their customers.
BAR Commercial   BAR Commercial Mover
The CMG is a dedicated group of companies within the British Association of Removers that specialise in all aspects of commercial relocations. In fact, less than 80 companies in the whole of the UK can claim to meet the stringent membership criteria and high standards required.
BAR Overseas   BAR Overseas Remover
The Overseas Group is a dedicated group of companies within the British Association of Removers that specialise in all aspects of overseas removals.
BIDA   British Interior Design Association
THE BIDA promotes high standards throughout the profession, encouraging and fostering proven design ability.
CFA   Contract Flooring Association
The Contract Flooring Association was formed in 1974 by the amalgamation of three small flooring associations: The FCCA, the AFC and the CPA.
CHAS   Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme
The purpose of the CHAS scheme is to provide assessment criteria that health and safety professionals (or other officers/consultants acting on behalf of an organisation) can apply to the health and safety element of a select list application.
CLC   Council of Licensed Conveyancers
The Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) is the regulatory body for Licensed Conveyancers who are qualified specialist property lawyers.
Constructionline   Constructionline
Constructionline is the UK’s register of pre-qualified local and national construction and related contractors and consultants. Owned and endorsed by the DTI, Constructionline is a contributor to the Rethinking Construction initiative.
  Council Of Regulation Gas Installers (CORGI)
CORGI is the National Watchdog for Gas Safety in the United Kingdom
CRC   Confederation of Roofing Contractors
The Confederation of Roofing Contractors exists for the purpose of advancing the roofing industry in an ethical and professional manner throughout the British Isles.
EBC   European Builders Confederation
Representing small and medium sized building businesses among the member states of the European Union and Switzerland.
ECA   Electrical Contractors Association
Representing the best in electrical engineering and building services in the UK.
Elecsa   Elecsa
FENSA and BBA joint venture delivering an independent certification scheme to tradesmen who undertaken domestic electrical installation work.
FAIM is held by more than 500 moving companies in over 100 countries around the world. The are all affiliated to FIDI, a global network of quality certified international moving companies.
FairTrades   FairTrades
FairTrades has been promoting its vetted trade professional members since 1983.
Federation of Master Builders   Federation of Master Builders
Established over 60 years ago to protect the interests of small and medium-sized building firms – the largest trade association in the UK building industry.
Masterbond   FMB: Masterbond
MasterBond is Government endorsed through the TrustMark scheme and recognised by local authorities throughout the UK for grant aided and improvement works.
FEDEMAC   The Federation of European Movers Associations
FEDEMAC aims to maintain a dynamic organisation which will further the interests of European movers represented through their continuing membership of their national removal associations.
When having their windows and doors replaced homeowners must ensure that they get a certificate form Local Authority Building Control or have the work completed by a FENSA Registered Company.
FIDI   Federation of International Furniture Removers
FIDI movers demonstrate their commitment to quality by being certified under the FIDI quality assurance programme. This is branded as FIDI-FAIM (FIDI Accredited International Mover) and is the only quality standard dedicated to the international moving industry.
FIRST   Federation of Independent Removers & Storers
FIRST, is a trade body whose members include the independent sector of the industry. The focus is on Britain’s best removers and the network is distributed throughout the UK.
FTA   Freight Transport Association
FTA members operate over 200,000 goods vehicles - almost half the UK fleet. In addition, they consign over 90 per cent of the freight moved by rail and over 70 per cent of sea and air freight.

Glass and Glazing Federation
All GGF members have been vetted to ensure quality of service: this vetting process includes making a site visit to the company's premises, checking three year's of their accounts and taking up references.

Guild of Builders and Contractors   Guild of Builders and Contractors
The Guild aim to maintain a membership of firms and individuals who are actively involved in the building industry, are experienced and knowledgeable and trade with integrity.
Guild of Master Craftsmen   Guild of Master Craftsmen
The Guild of Master Craftsmen is a trade association representing many different trades and professions.
HomePro   HomePro
The directory service of FairTrades. Listed companies are vetted by FairTrades.
IDHEE   Institute of Domestic Heating & Environmental Engineers
The IDHEE is still the pre-eminent professional body for the domestic heating engineer. The Institute aims to promote energy efficient domestic central heating components and the installation of safe and efficient systems.
IICRC   Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification
The primary missions of the IICRC are to be the leading, independent, non-profit, certification and International Standard setting body within the cleaning, inspection, and restoration industry.
IPHE   Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering
The IPHE is the UK's professional and technical body for all plumbing and heating professionals.
JIB   Joint Industry Board
The JIB is the collective term for the partnership between the ECA and Amicus.
KBSA   Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom Specialist Association
The UK Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom Specialists Association was formed in 1977 by a group of independent retailers who wanted to improve professionalism in their industry.
NAPIT   National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers
Provides an independent professional trade body for electrical inspectors, electrical contractors, electricians and allied trades throughout the UK.
NCCA   National Carpet Cleaners Association
The NCCA was established in 1968. It is the only independent UK trade body solely dedicated to the craft of carpet, upholstery, curtain, and other soft furnishing cleaning.
NFB   National Federation of Builders
The NFB is the construction industry’s longest established trade association and the leading building and construction federation in the UK.
NFRC   National Federation of Roofing Contractors
The National Federation of Roofing Contractors is the UK's leading trade association for the roofing industry.
Guild of Removers   National Guild Of Removers
Members of the National Guild are based throughout the whole of the United Kingdom and represent quality and professionalism in all aspects of the moving service.
NHBC   National House Building Council
Only builders and developers who can demonstrate financial security and technical competence are registered with NHBC.
NICF   National Institute of Carpet and Floorlayers
The N.I.C.F will further the interests of its members by promoting excellence in the field of carpet and floorlaying.
NICEIC   National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting
The NICEIC's sole purpose is to protect consumers from unsafe and unsound electrical work.
NICEIC Domestic Installer   National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting
The NICEIC has launched its Domestic Installer Scheme, which has been designed to satisfy all the known requirements for Part P competent person self-certification schemes.
OFTEC Registered Technicians are trained to government recognised standards and carry the appropriate insurance to work in your home.
Painters and Decorators Association   Painters and Decorators Association
The PDA represents the whole trade, serving over 2500 members. A seal of quality within the field of painting and decorating in the UK.
Quality Standard   Quality Standard
BS EN 12522 certified companies operate to clearly defined standards and the procedures are designed to benefit you, the customer, at every stage of your move.
RHA   Road Haulage Association
The Road Haulage Association (RHA) provides dedicated campaigning, advice, information and business services specially tailored for the haulage and transport industry.
RIBA   Royal Institute of British Architects
The RIBA is one of the most influential architectural institutions in the world, and has been promoting architecture and architects since being awarded its Royal Charter in 1837.
RICS   Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
Chartered surveyors are highly experienced professionals offering impartial, specialist advice on property issues. Their services are diverse.
RICS members are qualified and experienced professionals offering independent and impartial advice.
SAFE Contractor   SAFE Contractor
The scheme assesses a company's health & safety arrangements. SAFE contractor is a UK wide recognised scheme where companies obtain certification and confirmation of competency.
Select   Select
With its foundation as The Electrical Contractors' Association of Scotland at the birth of a new century, SELECT became the first trade association in the world to serve the electrical industry.
SSA   Self Storage Association UK
This association is the only recognised Trade Association for this new and exciting industry. It is a membership organisation including those professional companies who operate self storage centres and the high class suppliers who service the industry.
TTA   The Tile Association
The Tile Association was formed in January 2000 to represent the whole of the UK wall and floor tile Industry under one organisation.
UKCPA   UK Consumer Protection Agency
Our mission is to provide consumers with easy access to a community of professional tradesmen whose work is vetted on an ongoing basis.
UKTC   UK Trades Confederation
The Confederation has a strict vetting procedure that all new members have to pass before being allowed to carry the emblems and receive the certificate.
AMU   Association of Master Upholsterers & Soft Furnishers
Membership comprises craft upholsterers, upholstered furniture manufacturers, chair frame manufacturers, soft furnishing retailers and contractors and others associated with the craft of upholstery.
WoolSafe   WoolSafe
WoolSafe is a world wide accreditation programme for carpet and upholstery maintenance products suitable for wool and other fibres and an accreditation programme for professional carpet and upholstery cleaning companies.

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