Rated People

Demand for tradespeople up by 50% in just two years

Demand has skyrocketed, but tradespeople have also been hit with a series of challenges because of Covid and Brexit, so Rated People explores the true effects of ‘the home improvement boom’ and looks at what’s in store for 2022: New research from the find-a-tradesperson platform, Rated People reveals homeowner desire for home improvement went through the roof […]

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Rising cost of materials in 2022 – What installers need to know

We have seen the price of industry materials in the UK steadily rising, with some prices reaching their highest levels in years. Plumbing fixtures, fittings and sanitaryware have been amongst some of the industry materials that have been the most affected by price increases and these rising costs are expected to continue well into the […]

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Demand for heat pumps rises 28% in 2021 – says new research

The demand for heat pumps has risen by 28% in 2021, according to new research from Rated People. Adrienne Minster, CEO of Rated People, takes a look at the technology: This year’s Home Improvement Trends Report has found that 57% of homeowners want to be more eco-friendly. A heat pump is a device that gathers […]

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46% of homeowners undertook a home improvement project in 2020

New data from Rated People’s Trends Report found that 46% of homeowners across the UK undertook a home improvement project during 2020. The find-a-tradesperson platform also revealed that there were notable regional variations when it came to updating our homes.  Birmingham and Glasgow led the home renovation revolution, with 53% of homeowners making improvements to their homes during 2020, followed by Belfast and […]

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Industry disappointed by decision to cut Green Homes Grant funding

Industry bodies are disappointed in news that 95% of the funding provided for the Green Homes Grant scheme looks unlikely to be rolled over into the next financial year. The much-needed funding was to be used to improve the energy performance of homes across England through low carbon heat and energy efficiency measures; however, despite high […]

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