Trustmark, the Government-endorsed quality mark for tradespeople, has had a record number of visitors using its website in 2014. Over 7.2 million search results were provided to homeowners who used TrustMark’s website and telephone helpline to find expert trades to carry out work on their homes or gardens last year – an increase of 38% on 2013.

There were a number of highly sought after trades, including a 44% increase in people searching for window installers and glaziers.

Simon Ayers, Chief Executive of TrustMark, said: “Homeowners are realising the importance of only using quality firms to do their home improvements and repair work and help protect their most treasured asset – their home.  TrustMark provides homeowners with the reassurances they are looking for and the confidence that they are working with tradesmen who are the best in the business.  By providing advice, we can guide people through finding the right tradesmen for jobs in their homes and be a trusted avenue for support as and when needed.

TrustMark works in close partnership with Government departments, its member firms, scheme operators and key consumer organisations such as Citizens Advice, Age UK and the Trading Standards Institute.  All TrustMark firms’ work to Government-endorsed standards and are checked against three criteria – their trading practices, customer service and their technical skills.

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