Gas and heating engineers voted Britain’s most trusted traders

A new survey commissioned by HomeServe has revealed gas and heating engineers to be Britain’s most trusted tradespeople, with one in five respondents (22 per cent) voting them into top spot.  Electricians came in second, according to the research, which was released during Gas Safe Register’s Gas Safety Week, followed by plumbers (8 per cent), painters and decorators (7 per cent), landscape gardeners (6 per cent) and joiners (5 per cent). 

According to the study, 85 per cent of respondents believe qualifications and accreditations extremely important when choosing a trader. Sixty-seven per cent deem trustworthiness the most important character or business attitude to have, with honesty, reliability, high quality workmanship and qualifications also ranking highly.

And when it comes to picking a trader, knowing them personally (39 per cent) and word of mouth recommendations from family and friends (36 per cent) prove to be the most popular choices. 

Greg Reed, HomeServe’s Chief Marketing Officer, commented, “With the busy colder months ahead, gas and heating engineers will play a vital role in helping to repair people’s homes, so it’s fantastic to see them recognised in this survey.”

Jonathan Samuel, Chief Executive at Gas Safe Register, goes on to say: “Having any kind of work done can be stressful, and knowing that the person who is undertaking work is a suitably qualified professional like a Gas Safe registered engineer is a great help. We always say ‘Trust the Triangle’, and always use a Gas Safe registered engineer.”

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