Welcome to Be Trade Savvy

BE TRADE SAVVY is a dedicated site which has been developed to meet the needs of both the customer and trades professional alike.

Our main aim is to provide information for you to use, before you search for a trades professional to undertake the work.

In effect making you almost as informed as a contractor or trades person.

With the same ethos we want to look after our hard work, diligent and profession contractors as well.

Linking you with genuine clients is a priority for which we take very seriously.


Good fencing is important for many reasons.

Firstly, safety. If you have children or animals, a secure fence can protect them from wandering off and getting lost or hurt. Secondly, security.

Do you want to know roughly how much fencing will cost you, before you talk to a contractor?


A well-kept, beautifully presented driveway sets the tone for the rest of your home. Providing visitors and neighbours alike with a great first impression, it says something about you and your household.

Do you want to know roughly how much a driveway will cost you, before you talk to a contractor?

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Hints and tips from our blog

Building an economical garden path

Building an economical garden pathThe trouble with DIY jobs is that they can often become unnecessarily expensive when sometimes all you need is a simple approach to get just what you want. A simple gravel path in your garden can pretty much be as straight or as...

A guide to popular saws

A quick guide to sawsJust a quick look in a DIY store shows you that there are lots of different saws out there and no one could blame you if you weren’t sure what’s what. However, by finding out what the different types of handsaw are used for, the chances are...

How to paint a garden shed

How to paint a garden shedWhether thoughts of spring are inspiring, or the winter weather is reminding you that it should already have been done, painting your shed is a great way to enhance its appearance and prolong the life of the wood it’s constructed from. As...

Tiling a kitchen wall

Tiling a Kitchen wallYou’ve decided. It’s got to be done so if you’re ready to take the plunge, read our blog post on how to tile a kitchen wall to get the professional looking results that you want. You need to calculate how many tiles you need so first work out...

Using tools correctly

Using tools correctlyMaking the most of your enthusiasm and determination to complete a DIY project is a lot easier and gives better results if you know how to use your tools correctly. Obviously, there are many ways of doing things and experienced DIYers will have...

How to lay new turf

How to lay new turf.With a little preparation and planning, laying turf in your garden can be a relatively simple process that gives you quick and impressive results. Remember though, a lawn is a made up of living grass plants, so it needs a bit of TLC after it has...

How to choose a garden fence

How to choose a garden fence. Luckily, given that pretty much all of us have at least one, there are as many different types as fence as there are reasons for having one.If you want wood then cedar is a great choice, but treated pine is cheaper and can be just as...

Help to choose new patio paving for your garden

Help to choose new patio paving for your garden.Whatever your garden design, the material and cut of the stone you choose for your patio will have a big impact both on style and cost. You need to have paving and decking that is slip-resistant, durable and low...

Great ideas for a low maintenance garden

Great ideas for a low maintenance garden. If you haven’t got the time or inclination to make your garden into the space you want it to be, and it all feels like a bit of a chore, these low maintenance garden design ideas might help you to enjoy your outdoor space...

A quick guide to gate and railing maintenance.

A quick guide to gate and railing maintenance.Railings, gates and other exterior metalwork need regular care and attention as just like anything else outside, they are exposed to the wear and tear of the elements all year long. So that you can try to have the best...

How it Works

  • Find a trades professional. No giving a detailed description of your project and wasting your valuable time. Fill in your postcode and the type of work you want done and the site will present a list of approved, rated and vetted trades professionals for you to contact directly.
  • Search for your job category and select your intended project in our advice centre. At this stage you can see all the pertinent information relating to your project. The Library is layered so it presents the obvious details such as: likely costs and a brief description of what will be involved. If you want to do an in depth search of Specification, methodology, planning requirements and relevant regulations then follow the link to the area you want to research further.
  • Once the work has been satisfactorily completed then we ask you to fill in our contractors feed back form. This will help other people such as you make the right choice when choosing their potential tradesmen.