About Us


TradesmenCosts.co.uk is an independent & unbiased UK home improvement resource. You can compare tradespeople/companies and find useful resources to assist you when preparing to undertake a job within your home.

The mission of TradesmenCosts is to:

  • Equip readers with unbiased information on home improvement jobs in an entertaining way.
  • Report the latest pricing and quotations you can expect as a homeowner so you can take advantage of this information and save money.
  • Provide actionable tips for people who are looking to hire people in the trade, insights on UK regulations and compliance.

If you have any suggestions or comments, feel free to reach out and contact us.

Our Team

David Shell – Founder & Home Improvement Veteran

David has been in the home improvement industry for over 3 decades. A lifelong builder & tradesman who took the leap to start writing cost guides for homeowners all over the UK. His knowledge spans everything from replacement roofing to central heating installation. He has been featured in a wide array of publications, his commentary not only includes home improvement but also life as a business owner & entrepreneur.

Mark Scarsdale – Research & Writing (MA in English Language)

Mark spends his time researching and writing cost guides with some of David’s support. He has a keen eye for detail and can write about home improvement jobs across the entire spectrum. His favourite topics are garden & outdoor and he’s a keen hiker when he gets the time.

How we generate revenue

When you fill out the form on our website we put you in touch with tradespeople. Our service is free for readers and homeowners looking to receive quotes for their jobs. The revenue from this activity allows us to keep the website running.


We take your privacy seriously, we have outlined our processes and frameworks on how we keep your data safe. Link to privacy policy & terms of use.