, the direct to consumer building supplies marketplace, has launched a free online directory for tradespeople.

The new tradesperson directory is accessible from the homepage. By clicking the 'I’m looking for a tradesperson' tab, users can search for plumbers and other trades. Results are returned based on location, and include contact information, certifications, and details on liability insurance.

Tradespeople who create a profile and register their services at will save up to 20% on materials purchased through the Buildiro webstore.

The directory is also fully integrated into the webstore. For example, when a user is logged in and searches for a product (shingles, for instance) results will include a list of local tradespeople (roofers) whose services are related to the product(s).  

Buildiro Chief Executive and founder Luke Polach said: “In the UK, there are many websites that help people locate trusted building professionals, but most of them require the tradesperson to pay to be listed. Our service, which already has over 5,000 UK-based tradespeople in its database, is 100% free.”

“With this free directory, a tradesperson can create a profile and share photos of their work, while customers can search for tradespeople near them and read reviews from past clients. It’s a win-win.”

He added: “When we created Buildiro, our goal was to use technology to help save tradespeople and their customers time and money. Our trusted-trader directory is the next iteration of this objective. By creating a service that is free to use, we hope to help customers find vetted local suppliers and give tradespeople one more tool in their marketing toolkit.”