Working To Secure A Better Future For Everyone

Increased media coverage and the proliferation of self-build, design and home improvement programs on television has rapidly increased homeowners awareness of so called "rogue traders". This has, with increasing regularity, led to more homeowners turning to recognised Trade Bodies as their first port of call when looking to hire tradesmen. Searching the "Find a Tradesman" directory is both a quick and easy way for homeowners visiting our website to find a list of reliable, trustworthy and vetted tradesmen. The message being given with increased regularity to homeowners via the media is simple. "Reduce your risk as a homeowner; employ properly vetted tradespeople who have a proven track record of providing great customer service". Homeowners are being actively encouraged to look for evidence of membership to trade bodies such as FairTrades, HomePro, FENSA, CERTASS, TrustMark, and others for this.

But we don't only champion your cause with your customers, FairTrades also works hard to actively source special offers and discounts especially for our members. We have deals in place with major suppliers to save money on the things that really matter to your business - better deals on van purchases, tool and equipment hire, discounted fuel and utilities, FairTrades HomePro TradePoint Card, AA breakdown cover discounts and many more.

Association History

The FairTrades Trade Association was established in June 1983 and its pioneering approach quickly established it as the premier multi-trade association for glaziers, builders, roofers and many more trades besides.

2000 - Fair Trades Ltd was purchased by purchased, completing the full merger of both companies in October 2001.
During this time the business company gained membership to the General Insurance Standards Council (GISC) and won the Microsoft Digital Britain Award for maximising consumer value using IT.

2001 - The HomePro Insurance brand was created.
HomePro Insurance has been offering trades related insurance products to Trade Professionals ever since.

2002 - FairTrades/HomePro was presented with "Insurance Times Innovation of the Year Award" by the insurance market and launched on the internet shortly thereafter.

2005 - FairTrades became an appointed representative of HomePro Ltd.
Not long after the company launched on the internet as the official portal for trade professionals.

2006 - FairTrades became a Scheme Operator for TrustMark.
This relationship has grown from strength to strength over the years with many of our members electing to join TrustMark through FairTrades.

2007 - FairTrades/HomePro purchased IPWFI (Incorporation of Plastic Window Fabricators and Installers)

2010 - A busy year at FairTrades/HomePro when the companies were taken over by new management.

2011 / 2012 - FairTrades/HomePro undertook a lot of new digital marketing initiatives.
These initiatives included a major web site updates, new online directories, FaceBook and Twitter accounts being started.

2012 - FairTrades/HomePro joined forces with BM Trada to offer their Competent Persons Scheme to its members.
Synseal Extrusions and FairTrades aggreed to work together to promote its FairTrades TrustMark membership package to its members.

2014 onwards... - Great growth years for the business.

Today, Fair Trades Ltd is a highly successful Trade Association with a very popular tradesmen's directory. The FairTrades logo, featuring the 'Scales of Justice' is widely displayed by our current members on their business cards and advertisements, vans and in their showrooms.

HomePro/IPWFI Insurance
28-30 High Street

Tel:  (+44) 0800 131 0123
Fax: (+44) 0800 131 0900
FairTrades Guildford Office
28-30 High Street

Tel:  (+44) 0800 131 0123
Fax: (+44) 0800 131 0900

To date, we have insured £5,451,952,342 worth of UK home
improvements, thats 1,497,112 jobs!

Our Find A Tradesman directory has helped produce
648,320 consumer reviews and ratings!


Fair Trades is the trading name of Fair Trades Ltd. Fair Trades Ltd is registered in England
Company Number 1813671. Registered Office is Suite 40B, Port of Liverpool Building, Pier Head, Liverpool, L3 1BY
General Enquiries: (+44) 0800 131 0123 - Membership Enquiries: 0800 131 0500 - Fax: (+44) 0800 131 0900