Newport plumber is best in Wales, and Pontypool gardener

A NEWPORT plumber has been named the best in Wales.

Checkatrade has revealed Wales’ best craftsmen, as decided by the consumers using them.

With over 44,000 members, Checkatrade’s ‘best of the best’ were selected based on the five million verified reviews left by customers.

Those who made the cut have consistently received brilliant feedback from customers and went above and beyond in everything they do.

The top traders included MHL Plumbing Services, based in Newport.

One reviewer described them as “quick, friendly and professional. Arrived on time, identified the problem and got the parts within an hour to replace them all.”

The company beat the competition from Dyno plumbing in Caerphilly, which also secured a top five spot in all of Wales.

A landscape architect and gardener from Pontypool was also named the best in Wales – Colin the Grass Man, Pontypool.

Two other Gwent landscape architects and gardeners also made it into the top five in Wales.

Danny’s Professional Garden Services Ltd, in Newport, came in third, while JTB Tree & Landscaping Services, in Ebbw Vale, came in fourth. While Eden Decorating Services, Pontypool was rated as the third best painter and decorator in Wales.

Mike Fairman, CEO of Checkatrade, said: “Currently, more than a million customers visit Checkatrade every month to find reputable trading experts in their area.

“We wanted to recognize the local merchants who go the extra mile and consistently do an excellent job so that homeowners can find recommendations they can rely on the next time they need a dealer.”

The top five trades in Wales based on the best average review score in the following categories are:


  1. Evans Builders, Narberth
  2. TJW Builders, Bridgend
  3. JWR Property Developments, Bridgend
  4. Allan Ball Building Contractors, Bangor
  5. BMG Services, Abergele


  1. JP Joinery, Prestatyn
  2. Punchline Custom Carpentry, Swansea
  3. KPS Carpentry, Cardiff
  4. Jones Joinery, Holywell
  5. LP Carpentry, Pengam

Landscapers and gardeners

  1. Colin the Grassman, Pontypool
  2. WE Trees and Landscapes, Cardiff
  3. Danny’s Professional Garden Services Ltd, Newport
  4. JTB Tree & Landscaping Services, Ebbw Vale
  5. S&M Tree and Garden Service, Welshpool

Painters & Decorators

  1. CAL Painting and Decoration Services, Merthyr Tydfil
  2. LD Painting & Decorating, Cardiff
  3. Eden Decorating Services, Pontypool
  4. EN Decorators, Neath
  5. Kevin Hill Plasterwork, Anglesey


  1. MHL Plumbing Services, Newport
  2. Flux Heating and Plumbing Ltd, Cardiff
  3. Cambriani Gas Ltd, Swansea
  4. DL Plumbing and Heating, Colwyn Bay
  5. Dyno Plumbing, Caerphilly


  1. AC’S Plastering Services, Wrexham
  2. Res Venetian, Pontyprid
  3. ANR Plasterwork, Wrexham
  4. CMH Home Improvements, Swansea
  5. Giffin Plaster Services, Cardiff


  1. LP Contractors Building & Roofing, Aberdare
  2. Nantlle Roofing, Caernarfon
  3. Kevin John Williams, Llanellic
  4. Xtreme Roofing 2020, Tonypandy
  5. SZ Construction, Swansea

Checkatrade runs up to 12 checks on every member who joins the site, putting homeowners in touch with well-insured and audited merchants, whose reviews are verified.

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