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Last month, we gave homeowners across the country the chance to have their home improvements done on us, as part of our Free Job February giveaway. Now, we’re happy to announce the ten lucky winners chosen randomly from around the UK whose homes will all get a boost, free of charge!



Amy Naughton of Marlborough is booked with a great tradesman to have her entire home repainted next month.

Abigael Akindiya of Dartford has had laminate flooring installed in her house. She was delighted with result after hiring carpet fitter Ionut Tiganu: “They were friendly and gave me good advice regarding materials to use and how to look after my floor. I will recommend him any day, any time. Good job, well done.

Chris Rouse from Doncaster is set to have his back garden completely made-over.

Rob Haley in Southgate is replacing all the worktops in his kitchen.

Gwynneth Barker in Sheffield has had new vinyl flooring fitted in her home. She also had a great experience after hiring S L E Flooring and Joinery: “I am very pleased with the result – a very professional job at a reasonable price. I am definitely going to use the company again.”

Susan McDonald from Belfast hired an electrician to remove an unused broadband socket.

Jeremy Kemp from Llanelli hired a handyman to assemble some flatpack furniture and hang pictures.

Helena Rowe from Catford hired a decorator for various jobs around the house.

Nicole Collins – from Stratford has had her downstairs loo and sink replaced.

Barbara Valentine from Merseyside had her boiler serviced and was very happy with the work carried out by Mayan Gas, Heating & Plumbing: “Steve arrived promptly for the appointment and did the job really quickly and efficiently. He was very professional and charged a good price for the work done. I would definitely recommend him to others and we will use Steve again for future work”

Congratulations to all the winners – and keep an eye out for more competitions from MyBuilder in the near future.




We are spreading a little love this February by giving away 10 FREE jobs! Post a job before the 28rd of February, and you could get it paid for by MyBuilder!

Ten lucky job posters during Free Job February will be selected at random and each one will get the cost of their job reimbursed, up to the value of £1,000.

Got a long to-do list? There is no limit to the number of jobs you can post, so post as many jobs as you like before 28rd February and they will all be entered into the prize draw. Winners will be announced from 8th March.

Whether you want a brand new bathroom, or to just get that dodgy light switch fixed, post the job now to be in with a chance to win.




Terms and conditions


  • Your entry to the competition in the form of a job post on the site is subject to approval by MyBuilder. Entries need to be posted on the site – and approved by the MyBuilder jobs team – between 00:01 on 9th February and 23:59 on 28rd February 2018. Jobs posted or approved after this will not be included in the competition, Free Job February. Work does not need to have commenced to be eligible for entry.
  • Ten jobs will be selected by random draw – and will be paid for by MyBuilder (by reimbursement), up to a maximum value of £1,000 per job.
  • All selected winners will each need to show that their job has been completed – by a MyBuilder tradesperson – before payment is made.
  • Proof of payment for the work will need to be provided to MyBuilder before reimbursement of up to £1,000 are paid.
  • Winners will be announced after the 8th March
  • The winner will be notified via email or phone and will have 7 days to respond. If MyBuilder does not receive a response from any selected winner within 7 days of the prize draw, that winner’s prize will be forfeited.
  • Any outstanding costs, in excess of the £1,000 maximum prize value, must be paid in full by the job poster.
  • No cash or other alternative prize is available.
  • There is no limit on the number of jobs a single homeowner can post.
  • All entrants must be at least 18 years of age and permanent UK residents.
  • To receive the prize, you need to agree to the following conditions: To assign all relevant intellectual and property rights to MyBuilder; to agree that your job information may be used for any purpose, at any time, without any fee or other form of compensation; and to agree that you may be contacted for publicity purposes.
  • We reserve the right to disqualify entries, without notice, and for any reason.
  • Employees of MyBuilder are not eligible to enter this competition.
  • MyBuilder reserves the right to withdraw or amend this competition in the event of any unforeseen circumstances outside its reasonable control without liability to entrants, the prize winner or any third party.

In addition, MyBuilder’s standard terms & conditions and privacy policy apply to this competition.


Over the summer, MyBuilder and Victoria Plum joined forces to find the bathroom in Britain that was most in need of makeover. Over 400 homeowners from around the UK entered the competition with their stories of bathroom misery and thousands of people voted to for the bathrooms they most wanted to see fixed up.

For many people, their bathroom is a sanctuary where they can unwind in a tub of suds at the end of a long day – but for the Morgan Family in Dudley, this was far from the case.


With a derelict shower, an impractical and cracked bath and a leaking floor, getting the bathroom spruced up meant a lot to the Morgans – especially after the incredibly difficult year they’d been through.

Daughter Megan explained:

“My sister has special needs and getting her in and out of the bath is difficult as the bath is too low for me to lift her out, as she is 12 and weighs more than me, so it proves really difficult for me and mom to bath her, and the shower is not possible due to the old style of the door – it soaks the bathroom floor and water has previously come through the downstairs ceiling.

“My mom has also been diagnosed with Hodgkins stage four lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, and with vigorous chemotherapy and no immune system it is very difficult to keep an already grim, old bathroom clean to fight infection.”

People around the country sympathised with the Morgan’s story – and the state of the bathroom – with hundreds of people voting to see them win the makeover. Bathroom fitter Darius and his team at 3D Ceiling Midlands Ltd set to work ripping out the mouldy old bathroom, repairing the walls and floor, and installing the new bathroom with all products provided by VictoriaPlum.com.

With the incredible news that mum Lisa is now in remission, we are delighted to reveal the transformed bathroom where she can can relax and recover.

Mum Lisa is delighted with the transformation:

“Darius and his team were very considerate, making sure I got enough space to rest and it’s very rare to find workmen who clean up after themselves so well. They were fantastic.
The new bathroom is absolutely amazing, it’s really nice to have people go up there now and not have to apologise to them afterwards. Now there’s a queue as everyone wants to use the bathroom! It’s just so great that Mia can go up there now be a bit more independent.

“This has been a fantastic end to a very bad year and hopefully things are going to start to turn around now.”

Watch the full video to see the transformation unfold:

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The people of Britain have opened the door on the disgusting state of their bathrooms, revealing their biggest pet hates, embarrassing confessions – and even admitting to dumping their partners over their grimy en suites.

According to a new survey of British homeowners, the vast majority of people dislike their own bathrooms, with more than two thirds of people (67%) saying they were unhappy with it. Nearly half of all people surveyed (45%) said it was the room in their home they most wanted to renovate, while 41% admitted to being embarrassed by their bathroom when friends came to visit.

The dire state of our bathrooms is also dividing friendships and ending relationships. More than a third of people (38%) admitted to holding it in while visiting a friend’s house because their bathroom was too disgusting to use. A quarter of people (25%) said they had fallen out with housemates or partners over the state of their bathroom, while shockingly, 24 people (6%) confessed they had actually dumped their partner over the issue.

The biggest turnoffs people had about bathrooms was low water pressure in the shower and wonky toilet seats, with 56% of people listing them as major gripes. Toilets that don’t flush properly (48%), carpet in the bathroom (44%), and no lock on the bathroom door (35%) were also listed as big pet hates.

However, many people confessed that their own bathrooms are guilty of the same bugbears. Nearly a third of people (32%) admitted to having a wonky toilet seat, while no lock on the door (23%), separate hot and cold taps (21%), a badly placed or missing loo roll holder (20%) and low water pressure (18%) also featured heavily.

More than 400 homeowners responded to the survey, carried out by MyBuilder, the online marketplace for finding quality tradesmen.

As a result of these dismal revelations of the survey, MyBuilder has teamed up with VictoriaPlum.com and embarked on a mission to find, and fix, the grimmest bathroom in Britain. Homeowners simply need to tell MyBuilder why their bathroom is such a nightmare, and submit pictures, to be in with a chance of winning a full bathroom makeover.

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For the past month, we’ve been looking for the worthiest winner of a garden makeover. We know how much people value their outdoor space and wanted to find the people who most deserved to have their garden transformed into a beautiful and practical place to spend time.

We were overwhelmed with entries, with hundreds of people from around the UK sharing their stories with us, and more than 30,000 people voting for the gardens they most wanted to see get a well-earned facelift. Picking a winner from the most popular entries was a difficult process that divided the judges, but eventually we found our winner.

Megan Rees from Oxford entered the competition hoping to the change the life of her three-year-old daughter, Ariella. When Ariella was born, she was given just a 10% chance of survival, with a number of rare conditions including CHD and Nager syndrome. Her devoted parents have had to give up work to care for her around the clock, yet despite her disabilities, she has a passion for life and loves being outside and exploring.


Megan and Ariella's garden is in need of some TLC

Megan and Ariella’s garden is in need of some TLC


Megan says: “Ariella is the strongest person I know, she is always happy and takes life as it comes. If there is anyone who deserves to have a special garden to play in it would be her – this incredible girl doesn’t let anything stop her.”

We agreed, and in the coming weeks we’ll be working with Megan and local tradespeople to transform Ariella’s garden, turning it into a safe and fun place for her to play. We’ll be sharing the whole transformation here on MyBuilder, so watch this space!


Ariella loves being outdoors and exploring

Ariella loves being outdoors and exploring

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MyBuilder is once again on the hunt for the worthiest winner of a garden makeover. The stakes are high, as this year’s winner will win a £1,000 transformation of their green space.

Research has shown that spending time in green spaces can reduce stress, enhance mood and improve health. However, creating a tranquil oasis in your backyard is easier said than done.

We want to know what this prize would mean to you. You can nominate yourself, a friend or relative for the prize – we are looking for the most worthy winner of a plant-filled paradise!


How to Enter

Tell us how a garden makeover would change the lives of the person or people who use that space. Make it convincing, because only the top 12 entries with the most votes will go through to our final round to be judged by MyBuilder.

To complete your entry, submit a picture of the garden and make sure to include yourself or the people who use it.


The Winner

Entries are open to public voting and individuals taking part can lobby in all forms of media to get votes for their entries. A shortlist of twelve will be made of those with the most votes. Entries are open until midnight on 16th April 2017. Voting will continue until 23rd April 2017 when the shortlist will be announced. MyBuilder will select the winner from the shortlisted entrants and the result will be announced through the MyBuilder website and official social channels.


The Prize

A garden makeover with a value of up to £1,000 including materials and a MyBuilder tradesman to complete the work.


2015 Winner

Back in 2015, Nicola Machin won the £1,000 garden makeover prize after her entry received over 1000 votes! Click here to read her story.


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Terms and Conditions:

  1. This Competition is open to any full time resident of the UK aged 18 and over.

  2. This Competition is not open to employees of MyBuilder, their family members, MyBuilder’s agents, or anyone professionally connected with the competition.

  3. One entry per household permitted.

  4. Entries to the competition will be accepted until 23:59 GMT 16th April 2017. Voting closes 23.59 GMT 23rd April 2017.

  5. Participants enter the competition by submitting a photo of their garden with an explanation of why they deserve to win (make sure to include yourself or the people who use it).

  6. By entering the contest and submitting your photograph(s), you agree to assign all intellectual and property rights to MyBuilder and that your photograph(s) and competition entry content may be used for any purpose, at any time, without any fee or other form of compensation.

  7. Participants may edit the photographs and description of their entry, up to 1 week after submitting their entry, until entries close at 23:59 GMT 16th April 2017. Once entries are closed, no amendments to any entries can be made.

  8. We reserve the right to disqualify entries, without notice, and for any reason.

  9. Obscene, inappropriate or otherwise questionable content will not be considered. We retain sole discretion as to what constitutes inappropriate content.

  10. No responsibility is taken for entries which are lost, delayed or misdirected, or cannot be delivered or entered for any technical or other reason.

  11. The prize is a garden makeover inclusive of materials and a MyBuilder tradesman to complete the work, up to the value of £2,000.

  12. MyBuilder is not liable for any further costs that arise as a result of the project.

  13. The winner will be selected by MyBuilder, notified via email and will be announced on M​yBuilder blog ​once the prize has been claimed.

  14. No cash or other alternative is available to the prize.

  15. The usual privacy policy​ terms of MyBuilder apply to all personal information we gather.

  16. The prize must be claimed by the prize winner and may not be transferred to or used by any third party.

  17. If MyBuilder cannot contact the winner within 5 working days of the prize draw MyBuilder reserves the right to determine a new winner.

  18. Entrants must be willing to participate in publicity photographs, video and interviews should they win the competition.

  19. MyBuilder is a registered company in England. The laws of England shall apply to all matters arising from or relating to this competition.

  20. MyBuilder.com Ltd reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to alter these terms at any time for any reason without prior notice.

  21. In addition, MyBuilder’s standard terms & conditions and privacy policy apply to this competition.

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