Get more painting & decorating jobs on your terms
Become a Local Heroes Painter & Decorator
We match customers who need jobs done with skilled and vetted local tradespeople
We’re free to join - whatever the size of your business
Manage your jobs with our easy to use app
We’re backed by British Gas so customers can trust in our service
How does it work?
See the job info and pick the ones you want, right from your phone
Use the app to quote jobs. You’ll be the only Hero we connect the customer to
The customer pays online, and we pay you in 6–13 days
Over 250,000 jobs (and counting!) have kept Heroes across the UK busy!
Our customers love us too!
Rated 4.7 out of 5 from over 14,000 reviews
Why should you join?
There’s no membership fee and no joining fee
You can use Local Heroes as much or as little as you want
Our app makes it easy to accept, quote and invoice jobs directly
Talk to our industry experts should you need any help
Paul from Paul McCabe Plumbing and Heating
Simple to apply
Click 'Join now' to register for a Toolbox account. Once in the Onboarding Center we’ll ask you to fill some general information about your company along with more specific details related to your trades.
Check out the specific qualifications and experience required for your trade.
Your public liability schedule or certificates
Your employers’ liability schedule or certificates (if you have employees)
Reviews of previous work showing your experience (web links are accepted)
Your DBS check (this isn’t essential)
Your proof of bank account (statement, letter or screenshot)
We also ask for some specific qualifications and experience
We thoroughly vet all applicants and continually review our Heroes. All Heroes work safely and to the highest standards
Create an account
, then give us a few details about your business to start the onboarding process.
Absolutely not. As long as you’re dressed safely for the job, you’re good to go.
No, we don’t have any targets. You can use Local Heroes to simply fill spare slots in your diary, or to grow your business - it’s up to you. We simply connect you with customers who need jobs doing in their homes.
We take a fee for helping you find new jobs to help us:
Advertise Local Heroes to get you more work
Support you over the phone should anything go wrong with advice from our industry experts
Continually improve our platform to make it a better for Heroes and customers
Chase customers’ payment for up to 28 days- helping make sure you receive your money
Fees vary depending on the value of the job: We charge a 20% fee for jobs worth up to £499. For jobs worth £500 - £999 we charge a flat fee of £100. For jobs worth over £1000 we charge a flat fee of £150.
We use some clever tech to offer jobs to all Heroes in the area, and we factor in who has waited the longest.
We send you notifications by text and by email when a job is available in your area. Once you’ve picked the job, we send you the customer’s details so you can contact them to arrange it.
We’ve got a nifty app, Toolbox, where you can see which jobs you’ve completed and what you have booked in. You’ll be sent a link to download it when you join us.
We make sure Heroes are up to tip top standard, and as such have some requirements to become a Hero. Because of these, we do have to decline applications from time to time, but we should always be in touch to explain why.
Yes, you can apply again if you now meet our requirements. We can’t guarantee you’ll be accepted.