A café or diner is to be named the home of the ‘Best Builders’ Breakfast in Britain’ in November further to a survey of 63,000 tradesmen launched today.
Online venture MyBuilder, which matches reviewed tradesmen with the homeowners who need to hire them, is doing the survey..
It has over 63,000 plumbers, electricians, painters, plasterers and other tradesmen on its books, enabling householders to arrange everything from changing a washer to building an extension online.
Nearly 500,000 jobs have been posted on the site since it was founded by US-born stonemason Ryan Notz.
Posting a job on the site is free. MyBuilder operates by charging builders, primarily when they get shortlisted for a job.
“Working on a principle of accountability through feedback, tradesmen are rated on their workmanship by those who hire them, making it easier to find high quality builders and for builders to find good quality jobs,” said Notz, who started the business in his garage in Bristol because he didn’t want to be”just another builder in the phonebook”.
The survey is asking plumbers, electricians, plasterers and painters to nominate their favourite breakfast vendor, whether it is a traditional ‘greasy spoon’, transport café, hotel or a van by the side of an A-road.
It will also look at regional variation and the changing face of this British tradition. For example it aims to find out if Welsh builders still enjoy lava bread (seaweed) with their fry up and if the Scots still favour white pudding.
The winning café/diner will be named as the home of the Best Builder’s Breakfast In Britain on 27 November and one builder who nominates the winner will win breakfast for four there, as well as a one-year free membership of MyBuilder.