Ask The Trades was formed early in 2003 as a forum for all kinds of tradesmen to share advice and converse with like minded tradesmen.
At the time of inception there were already many established forums, but these were heavily moderated and threads and posts were often needlessly deleted or edited.
Ask The Trades was setup to address this, and has always been just lightly moderated, with absolutely no advertising or cookie tracking. Operating costs are recouped via donations.
Ask The Trades also setup a forum area for use by validated tradesmen to chat and converse in a non public area.
Our DIY area is the perfect place for DIYers to obtain advice and help directly from highly skilled tradesmen. An amazing resource!