Most populair projects in 2020
Monday 01 February 2021
For many Dutch people, the year 2020 was all about DIY. After all, now that we are home more, a nice house is more important than ever. How has the previous year changed our view on living? We share the figures from 2020, from the most popular tradesman to the most frequently carried out jobs.
Top 5 jobs of 2020
In 2020, our tradesmen took on 31% more jobs than in 2019. Looking back at 2020, there are:
CV faults solved by our technicians
Detecting leaks (and resolving them, of course)
Walls and ceilings made like new
Hanging lamps in and around the house
In 2020, there was a shift in the demand for various jobs. Our data shows that large jobs such as plastering, wallpapering and tiling increased considerably. For this reason, after taking stock of the affiliated tradespeople and receiving questions, we have increased the range of services we offer. Jobs such as connecting a boiler, laying a wooden floor, installing a stair lift or making your home smart have been added to our list of jobs.
Five favourite craftsmen
The most popular craftsmen of 2020 were plumbers, handymen, electricians, central heating mechanics and carpenters. These top five jointly picked up more than 77,000 jobs from Dutch households. A number of professionals could also count on more jobs. Plasterers, window washers and pest exterminators rose in popularity, for example. The plasterers finished thousands of walls and ceilings neatly, the window cleaners made many windows sparkling clean and the pest controlers saved many households from wasps, mice and other vermin.
Randstad residents busy rebuilding their homes
Although almost every Dutch person was busy renovating and improving their home, there were a few cities that stood out. The cities where most jobs were done by our professionals in 2020 are Amsterdam (+18%), Rotterdam (+20%), Utrecht (+38%), The Hague (+4%) and Almere (+44%). The percentages are the growth compared to 2019.