The Search Engine for the UK Building Trade
In November 2005 Buildingtrade.org.uk launched the beta service of Building Search.
Building Search is a new search engine that just serves the UK building trade. That means that all the results you get back will be directly relevant to you.
Ever had the experience of searching for something, only to get 414 000 results. If you’re lucky result number ten thousand three hundred and eighty will be the one you’re looking for. Well those days could be at an end.
As a search engine it works in the same way to conventional web search engines – like Yahoo and Google. Unlike these search engines, it only searches domains that we know are going to be of interest to those involved in the UK construction industry.
At the time of launch we have about two thousand websites listed, and are adding more virtually every day. By our estimates that is around one million web pages and counting.
You should use Building Search if you’re looking for :
- Manufacturers of building products
- Suppliers of building materials
- Distributors and resellers
- Directories of companies
- Advice on building regulations
- Product details and specifications
The areas covered include :
- Heavyside building materials
- Lightside fittings and fixtures
- Painting and Decorating Products
- Computer software
- Design and consultancy services
- Site plant and equipment
- Advice and government sites
- Trade organisations and official bodies
- Plus lots, lots more….
You can help improve Building Search by letting us know about websites we should include. Use the submission form from the Submit a Site page.
Currently the service is still beta quality. That means we’re working on improving it. It’s taking an average of three seconds to deliver results, but sometimes takes longer. We know we can get it consistently down below one second for every query.
If you have any comments or suggestions, then please feel free to contact us via the Contact Form Page.
If you’re interested in the sort of things that Building Search is useful for, browse over to the Example Searches page. It has links to several of the more common searches.