Builders' Merchants News

Britain's builders get caught with their pants down

Published:  18 August, 2009

ONLINE: Builders around the country are the butt of the joke with a new online competition. 

A job-matching website is offering cheeky passers-by the chance to win cash by texting in photos of builder's bums in their area.

Each week, one bum-snapper will be awarded £20 and then at the end of October, every exposed builder gets a crack at receiving the acclaimed ‘Best Builder's Bum 2009' award.

"The builder's bum is an iconic symbol of Britain hard at work," says Kelly Sallows, founder of "We thought it was high time we started celebrating it in all its glory."

Consumers can post a job for free on and then tradespeople and suppliers can bid to do the work.

"We've already had loads of people texting in photos of plumbers, roofers, mechanics all with ample bottom cleavage," says Sallows. "There are hairy bums, smooth bums, big bums, small bums and spotty bums.

"However, we've had a real lack of sexy bums being sent in. All the girls here in the office would like to see some more yum bums."