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30 May 2008 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Low Cost and Green: New Products Launched

Cheaper Trade Items that Save the Planet Listed on Innovative Website

SUMMARY

Tradeleftovers.com, a division of Checkatrade, is introducing a new range of products on its website. The goods are unused products being sold at significantly reduced prices. Ladders, patio awnings, shower cubicles, sinks, plumbing and building supplies, and much more, delivered to any UK mainland address.

PRESS RELEASE

Tradeleftovers.com, a division of Checkatrade, is introducing a new range of products on its website. The goods are all new, unused (but on some occasions graded) products which are being sold at significantly reduced prices. Goods offered for sale include ladders, patio awnings, shower cubicles, sinks, plumbing and building supplies, and much more. All prices include delivery to any UK mainland address.

The new, varied product ranges that Tradeleftovers.com has secured for sale make commonly required trade and DIY products available to buyers at low cost. The list of items available will be updated on a regular basis, giving users of the website a wide and ever changing variety of goods to choose from. Each item listed is accompanied by a photograph so that customers can see exactly what they are buying.

The founder of Tradeleftovers.com, Checkatrade CEO Kevin Byrne, said: “Most of us have passed skips containing items that could be reused very easily, like leftover lengths of pipe or timber. Tradeleftovers was set up to prevent this unnecessary contribution to the UK's waste mountains, allowing contractors to post leftover items for swap or sale. Many of these new items would have ended up in landfill sites. This is waste bordering on the criminal - especially as they are unused.”

“We all need to play our part in reducing waste and finding ways to recycle those items we no longer require.  Not only are we saving tradespeople and DIYers money; it will help save the planet.”

He went on to point out that members of Checkatrade will obtain a further discount on the reduced prices. “If they require just one item, or a small length of pipe or timber, they will save money, time and energy by checking out the Tradeleftovers site first.”

Registering with tradeleftovers.com is free and no commission is charged to either sellers or buyers.

Note to editors:

Tradeleftovers.com is a division of Checkatrade.com, founded in 1998 to rid UK homes of rogue traders.
Tradeleftovers.com was founded in 2007 after Checkatrade CEO, Kevin Byrne, saw the amount of unnecessary waste generated on building sites. The site's motto is "Don't skip it - list it!" - encouraging traders to "go green" and post items on the site rather than throwing them away.
Registration with tradeleftovers.com is free and no commission is charged for items sold.

 

ENDS

NOTES TO EDITORS

Checkatrade helps combat the UK's rogue trader problem by continuously vetting and monitoring local traders such as builders, plumbers and electricians. The idea was born in 1998 after a tornado hit the small West Sussex town of Selsey. Traders poured in from as far away as Liverpool and Manchester. Unfortunately, some ripped off the inhabitants of the town. Local businessman, Kevin Byrne, realised there was nowhere to check out the traders’ credentials and the company that became Checkatrade was formed.

Since then, Checkatrade has grown to include over 6,300 genuine trade members, growing by an average 120 new members every month, and, via the Royal Mail, distributes 5.9 million directories a year into communities throughout Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Dorset and Berkshire, while the website includes traders from across the UK.

CONTACT INFORMATION

PR / Marketing, Checkatrade
5 - 6 Sherrington Mews, Ellis Square, Selsey, West Sussex, PO20 0FJ
Tel: 01243 601234
Fax: 01243 601246
info@checkatrade.com