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Guide to creating your smart home

Guide to creating your smart home Whether you’re keeping an eye on your carbon footprint or seeking the latest smart home solutions, having the ultimate smart home is easier than you think. There are a variety of options to suit every budget, from downloading a smart home app to a full smart home lighting system….

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Top 5 tips for buying a van on eBay

With over 30,000 listings, eBay is a great place to find the best used van. But how does eBay work when buying commercial vehicles? And how do you ensure you stay safe? Dan Powell of Honest John Vans shares his top 5 tips. Sign up and start small It only takes a few minutes to…

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Trade News

Top 5 tips for buying a van on eBay

With over 30,000 listings, eBay is a great place to find the best used van. But how does eBay work when buying commercial vehicles? And how do you ensure you stay safe? Dan Powell of Honest John Vans shares his top 5 tips. Sign up and start small It only takes a few minutes to...

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Garage Remodelling

Garage conversion: ultimate guide to costing and planning

Garage conversions are an increasingly popular way to improve your home. With space at a premium, and house extensions expensive, it is eminently sensible to make the most of the space you already have. And while turning an existing integral (one that forms part of the ground floor footprint) garage into a new room needs...

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Window Fitter

Window companies are a good bet for entrepreneurs

Kent-based female entrepreneur, Jackie Redmill, Founder and Director of 1st Scenic Windows and Doors, started her venture into double glazing back in 2003. Since then, 1st Scenic has worked on hundreds of projects across Kent, Surrey, London and beyond. Jackie continues to nurture her company as they go from strength to strength with the help...

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Trade News

Could your business benefit from an apprentice?

What are the benefits of apprenticeships? There has been a major drive in recent years to encourage businesses, particularly those in the trade industries, to take on apprentices. Richard Harpin, the founder of Enterprise Trust, says that ‘it is time for everyone to address the skills shortage in the UK and increase the number of...

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Homeowner News

The dos and don’ts of renovating your property before you sell, according to the experts

With Brexit around the corner, we conducted a piece of nationwide research to see how British homeowners are feeling about the prospect of moving home in an uncertain market. The stats showed that the majority of current homeowners (68%) are planning to stay put for the next year at least, with 51% planning renovations to...

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Trade News

Checkatrade exhibits at Professional Builder Toolfair

The trade team are excited to announce they will be at the Professional Builder Toolfair at Sandown, Surrey on 7th & 8th November 2019. Please come and meet the team at Stand J5. You will be afforded a warm welcome and we will be ready to answer any questions you may have about Checkatrade membership....

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Electrical

How to make your home more secure with outdoor security lights

Outdoor security lights act as a very simple and very effective deterrent to burglars. But only 1 in 4 homes in the UK have motion-triggered security lighting. The knowledge that any unexpected visitors will be met with light gives homeowners an added reassurance, particularly going into the darker winter months. Additionally, some outdoor security lights...

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Trade News

Checkatrade launching new advertising campaign

We all know the jingle, and the brand is a household name, but many people still don’t know why Checkatrade is the best place to find a trade or service for the job they need. Recent market research told us that whilst we have high brand awareness, people still don’t understand the level of checks...

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Homeowner News

Checkatrade launches new advertising campaign by Creature

It’s been a busy year so far at Checkatrade, and we’ve teamed up with top creative agency Creature to kick off the Autumn with an exciting new campaign. Checkatrade is the best place to find a trade or service for the job you need. This new campaign is fast-paced and fun but it highlights how...

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Trade News

PHEX Manchester 16th – 17th October 2019

PHEX Manchester is a 2-day heating and plumbing industry event being held from 16th – 17th October 2019 at Old Trafford in Manchester, United Kingdom. This event showcases products and services, how to sell them to potential customers, as well as clever installation tips and troubleshooting advice. The Checkatrade team are delighted to announce that...

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