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How do you deal with late payments and unpaid invoices?

One of the most uncomfortable parts of being self-employed is dealing with customers and clients that fail to pay you on time. On one hand, you need to make sure you get paid promptly for your work, but on the other, you want to keep things civil and not antagonise a client who may want…

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Holiday homes on the rise: Homeowners set to make nearly £1bn from staycationers

Holiday homes are the latest trend to arise from lockdown, suggests new research from UK’s leading trade directory Checkatrade,* with 30% of Brits considering letting their homes out to staycationers this year. They stand to make a potential £986 million from the Brits planning to splash the cash on holidaying in the homeland this year….

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Real Homes Show Episode 9

The Real Homes Show episode 9 is here. In this weeks episode, there is advice on how to create an open plan kitchen diner without extending, smart home security cameras, how to get rid of pet hair, how to decorate with black and much much more! Watch it here now! Was this Helpful? YesNo

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Real Homes Show Episode 4

Here is episode 4 of The Real Homes Show. This episode shares advice on loft conversions, how to decorate with cobalt blue, cheap ways to bring the outside in and a £1000 staircase makeover to give away! Watch it here now! Was this Helpful? YesNo

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Negotiation tips when dealing with Tradesperson

Negotiation isn’t something that comes naturally to us Brits. There are the lucky few to whom it comes naturally, and then there are the rest of us when the sheer mention of the word negotiation fills us with dread and our stomachs tie in knots. The good news is that with this handy negotiation guide...

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Real Homes TV Episode 3

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Real Homes Show Episode 3

Here is episode 3 of The Real Homes Show. This episode shares advice on how to make the most of a 1990’s estate house, spring cleaning hacks, decorating with dusky pink and lots of other tips helping you transform your home, whatever the budget. Watch it here now! Was this Helpful? YesNo

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Real Homes Show Episode 2

We are thrilled to bring you episode 2 of The Real Homes Show. This episode shares advice on how to find the right carpenter for your project, decorating with forest greens and lots of other tips helping you transform your home, whatever the budget. Watch it here now! Was this Helpful? YesNo

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Real Homes TV

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Checkatrade are delighted to be sponsoring Real Homes TV

Real Homes TV offers great, impartial, practical advice to people looking to transform their homes no matter the size of the project. It is a brand new series of 7 episodes that will air from 4th April 2019. It will be available on www.realhomes.com We are always looking at the best ways to help customers...

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Homeowner News

Drain Doctor Gloucestershire to be featured on BBC DIY SOS

Ruth Ryder and Pete Woodhouse of Drain Doctor Gloucester met Nick Knowles and his DIY SOS team at the DIY SOS Big Reveal on the 21st February 2019, to present the well-served family with their newly adapted home in Carbis Bay. Drain Doctor Gloucestershire travels west to donate its drainage service to a deserving family...

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How to survive moving day by Sainsbury’s Bank

Content written and provided by Sainsbury’s Bank, original publication can be found at https://www.sainsburysbank.co.uk/en/money-matters/moving-house-checklist Was this Helpful? YesNo

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Rogue Roofers Identified as Blight on ‘Under-Appreciated’ Trade

Roofers most under appropriated trade, work 7-day weeks yet still enjoy the job. Electricians most appreciated trade. 7 out of 10 Roofers have had to rectify a rouge roofers shoddy job in the last 12 months alone. A nationwide research survey of roofers revealed that ‘weeding out’ rogue roofers is the most pressing issue for...

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Homeowner

How to deep clean your oven

The turkey’s been roasted, and the last of the festive party food leftovers have been reheated. With all the fun and festivities, it’s unlikely you’ve had the chance to give your oven a much-needed deep clean and let’s be honest, and it’s up there with one of the most hated household cleaning tasks. Rather than...

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Homeowner

Declutter and defrost your freezer ready for the big freeze

It won’t be long before Britain is blanketed in snow (if you haven’t been already!) So that your freezer is ready to house those winter warmer comfort foods, why not get ahead of the big freeze and defrost and declutter it? Here’s our top tips: Declutter Label your leftovers. Know your chicken pie from your...

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Suspicious emails and calls – how to spot and stop them

A number of members have contacted us to report suspicious emails and calls claiming to be Checkatrade. SUSPICIOUS EMAILS We want to work with you to help you stay safe online – particularly how to spot scams and suspicious emails. Here are two of the most recent examples of suspicious emails that our members have...

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