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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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How to paint on new plaster for perfect results

Newly plastered walls can add a sleek and stylish element to your home. However, correctly painting fresh plaster can be somewhat challenging. This is why it is essential to take a look at a handful of steps so that this surface will retain all of its beauty for years to come. Although we always recommend…

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Real Homes Episode 9

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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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Hit a brick wall with your home improvements?

We look at latest research which reveals the 3 biggest obstacles homeowners face and what you can do to avoid them. A study by our partners, the consumer advice website HomeOwners Alliance, has highlighted the main obstacles facing consumers when it comes to undertaking building work on their home. According to their Homeowners Survey 2019,...

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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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Carpet Fitting

How to care for your carpets

When they are brand new, carpets are full of colour, soft and fluffy to walk on. Over time, they can start to look faded and flat or become coarse. Keeping your carpets looking and feeling their best with the right care and upkeep is easy and can help to extend their lifespan. Here’s our advice:...

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Wood floor care

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Looking after your wooden floors

Wooden floors – whether laminate or hardwood, wood is a brilliant choice of home flooring. It looks good, is hardwearing, and with our top tips, you can keep it at its best: Sweep away the daily dirt. Dust and grime can quickly build up on a wooden floor. But by using a dustpan and brush...

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10 ways to make the most of your May Bank Holidays

An extra day is enough to really make your house your home. Here’s 10 ways to make the most of the upcoming May Bank Holidays: Safety first Use the long weekend to give your home a full safety check. Test all your alarms – smoke, burglar and carbon monoxide included and check that all the...

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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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