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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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Green home improvement grants worth £5,000 - £10,000

Homeowners in England will be able to get up to £5,000 worth of vouchers to make energy-saving improvements to their properties, with the poorest getting up to £10,000. Hundreds of thousands of people could benefit from the government’s new proposals which will pay at least two thirds of the cost of some energy-saving home improvements….

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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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Green home improvement grants worth £5,000 – £10,000

Homeowners in England will be able to get up to £5,000 worth of vouchers to make energy-saving improvements to their properties, with the poorest getting up to £10,000. Hundreds of thousands of people could benefit from the government’s new proposals which will pay at least two thirds of the cost of some energy-saving home improvements....

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Homeowners spend on home improvements

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The nation prepares to spend £61.8 billion improving homes as restrictions lift

Homeowners and renters have been using their unexpected time at home to reassess interiors and make a wishlist of work that needs doing. New research from Checkatrade, one of the UK’s leading online trade directories, reveals that a third (35%) of Brits have come to dislike at least one of their rooms in lockdown, with...

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Our coronavirus hero traders working through the COVID-19 lockdown

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A big thank you to our Checkatrade coronavirus heroes

The effects of coronavirus (COVID-19) have already radically changed the way we work and live. It is a worrying time for everyone. Now more than ever, it is vital we support each other as best we can to beat this. We are all in this together. During this challenging time, we wanted to acknowledge and...

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Coronavirus guidance: Staying safe during emergency home repairs

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Coronavirus guidance: Staying safe during emergency home repairs

Although things are uncertain right now, there’s one thing we are certain of. We must all do everything we can to stay home and stay safe. But, while we do our best to social distance and self-isolate, emergencies can still happen. You might find yourself needing to call out a trader, such as a plumber...

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Reassuring customers with an insurance backed guarantee

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Build peace of mind with a builder’s insurance backed guarantee

Providing peace of mind and protection against insurance claims is essential in the construction industry. Building warranties and insurance backed guarantees are used throughout the industry for both residential and commercial properties. These insurance policies let the owner or buyer of the building know that the building work carried out has been done to a...

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kitchen extension ideas

Kitchen Fitting

Should you consider a kitchen extension?

Family growing, space getting tight? If that was the situation fifteen years ago, young families would have been scanning estate agents windows for a new larger home. Today, many families with young children don’t want the upheaval and high cost of agents commission, solicitors fees, removal charges, stamp duty, and the stress and financial uncertainty...

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Paint the town red, blue and yellow: Homes on colourful streets can be worth thousands more

HomeOwners Alliance finds homes on brightly painted roads are worth up to 65% more than on less vibrant streets nearby On average, a property on a colourful street is worth 20% more than a blander street close by New research from HomeOwners Alliance and Brewers Paint has found homes on vividly painted roads can be...

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spring clean kitchen

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A gleaming kitchen: Deep clean your kitchen cupboards and oven this spring

The kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in the home. As the site of daily cooking, eating, and food preparation, it’s easy for your kitchen to become cluttered and less than sparkling clean. When it comes to spring cleaning the home, the kitchen is one of the rooms that many of us dread. But,...

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Limescale away: How to rid your bathroom of limescale

Your bathroom should be a place to unwind and pamper yourself, but it doesn’t take much for grime to build up and take the shine off what should be a relaxing space. While it might seem like a chore, a deep clean can breathe a whole new lease of life into your bathroom. One of...

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selling your home 14 days

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Sell your home in 14 days for maximum return

Homes could lose thousands in value after weeks on the market Homes sold at 14 days typically achieve close to asking price The speed of a house sale can make (or cost) sellers thousands Homes sold after 1 month achieve 98% of asking price, dropping to 91% after two months – costing homeowners £20,000 off...

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Spring clean your windows: Tips for sparkling window cleaning

When it comes to your home, dirty, grimy and streaky windows don’t make the best first impression. If you spend significant time and effort to make your home and garden look their very best, why should your windows let you down? What’s more, did you know that your windows could actually last longer if you...

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