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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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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 removal

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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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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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fence blown done

Landscape GardeningNews

Emergency Matters: What to do when your fence is blown down

Nobody can change the weather, and after a high wind storm, the sight of a blown down fence panel can create an overpowering wave of instant stress. You know you cannot leave it as continuing bad weather could cause further damage and now your property is left with reduced security and lack of privacy. My...

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Getting those small jobs done around the home.

Whether we are hanging photos on a wall or fixing a leaky tap, at some point or another, we all dip our hands into the world of DIY no matter how small the job might be. Tackling these tasks can be tricky; they can often be far more complicated than they appear on the surface....

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garage declutter project

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Garage storage ideas: Declutter your garage with our expert tips

A garage is a great addition to any property – providing plenty of extra storage space for garden tools and household items, a place to tuck your car in at night or even room for an office or at-home gym. But all too often, a garage becomes a dumping ground for everything in the home...

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Homeowner

How to safely dispose of white spirit

Redecorating your property can be an overwhelming task, particularly if you’re thinking of going ahead with doing it yourself. It’s essential to understand how to use and handle the materials you’re going to be using, particularly when it comes to the substances found during paint jobs. One material which can cause some confusion is ‘white...

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January is the best time to sell your house for a quick sale

Ready to put your plans for a house move into action? Then here’s a good reason to start marketing this month. Analysis of data over the last five years shows January is the best time to sell your house for a speedy sale. Data from our estate agent comparison tool estateagent4me offers insight into the...

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What does an architect do? And do I need one?

Spending on home improvements rather than moving home has clear advantages. Homeowners save on stamp duty by staying put, as well as other legal and move costs, and it means they don’t have to navigate the housing market at a time when Brexit continues to cause unease. But while renovating rather than relocating makes financial...

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