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Homeowner News

Homeowner news and information for consumers. Highlighting the latest trends in home improvements and offering maintenance ideas from within the UK market
Homeowners spend on home improvements

Homeowner News

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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stop a squeaky floorboard

DecoratingHomeowner News

Raid the garage: Simple DIY hacks using what you’ve already got

Many of us have more time on our hands than ever before. So, now is the perfect time to tackle all of those household maintenance tasks that have been on your “to-do” list for as long as you can remember. From hanging new picture frames, painting your skirting boards and fixing squeaky floorboards, through to...

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Our coronavirus hero traders working through the COVID-19 lockdown

Homeowner News

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

Homeowner News

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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Plan your perfect home office

Homeowner News

Working from home: Plan your perfect home office

With more of us working from home than ever before, people up and down the country are looking to transform spaces in their homes into effective workplaces. In an ideal world, a home office or work pod shouldn’t compromise on productivity or comfort. But, it’s not always easy to find a dedicated place to work...

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how to hang bikes

Homeowner News

Garage Declutter: How to hang bikes

Whether you have a single garage or a double garage we all like to save space where we can; especially if there is more than one bike to be stored. 5 simple steps to hanging your bikes: Firstly start by choosing if you want to store your bikes vertically or horizontally. Do your research! –...

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Homeowner News

How to: Declutter your garage

Fed up with the clutter in your garage? Depending on the size of your garage and the amount of clutter you have, choose a full day or a full weekend to dedicate to decluttering and organising your garage to gain full potential of this valuable storage space. If you’re ready to take on the challenge...

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Reassuring customers with an insurance backed guarantee

Homeowner News

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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Homeowner News

Garage Declutter: How to hang ladders

Save on storage space by moving big, bulky ladders to either a fitting on the wall or ceiling. Having ladders stored on the floor can take up a lot of unnecessary space. 5 simple steps to hanging your bikes: Firstly, locate where you want to hang the ladders – do you want them hung vertically or...

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Homeowner News

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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hot tub installation

ElectricalHomeowner News

Hot tub installation guide

Getting a hot tub installed in our very own home – well, the garden, at least – can be a way of proving that we have made it. A symbol of success, a hot tub is also an excellent way to destress and unwind after a busy day at the office. How does one go...

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Homeowner News

How to make a complaint: What should you do if you need to report a trader?

Here at Checkatrade, we pride ourselves on the high standards that each of our featured tradespeople vows to uphold. Each business on our site is vetted and reviewed to enable our customers the opportunity to find a reliable trader. However, any business can encounter problems and find that things may go wrong. What’s important is...

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