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FasciasGutteringSoffits

Updating your fascia and soffits

Few products affect a home’s external envelope, quite like its guttering system. Alongside the fascia and soffits, the system can make a significant difference in the kerb appeal of a property. In this blog, we explore the costs and options on offer to homeowners looking to replace their existing system. When should I replace my…

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Landscape Gardening

What are the benefits of artificial grass installation?

Summer has officially started, which means once again, many of us will begin the process of deciding whether it’s time to finally sort out the garden. Creating the outdoor environment of your dreams is one of the most common desires for British homeowners, but restrictive budgets or poor weather can frequently get in the way….

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FasciasGutteringSoffits

Updating your fascia and soffits

Few products affect a home’s external envelope, quite like its guttering system. Alongside the fascia and soffits, the system can make a significant difference in the kerb appeal of a property. In this blog, we explore the costs and options on offer to homeowners looking to replace their existing system. When should I replace my...

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Artificial grass

Landscape Gardening

What are the benefits of artificial grass installation?

Summer has officially started, which means once again, many of us will begin the process of deciding whether it’s time to finally sort out the garden. Creating the outdoor environment of your dreams is one of the most common desires for British homeowners, but restrictive budgets or poor weather can frequently get in the way....

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Landscape GardeningTree Surgery

Is my landlord responsible for trimming trees?

Not all rental properties come with a garden, but when they do, it’s often something that tenants really cherish. While everyone enjoys spending time outside, not everybody enjoys the maintenance that comes with upkeeping an outdoor space. However, many landlords believe that it’s a ‘given’ that residents will take care of this for themselves. It’s...

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man balancing on a ladder

Extensions

Do it yourself? Or hire a professional?

Before starting a renovation project, every homeowner must ask themselves: How much can I complete on my own? Finding the inspiration and information to update or renovate your home yourself is easier than ever. From the information available online to shows concentrated on the remodelling process, homeowners are becoming more and more confident with taking...

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bacon butties taste test

Homeowner NewsNews

Bacon butties put to the Checkatrade test

How do you like your bacon roll in the morning? We like ours with a Checkatrade tick of approval! Some of our members recently took part in a blind taste test of bacon butties and the clear winner was the brand new McDonald’s one which has just launched! The only question left to answer is...

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replacement roof

Roofing

Roofing repair and full replacement cost guide 2019

Roofs shouldn’t be a fit-and-forget part of our homes, but they are. Clearly, they’re a pain to get to, but when things go wrong, you pay a heavy price for taking your roof for granted. So how best to approach managing, repairing and replacing your roof? Read our cost guide to work out your budget and how best to tackle either repairing or replacing this essential part of your home.

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Man planning monthly budget, Finance about house concept

Homeowner News

Five things you need to know to keep your project in budget

Five things you need to know to keep your project in budget / How to budget for a home improvement project The costs of home improvements can quickly get out of hand. So we’ve asked the property advice website HomeOwners Alliance for their top tips on budgeting for and funding your home improvement projects. Plan...

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News

Real Homes Show Episode 8

The Real Homes Show episode 8 is here. In this weeks episode, the Small Space Squad renovations experts show how you can transform a dated conservatory into an open plan kitchen. Laura Crombie shares her top three bathroom storage ideas. Tech expert Verity Burns puts robot vacuum cleaners to the test. Renovation expert Jason Orme...

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Power lines

Tree Surgery

Whose job is it to trim trees near power lines?

A full-grown tree can be a thing of beauty, but not if it’s sitting directly underneath an overhead power line. In this situation, overgrown trees can quickly become a public safety risk and interrupt the supply of electricity, especially in severe weather. In this article, we assess what to do if one of your trees...

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turf installation

Homeowner

Lay turf cost guide

We love our lawns, but there’s a world of difference between a weak, spongy, discoloured bit of grass and a firm, lush, vivid lawn. A successful lawn depends on three different stages – preparation, installation (including buying the best quality turf rolls) and maintenance. Read our cost guide and make your dream a reality.

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