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What is the Best Flat Roofing Material?

Did you know that selecting the correct material for roofing is not an easy task? This is true, especially when working on a flat roofing project. There are several options to choose from when it comes to flat roofing and we have taken the time to list these below: Flat Roof Membranes These are also…

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10 Tips for Cheaper Business Energy

With energy prices on the rise, businesses are seeking out the best energy deals to mitigate the effects of recent energy price hikes. There are two main elements to your business energy bill – your consumption data and your energy contract rates. Reducing your energy costs means looking for reductions in both. Sourcing the best…

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Flat Roof

Roofing

What is the Best Flat Roofing Material?

Did you know that selecting the correct material for roofing is not an easy task? This is true, especially when working on a flat roofing project. There are several options to choose from when it comes to flat roofing and we have taken the time to list these below: Flat Roof Membranes These are also...

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Save Energy

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10 Tips for Cheaper Business Energy

With energy prices on the rise, businesses are seeking out the best energy deals to mitigate the effects of recent energy price hikes. There are two main elements to your business energy bill – your consumption data and your energy contract rates. Reducing your energy costs means looking for reductions in both. Sourcing the best...

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Avoid Rouge Roofers

Roofing

Rogue Roofers Identified as Blight on ‘Under-Appreciated’ Trade

Roofers most under appropriated trade, work 7-day weeks yet still enjoy the job. Electricians most appreciated trade. 7 out of 10 Roofers have had to rectify a rouge roofers shoddy job in the last 12 months alone. A nationwide research survey of roofers revealed that ‘weeding out’ rogue roofers is the most pressing issue for...

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Software solutions to save time with

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Save Time with Tech

For Tradespeople, having a hands-on job means we have little time to keep pace with day-to-day business administration tasks, let alone the latest tech tools. But in reality, taking the time to learn a select few could be key for saving time, cost and resources, enabling you to focus on what really matters: growing your...

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suspicious email

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Suspicious emails and calls – how to spot and stop them

A number of members have contacted us to report suspicious emails and calls claiming to be Checkatrade. SUSPICIOUS EMAILS We want to work with you to help you stay safe online – particularly how to spot scams and suspicious emails. Here are two of the most recent examples of suspicious emails that our members have...

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Jobman Work Trousers

Trade

Checkatrade Workwear – Work Trousers: Review and Giveaway

Call me old school – but I’ve always turned up to job sites or client’s homes looking smart and presentable. Creating the right impression when pricing and doing the work, can help in winning new jobs. So, to me, investing in quality workwear is no different to investing in decent tools or, in fact, the...

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probuilder live

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Professional Builder Live 2019

The Checkatrade team are excited to announce that they will be exhibiting at Professional Builder Live events in 2019. Please come along and meet our experts. All visitors are welcome and we will be ready to answer any of your questions. Alexandra Palace, London 30-31 January 2019, 10am – 4pm EventCity, Manchester 14 – 15 March 2019, 10am...

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winning the job

Trade

You know you can do the job, but how do you WIN the job?

Checkatrade receives over 1.4 Million visits from customers looking for trades just like you, each and every month. For us Members, the biggest frustration doesn’t lie in the number of customers looking for trades, but rather how to successfully convert these customer leads into sales, particularly when you know you and your team can excel...

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Trade

Five Top Tips to Save Money as a Small Business

There is a constant need to stay focussed on cost reduction that small business owners know only too well. The old saying of look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves has never been truer. The biggest constraint on small business owners is time, so to help we’ve pulled together five top...

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Bricklayer

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Risks Contractors Face While On The Job

Most people believe that contractors have it made. Most of the time, they wouldn’t be wrong.  Contractors do have it made, as they have flexible working hours, they earn more money, and they are their own boss. Being a contractor, however, is not without its obstacles. Contractors may have more perks and make more money...

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