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Real Homes Episode 6

The Real Homes Show episode 6 is here. This week’s episode encourages you to head outdoors to make your home beautiful outside as well as inside. The Small Space Squad look at how to transform a 1930s family home. Style Editor Anna Morley’s gives advice on choosing walnut furniture for that warmer softer feel. Presenter…

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How to remove oil stains from your driveway

No matter how hard you try, your driveway will likely get stained at some point throughout its lifecycle. With so much oil sloshing about, it practically comes with the territory. For some homeowners, this isn’t a big issue, but for the neat freaks amongst us, it’s likely to cause stress. Fortunately, there are a number…

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7 Safety Hazards That Plumbers Should Be Aware Of

When thinking of safety hazards in plumbing, you usually think of slips, trips and falls, dust, and noise. Although these are obvious hazards and risks, there are also plenty of not so obvious hazards which are just as common. Image Source: Pixabay Here’s a hazard guide for plumbers to ensure you make it home safe...

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Handy Hubby Gets a Lift from Checkatrade

Joining Checkatrade has made a huge difference to Paul Beckett, founder and owner of Handy Hubby, a plumbing firm in Worthing. Since signing up over a decade ago, Paul has used the site to attract more jobs and to expand his company’s offering into new areas. Becoming a member has helped his firm to get...

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Cleaning Blinds


Looking after your blinds, curtains and shutters

As the summer sun starts to appear, it’s the perfect opportunity to make sure you keep your blinds looking at their best, care for your curtains and clean your shutters. Here’s our top tips: Blinds Roller blinds. Roller blinds are a practical blind solution as all they need is a regular wipe from top to...

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seven port challenge


Chandlers building supplies pedal power for seven port challenge

The Beast Team’ for Seven Port Challenge is Chandlers Building Supplies: Brian Smith (Brighton), Stuart Campbell (Ringmer), Chris Vernon (Chertsey and Bookham), Jason Austin (Petworth), Paul Hawes (Lewes), Ashley Miles (Brighton) Super six take on ‘The Beast’ for Seven Port Challenge Family owned builders merchants, Chandler Building Supplies, has announced its sponsorship of this year’s...

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How to gut your guttering

Regularly decluttering your guttering will save you a small fortune. So that your guttering can perform properly, it needs to stay crack-free and clog-free. Guttering can quickly fill up with leaves and debris. If you leave it long enough, you may also find moss or other plants growing in your gutters. If you discover water...

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Bumblebee Plumbing & Heating Ltd


Local business supports a local family in need

Small businesses are an integral part of any local community and those that give back to their community are considered as local heroes to many. One Warrington family who is very grateful to local company Bumblebee Plumbing and Heating Ltd are the Olliers from Culcheth. Their old boiler had been malfunctioning for two years, during...

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Trade News

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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Consumer Survey Prize Draw Terms and Conditions

By completing our survey and sharing your email address, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. To enter, entrants but must be aged 18 years and over and be a resident in the UK. Employees (and their families or agents) of Checkatrade or any of their associated companies cannot enter the Prize...

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DIY Procrastination


Do you suffer with DIY procrastination?

Do you suffer with DIY procrastination? A growing to-do list, the thought of that enormous and somewhat daunting task ahead, combined with the pressure of getting it right first time. Don’t worry, we’ve been there, and we’re not surprised if you answered ‘yes’.

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