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Spring into action and get these jobs done

With the weather warming up, spring is the perfect time to get cracking with some jobs around your home. The winter can take its toll on our properties, from cracked brickwork to broken fences. With longer, lighter days, now's the time to fix any issues and spruce up your home.

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8/10 homeowners would choose a tradesperson endorsed by Checkatrade over one who isn't*

Claims are sourced from a survey conducted by Deep Blue Thinking on a nationally representative UK sample in November 2021. *8 out of 10 people would choose a trade endorsed by Checkatrade compared to one that isn’t endorsed.

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When you contact a trade through Checkatrade, our guarantee could cover you for up to 12 months. You can claim up to £1,000. Exclusions and T&Cs apply.


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Hiring the right trade for the job

The majority of tradespeople are hard-working, reliable and will do a good job, but we’ve all heard of the cowboy horror stories. Let’s help you to avoid the bad eggs with this guide that looks at how to find a good tradesperson in your area.

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