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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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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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Real Homes Show Episode 7

The Real Homes Show episode 7 is here. This weeks episode shows you how you can create your dream home a reality on a budget. The small space squad this week come up with clever ideas for storage solutions for an apartment. Anna Morley shows how you can introduce a splash of orange into your...

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How much does it cost to renovate your home?

Whether big or small, there’s always a part of your home with room for improvement. So, what’s holding you back? If it’s financial reasons, then we have a guide that can help you estimate the potential costs and profits of renovating your home. However, before enthusiasm gets the better of you, let’s make some measured...

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Real Homes Show 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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4 in 10 renters stuck with landlords who refuse to repair problem-riddled properties

A majority of people renting in the UK say they will never be able to afford a home – although they would like to buy their own place. And almost 4 in 10 of those renting, are stuck in cold, damp properties with landlords unwilling to do basic repairs and maintenance. Of those renting in...

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RHTV Episode 5

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Real Homes Show Episode 5

The Real Homes Show episode 5 is here. This episode shows you how you can make your dream home a reality whatever your budget. Anna Morley will discuss how to decorate your home using neutral colours. Renovator expert Sarah Handley talks about how you can create an extra bedroom with an on en suite shower...

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Real Homes Show Episode 4

Here is episode 4 of The Real Homes Show. This episode shares advice on loft conversions, how to decorate with cobalt blue, cheap ways to bring the outside in and a £1000 staircase makeover to give away! Watch it here now! Was this Helpful? YesNo

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Negotiation tips when dealing with Tradesperson

Negotiation isn’t something that comes naturally to us Brits. There are the lucky few to whom it comes naturally, and then there are the rest of us when the sheer mention of the word negotiation fills us with dread and our stomachs tie in knots. The good news is that with this handy negotiation guide...

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Real Homes TV Episode 3

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Real Homes Show Episode 3

Here is episode 3 of The Real Homes Show. This episode shares advice on how to make the most of a 1990’s estate house, spring cleaning hacks, decorating with dusky pink and lots of other tips helping you transform your home, whatever the budget. Watch it here now! Was this Helpful? YesNo

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