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Carpet Fitting

How to deep clean your carpets

Carpets are tricky to clean because they generally must stay in place. You can hoover them and spot clean when you need to, but cleaning a whole wall-to-wall carpet is harder. To keep on top of your carpet cleaning, we recommend: Hoovering the whole house at least twice a week, if not more if you…

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Kitchen Fitting

How to deep clean your oven

The turkey’s been roasted and the last of the festive party food leftovers have been reheated. With all the fun and festivities, it’s unlikely you’ve had the chance to give your oven a much-needed deep clean, and let’s be honest, it’s up there with one of the most hated household cleaning tasks. Rather than put…

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Carpet cleaner

Carpet Fitting

How to deep clean your carpets

Carpets are tricky to clean because they generally must stay in place. You can hoover them and spot clean when you need to, but cleaning a whole wall-to-wall carpet is harder. To keep on top of your carpet cleaning, we recommend: Hoovering the whole house at least twice a week, if not more if you...

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Cleaning an oven

Kitchen Fitting

How to deep clean your oven

The turkey’s been roasted and the last of the festive party food leftovers have been reheated. With all the fun and festivities, it’s unlikely you’ve had the chance to give your oven a much-needed deep clean, and let’s be honest, it’s up there with one of the most hated household cleaning tasks. Rather than put...

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Freezer being defrosted

Kitchen Fitting

Declutter and defrost your freezer ready for the big freeze

It won’t be long before Britain is blanketed in snow (if you haven’t been already!) So that your freezer is ready to house those winter warmer comfort foods, why not get ahead of the big freeze and defrost and declutter it? Here’s our top tips: Declutter Label your leftovers. Know your chicken pie from your...

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working from home

Conversions

Home Office: Streamlining A Professional Home Environment

Working from home is becoming more and more popular among today’s workforce, as the increasingly interconnected nature of our world means it’s an absolute breeze to stay connected to the office, wherever you are. Staying connected is the easy part – staying focused is a little trickier. Without the oversight and encouragement of colleagues and...

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Cost guides for home improvements

Homeowner

Coming in 2019 Homeowner Cost Guides

Setting the right budget is crucial to the success of your project We know it’s difficult to estimate how much even a small home improvement project will cost, that’s why we’ve put in place plans to deliver a range of cost guides for some of the most sought after home improvements project in the United...

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Coming in under budget

Homeowner

Completing house renovations? Here’s how you can come in UNDER budget

Staying under budget when completing a house renovation is easier said than done. As every renovation is different, setting a budget aside and sticking to it can be a real challenge, particularly when there are lots of options to consider, with many unexpected costs likely to arise. Sound all too familiar? At Checkatrade, we work...

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Bathroom Fitting

Four Reasons to get a Professional to Build your Bedroom En Suite

En suite bathrooms offer the ultimate in convenience and luxury, as well as adding value to your property in the process – but in order to ensure your en suite is a haven rather than a headache, it pays to seek out professional advice. Image: Unsplash In this post, we’ll be breaking down the various...

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News

Checkatrade named Online Trade Directory of the Year 2018

We’ve been named the best in the industry at the On the Tools Awards. We scooped the Online Trade Directory of the Year title at the fourth annual On the Tools Awards evening, assuming the top spot above shortlisted companies Rated People and Plentific. The awards celebrate the best in employees, sub-contractors, tool manufacturers, and...

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Planning an aesthetic kitchen

Kitchen Fitting

4 Tips to Help You Decide Your Kitchen’s Aesthetic

There’s a galaxy of options out there when it comes to kitchen aesthetics, so don’t feel too disheartened if you’re a homeowner unsure about your next step in the kitchen overhaul process. This post will aim to shed some light on the tricky journey to kitchen nirvana by providing tips to help you decide what...

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Braod beans taken from your garden

Landscape Gardening

Want to Love your Garden All year Round?

If you love your garden but don’t know what to do with it in the winter, we have some ideas to keep you enjoying your outside space all season long. If you have the room, why not start by growing a vegetable patch? There are all sorts of vegetables that can be planted in the...

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