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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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Hit a brick wall with your home improvements?

We look at latest research which reveals the 3 biggest obstacles homeowners face and what you can do to avoid them. A study by our partners, the consumer advice website HomeOwners Alliance, has highlighted the main obstacles facing consumers when it comes to undertaking building work on their home. According to their Homeowners Survey 2019,...

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Real Homes Show Episode 2

We are thrilled to bring you episode 2 of The Real Homes Show. This episode shares advice on how to find the right carpenter for your project, decorating with forest greens 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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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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Checkatrade are delighted to be sponsoring Real Homes TV

Real Homes TV offers great, impartial, practical advice to people looking to transform their homes no matter the size of the project. It is a brand new series of 7 episodes that will air from 4th April 2019. It will be available on www.realhomes.com We are always looking at the best ways to help customers...

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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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Everything you need to know about the Gas Boiler Ban

Gas heating systems will no longer be allowed in new homes from 2025 under new regulations unveiled by Philip Hammond. So, the question is, what can you do to be ready for this new regulation?

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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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20 years Checkatrade

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20 years of protecting consumers against rogue traders

Checkatrade.com began in 1998, after a tornado devastated the coastal town of Selsey, West Sussex. The tornado caused over £10M worth of storm damage and saw some residents become victims of rogue traders. We have become the consumer choice for finding a reputable tradesperson by staying true to our core business belief which is ‘Checkatrade.com...

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