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Suspicious emails and calls – how to spot and stop them

A number of members have contacted us to report suspicious emails and calls claiming to be Checkatrade. SUSPICIOUS EMAILS We want to work with you to help you stay safe online – particularly how to spot scams and suspicious emails. Here are two of the most recent examples of suspicious emails that our members have…

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Painter & Decorator

Checkatrade Workwear - Work Trousers: Review and Giveaway

Call me old school – but I’ve always turned up to job sites or client’s homes looking smart and presentable. Creating the right impression when pricing and doing the work, can help in winning new jobs. So, to me, investing in quality workwear is no different to investing in decent tools or, in fact, the…

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suspicious email

Trade

Suspicious emails and calls – how to spot and stop them

A number of members have contacted us to report suspicious emails and calls claiming to be Checkatrade. SUSPICIOUS EMAILS We want to work with you to help you stay safe online – particularly how to spot scams and suspicious emails. Here are two of the most recent examples of suspicious emails that our members have...

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Jobman Work Trousers

Painter & Decorator

Checkatrade Workwear – Work Trousers: Review and Giveaway

Call me old school – but I’ve always turned up to job sites or client’s homes looking smart and presentable. Creating the right impression when pricing and doing the work, can help in winning new jobs. So, to me, investing in quality workwear is no different to investing in decent tools or, in fact, the...

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probuilder live

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Professional Builder Live 2019

The Checkatrade team are excited to announce that they will be exhibiting at Professional Builder Live events in 2019. Please come along and meet our experts. All visitors are welcome and we will be ready to answer any of your questions. Alexandra Palace, London 30-31 January 2019, 10am – 4pm EventCity, Manchester 14 – 15 March 2019, 10am...

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winning the job

PlumberRoofing

You know you can do the job, but how do you WIN the job?

Checkatrade receives over 1.4 Million visits from customers looking for trades just like you, each and every month. For us Members, the biggest frustration doesn’t lie in the number of customers looking for trades, but rather how to successfully convert these customer leads into sales, particularly when you know you and your team can excel...

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Five Top Tips to Save Money as a Small Business

There is a constant need to stay focussed on cost reduction that small business owners know only too well. The old saying of look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves has never been truer. The biggest constraint on small business owners is time, so to help we’ve pulled together five top...

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Bricklayer

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Risks Contractors Face While On The Job

Most people believe that contractors have it made. Most of the time, they wouldn’t be wrong.  Contractors do have it made, as they have flexible working hours, they earn more money, and they are their own boss. Being a contractor, however, is not without its obstacles. Contractors may have more perks and make more money...

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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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Inline Extractor Fan

ElectricianHeating EngineerKitchen FitterPlumber

When should you use an Inline Extractor Fan?

The short answer is whenever possible! An inline fan has several distinct advantages over a standard wall mounted axial fan. These include: Much higher extraction rates: the most powerful wall mounted 4-inch axial fan (the Silent Tornado from Vents) offers 97m3/hr in lab test conditions. Whilst this is pretty good, most standard 4-inch inline fans...

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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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wordpress website

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How to Build yourself a Better Website with Minimal Time, Effort and Money

The internet is now central to life and especially commerce. But did you know that building a website for your business is quick and very cost effective – in fact you could do it yourself. It doesn’t have to be a costly exercise. To get you started, we’ve rounded up the best, easiest and most...

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