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Planning a new driveway checklist

There are a number of ways to go about improving the appearance and functionality of your driveway. With so many paving materials and styles to choose from there can be a massive variance in price between quotes. Before starting the decision-making process it’s vital that you know exactly what to ask to ensure you’re receiving…

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Branching out: why tradespeople should consider tree surgeon training

Learning the skills required to become a tree surgeon can help tradespeople take on additional jobs, especially in the quieter months. In this blog, we detail the steps required to learn the skill and what’s needed to start working in the sector. Keep on climbing It doesn’t matter if you call them tree surgeons or…

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Under sink plumber

Plumber

7 Safety Hazards That Plumbers Should Be Aware Of

Image Source: Pixabay When thinking of safety hazards in plumbing, you usually think of slips, trips and falls, dust, and noise. Although these are obvious hazards and risks, there are also plenty of not so obvious hazards which are just as common. Here’s a hazard guide for plumbers to ensure you make it home safe...

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Plumber

Handy Hubby Gets a Lift from Checkatrade

Joining Checkatrade has made a huge difference to Paul Beckett, founder and owner of Handy Hubby, a plumbing firm in Worthing. Since signing up over a decade ago, Paul has used the site to attract more jobs and to expand his company’s offering into new areas. Becoming a member has helped his firm to get...

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Cleaning Blinds

Windows

Looking after your blinds, curtains and shutters

As the summer sun starts to appear, it’s the perfect opportunity to make sure you keep your blinds looking at their best, care for your curtains and clean your shutters. Here’s our top tips: Blinds Roller blinds. Roller blinds are a practical blind solution as all they need is a regular wipe from top to...

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seven port challenge

News

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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Guttering

How to gut your guttering

Regularly decluttering your guttering will save you a small fortune. So that your guttering can perform properly, it needs to stay crack-free and clog-free. Guttering can quickly fill up with leaves and debris. If you leave it long enough, you may also find moss or other plants growing in your gutters. If you discover water...

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Decking

Decking

How to protect your decking from April showers

Temperatures take their toll on decking, and it can get a bit of a battering from the famous April showers that this month may bring. Here’s how to prevent weather-related problems: Water can be your decking’s worst enemy. It will seep in and seek out any weak spots or cracks in the wood. And if...

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Bumblebee Plumbing & Heating Ltd

News

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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Save Energy

Trade News

10 Tips for Cheaper Business Energy

With energy prices on the rise, businesses are seeking out the best energy deals to mitigate the effects of recent energy price hikes. There are two main elements to your business energy bill – your consumption data and your energy contract rates. Reducing your energy costs means looking for reductions in both. Sourcing the best...

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Consumer Survey Prize Draw Terms and Conditions

By completing our survey and sharing your email address, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. To enter, entrants but must be aged 18 years and over and be a resident in the UK. Employees (and their families or agents) of Checkatrade or any of their associated companies cannot enter the Prize...

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