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Home improvements

Industry body calls for builders’ licences to protect consumers from rogue traders

A three-point plan from the Federation of Master Builders calls for government backing for changes in the UK construction industry

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Plumbing job gone wrong

The five DIY jobs you’re most likely to abandon

Which? Trusted Traders reveal the most commonly abandoned DIY jobs. Plumbing topped our list, followed by electrical work. Find out from the experts what jobs you should and shouldn't tackle yourself.

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Six friends sitting around dinner table in naturally lit conservatory talking

Five ways to cut the cost of your conservatory

On average, we've found that people spend around £15,000 on their conservatory. But there are lots of things you can do to cut the cost - read our five money-saving tips to find out.

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Modern burglar alarm

Save up to £400 on your new burglar alarm

The latest Which? research reveals how to cut costs when buying and installing your new burglar alarm, and reveals expert tips on how to save money while keeping your home secure.

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Double bedroom loft conversion

Five ways to cut the cost of your loft conversion

A loft conversion can cost as much as £60,000. Find out how you can keep the cost of your loft conversion down with Which?'s top 5 tips.

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The top five home improvement mistakes and how to avoid them

The most common mistakes made by Britain's home improvers, as revealed by Which? Trusted traders, and top tips for how to avoid them

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New homeowners face costly fixes after moving in

More than a third of homebuyers find problems with their new houses that weren't flagged during the sale, despite paying for surveys

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Pet dog

30% of false burglar alarms triggered by insects inside the home

74% of the alarm owners we surveyed have experienced a false alarm, and for 30% this was due to an insect. Find out how you can avoid false alarms.

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Is the £50 Aldi Workzone cordless drill actually any good?

At just £50, Aldi's Workzone 20V Li-ion cordless hammer drill is less than half the price of its competition. But is it any good?

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Damp on living room wall

Avoid spending thousands on damp-proofing

Damp problems can cost thousands to rectify. See our advice on how you can identify and possibly fix damp without having to spend a lot.

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