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Home improvements

Three things you should tell your trader ahead of a home improvement project

Which? reveals the three most important pieces of information your trader needs to know to help you get the best result for your home improvement project or repairs.

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We’ve uncovered even more unsafe carbon monoxide alarms

Find out what our latest tests into carbon monoxide alarms have discovered, including some alarms that fail to detect CO and could pose a risk to life.

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Which? launches CO alarm give-away

Does your home have a Best Buy carbon monoxide alarm?

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Burglar breaking into a house

Five burglar alarm buying tips revealed

Are you considering buying a burglar alarm? Which? expert advice on what five things you should consider, including types of alarms and alarm features, plus tips from burglar alarm owners on what it's worth spending your money on.

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Trader cold-calling at an old lady's door

52% of people have been cold called by someone claiming to be a trader

More than half of the 1,645 people we spoke to have been cold called by a trader. Discover what common tactics rogue traders use to reel you in, and read our advice on how to find a reliable trader in your area.

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Woman on phone to trader about ceiling leak

The worst DIY disasters revealed by Which? Trusted Traders

When we surveyed Which? Trusted traders, 78% of them said they had been called in to rectify a botched DIY job. Find out what you should - and shouldn't - do yourself.

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Dangerous smoke alarms fail to sound in Which? tests

Smoke alarms bought for just £1 from Ebay have repeatedly failed to detect smoke in recent Which? tests. The alarms failed to sound in more than 80% of the fire...

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Extension being built

The five home improvements most likely to blow your budget

Which? reveals the top five home improvement projects likely to take you over your budget and explains how you can save money on your home renovation.

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Conservatory

Common new conservatory problems and how to avoid them

We've asked conservatory owners what problems they have experienced - read on to find out the top three most common issues, as well as Which? expert advice on how to deal with faults and avoid mistakes in the first place.

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Homebase store

What do Homebase customers think of it?

Homebase is closing 42 of its UK stores, but what do its customers really think? Which? surveys compare Homebase with stores such as B&Q and Wickes.

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