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Dangerous smoke alarms fail to sound in Which? tests

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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The five home improvements most likely to blow your budget

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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Common new conservatory problems and how to avoid them

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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What do Homebase customers think of it?

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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Which? awards new Best Buys to three fitted kitchen companies

Which? awards new Best Buys to three fitted kitchen companies

Three fitted kitchen brands scored highly enough to be awarded Best Buy status for their kitchen units when we assessed them in our expert lab tests

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Which? reveals the top kitchen delivery and installation issues

Which? reveals the top kitchen delivery and installation issues

33% of our survey respondents had issues with the delivery of their kitchen and 35% had kitchen installation problems. Find out which companies to avoid, and read our top tips for choosing an installer.

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The lethal carbon monoxide alarms we found on Amazon and Ebay

The lethal carbon monoxide alarms we found on Amazon and Ebay

Carbon monoxide alarms bought from Amazon and Ebay have repeatedly failed to detect the killer gas in recent Which? lab tests and would be potentially lethal in your home if...

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Builders and roofers the most mistrusted tradespeople, say Which? members

Builders and roofers the most mistrusted tradespeople, say Which? members

More than a third of people do not feel that they can trust roofers and builders when employing them for the first time, according to our most recent survey of...

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7% of burglar alarm owners have had real or attempted break-ins, Which? reveals

7% of burglar alarm owners have had real or attempted break-ins, Which? reveals

7% of the alarm owners we surveyed have experienced a real or attempted burglary, and 1 in 10 have had more than one. Our expert security and burglar alarm advice will help keep you safe.

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Which? reveals best and worst bathroom brands for 2018

Which? reveals best and worst bathroom brands for 2018

Our survey of 3,982 bathroom owners reveals the best and worst bathroom companies for 2018. Find out how Bathstore, B&Q, Homebase, Wickes, Victoria Plum, Plumb Center and more are rated by Which?.

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