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

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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The five DIY jobs you’re most likely to abandon

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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Five ways to cut the cost of your conservatory

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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Save up to £400 on your new 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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Five ways to cut the cost of your 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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