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Why it makes sense to get more than one quote

08/02/2017
When you need to call a builder or tradesman, finding the right person for the job can feel like an enormous task. Trust Local has removed the need for searching in the dark, with a comprehensive directory of approved local builders and tradesmen serving Bristol, South Gloucestershire and surrounding towns. Armed with the Trust Local directory it can be tempting to make a single call and give the . . .

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Looking for legal advice?

02/02/2017
Bevan EvemySolicitors was established by Lynn Bevan and Anne Evemy and is a progressive firm which provides prompt and responsive advice whether this is about family law, divorce, civil litigation or employment law. If you're looking for a friendly but effective firm to provide advice with your legal case, Bevan Evemy are here to help. We are fully qualified and use our knowledgeto help res . . .

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Five tips for spotting a cowboy builder

05/01/2017
Unfortunately, a cowboy builder doesn't ride into town on a horse wearing a 10 gallon hat. But if you do fall victim to a cowboy builder you'll soon know about it, with work badly done or simply not finished at all. So how do you spot a cowboy? Here are our top tips on avoiding these fake tradesmen.   Good builders don't have to go door to door looking for trade   . . .

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Tradesmen at Christmas

01/12/2016
Christmas is easily one of the busiest times of the year for most of us. For tradesmen, in particular, it's the season when they're also usually run off their feet. Here's how a few of our local tradesfolk will be helping to smooth things over for us this Yuletide.   Electrician   If your dodgy Christmas lights have blown your electrics, an experienced electrician . . .

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Five Signs You May Need Plumbing Repairs

04/11/2016
It is all too easy to take your plumbing system for granted. Yet when you use something every day, wear and tear is inevitable, and regular maintenance is essential. As any plumber in Bristol and South Gloucestershire can tell you, it is vital to know how to spot abnormalities in your plumbing, so you can remedy them as soon as possible. A minor blockage or leak can rapidly become far more serious . . .

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Five Tips for Clean Carpets

04/11/2016
A quality carpet can really make a house feel like a home, adding a touch of comfort and warmth which is appreciated all the more on those winter mornings when hardwood or stone floors can feel like ice beneath your feet. However, as most homeowners discover before long, carpets can be notoriously difficult to keep clean. Professional carpet cleaning is the most effective solution, but here’ . . .

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Tiling Made Easy

04/11/2016
Whether you’re in the midst of redecorating, or simply touching up your grout, knowing how to lay and seal tiles is a useful skill. It’s not a complicated job, yet without proper planning, it is all too easy to end up with an uneven surface, or unsightly gaps. You could call on one of Bristol’s painters and decorators for support, but if you’d rather do it yourself, here . . .

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Don't Fall Victim To Frozen Pipes This Winter

04/11/2016
With the winter months closing in, it’s time to start thinking about the integrity of your plumbing system, especially if you’re planning to spend some time away from home. As temperatures plummet, your water supply can begin to freeze, limiting your flow and causing significant damage to your pipes. So as plumbers in Bristol and South Gloucestershire begin to gear up for a busy season . . .

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Reasons to go local rather than big corporate business

01/11/2016
The local tradesman has been a pillar of our communities for centuries. Word of mouth used to be the way that we heard about reliable tradesman in our area, going off the trusted recommendations of friends or family - now we have the benefit of resources such as Trust Local, which advertises trusted and verified local tradesmen in the directory. So there is still every reason to go local, but w . . .

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Dos and don’ts of advertising on social media

26/09/2016
If the world is a global village, social media is its town hall. With billions of people worldwide now connected through digital giants such as Facebook and Twitter, there has never been a more thorough and exciting medium to advertise your business on. However, as with all other forms of advertising, you still need to promote your company effectively. Here are a few dos and don’ts that will . . .

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