Repair and Renewal, not rogues and ruin

TrustMark, the Government endorsed quality mark for tradesmen, is urging greater coordination between insurers, loss adjusters and local authorities to help flood victims find fully vetted and technically competent firms to repair homes and carry out flood resilience home improvements. TrustMark has welcomed the Government’s £5,000 Repair and Renewal grant announced yesterday (20 February) to […]

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Brits batten down the hatches in preparation for more bad weather

As floods and severe weather conditions continue to affect many parts of the UK, record numbers of homeowners are searching not only for flood recovery tradesmen, but damp and waterproofing experts as well in a move to protect their homes. TrustMark, the Government endorsed quality mark for expert tradesmen, has seen the number of searches […]

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Calls for carbon monoxide safety in aftermath of floods

Parliamentarians are urging victims of flooding across the UK to be carbon monoxide (CO) safe and not use outdoor pumps indoors to remove flood water from homes. The call follows the death of Zane Gbangbola, 7, in Chertsey, Surrey, last week from suspected CO poisoning, after claims that industrial pumps were used by his father […]

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What to do during the floods

With shocking scenes of flooding throughout the UK, boilers and the central heating systems may not be front of mind for homeowners, yet when the floods subside there are some important things to consider. Paul Hardy, managing director at Baxi offers some advice. Wherever there is water and electricity, it can be a dangerous mix […]

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