Creating Camaraderie and Conversation with Chairs



How can you arrange your furniture so that a person feels there’s an atmosphere of camaraderie and warmth in the room? If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know I’m a fan of reading nooks, how an armchair with a small table and a lamp in the right setting and placement just oozes relaxation, but on a trip to Cuba recently, it occurred to me how the placement of two chairs suggests companionship, chat and camaraderie.

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Results and Video of our January Draw 2018 monthly draw

Hi folks,

here are the results and video of our January Draw 2017. Each month we have a draw for everyone who hires a tradesman and provides feedback. So not only do you get up to 4 quotes from Rated Tradesmen but you also are in with a chance to win a cash prize as well!

The draw for everyone who hired a tradesman and provided feedback in the month of December was held on January 27th. The results are as follows:-

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10 Tips for Efficient House Cleaning

How_to_get_your_household_chores_done_quickly_and_efficientlySpring is on the way, snowdrops are starting to flower and daffodil leaves are showing. It’s won’t be long before we all start thinking about the annual big spring clean and which rooms we want to decorate in the coming year. First though, here are some tips for making that spring cleaning process easier by doing a little bit more cleaning each day. Once you put some of these tips in place, you’ll hardly notice doing them but they will make a big difference to your weekly “big clean” not to mention the annual spring clean. If you’re doing all of these already – well done.

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Wallpaper Trends for 2018

Wallpaper_Trends_for_2018If you’re redecorating one or more of the rooms in your home soon, here are some wallpaper trends for 2018. You can’t beat wallpaper for adding warmth and texture to a room and yes, while it does take more work than paint, it adds so much style, it really is worth the extra effort.

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Kitchen Island Inspiration


A new kitchen is a large investment, both in terms of finance but also in terms of planning time to get it right. It’s going to be the hub of your home; the place where family members gather to chat as well as a place to prepare food and eat. In this article, we’re going to share various kitchen island designs.

Many homeowners are opting for kitchen islands now as they offer so many multi-purpose possibilities: extra worktop space, extra storage, an eating space. But what design, what size, what materials should you opt for?

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Happy New Year 2018

Happy new year
Wishing you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year, let’s continue to keep tradesmen working and customers happy in 2018!

Our office will be closed for the Christmas break until Wednesday 3rd of January but you can post jobs throughout the holidays on
our website at and they will be sent out every day except Sundays. Email and text messages will be checked regularly throughout the Holidays.

With Best Wishes,

From all the gang at!:)
1st January 2018

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Santa Announces the results of the 2017 Christmas Draw!!! Christmas Draw 2014Hi folks, here is the video of Santa as he announces the winners of the Christmas Draw to all the boys and girls!!

Each month we make a video of the draw for everyone who posts a job on and provides feedback. The winners receive cash prizes and a mention on our blog:)

The draw for everyone who provided feedback in November was held on December 25th. You can see a video of the draw below:-

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Happy Christmas from

Happy Christmas from everyone at

Thanks to everyone who has posted jobs on posting approximately 250,000
jobs helping to create and sustain employment in the Irish Economy. We hope that you have a happy Christmas and a fantastic New Year filled with promise and opportunity!

Our office will be closed for Christmas from Saturday 23rd of December and re-opening
on Wednesday 3rd of January but you can post jobs throughout the Christmas on
our website at and they will be sent out every day except Christmas Day and Sundays. Email and text messages will be checked throughout the Christmas Holidays.

With Best Wishes,

From all the gang at!:)

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Be Safe In The Home This Christmas

Be safe in your home this Christmas

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat ….

We want you to have a safe and merry Christmas this year.  Sometimes with all the preparation and work to make sure everything is perfect, we forget to check for unexpected hazards and risks. Do have a read through our safety tips if only to reassure yourself that you’ve done everything you can to ensure everyone is well and safe over Christmas.

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How to Reduce Heat Loss from your Home


 Jack Frost is out and about, there’s snow on the ground some mornings, it’s been windy and cold. How can you stay toasty warm in your home, not just by putting more coal on the fire or leaving the central heating on for longer, but by preventing heat being lost in various ways?

Here are ten tips:

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