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Handymen and services

Trading Standards Checked

Finding the right tradesperson for any job around your home can be a daunting prospect. There’s a lot to think about and you want to be sure you make the right decision, whatever the size or scale of the job.

Trading Standards Checked is a directory for trades in the home maintenance sector which is run by Kent County Council. The directory aims to prevent financial abuse, stop doorstep criminals and protect individuals. 

You can search for traders who have been checked and vetted in Kent by Kent County Council. The list provides over 500 traders who provide a service that is compliant with UK legislation. 

Search for a trader on Trading Standards Checked website.

Home repairs and maintenance

If you can't manage the upkeep of your home by yourself, home improvement agencies and charities can help you plan and carry out:

  • home repairs
  • home maintenance
  • home adaptions
  • other small DIY jobs around the house

They can also advise you on:

  • home security
  • energy efficiency
  • filling in application forms for home improvement or adaption grants.

Contact Peabody and they will be able to put you in touch with local home improvement agencies or local care navigators who can help.

If you require assistance with your boiler or central heating system, local schemes may be available through your local district council.

Last updated: 10/03/2022