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Welcome to the Cost Shed... home to numerous online home improvement price guides and a place to get free quotes from local trusted tradesmen.

Inside you'll find a variety of guides for all home renovation categories including electricals, security, windows and outdoor projects.

You'll also find a super-easy way to apply online to compare free no-obligation quotes from local approved companies near you.

The Cost Guides

If you're looking to carry out any home improvement work we're sure you'd like to know some more information and get an idea of prices too.

Our free online price guides cover all aspects of a job including project details, factors that affect the costs, average prices, DIY approaches and how to get free quotes. We've covered all popular jobs and add guides frequently.

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If you're ready to proceed with your project, and have decided to hire a professional to undertake it then the Cost Shed website can help.

We have access to a leading UK network of local, fully-approved and rated tradesmen and you can get yourself some free quotes to compare by simply completing an online form. It's a great way to save time and money.

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Post and Rail Fencing Costs

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Patio Repointing Costs

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Power Flush Costs

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Rubber Roofing Costs

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Bow Window Costs

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Chimney Cowl Costs

Getting your chimney capped, or installing a cowl is a simple and cost-effective way to prevent numerous issues caused by both moisture...

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House Underpinning Costs

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Drain Relining Costs

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Pebbledash Removal Costs

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Laying Parquet Flooring

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Tree Removal Costs & Free Quotes

Need a tree removed safely and efficiently? Our guide will show you average costs, hat causes the prices to change and how to get free quotes...

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Garden Hedge Removal Costs

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Average Moss Removal Costs & Quotes

If your roof is covered in unsightly moss, our cleaning guide will provide you with further information, average prices and free quotes...

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Outdoor Electrical Socket Installation

Looking to do more in your garden? Whether its for a lawnmower, exterior lighting or even a hot-tub our 2024 guide to exterior...

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Tree Stump Removal Costs & Free Quotes

If you've got a troublesome tree stump in your garden that is difficult to remove... our free guide will help you understand the various...

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Resin driveways have become hugely popular in the UK, and our 2024 guide will help you understand everything involved...

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Air Conditioning Installation Costs and Quotes

Anyone looking to maintain stable temperatures in their home will definitely need to know what the costs of air conditioning are like...

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Window Cleaning Costs & Quotes

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How Much Does a Tarmac Driveway Cost?

Does your driveway need resurfacing? Laying tarmac not only improves the appearance of your driveway but also increases its lifespan...

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Suspended Ceiling Costs

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Woodworm Treatment Costs

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Professional Carpet Cleaning

Professional carpet cleaning is not a costly maintenance practice and the price involved mainly depends on the level of cleaning work done...

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Bed Bugs Treatment Costs & Free Quotes

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Average Zinc Roofing Costs & Quotes

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Electric Shower Installation Costs & Quotes

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Block and Beam Flooring - Costs & Quotes

Our 2024 guide to block and beam flooring covers detailed information and free quotes for this popular flooring option in both homes...

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Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) Costs & Quotes

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Blown Window Repair Costs in 2024

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Replacing Wooden Floorboards - Costs & Free Quotes

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New Radiator Installation Costs for 2024

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Orangery Costs & Free Quotes

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Brickwork Repointing Costs & Free Quotes

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How Much Does Skip Hire Cost?

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The Cost of Block Paving

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Latest News - 1st July 2024

It's the Summer, and the kids are off school so maybe not the time for relaxing... but a good time to hire the professionals for some home improvements! Whether it's making the most of the weather and renovating the garden, giving the garage an overhaul (or even converting it!) or catching up on the painting and decorating you've been putting off. We have professionals ready and waiting to give you some free quotes so you can make the most of the time off whilst still getting the work done.