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Go Banana - the UK’s first online marketplace for tradespeople and DIYers

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st April 2022
The lowdown on Go Banana, the online platform making it easier for both the trade and the public to source, compare prices and buy building supplies. Whether you are a builder, plumber, carpenter, electrician, painter-decorator, or just a DIY enthusiast, you need tools and supplies. These aren’t exactly difficult to source, and you will likely already have your favourite shortlist of sup...
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Startup of the Week - DAD

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th September 2016
Whilst some of us are pretty DIY savvy and will try our hand at most household repairs, others amongst us are less so. If you fall into the latter camp, we reckon that our latest Startup of the Week would be well worth a look. DAD is an innovative new app which is aiming to be “the new home of home repair”. Here’s how it works: Make a call to DAD and you’ll be connected ...
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Startup of the Week - BonzaQuote

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th January 2016
If you’re the handy type and love nothing more than pottering about doing some DIY, then we reckon you’re going to love our latest Startup of the Week. Likewise, if you’ve decided that this is the year that you finally get around to tackling those DIY chores you’ve been avoiding forever, we reckon you’ll like it lots too. The startup in question is BonzaQuote - an on...
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HomeMates- A One-Stop Shop for Home Services

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd September 2014
We aren’t ashamed to admit that we’re not very handy. Even if we were there’s very little chance we’d ever find the time to get anything DIY related finished… sadly our home maintenance to-do list fulfills a function which is purely decorative. The problem we face is not a new one- there simply aren't enough hours in the day, and for as long as that issue has exist...
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A Café with a difference - The Repair Café

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th August 2012
Fed up with our throwaway culture? You’re not alone. At Startacus we long for the days of fixing and mending and repairing and whatnot. After all, old stuff made better can be much more interesting...which is why when we first heard about the Repair Café, we couldn’t possibly keep it to ourselves , we wanted you all to know about it too.London’s very first Repair Caf&eacut...
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tINDIE - like Etsy for Tech...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th August 2012
If you’re fond of tinkering with the soldering iron and making your own DIY gadgets, chances are you’ve got all sorts of finished and unfinished little projects lying around. But what to do with them? Well apart from the obvious (use/finish/dump), there is now a new online resource that might just provide the answer.tINDIE is a new platform where you can buy and sell your own homemade ...
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