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Half of homeowners lack basic security common sense

Research from The Co-op Insurance has revealed that more than 13 million households in the UK – nearly half (48%) - are committing the most basic security faux pas, which could put their property and belongings at risk.

Give your garden a summer makeover

The sun is shining in the sky and bumble bees are dozily humming on a breeze. You’re curled up on a swinging chair with your favourite book and nothing but the sound of a lawn mower in the far off distance…at least that’s the scenario you could be enjoying if you give your garden a summer makeover!

Does seasonal selling exist and how can you use it to your advantage?

Insider tips and tricks that homeowners and estate agents use to sell properties can be flipped on their head and worked to your advantage when buying.

The village is winning the people’s vote when it comes to moving

The village is winning the people’s vote when it comes to moving

When it comes to moving, a new report suggests that the village is increasingly becoming the location type of choice among UK house hunters.

Give your home the 'as new' feel with these spring cleaning tips!

Give your home the 'as new' feel with these spring cleaning tips!

House-holders might inwardly groan at the thought of spring cleaning, but it’s amazing the difference that it can make to a home.

5 gardening blogs you NEED to read

When it comes to advice and your garden, perhaps you’ve relied solely on printed magazines or your grandparents' inspiring words over the years and then headed out and toiled in the great outdoors.

Skip hire is on the rise in the DIY market

Skip hire is on the rise in the DIY market

With the rise in DIY home projects, the skip hire industry has observed a shift in their client base. Gone are the days when skips were primarily hired by builders and contractors for large commercial projects.

Tips on designing ideal gaming room

Converting an unused space in your home into something the whole family can enjoy is an exciting prospect. With so many choices available on what to do, it can be hard to decide, but one popular options is turning your unused space into a gaming room.

Take your garden to the next level

Take your garden to the next level

Spring is in full force, and that means it's gardening season in much of the UK. Even without considering planting, this is a great time of year to get out in the yard or garden and tidy things up, organise, and generally improve the layout.

36% of Brits can’t do DIY without help

36% of Brits can’t do DIY without help

We are coming to that time of the year again to dust off our toolboxes and get spring cleaning. A recent nationwide survey conducted by JJ Roofing Supplies suggests that quite a few Brits will be struggling to clear their outstanding DIY task lists this year.

14% of homeowners are currently considering a major renovation project

New research reveals that 14% of homeowners are considering making improvements to their home.

Why lower fuel prices and a mild winter could make your home unsafe

Why lower fuel prices and a mild winter could make your home unsafe

Lives could be put at risk by the ‘perfect storm’ of one of the warmest winters on record and falling fuel prices.

Top designer reveals summer interior decor tips

Top designer reveals summer interior decor tips

Kate Letteriello, Managing Director for ArtSpace, has devised stunning interior schemes for many of Bloor Homes’ showhomes across the company’s Southern region, including the showhome at the executive Mayfield Place development near Windsor, where properties start from £1,495,000.

Revealed - the 20 things that will sell your home

Central heating and double glazing top UK homebuyers’ list of ‘must-have’ property features.

Gorenje reveals new bigger and better Retro models

Gorenje reveals new bigger and better Retro models

Leading kitchen appliance manufacturer Gorenje is proud to launch the next generation of its best-selling Retro cooling collection.