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Why a loft conversion is one of the best ways to add value to your house

Most homeowners would probably like to think they’re making pretty good use of the space their home provides them with.

How to add additional value to your home

As Spring begins to become at least a realistic possibility, spring-cleaning and home-improvement season also starts.

6 improvements to make to your house this year

6 improvements to make to your house this year

With the UK property market expected to experience slower growth in 2017, you probably won't be in a position to buy a house this year - even if you are very eager to.

The real cost of renovating a home

In a recent study, This is Money revealed that 35% of UK residents are opting to buy a home that needs a renovation because it is the only way that they can afford to get onto the property ladder.

How to paint a garage door

How to paint a garage door

Sometimes, giving your home a good lick of paint is one of the best ways to inject a new lease of life into your property.

Burglaries: Is your home at risk?

As the saying goes, an Englishman’s home is his castle — but just how safe is yours? In their latest piece, Ironmongery Direct has explored the safety of British homes and the findings are surprising.

One in four chance your boiler is unsafe

One in four chance your boiler is unsafe

Nearly one in four homes checked by independent heating company, Swale Heating, has an unsafe gas boiler according to figures they have released in time for Gas Safety Week.

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.

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.

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.

What to consider when planning a single storey extension

You might imagine that the planning of a single storey extension is pretty simple. After all, you may already have a rough ballpark figure for what it will cost, on the basis of past projects.

How to improve the cost of your house before selling

If you are considering selling your home, there are a few things that you will need to do to prepare for a successful sale.