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How to make your home more marketable before giving it to an estate agent to sell

When you’re thinking about putting your home up for sale with an estate agent, it’s not something you should jump right into. When they initially come to view the property, they will form their first impression, which is then hard to change later.

The easiest home improvement hacks you can achieve before the New Year

If you’ve had an exceptionally busy life in recent times, the state of your home may have dipped down in quality. That’s okay, as this is where home improvement can help!

Three trade secrets you didn't know plumbers could do

Three trade secrets you didn't know plumbers could do

Everybody thinks they know what plumbers do. You call them when your pipes are leaking or if your boiler is misfiring or you have problems with anything to do with water in your home or business.

How to get planning permission on your first attempt

There are instances when planning permission is not needed, for example, if you want to build a new garage on the site of a previous garage or you want to add a small porch to the rear of your home.

Brits admit to fly-tipping and dumping Christmas waste on neighbours

The average British adult will fill two bin bags of waste this Christmas Day, the equivalent of 109 million bin bags, according to new research from Clearabee, the on-demand rubbish removal business.

Tradesmen around the world: A closer look

The global construction industry is set to be valued at an estimated US$10.3 trillion by 2020, highlighting the importance of the work that tradesmen carry out across the globe.

DM Design win big at the Home Improvement Awards

DM Design win big at the Home Improvement Awards

DM Design took the award for Best Bedroom Company for the second time in two consecutive years at the Home Improvement Awards 2017.

4 simple hacks to make any room appear larger

Do you have a small house? Most of us wish we had more space in our homes, and never is it more frustrating than those times when we’re scrolling through Pinterest admiring all those beautiful big apartments that get pinned over and over again.

How to reduce property noise in London

How to reduce property noise in London

London is a global city and as such residents know that it endures the same sort of noise and poulltion issues as many other capital cities. Cars, trains, planes, clip clop of feet, thousands of phone calls being made throughout the busy centres, all contributing to excessive sound.

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.