Improvements

Save hundreds of pounds on your energy bills with these top insulation tips

Are you wasting hundreds of pounds each year on heat and energy that is escaping from your home? Then pick up our top tips on draught proofing and insulation.

Fewer than one in five can identify Japanese knotweed

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 | News

Fewer than one fifth (19%) of Brits who say they are aware of Japanese knotweed can correctly identify the weed, according to a YouGov poll.  

Japanese knotweed ruling could lead to more claims

Friday, 06 July 2018 | News

A landmark ruling by the Court of Appeal has found in favour of two homeowners who claimed that Japanese knotweed had damaged their properties.

A quarter of new homeowners overspend on improvements by £7,500 a year

Thursday, 17 May 2018 | News

Almost a quarter (23%) of homebuyers go over budget when renovating or decorating their new property, spending almost £7,500 more than they had planned, new research has revealed.

Home buyers want warmth, security and fast broadband

Friday, 04 May 2018 | News

Homeowners trying to sell their property should check that their home is warm and secure and, ideally, should have a garden and a reliable broadband connection.

More than a quarter of readers spend over £1,500 a year on home improvements

Friday, 13 April 2018 | News

Whether it’s sprucing up the bathroom or getting the decorators in, spring is a time to get those jobs done around the house – but home improvements can cost more money than you might think. 

One in 10 Brits improve rather than move

Wednesday, 04 April 2018 | News

Almost a quarter (73%) of homeowners have made improvements to their properties over the past five years, spending on average £375 a year, according to a new poll.

Be John Lewis’s guest in £2m pop-up apartment

Monday, 18 September 2017 | News

John Lewis has launched ‘The Residence’, its first fully furnished pop-up in-store apartment, where customers can take ‘try before you buy’ to a whole new level.

Are you safe from a carbon monoxide leak? Check your boiler during Gas Safety Week

Monday, 18 September 2017 | News

It’s Gas Safety Week (18-24 September 2017), which aims to raise awareness of the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances that could result in gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning.

Splash out on your bathroom to boost your home’s value

Friday, 01 September 2017 | News

Investing in wall and floor tiles, with good quality grouting, is the bathroom feature that will add the most value to your home, according to new research by an online retailer.

Homeowners fail to get permission for building work: don’t get caught out

Monday, 03 April 2017 | News

Brits carrying out major home improvements are skimping on getting the right building consents and planning permission, a new survey has revealed.