Improvements

Don't have a DIY disaster this weekend

Thursday, 17 April 2014 | News

Over seven million households will embark on some kind of DIY project in this Easter weekend - but they won't all go smoothly.

Five steps to growing the value of your garden

Thursday, 20 March 2014 | Article

Gardens are often the poor relation of the house when it comes to adding value to your property. But if you're thinking of selling up, your outdoor space could be a deal breaker.

Extensions are putting home improvers at risk

Wednesday, 02 October 2013 | News

A third of home improvers could have invalidated their home insurance, according to a survey by uSwitch.

What's the best way to add value to my home?

Monday, 23 September 2013 | Question and Answer

It's long been accepted wisdom the kitchen and bathroom of any house are by far the best rooms to upgrade in order to add value. However, many people mistakenly believe that such renovations will cost a fortune.

New scheme launched to refurb empty homes

Monday, 02 September 2013 | News

A new scheme aiming to tackle homes sitting empty despite a national housing shortage has been launched in England.

Top five DIY money-saving tips

Saturday, 24 August 2013 | Article

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Avoid dodgy DIY disasters this bank holiday

Saturday, 24 August 2013 | News

If you're planning to use your extra day off this weekend to get stuck in to those DIY jobs you've been putting off, be careful.

Home security in Britain is too lax

Thursday, 08 August 2013 | News

Householders are too lax when it comes to protecting their homes from thieves, the AA has warned.

Should you buy the freehold on your property?

Thursday, 01 August 2013 | Article
Buying your freehold should be a no-brainer but it's a process that can be fraught with difficulties.

New kitchen tops most popular home improvements

Tuesday, 23 July 2013 | News

A third of homeowners (34%) are planning to install a new kitchen to improve their property, a survey by comparison website Gocompare has revealed.