Improvements

Strapped homeowners forced to improve

Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | News

Two million homeowners have carried out improvements to their property because they can't afford to move.

New homeowners fork out £4k fixing hidden problems

Monday, 19 May 2014 | News

"Pressured" homebuyers spend an average £4,205 fixing 'hidden' problems with their new property, new research shows.

20% of Brits can't change a light bulb

Saturday, 03 May 2014 | News

Some 20% of the British Public admit to needing help with changing a light bulb.

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

Friday, 24 October 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

Monday, 24 February 2014 | 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

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 | 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.