Improvements

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?

Friday, 02 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

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 | 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.

Are solar panels a good investment?

Thursday, 06 November 2014 | Article

Energy minister Greg Barker caused a storm when he suggested people would be better off installing solar panels on their roofs than investing in a pension.

Planning rules relaxed

Friday, 07 September 2012 | News

Homeowners will be allowed to make improvements and extensions to their properties without planning consent, under a new government scheme.
 

Can DIY add value to your home? Our top five dos and don'ts

Thursday, 17 April 2014 | Article

We are a nation of DIY lovers, and more than half of us have plans to spend weekends doing projects around the home and garden.

DIYers: Don't neglect the outside of your home

Thursday, 05 April 2012 | Article

Some 9.5 million people will embark on a DIY project this weekend, but most of us concentrate on our home's interior and pay no attention to the costly problems that could be developing outside.

The most common DIY disasters

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 | Article

One in six of us will attempt some form of home improvement, according to Santander Insurance, and 75% of those people will do so without any form of expert help.

How much can home improvements add to your property?

Wednesday, 28 March 2012 | News

More than half of UK homeowners have plans to spend the upcoming bank holiday weekends doing DIY projects but they could be doing little to increase the value of their homes.

Top 20 burglary hotspots revealed

Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | News

Homeowners in London and Bradford are the most likely in the UK to make a claim for theft or burglary on their home insurance.