Improvements

Flood-prone homes may become uninsurable

Tuesday, 31 January 2012 | News

If the government doesn't act soon to sort out the country's flood defences there is a chance people in flood-prone areas will no longer be able to insure their homes, warns AA Insurance.

Quarter of UK homes too small for occupants

Monday, 30 January 2012 | News

High property prices are forcing families to stay put in homes that are too small for them, according to research from findaproperty.com.

Government loses solar panel appeal

Wednesday, 25 January 2012 | News

The government has failed in its appeal to overturn the decision that blocked a bid to reduce the feed-in tariff (FiT), a subsidy that is paid to homeowners that sell the electricity from their solar installation.

Government's solar energy cuts ruled illegal

Thursday, 22 December 2011 | News

Government plans to cut the subsidies on homeowners' solar panels are illegal, the High Court has ruled.

The ruling spells victory for Friends of the Earth and two solar firms Solarcentury and HomeSun.

Six things to consider before buying solar panels

Monday, 07 April 2014 | Article

Worried homeowners looking for a way to combat their rising electricity bills could be tempted by solar panels - and the promise of free...

Five steps to avoiding DIY disasters

Monday, 11 July 2011 | Article

British people love a spot of DIY, but sometimes our reluctance to call in the professionals causes more harm than good.

How to dodge dodgy tradesmen

Thursday, 23 May 2013 | Article

A new deposit protection scheme, Bondpay, has been launched in a bid to protect consumers from cowboy builders.

Five ways to cash in on your home

Friday, 20 December 2013 | Article

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Five factors that will boost your home's value

Tuesday, 06 September 2011 | Article

Noisy neighbours, flood plains and a sinister history - these are just some factors that can devalue your house.

Green homes: Help the planet and your pocket

Thursday, 25 August 2011 | TV /Video