08 January 2020
The New Year – it’s that classic time when many of us make resolutions and set goals for the year ahead. If you’re planning to update your home this year and need a little inspiration, then read on to find out more about the biggest design trends that will be hitting interiors. From global to glamour, here’s our pick of the best.read more
19 December 2019
Direct Line have revealed when homes are most likely to get broken in to and it is actually in the run up to Christmas when people are most at risk.
The dates people were most likely to make a claim following a burglary were the 5th, 6th, 11th, 17th and 18th December. Though don’t rest easy on other days, December is the month that people are most likely to get burgled. A ‘Christmas’ break in could happen at any time up until the new year so keep vigilant up until then.read more
10 December 2019
The countdown to Christmas can be a whirlwind – there’s decorations to put up and presents to buy, plus those all-important last minute jobs to get our homes ready for the arrival of guests. You’re probably thinking about making the inside of your home warm and festive, but don’t forget that the outside is the first thing your visitors will see and it says a lot about you. Should you spruce up the outside of your home too?
The focal point of any home is the front door. More than just an entrance to your home, it creates a lasting first impression about you and reflects your personality and style. Upgrading a front door is a quick and relatively cost-effective project and it can instantly boost kerb appeal and add value to a property.
So, if you think it’s time to give the exterior of your home some TLC by investing in a new front door, here’s our handy guide to help you choose the right one.read more
13 November 2019
With the winter weather now upon us, it’s time to think about getting ready for the inevitable cold snap. Upgrading your insulation and servicing your central heating system are a must to make your home toasty warm, but what about how much heat you can lose through your windows and doors?read more
04 October 2019
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the first Grand Designs TV series. Since 1999, we’ve seen more than 300 brave Grand Designers inspire (and sometimes terrify) us with their self-build and renovation experiences.
The 20th series of the show is currently airing on Channel 4 and we’ve sought out some top tips from the presenter Kevin McCloud on how to tackle your very own Grand Design.
So, what are the key things that he thinks homeowners must do when building or renovating a property?read more