Five Upgrades that Add Value to Your Home

As you plan your next renovation project, it's more important than ever to understand what upgrades can boost home value. Our homes have been at the centre of huge change and re-evaluation, and the world looks a lot different than it did just a handful of years ago. A wide range of improvements, suitable for all budgets and levels of ability and passion, can increase the value of your property, whether...

Ellie Green

Ellie Green




How to keep your water-based appliances running at their best

It’s normal to panic when our appliances break when washing our clothes and cleaning our dishes, as we know a hefty repair bill will be right around the corner.

With the cost of repairing a large, water-based appliance – like a washing machine or dishwasher – costing upwards of £200 , it’s an additional cost we could do without.

That’s why I’m sharing my tips on how to keep...

Linda Barker

Covid turns the South West into DIY obsessed region


According to a recent survey commissioned by waste removal company HIPPO, a fifth of adults in the UK plan to do DIY jobs this Easter. In fact, it seems the pandemic has made us a nation of home fixers as 29% of us are doing more DIY jobs than before. The survey revealed the following interesting statistics for the South West:

· COVID-...


5 Benefits of shopping at an online DIY store

If you are planning a DIY project and you are in need of tools and materials, you might normally prefer to shop at an in-person DIY store. You can easily ask someone for help or advice, and it can be useful to see the products you are buying up close. However, there are a number of benefits to online DIY stores that make them more convenient. Here are five reasons to shop online for your next...

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The top house exterior trends for Summer 2021 revealed

House Exterior Ideas that will be Trending Summer 2021

Upgrading the look of the exterior of your home is a fantastic way to improve the curb appeal of your property. With recent reports suggesting that since the coronavirus pandemic began, a huge 25%1 of the nation have been investing more money into their homes, there simply hasn’t been a better time to focus on home improvement...


6 Tips To Keeping Your Home Limescale Free

With winter in full swing and the pandemic still upon us, Brits household appliances and plumbing will be suffering from lockdown limescale, as more of us work from home and use hot water this season.

Once hard water is heated it creates a chalky off-white crust that creates limescale that is hard to clean off and makes appliances look tired and worn. Limescale can be found in...

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How to keep heating costs down while working at home this winter

With the combination of more people working from home and the colder temperatures of winter, heating bills for most people across the UK are rocketing.

The cost of energy bills have long been a big concern for UK households, but there are lots of simple things you can do to keep cosy and reduce your fuel bills during the current wintery period.

Here are some top tips from...

Dealing with winter damp: Top causes and how to treat it

Experts at Good Move give their top tips for dealing with damp in your home

Damp is something no homeowner wants to deal with. Essentially, damp is just excess moisture in your home that can’t escape and can cause plenty of problems, some costing a pretty penny.

A room with damp may feel cold and unpleasant, and if ignored, it can even result in more serious structural...


Dodgy Home DIY Jobs Could Cost You £20 000 to Fix

  • Knocking down a wall could have catastrophic financial consequences - £20,000 plus to be exact!
  • The second priciest dodgy DIY job is wiring electrics with potential costs of £2,000 plus
  • Fitting new flooring is another popular DIY project inciting hefty costs to fix - £1,200 !

According to Google trends, there was a 59% and 21% increase * in...

Top DIY google searches

UK homeowners’ most Googled DIY questions in 2020

The UK has always been a nation of do-it-yourself, and this year more than ever - with two national lockdowns and limited access for professional tradespeople - people have had to carry out quick fixes around the home independently.

Thankfully, basic home improvement skills can be taught and learnt by simply typing the issue into Google. So to see where homeowners have struggled the...

South West home renovators spend an average £22,851 on achieving the perfect home

House Proud South West Spend £22,851 Getting the Perfect Home

A poll of UK house renovators has revealed that those in the South West spend an average £22,851 on achieving the perfect home.

People living in the region have splashed out, with 14% splurging up to £35,000 to make their houses look their best.

And an overwhelming 88% said having an ideal place to live has become more important than ever during the Covid pandemic.


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