Archive for the ‘Consumer news’ Category

8 Sep 2010: Grand Designs Live to be held in Birmingham in October

Looking for some great home improvement and interior design ideas? This year’s Grand Designs Live is due to be held at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham from October 8-10.

3 Sep 2010: Householders “are borrowing for home improvements”

Homeowners are continuing to invest in their properties with a fifth of personal loans in the first half of 2010 spent on home improvements, according to a supermarket bank.

17 Aug 2010: Five tips for making your house more attractive to buyers

Are property prices falling or not? And, if so, is it an economic trend or just the summer lull? However, while experts and commentators argue over this phenomenon, you might have strong practical reasons for getting your house on the market and attracting serious would-be buyers.

13 Aug 2010: National Home Improvement Show attracts exhibitors

Organisers of the 2010 National Home Improvement Show, due to be held in London in October, are looking forward to a successful event.

3 Aug 2010: New standards for UK furniture products published

New guidance has been published for the furniture industry to help it meed the standards needed by retailers and customers.

30 Jul 2010: Selling your house? Some tips on dealing with clutter

The photos in the estate agents’ window make the place look perfect. But what if prospective buyers calling round for a viewing find clutter and mess instead of gleaming perfection?

16 Jul 2010: Consumer watchdog warns on rogue kitchen, bathroom and bedroom traders

The Kitchen, Bathroom, Bedroom Specialist Association (KBSA) is warning consumers about the dangers of buying from rogue traders after a government-funded advice service reported close to a million complaints.