Archive for the ‘Tips and advice’ Category

17 Feb 2011: Need help with hanging a painting?

Here’s a quick update to point you in the direction of a useful article we spotted this week. Have you ever baulked at the idea of hanging a picture or mirror? You certainly aren’t alone.

7 Feb 2011: Keep the weather at bay with help from Nigel’s Eco Store

Feeling a few draughts during the current cold, damp and blustery weather? Getting worried every time you turn the lights or heating on? If so, you can take a tip or two from green homeware retailer Nigel’s Eco Store.

1 Nov 2010: RICS advises homebuyers not to forget the survey

Fail to commission a sufficiently rigorous survey of your property before purchase and you could end up with repair bills in the thousands, according to new research from a surveyors’ organisation.

27 Sep 2010: Home improvements: getting the balance right

If you want to carry out home improvements specifically to boost the value of your property, how do you know whether you’re doing the right thing? There’s a very fine line to be trodden between making your home stand out from the crowd and committing yourself to expensive work that will do nothing to help your situation.

21 Sep 2010: Get eco-aware with B&Q

If you’re looking to save money and live more ethically, especially in regard to your home, then one DIY retailer is doing its best to help you.

20 Aug 2010: Green cash for homeowners is good news for builders too

A proposed government scheme to help homeowners ‘green’ their properties could represent good news for builders and contractors in a sluggish market, according to a home improvement company.

17 Aug 2010: Rash purchases: even the professionals do it sometimes

Have you ever made an impulsive purchase for the home that turned out to be a disaster – or only came good after taking up space in the loft or garage for years? Let’s face it – which of us hasn’t?

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.