Archive for 2010

18 Dec 2010: Wickes gets VAT change sales boost

The rush to beat January’s VAT increase has boosted sales at DIY chain Wickes, according to its owner Travis Perkins.

26 Nov 2010: Facing flood repairs? Contact an expert, says trade body

Property and home owners in Cornwall should avoid “quick-fix solutions” and seek professional advice following the recent floods – according to the trade body representing the flood damage repair industry.

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.

1 Nov 2010: Christmas voucher code at Strawberry Fool

If you’re looking for stylish Christmas homeware gifts then what better place to shop than Strawberry Fool – now an even more attractive proposition than usual thanks to a new seasonal discount code.

19 Oct 2010: Home improvement show films at Presley’s Graceland

There’s a part of all of us that wants to go to Graceland – and US home improvement show presenter Tom Silva has finally got his wish.

18 Oct 2010: Robert Dyas: Home cleaning offers and more

High-street homeware retailer Robert Dyas has been in touch to let us know about its latest home cleaning offer – a low price for the the Vax 6131 Multifunction Canister Dry Vacuum and Carpet Washer.

4 Oct 2010: Get free Ecover fabric softener from BigGreenSmile

Here’s an offer we like. We know that keeping stocked up on household essentials can be expensive, and we like to use eco-friendly products wherever possible.

4 Oct 2010: Kingfisher to adopt franchise model for DIY stores

Kingfisher, the DIY retailer which owns B&Q, and Screwfix, is looking for local partners to take on franchises in order to expand its business, according to The Independent.

1 Oct 2010: £10 off a £40 spend

Missed out on the voucher code earlier this week? Never fear – these offers are often like buses. You wait a bit then several come along at once.

30 Sep 2010: RICS launches new valuer registration scheme

A bid to assure the quality of home valuations, raise the credibility of valuers and provide homeowners with a clear guide to the subject is about to be launched by a leading professional body.