Archive for September, 2010

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.

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.

27 Sep 2010: 15 per cent off with discount code is known as the home of fiendishly addictive gadgets and quirky gifts – but this popular online retailer also has a home and garden section filled with stylish ideas.

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.

16 Sep 2010: Kingfisher beats profits forecast

Kingfisher Plc, Europe’s biggest home improvement retailer and the company behind brands including B&Q and Screwfix, has beaten its first-half profit forecasts.

15 Sep 2010: Get 10 per cent off everything at Bennetts Electrical

Electrical goods retailer Bennetts is offering customers 20 per cent off its entire range between September 16 and September 20 – and that includes HDTVs, DVD players, white goods, laptops, satnavs and gaming consoles.

14 Sep 2010: Brush up your skills with a Novelli cookery course

Ever wanted to be a more skilled or adventurous cook? Need to develop your confidence in the kitchen or set yourself a challenge to learn new skills? Perhaps a cookery course is the answer.

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.

4 Sep 2010: MFI is on its way back

Remember MFI, the epitome of assemble-it-yourself furniture long before anyone had heard of IKEA? Well, the once-ubiquitous retailer could soon be making a comeback.

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.