Homes & Gardens

Tips for first time home buyers

Are you planning on buying your very first home but aren’t too sure what you are doing or how to find the home of your dreams? Do you want to know what you should be keeping in mind when buying your very first home?

For most people, buying a house is an experience they have been looking forward to for years. It is the culmination of all the hard work and saving that you have done over your lifetime. It's exciting because it's proof that you are moving up in the world and becoming more successful financially.

When you think about it, owning a home means security for your...

Val Watson

Val Watson


How does wall printing work?

Authored by Ellie Green
Posted: Mon, 01/24/2022 - 9:49am

Imagine a world in which the potential for creativity is endless, which can be changed and improved. A world where walls do not put pressure on people, but attract them. Whether it is your home or office, you spend your life there. You can revitalize this space in which you become the author of a new story. All you need is your vivid imagination, and you can Print On Your Wall .

How the image is applied

Using a UV printer, the image is applied directly to the wall. The picture chosen by the customer is "transferred" without any errors onto the vertical surface. Any wall can be...

You Vs a professional in TV aerial installation

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Mon, 01/24/2022 - 7:02am

It is no word of a lie that within society nowadays, we are heavily dependent on our TV and the functions that come along with it. Whether it be a smart TV or simply a standard TV, we like to ensure that we can depend on it to provide quality entertainment whenever we like. However, what happens if your TV aerial or satellite is struck by bad weather and your signal disappears due to misalignment, then what would you do? Well if this is the case, we would simply advise disappearing from the TV for a while and then returning to it when the weather has cleared up slightly, as this issue is...

Saturday 29 January named Slippery Decking Day 2022

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 01/19/2022 - 1:51pm

Gripsure , the UK’s leading creator of non-slip decking, has named Saturday 29 January ‘Slippery Decking Day 2022’. The firm, which manufactures anti-slip decking for homeowners and commercial customers across the UK and Europe, believes this is when all the contributing factors are aligned, putting us at the greatest risk of an accident as decking in the UK reaches ‘peak slipperiness’. Traditional timber and composite decking boards become dangerously slippery when wet or icy and as the result of the build-up of algae and leaves. Gripsure has pinpointed the last Saturday in January as...

The most sustainable ways to get rid of unwanted clothing

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 01/18/2022 - 9:23pm

With a new year finally upon us, there seems no better opportunity to tackle a wardrobe clear-out.​​ Whether you’ve suddenly discovered clothes lurking in the back of the closet or want to shake up your style, January is the perfect time for decluttering.

More than 300,000 tonnes of used clothing goes to landfill in the UK every year, and each Briton throws away about 1.7kg of fashion waste. That’s why it's important that we recycle and get rid of unwanted clothing more sustainably.

Fortunately Trend Expert at WeThrift , Nick Drewe has shared seven tips to help clean out...

Win £10,000 to put towards a house deposit by finding a pair of keys launched from space

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 01/17/2022 - 8:44pm

Struggling to buy a home? Find a pair of keys launched from space and you can win a whopping £10,000 towards your house deposit!

In this exciting new competition, led by regulated property buyers, GoodMove a pair of keys are being launched into space! They will land anywhere in the UK, and the first person to find them and call the number on the keys will get their hands on £10,000 to use towards a house deposit*.

And with average house prices now standing at an average of £276,091¹ - who wouldn’t love a bit of extra help towards getting their dream home?

In the...

Essential factors to consider while selecting ultrasonic humidifiers

Authored by Simon Wells
Posted: Sun, 01/16/2022 - 10:01pm

A humidifier is the finest choice for moistening dry air in your home. Moisturised air can help in preventing or treating a range of respiratory ailments; according to studies, humidified air can aid in the prevention of dry nostrils, bronchitis, and other breathing problems. If, however, humidified air is utilised inappropriately, it may produce mould and germs, causing health issues. It's therefore critical to understand the factors you need to consider when selecting the one that's right for you.

  1. Humidifier Capacity and Size

While all room humidifiers...

How to Clean Your Wood Burner

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Sun, 01/16/2022 - 9:18am

Wood burners are a thing of magic. They can keep you warm for a fraction of the price you’d pay for gas or electric heating. Installing one instantly makes your home look ten times as cosy. And once you light some beautifully-burning premium Lekto firewood in it, the atmosphere becomes absolutely magical.

But if you want your wood burner to last you a long time, it is paramount that you maintain it properly. This will help your firewood burn hotter and cleaner, protect your home from combustion hazards, and prolong the lifetime of the wood burner itself.

Here’s all you...

Work begins on new homes and nature trail in Cullompton

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 01/13/2022 - 2:44pm

Taylor Wimpey has started work on a community of new homes and green spaces in Cullompton.

Culm Valley Park , off Siskin Chase, will comprise of 105 homes, 30 of which will be provided for rent through the local authority. The development will include a new nature trail park, with around 40% of the total site set aside as green space for the residents of Cullompton to enjoy. The existing Siskin Chase play area will be extended within the site to create more space for new and existing residents to enjoy.

Culm Valley Park will reflect Taylor Wimpey’s commitment to...

Becoming more energy efficient this winter - how household appliances affect your energy consumption

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 01/12/2022 - 10:29am

Demand for coal by UK electricity generators doubled in the second quarter of 2021 from the previous year, running counter to London’s high-profile pledges at COP26 to phase out coal power by 2024, highlighting the aim of transitioning to clean power sources. The sharp increase came in large part from a return to normality in contrast to the restrictions and lockdowns of 2020.

The COP26 Clean Power Transition Statement noted: “Coal power generation is the single biggest cause of global temperature increase, [we] recognise the imperative to urgently scale-up the deployment of...

New coffee pod recycling collections to start in Exeter

People in Exeter can take advantage of a new kerbside recycling service for plastic and aluminium coffee pods, the City Council has announced.

Starting on 24 January, Exeter residents will be able to have their coffee pods collected from home.

The City Council has teamed up with Podback, a not-for-profit coffee recycling service, to offer the free collections.

Flyers explaining the service will be sent out by Podback to all residents during the week commencing 10 January.

People will need to register for the new service and will then receive special...