Homes & Gardens

The National Association of Building Contractors takes the headache out of finding the right accredited builders

Finding a builder in England is quite easy. Finding an accredited builder who provides first-class work is another story, The National Association of Building Contractors are here to help and is winning praise in the process .

It’s a big decision and serious commitment to have an extension built on a home, to have a room or rooms renovated, or to move forward with another significant home improvement job. Probably one of the most important factors involved in having a great experience, with quality work done at an attractive price (that stays on budget) is finding the right...

Liv Butler

Liv Butler


Boiler grant for homeowners

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Sun, 05/16/2021 - 10:21am

Devices and equipment have a certain lifespan and are expected to eventually break down. Boilers are one of them and it is haunting to know that once they do, you'll be left freezing cold. Good thing the UK government came up with a free boiler grant. Something we may want to take a look to keep ourselves warm during cold days as well as helping fight global warming.

How it started

In 2018, the UK Government via Energy Company Obligation (ECO3) partnered with the Big Six energy suppliers in the country namely; British Gas, Scottish Power, E.ON, Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE...

Why you should think about home staging before selling

Authored by Val Watson
Posted: Thu, 05/13/2021 - 11:23pm

The property market is getting increasingly more competitive every day, with house sellers constantly looking for innovative ways to market their property. As such, more and more people are looking to home staging with a view to making their property stand out.

Home staging gives properties a facelift, improving the appearance of a home and offering a prospective buyer a blank slate in which they can more easily visualise themselves living there. It is more than the standard upgrade, however, and needs a keen eye to know what to do and do it effectively. According to Spring, home...

Beginner's guide to finding attractive yet budget carpets

Authored by
Posted: Wed, 05/12/2021 - 5:57pm

Finding the right carpet for your home's floor that is both attractive and pocket-friendly could a challenging task. Who knew home décor choices would be such tough calls to make?

Often, people have two questions in mind while purchasing a new carpet. How to find the carpet that is just right? How much to spend on carpets? The majority of people are unable to find an answer for the latter because of the huge range that is available on the carpet. Most people don't know this, but many Budget Carpets are beautiful and regal yet are easy on your payroll. Carpets, in general, have a...

Ilke Homes secures significant development site in Exeter

Ilke Homes secures significant development site in Exeter

Leading modular housing firm plans to deliver 165 new homes at Exmouth Junction, Exeter

Leading modular housing company ilke Homes has secured a development site for 165 new homes on Phase 2, Exmouth Junction, Exeter from Eutopia Homes.

The scheme, which will be delivered on a brownfield site that has laid vacant for many years, will comprise 165 new homes, comprising a mix of one and two-bed apartments and two, three and four-bed homes - subject to receiving final planning consent.

The site, currently owned by Eutopia Homes, was most recently used as a self-storage yard...

National post-COVID living survey reveals that space in the home for work and leisure front of mind for people in the South West

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 05/02/2021 - 8:59pm
Majority of South West respondents aspire to live in a two-storey detached home

FTSE-250 housebuilder Redrow has revealed South West residents’ future housing preferences include private driveways, low density design and detached homes.

To underpin its commitment to creating a better way to live, particularly in a post-pandemic world, Redrow is closely monitoring consumer trends around what people want from their home and community, in order to respond accordingly. An extensive independent online survey which polled over 2,000 British adults was conducted via YouGov to provide...

Over a third of Exeter homeowners undervalue their homes by almost £46,000 as Zoopla reveals the cit

Over a third of Exeter homeowners undervalue their homes by almost £46,000

Zoopla reveals Exeter's ‘hidden equity’

New analysis by Zoopla , the only property portal which offers a free instant online property price estimate, conducted as part of its inaugural Hidden Equity Survey, has found that Exeter homeowners are undervaluing their homes by an average of £45,937.

The Hidden Equity Survey of 2,000 homeowners* who have had their home valued by an estate agent in the past three years establishes for the first time how accurate Exeter homeowners’ estimations of the value of their homes really are. It found that just two fifths (43%) of local homeowners...

Six ways you can Use a Gazebo for Home Improvement

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Posted: Wed, 04/28/2021 - 8:11pm

If you are looking for ways to improve your home, installing a gazebo structure is an ideal way to upgrade your home. There are many ways you can use a gazebo to boost your home, this article will discuss six ways you can use a gazebo for home improvement.

How to use the gazebo for home improvement Outdoor Dining

Gazebo owners can use the gazebo to improve their home by using the structure as an outdoor dining area. Whether you have a wooden, metal or pop-up gazebo, the gazebo is a comfortable shade you can use for outdoor dining. With a gazebo in your yard, you can create a...

Five Great Ideas to Spice Up the Exterior of Your House

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Wed, 04/28/2021 - 8:13am

Curb-side appeal is an important part of owning a home, whether you want to increase its value or simply be the envy of your neighbours. The hard part, however, might simply be knowing where to start. Thankfully, you have found yourself in the right place as this guide has been created to recommend five ways that you can spice up the exterior of your house. Read on now for all that you need to know.

Wooden Garage Doors

For garage doors that integrate neatly with your surroundings, you can't go wrong with wooden doors. With the right installation they can look a far more appealing...

Planting for the Newbies: Common Plant Diseases and Pests

Planting for the Newbies: Common Plant Diseases and Pests

Plant diseases and pests are not unusual to the garden. These prevent your plants from performing their best potential and disrupt their growing process. As a result, it can affect food production and interferes with crop yields.

To start, you should first identify and understand the disease. It is essential to be able to understand what type of disease you are trying to deal with. So you can know how to deal with them if you encounter a few.

Sooty Mold

Sooty mold is a fungal disease caused by excreted honeydew that insects are not able to assimilate fully. Honeydew is...

How can I increase my kerb appeal?

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Tue, 04/27/2021 - 10:15am

Kerb appeal often gets overlooked by homeowners, who tend to focus on the interior of their home rather than the exterior. However, kerb appeal is the first time that someone sees your property and that first impression lasts, so whether you want to improve your appeal to sell your home or simply to make the place more attractive for yourself, We Buy Any House have outlined their top tips.

Does kerb appeal really matter?

If you’re trying to sell your house, kerb appeal is massively important and can be the difference between a potential buyer coming to view and put in an...
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