Home & Garden

21 December 2011

Saving Money On Electric Bills

Are you hosting Christmas this year?  If you’ve got your extended family heading to your house en mass, it could send your electricity meter spinning, with all those extra meals, ...
15 December 2011

Self Build Mortgages On The Rise

The UK mortgage market remains badly affected by the inability of providers to significantly increase lending, together with consumer reluctance to extend their borrowing in such uncertain times. Datamonitor expects ...
15 December 2011

Tips to prepare your kitchen for Christmas

The kitchen is the heart of the home and never is that more true than when Christmas comes around. If you’re expecting to be entertaining family and friends over the holidays, ...
14 December 2011

Turn Your Home Into A Relaxing Winter Haven

With winter now upon us, having a relaxing, cozy and blissful home is even more important as we draw the curtains on the cold outside and try and get comfy ...
12 December 2011

Can You Spot Cowboy Builders?

In cash strapped Britain more and more homeowners are doing it themselves but are putting homes at risk from botched jobs. The research asked 2,000 homeowners about their experiences with UK ...

12 December 2011

Don't let the tree needle you this Christmas

Don’t let the tree needle you this Christmas Ambius offers top tips for the perfect Christmas tree Every year, Ambius, the expert in interior and exterior planting, scenting and artwork, installs and ...
29 November 2011

Half of homeowners ripped off by rogue traders

Half of homeowners in the UK have been ripped off by a rogue trader or cowboy builder, according to new research. A shocking one in seven have also been targeted ...
29 November 2011

Christmas decorating tips from Hazel Ball

Decorating for Christmas can be a tiring, stressful and something that we just don't look forward too. But we want to bring the joy back into decorating our homes, with ...
28 November 2011

Decorating your home for Christmas - top tips

This Christmas the trend is all about creating a sophisticated look with gold, silver and white. The Command team of interior specialists have some fabulous hints and tips on how ...
25 November 2011

Brits spend £5 billion on guests

Britons are opening their doors to house guests for almost a month of the year, collectively spending billions in their efforts to be perfect hosts.  New research from Lloyds TSB Home Insurance ...
17 November 2011

Millions In UK Risking Lives With Basic Electrical Blunders

A new study finds that millions of people in the UK expose themselves and their families to potentially fatal accidents in the home through simple electrical blunders because of an ...

15 November 2011

How to give your home the country look

Making your dream home a reality is hard work, we all know that. We've enlisted the help of Isme's home and furniture product director and resident home style expert, Gill ...
15 November 2011

12 million Brits could suffer from 'home fever'

It's best not not think of the idea that there are millions upon millions spider-like creatures roaming around your home invisible to the naked eye, because chances are you won't ...
11 November 2011

Brits rely on pals when choosing a tradesperson

Happy customers are the most powerful form of marketing, according to new research. The research, conducted amongst 2,000 homeowners by Checkatrade.com, found that more than two thirds of people said ...
11 November 2011

Easy tips for an eco-friendly Christmas

Christmas day and its frenzied build up is certainly not kind on Mother Earth and when you think of all the thousands of tons of plastic, wrapping paper and unwanted ...
8 November 2011

Green Tips - Alistair McGowan

Over the past few years we’ve all become increasingly aware of the importance of recycling, with 90% of UK households recycling more now than they did 5 years ago. In fact, ...

8 November 2011

34 million wasted days waiting for heating to be fixed

A staggering 17 million Brits have taken up to two days off work waiting for their boilers and central heating systems to be fixed suring the winter months. This equates ...
7 November 2011

Moving home? The stress can age you by two years

Looking forward to moving home, I wouldn't get to excited just yet as a new study reveals that the stress alone puts two years on you. More than two-thirds of ...
4 November 2011

Julia Kendell gives us her top decorating tips

Interior designer and TV presenter Julia Kendell knows how to make a house a home. She's currently building a new one for herself and her family to live in and ...
28 October 2011

Energy saving tips

Looking to cut costs and better manage your finances in the New Year? Start with your energy bills…Chilly winter days and long, dark nights… it’s well and truly winter. But ...
27 October 2011

Half a million households don't turn off the heating

Over half a million UK households never turn off their heating, even during the summer, according to new research. The survey of 2,000 people found that a third also leave ...
26 October 2011

Half A Million Uk Homes Leave The Thermostat Turned Up All Year Round

As we approach winter and thoughts turn to keeping warm, new research has shown that, whilst many of us are making great efforts to cut costs and increase energy efficiency, ...
26 October 2011

Things that go bump in the night

Many of us will be getting into the Halloween mood by watching scary films or perhaps going trick or treating. But what would spook you more a scary film or ...
21 October 2011

Is Your Heating System Ready For Winter?

Although we probably don’t like to admit it the winter months are drawing ever closer but is your heating system ready to cope? The old age ‘out of sight out of ...