Home & Garden

2 July 2010

Is Your House Asbestos Free?

Nearly half (47%) of homeowners who do DIY in their properties do not realise that asbestos was used as a building material in homes as recently as the 1990s, according ...

25 May 2010

Save Money And Energy This Bank Holiday

With the Spring Bank Holiday just around the corner and homeowners planning to kick-start their DIY, thinkinsulation.com provides top tips on the simplest and most cost-effective ways to deliver home ...

25 May 2010

The L'Occitane Garden Wins Silver At Chelsea

For more than 30 years L’Occitane has brought the magic of Provence to the world in unique skincare products and fragrances. This year, for the first time, the beauty brand ...

23 April 2010

Brits Wipe Out The Great British Spring Clean

As the days get longer and warmer – and with the clocks having gone forward – Spring is well and truly here, but one tradition is being left out in ...
9 April 2010

The home of the future

We just have to have them. They are the latest gadgets and gizmos we just can’t live without. Be it HD television, docking stations or a super hoover the digital ...
9 April 2010

Take the stress out of DIY mess

Summer is almost here and many of you may be thinking about doing some DIY. However, whether it is a much needed quick-fix job or a more ambitious project, if ...

23 March 2010

Top Tips for a Glorious Garden in the City

Charlie Dimmock offers advice on how to make the most of your outdoor space during Urban Gardens Week 2010 Living in the city doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice being green. ...

12 March 2010

Garden In Safety This Spring

For many people, gardens can be a source of pleasure, relaxation and exercise. Unfortunately, they also house the potential for nasty accidents. The thought of getting out in the garden after ...
10 March 2010

Green Living - Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Take a few small steps to change your daily routine and make a difference Watch this video and get some simple tips to save money and reduce your carbon footprint There are ...

10 March 2010

How green is your garden compost?

Diarmuid Gavin gives his top tips on preparing your sustainable garden for summer After one of the longest and coldest winters most of us can remember, the first shoots of spring ...
11 January 2010

Back To The Good Life

Saving money usually means cutting back on the things you enjoy doing.But for those choosing to grow their own ‘kitchen garden,’ a more economical way of life doesn’t have to ...
15 December 2009

Keep Your Home Safe From Fire This Christmas

People often get distracted by the hustle and bustle of Christmas and are unaware of the potential fire hazards and toxic threats that can lurk in fairy lights, candles and ...
28 November 2009

Xmas Tree - Keep It Real

With Christmas Eve only a month away, the British Christmas Tree Growers Association would like to offer your readers its top tips on how to care for real Christmas trees. ...
20 November 2009

More Decorating Tips

Christmas is just around the corner, and with it comes all the well wishers to bring you presents and eat your mince pies.Therefore, if you love entertaining,  it’s vital that ...
19 November 2009

Decorate Your Home For Christmas

Christmas is the time of year to kick back and spend some time with friends and family. But it's also time to inject some bejeweled colours and sparkle back into ...
21 October 2009

Plan Your Own Halloween At Home Party

As the ghosts and ghouls come out to play this Halloween and the doorbell chimes non-stop with endless ‘trick-or-treaters’, make sure you follow these top tips for a super spooky ...
19 October 2009

Garden Birds Need You This Winter

Don’t hide inside, just because summer has passed and the colder months are here. That’s the message from the RSPB, urging everyone to get outside and get active now to ...

29 September 2009

Britain Are Water Wasters

Britain is a nation of water wasters, according to a new Defra campaign launched today. The average household uses over 100,000 litres of water a year that’s the equivalent of ...

7 September 2009

Cleaning Makes Us Happy

Next time you’re feeling a little down in the dumps, why not spruce up the house to inject some happiness into your life?  That’s right, research released by the UK’s ...

18 August 2009

Embarrassing Homes

The UK’s number one appliance brand, Hotpoint, has conducted national research into how we feel about our homes. In the current economic climate, with people ‘improving, not moving’, Hotpoint has got ...
30 June 2009

More than 8 out of 10 Brits tempted to move abroad

Some eighty five per cent of Brits have considered, or could be persuaded, to move abroad permanently as a direct result of the economic downturn, according to a survey undertaken ...
19 May 2009

Britain's Break-in Terror

A new fear is gripping the nation as 4.1 million Brits admit they are expecting their homes will be broken-into in 2009, so says latest figures from home insurer, MORE ...

29 April 2009

Beauty Damaging The Home

According to research by Sheilas’ Wheels home insurance, the credit crunch has caused nearly a third (32%) of Brits polled to increase the amount of time and money they spend ...
9 April 2009

The Rise Of The Retrosexual and DIY Resurgence

If your man just happens to be good with his hands, (we’re talking plumbing here) then you should cling onto him girls because, according to new research, labourers are the most ...