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New To DIY? Check Out These Top Tips

Do It Yourself – the clue is in the name, right? Although it might feel as though DIY should be simple, sometimes it can be anything but. If you’re keen to be a bit more handy around the house though,… Continue reading →

House Prices Cool In March 2018

The UK House Price Index (UK HPI) has indicated that house prices in England cooled for the month of March in the UK, sliding by 0.2 per cent on February’s figures. London experienced the slowest increase in value, which was… Continue reading →

Which Home Improvements Won’t Add Value?

Adding an attic conversion to a Nottingham home is often a case more of needing extra space than improving the value of your home, but getting the advice of an estate agent is a good idea if it is a… Continue reading →

What DIY Tasks Are You Comfortable With?

Young people in the UK – the so-called millennial generation – have got a bad reputation when it comes to tackling DIY tasks, but one that isn’t deserved, according to new research. A survey by the Federation of Master Builders… Continue reading →

Housebuyers Spend £18k Renovating New Homes

Homebuyers end up spending an average of £18,000 to renovate their new properties, which is significantly over their original budget. This is according to the latest findings from Direct Line Home Insurance, which revealed the typical redecoration budget is £10,040…. Continue reading →

Million Pound House Sales Grew 5% YOY

The number of million-pound houses sold last year was five per cent higher than transaction levels for 2016. Homeowners are clearly becoming savvier when it comes to renovating their property to add value, such as by investing in a loft conversion… Continue reading →

How Much Value Could A Loft Conversion Add To Your Home?

If you’re considering the idea of loft conversions in Derby but have yet to take the plunge, you may be swayed by the fact that recent research has suggested that this kind of home improvement project could add an average… Continue reading →

Could More DIY Jobs Help Homeowners Sell?

Homeowners could be tempted to take on more DIY projects to help them sell their house or flat, after the top 20 features homebuyers look for in a property were revealed. GoCompare Home Insurance reported that central heating is the… Continue reading →

One In Seven Brits Suffer DIY Mishap

The Bank Holiday weekend is a popular time for homeowners to get their tools out and start on those renovation and redecoration projects they have been putting off all year. However, after reading the latest research from Sainsbury’s Bank Home… Continue reading →

How Many Coats Of Paint Do You Need?

Once you have got an attic conversion for your Long Eaton home then you should start picking out the best types of paint for it. You will need to calculate just how much of any paint you will need before… Continue reading →

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