Preventing DIY Disasters

Fri 18 May 2012

  According to a recent study by Allianz Insurance, 56% of people in the UK rate their DIY skills as "good" or "excellent". However, the total cost of sorting out botched DIY jobs is a whopping PS4.4 billion per year in the UK, suggesting that we aren't as careful as we could be. Here are a few simple precautions to take that could save you a packet in the long run. Remember als more

Allergy Prevention Begins at Home

Sat 12 May 2012

  Due to modern lifestyles, more and more people in the UK are struggling with hayfever, dust mite allergies, and pet allergies. The good news is that, when furnishing, cleaning and maintaining your new home, there's a lot you can do to lessen the effects of these kinds of allergies.  Hidden Allergens Unfortunately, synthetic materials can suffer from dust mites and microscopic more

Making the Most of your Exterior Space

Wed 02 May 2012

  External space can often be a weak spot when it comes to selling property.  Flaking paint, cracked paving stones, a garden that looks difficult to maintain, a shed that's falling to pieces - none of these things are going to give your potential buyer the right impression.  So when you're putting together your budget for moving, don't forget to set aside some cash for e more

Pet-Proofing your Furniture

Mon 16 Apr 2012

  The warm and furry company of a dog or cat is of course totally worth the risk of scratched furniture, but if you've just shelled out several grand on a nice new suite you're going to want to give it a running chance at long-term survival. And if you've got multiple pets, protecting your interior and furnishings against fur, dirt and claws is going to be a housekeeping priority. B more