Home renovations

Planning on a pad

What you need to know about planning permission

Extending your home or making improvements? You could need planning permission.

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Building your first extension

Venturing into the world of home improvements for the first time or need a bit of a refresher? It's all in the preparation and finding the right team. Extending your house is one of the best ways to stamp your mark onto your home – and could even help you to add more value to it.

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How to find the right builder

Making changes to your home can be an exciting time. It can also be a little daunting. So making sure you get the right tradespeople for the job is important. Here’s how to find the right builder.

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Are you ready for a renovation property?

There are pros and cons to renovating. If you’re deciding whether or not to take the plunge, try our renovation checklist.

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How to prepare for a virtual house viewing

Show your home off to its full potential with these five tips to prepare for an online viewing.

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What to do with your unused car space

When you’re driving less and at home more, here are five ways you could make the most of your unused car space. 

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A man renovating his loft

Is a loft conversion right for you?

Five steps to help you plan and design a loft conversion.

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Mini home inspiration

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Green-fingered guide to plants and flowers

Whether you live in a city flat or a rural cottage, there’s always an opportunity to get growing.

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How to declutter post-lockdown

If you’ve accidently built up a stash of unwanted lockdown purchases, here’s how to declutter in the most eco-friendly way.

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5 reasons to consider a garden room

There’s so much potential with a garden room. We could list far more than five reasons (painting studio, music shed, fitness room). If you’re thinking about one, get creative. It can have more than one use in its lifetime.

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How to create a home gym

As a nation, we danced, yoga-ed and HIIT our way through lockdown. So, if you’re thinking of making workouts a permanent feature of your life, here’s how to create your own home gym in five simple steps.

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Simple ways to save on property repairs

Your home is your sanctuary. And keeping it in good condition can save you money.

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Refresh your home

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7 everyday ways to save more

Want to build your savings up? Try these seven ways to start saving more, every day.

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Make room for creativity in your home

If you’re ready to take your creative hobby to the next level, try these three easy steps to make more space for it.

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The end of open plan design

Open plan is falling out of favour for screens, walls and cosy nooks.

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Improve your home’s kerb appeal

First impressions count. So, here’s how to cost-effectively create kerb appeal.

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Eco Home Hub

Find out how to fund energy efficient home improvements using our Eco Home Tool, about Eco Home government schemes, and tips on how to make your home more sustainable.

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