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Buyer's Guide: Why fit free solar panels?

7th, July 2020
Ok, so it's hard to miss the numerous adverts for free solar panel fitting these days, but what are the real benefits of fitting free solar panelled power...
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An essential guide to curtains and blinds

30th, June 2020
Whether you’ve just moved into a new property or are updating your home décor for the coming summer months, adding new stylish curtains and functional...
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Security Cameras

25th, June 2020
Just as dashcams are starting to become a must-have gadget for our cars, so too is the tech industry looking to cash in on security conscious homeowners. And,...
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Toilets

25th, June 2020
Toilets are probably the last thing you think about when designing your dream home, but it is a purchase that is very easy to get wrong without doing your...
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Choosing Your Bathroom Cabinet

25th, June 2020

A bathroom is only as useful as its cabinet. Bathroom cabinets keep the bathroom clean and uncluttered, providing an easy way to access your toiletries and other assorted items. A well-placed bathroom cabinet can make a bathroom look spacious whilst still upholding its function. Even better, they don't require the redecoration or renovation of the entire room – they're a useful upgrade that can benefit the bathroom with minimal upheaval. When it comes to choosing one, then, there are several things you have to consider..


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Living Room Furniture: A Guide

25th, June 2020

Choosing the right living room furniture is important. There's no other room in the house besides the bedroom that you'll spend so much time in, and it's the first port of call for entertaining guests, so when it comes to decorating there are several key areas to be considered. It's important for the room to look good while also maintaining functionality. But don't worry, this quick guide will set you on the path to living room beauty..


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How mobility beds improve lives

25th, June 2020

Mobility beds improve people’s lives on a daily basis; whether a person is elderly or disabled, having the added convenience of a mobility bed can make getting into and out of bed easier. In this guide we look at what mobility beds are and how exactly they help a person in their daily life..


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Minimalist Chic is Easy with Vanity Units

25th, June 2020

If you’re the kind of person who has seven different types of shampoo and a type of conditioner for each hair emergency, you’re probably as far away from minimalist as it is possible to be. This doesn’t mean that you don’t long for a bathroom straight out of Elle Home, with fluffy white towels and not a product in sight! Vanity units are a great way to add some extra storage to your bathroom whilst also injecting some cool, contemporary style..


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Make your Home More Energy Efficient with UPVC Doors

25th, June 2020

Whether you live in a 1980’s maisonette, a Victorian red brick terrace or a modern semi-detached bungalow, replacing your tired, worn front door with a brand new UPVC door is a great way to update your home and make it more energy efficient. Take a few moments to read through our handy guide to UPVC doors and see if this product is right for you!.


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Bring your Home up to Date with UPVC Doors and Windows

25th, June 2020

Replacing your worn old windows and doors with shiny new UPVC is a great way to update the look of your property, bringing it into the 21st century. Some people may think that UPVC doors and windows are only for contemporary homes; in fact many suppliers will create replica sash windows in UPVC, and options such as leading and Georgian bars are available for period properties wishing to replace their windows. This means that UPVC windows could even be suitable for buildings in a heritage area or listed buildings. Take a few moments to read our guide to UPVC doors and windows to see if they are right for your home..


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Taking the best out of triple glazing windows and doors

25th, June 2020

Triple glazing is the perfect solution for your windows and doors if you live in a noisy, hyper-humid, windy and/or cold area. With three panes of glass and air trapped in between, you obtain excellent thermal and noise insulation. While it may cost a bit more than its single- and double-glazing counterparts, it may be quite worth it because often times this is the one and only way to total comfort and privacy. Condensation is another thing that you will forget about if you have tripple glazing..


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Full Guide To Buying Sliding Doors

25th, June 2020

Sliding doors are always a sleek and unobtrusive complement to your bedroom wardrobe, room layout or exterior. It is reputed for saving space, ushering light in, for being easy to move in either direction and for visually expanding space (if glass panes are replaced with mirrors). Any of these properties is a reason enough to decide in favour of sliding doors..


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Relax and Unwind in a Stylish Shower Enclosure

25th, June 2020

If you live in an apartment in the city, or simply have a smaller bathroom than you’d like, the chances are you don’t have a bath. You spend your mornings (and sometimes your evenings) in the shower enjoying a few minutes of relaxation before you head off to work or get into bed. Even if you’re lucky enough to have a separate bath, a shower enclosure is still a great space to relax, and is a far more convenient option in the morning than a long hot soak in a bubble bath. Read our handy guide to shower enclosures to see if this product is the right choice for your home..


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Beginner's Guide To: Buying Taps

25th, June 2020

While taps are a small accessory, it is indeed a vital one. Be it in the bathroom, kitchen or anywhere outdoors, choosing a tap in the wrong style can upset the decor that you've tried to follow in your home. On a practical note, you also need to consider factors such as water pressure, so in this guide we talk you through the basics of choosing taps that are both suitable to your decor, as well as to you water system..


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Sash Windows: Where Modern Day Meets Tradition

25th, June 2020

Sash windows: they smell of tradition. So popular in the Georgian and Victorian era, they, along with a couple of other markers, are a sign of a house's age. While reminiscent of historical periods when their use was dominant, sash windows' popularity is far from waning nowadays..


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A buyer’s guide to dining chairs

25th, June 2020

If you’re looking to replace your dining chairs then you needn’t expect to be spending in the region of hundreds of pounds. This guide will talk you through the things to consider if you’re looking to make a saving and end up with chairs that will fit you and your family’s needs..


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A consumer’s guide to dining tables

25th, June 2020

If you’re looking to purchase a dining table then you needn’t expect to spend what can practically half a month's wages. In this guide we tell you how you can save on your dining table purchase and what factors you should be considering when choosing a table right for your needs..


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Buyer's Guide: What to look for in a rug

25th, June 2020

Like all domestic items, a rug should be a rendition of your own taste which fits perfectly with the overall look and feel of your home. They can act both as a highlight within a largely monochrome room and as a much needed touch of comfort. To find a rug of either type, you need to consider what's available, and, given that rugs come in a wide range of diverse of materials, colours, patterns, shapes, country of origin and fibre lengths, this is no mean feat..


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Begginer's Guide: Know the radiators you need before you shop

25th, June 2020

Radiators are an item which your home cannot do without and it is better if, apart from utility, they align with its style and atmosphere. In order to know which radiators will prove the best fit, you have to familiarise with – or update yourself about – the present product range. Presently, radiators vary by material, number of panels and type of technology involved. However, before you can start choosing based on aesthetics you need to ensure you understand the more technical aspects of choosing a radiator..


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Durable, High Quality Oak Furniture is a Wise Choice

25th, June 2020

We all like to save as much money as we can but when you’re choosing furniture for your home, it’s best to think about quality and durability, as choosing furniture made from cheaper materials can be a false economy. Take a few moments to read our guide to oak furniture and see whether it’s the right choice for your home..


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Kitchen Units

25th, June 2020

When you put together the blueprint for your dream kitchen, you probably start with a big stove oven and a double door American-style fridge. But plain old storage units and worktops are every bit as important - both for aesthetics and functionality. If you're stuck on how to fill in the gaps, you've come to the right place..


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Buyer’s Guide: What you need to know when buying kitchen taps

25th, June 2020

Kitchen taps are relatively small in size but can make a big difference to the overall finish of a kitchen. They are also significantly overlooked as items that are put under a lot of strain on a daily basis, and having the wrong type or incorrect fit can lead to them breaking prematurely, which, in the worst case scenario, can see them leak or burst. The best way to prevent this is to know your requirements before you start shopping for your taps; so in this guide we talk you through the basics of buying kitchen taps..


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A buyer’s guide to king size beds

25th, June 2020

The majority of people spend at least a third of their day sleeping and on average we can expect to spend a staggering 22 years of our life in bed! These figures emphasise just how important choosing a bed that is right for your needs is and king size beds are becoming ever more popular as people look for that little bit of extra room and a touch of luxury. In this guide we walk you through the process of choosing your king size bed, and cover the factors that you should consider if you’re to make the right choice..


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A Buyer’s guide to home office furniture

25th, June 2020

Buying any type of furniture can be a significant outlay, so home office furniture, that needs to be durable and offer various features, can make for items that are all the more expensive. In this guide we aim to save you some money on your home office furniture, and we also tell you about the things you should be considering when choosing furniture that’s right for your home..


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A buyer’s guide to filing cabinets

25th, June 2020

If your filing cabinets are just about reaching the end of their life span then you’ll no doubt have started looking for a replacement. With office furniture of any description making for a significant cost this guide aims to tell you about some ways that can save you money. It’ll additionally tell you about other factors you should be considering when searching for the right filing cabinets for your needs..


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Have the Things you Want, now, with Equity Release Schemes

25th, June 2020

Whether you’re looking to buy a new car, invest in a holiday home or jet off to exotic shores on the holiday of a lifetime, you can have the money you want now, with equity release schemes. It’s important to be informed about these schemes before signing up, so take a few moments to read our handy guide to equity release schemes to see if they are the right choice for you..


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A Buyers Guide to: Dining Sets

25th, June 2020

Whether being used for a quick breakfast or the family Christmas dinner dining sets not only have to be comfortable, they also have to be durable. Most dining room sets typically include a dining table and chairs, although some can include a cabinet. Buying dining room furniture as a set will generally cost less than buying pieces individually and can also provide you with a consistent look. In this guide we talk you through what you should be considering and things to look out for if you’re considering purchasing a new dining set..


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Beginner's Guide To Double Glazing Deals

25th, June 2020

Premium offers contain the double glazing feature Double glazing has now become the norm, with the majority of housing having had double glazing installed for a number of years. For those that remain with single glazing, the rises in energy bills may see them looking to finally switch; and for those that have had their double glazing for ten years or more they may be finding that they windows are failing in their efficiency. In either situation, consumers should take at least some relief in the fact that double glazing is at its most advanced, and the competitive market means that double glazing is now cheaper than ever. That said, having such windows installed can still be a relatively significant investment, so this guide talks you through the process of purchasing double glazing..