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Planning a new driveway checklist

There are a number of ways to go about improving the appearance and functionality of your driveway. With so many paving materials and styles to choose from there can be a massive variance in price between quotes. Before starting the decision-making process it’s vital that you know exactly what to ask to ensure you’re receiving…

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Hit a brick wall with your home improvements?

We look at latest research which reveals the 3 biggest obstacles homeowners face and what you can do to avoid them. A study by our partners, the consumer advice website HomeOwners Alliance, has highlighted the main obstacles facing consumers when it comes to undertaking building work on their home. According to their Homeowners Survey 2019,…

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Driveway PavingDriveways

Planning a new driveway checklist

There are a number of ways to go about improving the appearance and functionality of your driveway. With so many paving materials and styles to choose from there can be a massive variance in price between quotes. Before starting the decision-making process it’s vital that you know exactly what to ask to ensure you’re receiving...

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Hit a brick wall with your home improvements?

We look at latest research which reveals the 3 biggest obstacles homeowners face and what you can do to avoid them. A study by our partners, the consumer advice website HomeOwners Alliance, has highlighted the main obstacles facing consumers when it comes to undertaking building work on their home. According to their Homeowners Survey 2019,...

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Negotiation tips when dealing with Tradesperson

Negotiation isn’t something that comes naturally to us Brits. There are the lucky few to whom it comes naturally, and then there are the rest of us when the sheer mention of the word negotiation fills us with dread and our stomachs tie in knots. The good news is that with this handy negotiation guide...

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Real Homes TV Episode 3

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Real Homes Show Episode 3

Here is episode 3 of The Real Homes Show. This episode shares advice on how to make the most of a 1990’s estate house, spring cleaning hacks, decorating with dusky pink and lots of other tips helping you transform your home, whatever the budget. Watch it here now! Was this Helpful? YesNo

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Uplighting Plants for Garden

Landscape Gardening

Light up my garden

Often when looking to renovate a property many will instinctively head indoors. Revamping the internal décor of your home is always a worthwhile investment, but often there’s as much to be gained by making simple changes in the garden. Updating a home’s exterior can help unlock a new living space, allowing you to get the...

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artificial grass installation

Landscape Gardening

Cost for laying artificial grass

Tired of constantly mowing the grass? Worried about your lawn’s appearance? Artificial grass has been growing massively in popularity in the past five years as more homeowners recognise the benefits of low-maintenance, consistently beautiful lawns. Yet badly installed, badly specified artificial grass can have all the appeal of the type of baize matting you see on cheap putting practice greens or greengrocers’ stalls.

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Real Homes Show Episode 2

We are thrilled to bring you episode 2 of The Real Homes Show. This episode shares advice on how to find the right carpenter for your project, decorating with forest greens and lots of other tips helping you transform your home, whatever the budget. Watch it here now! Was this Helpful? YesNo

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Cleaning Carpets

Carpet Fitting

How to care for your carpets

When they are brand new, carpets are full of colour, soft and fluffy to walk on. Over time, they can start to look faded and flat or become coarse. Keeping your carpets looking and feeling their best with the right care and upkeep is easy and can help to extend their lifespan. Here’s our advice:...

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Cleaning Blinds

Windows

Looking after your blinds, curtains and shutters

As the summer sun starts to appear, it’s the perfect opportunity to make sure you keep your blinds looking at their best, care for your curtains and clean your shutters. Here’s our top tips: Blinds Roller blinds. Roller blinds are a practical blind solution as all they need is a regular wipe from top to...

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Wood floor care

Flooring

Looking after your wooden floors

Wooden floors – whether laminate or hardwood, wood is a brilliant choice of home flooring. It looks good, is hardwearing, and with our top tips, you can keep it at its best: Sweep away the daily dirt. Dust and grime can quickly build up on a wooden floor. But by using a dustpan and brush...

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