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Underfloor heating costs and installation

  Find out how much underfloor heating costs, how it will affect your home and what to expect from a typical installation.     How much you pay for underfloor heating varies dramatically depending on which type you choose, whether it will be installed in a new room or retrofitted to an existing room, and […]

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Free insulation deals from energy suppliers

  Can you get free insulation? Insulating your home is one of the most effective ways to cut your energy bills. Find out how your energy supplier could help.   Some energy suppliers offer free insulation and free boilers to eligible households. Read on to find out if you qualify. You could save up to […]

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Best hammers

We tested 16oz claw hammers from B&Q, DeWalt, Homebase, Stanley and more, to find out which is the easiest and most durable to help you complete common DIY tasks     Claw hammers are the most common type of hammer and can be used for a wide variety of tasks, such as putting up a picture, […]

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Spray foam insulation explained

Find out about the different types of spray foam, if spray foam insulation is right for your home and how much spray foam insulation costs.   Spray foam insulation also called spray foam or spray polyurethane foam (SPF), is an alternative to traditional building insulation. Spray foam insulation is versatile and can be used to […]

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Loft conversion ideas

Find inspiration in our loft conversion ideas gallery, and learn clever design tips and tricks to help you make the most of your new space.     Lofts aren’t just handy for storing Christmas lights and dusty heirlooms – a well-designed conversion is one of the most cost-effective ways to gain more living space and […]

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Sofa buying guide: how to buy the best sofa

Sofa, couch, settee – whatever you call it, it’s the focal point of your living room and the place you’ll relax and unwind. So, it’s worth getting right.   uying a sofa takes time and consideration. You need to pick a style that suits your living space, a colour you love, a material that lasts […]

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Wood-burning stoves and pollution

We explain the pollution that wood-burning stoves can create, to help you make an informed decision about buying one. If you rely on a wood-burning stove, here’s how to use it in the least polluting way   Air pollution is the biggest environmental risk to public health in the UK, according to the Department for […]

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Before you buy wood flooring

Our expert tips will help you choose the right type and amount of flooring for your room.   How do I work out how much wood flooring I need? The great thing about any planked flooring is how little wastage there is. A good professional fitter, should be able to keep wastage down to just […]

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10 ways to stay healthy working from home

Taking a break from the work commute because of coronavirus? Make sure your new workspace is good for your mind and body   Working from home comes with its own challenges, including how to stay motivated, how to maintain a healthy posture in your home office and how to unwind at the end of a […]

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Fireplaces: electric vs gas vs wood-burning stoves

Considering a gas, electric or wood-burning stove? Here’s what you need to know   If you like the look of a fireplace, but can’t decide which one will be most efficient and best-suited to your home, and you want to learn more about the environmental implications of each type, read on.  We’ve summarised the benefits […]

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