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New kitchen costs: get the most from your renovation budget in 2020

New kitchen costs: get the most from your renovation budget in 2020

A new, spacious, bespoke kitchen kitted out with high-end materials and top-of-the range appliances could cost an eye-watering £83,000*. But your dream kitchen doesn’t have to break the bank. Although...

Why you shouldn’t install a wood-burning stove yourself

Why you shouldn’t install a wood-burning stove yourself

Installing a wood burner or multi-fuel stove is not something you should do yourself. An ill-fitted stove could result in it becoming a fire risk, but there's also the potential for it to release lethal carbon monoxide into your home and create more pollution.

Is your stove doing more damage than you know? We reveal the least-polluting fuels

Is your stove doing more damage than you know? We reveal the least-polluting fuels

Using the wrong fuels on your multi-fuel stove or log bruner can create more pollution. Make sure you're using the right fuel to ensure you maximise your stove's efficiency, minimise pollution and save money.

Five ways to keep your home secure this Christmas

Five ways to keep your home secure this Christmas

Follow these five home security tips to ensure you don't leave your home vulnerable at Christmas. It includes advice from experts and reformed ex-burglars, as well as tips on choosing a burglar alarm or smart security.

Seven tips to help you buy the best wood-burning stove

Seven tips to help you buy the best wood-burning stove

Christmas conjures up the image of a cosy living room, beautifully decorated tree and roaring wood-burning stove. But this dream could turn into a smokey and frustrating nightmare if you...

How much does a multi-fuel or wood-burning stove really cost?

How much does a multi-fuel or wood-burning stove really cost?

As the colder and darker days descend upon us, the idea of cosying up in front of a log fire is an idyllic one. But how much are you willing...

Burglar alarm monitoring and maintenance contracts: are they worth the cost?

Burglar alarm monitoring and maintenance contracts: are they worth the cost?

It can cost more than £400 a year to pay for a monitoring and maintenance contract for your burglar alarm. Find out whether there are cheaper alternatives and read our 10 home security tips.

Five common double glazing faults and how to resolve them

Five common double glazing faults and how to resolve them

Double glazing should last and weather well – that’s what it’s designed for. So encountering problems within the first 10 years of installation is incredibly frustrating, especially if it means...

Smart meter installations in homes fall yet again: should you get one?

Smart meter installations in homes fall yet again: should you get one?

The number of smart meter installations in homes fell by 2.2% between April and June compared with January to March, putting the government’s smart meter roll-out further behind. There have...

Which? complaint against Wickes kitchens upheld by ASA

Which? complaint against Wickes kitchens upheld by ASA

Which? research found that last year Wickes had a long-running multi-buy promotion that we don’t think offered true value and inflated its original prices around the time of the sale....

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