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Home improvements

New cordless drill test reveals four Best Buys

In the first Which? drills test in years, we've uncovered four fantastic Best Buys and two damn-bad Don't Buys - with one failing our endurance tests.

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Which? reveals the best and worst kitchen companies for 2018

Our regular survey of kitchen owners rates big-name kitchen brands including Howdens Joinery, Wickes, B&Q, Ikea and John Lewis.

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How to save money on your home improvements in 2018

Expert tips for carrying out home improvement projects on a budget, including kitchen, bathroom and conservatory updates.

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Which home improvement traders are hardest to find?

In December 2017, we asked a panel of more than 1,000* Which? members about whether they’d needed to hire traders for home or car maintenance over the past year, and...

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Which? reveals the best burglar alarm brands

We've asked more than 3,000 alarm owners to rate their alarm company. See ratings for big-name brands including ADT, Honeywell and Yale.

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86% of burglars will leave if they hear someone at home

Which? looks at the best ways to protect your home from burglars as research shows that most robberies target unoccupied homes.

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Are you taking risks with your home security to save time?

48% of Brits surveyed admitted to leaving valuables in view when out of the house, and 42% said they don't always set their burglar alarm.

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Unsafe smoke alarm revealed by new Which? tests

New Which? smoke alarm tests have revealed that an expensive, smart smoke alarm failed to detect smoke in two fire situations and has been named a Don’t Buy. One sample...

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Online-only mattress brands: should you buy one?

Buying a mattress online sounds risky. But with brands such as Hyde & Sleep and Emma becoming increasingly popular, should you take the plunge?

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Top 10 most common home improvements

A new bathroom or fitted kitchen are the most common home improvements, according to GoCompare. See Which?'s top tips on keeping home improvement costs low

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