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woman setting burglar alarm

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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Burglar breaking in

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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A bedroom

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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Builders doing home improvements

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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Could an Easter DIY disaster cost you £3,000?

Easter weekend signals the start of the DIY season. Thousands of us dust off our tools and get stuck into jobs around the home that we’ve been putting off all...

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Woman in the shower washing her hair

How long before your shower fails?

Which? research reveals how long your mixer, power or electric shower is likely to last before developing a fault, based on a survey of 1,732 shower owners

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Wood burning stove

New wood burning stoves to produce fewer emissions

Want to get a wood burning stove, but you’re worried about adding to pollution? Then look out for the latest Ecodesign multi-fuel and wood burning stoves. New Ecodesign stoves are...

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Bosch and Neff gas hobs pose explosion risk

Thousands of Bosch and Neff gas hobs urgently need repairing as they could be vulnerable to leaks or explosions. Bosch says that owners of some of its built-in gas hobs...

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Your dishwasher tablets have changed

Your dishwasher tablets may look the same, but the ingredients inside have had a major overhaul. All dishwasher tablet manufacturers were legally obliged to alter how they make their UK products at the...

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