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Frustrated homeowners looking at building plans

Common planning permission problems and how to avoid them

Underestimating how long it takes to get planning permission is the top problem faced by those planning significant home renovations.

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Bathstore goes into administration

Bathstore administration: here’s what you can do

Specialist bathroom company Bathstore is the latest retailer to go into administration, just months after Better Bathrooms. Find out what you can do if you've recently bought from Bathstore or have a faulty Bathstore product.

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Grey corner sofa in living room

Best and worst sofa shops for 2019 revealed

Buying a sofa is a significant investment so it's worth taking the time to think carefully about the sofa you want before handing over your credit card.

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Which? Trusted Traders reveal the most common electrical and plumbing DIY disasters

Some of the most commonly attempted electrical and plumbing DIY jobs are the same tasks traders say they’re most frequently called in to fix or finish.

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Which? reveals best burglar alarm brands for 2019

Our survey reveals the best burglar alarm brands, as rated by alarm owners. Plus, an ex-burglar shares top tips for how to secure your home.

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Kitchen with wooden kitchen island

Five kitchen design regrets to avoid

We've asked kitchen owners what their biggest regrets with their kitchen design are. From lack of storage to not enough worktop space, find out what the top kitchen regrets are and how you can plan your kitchen to avoid them.

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Large modern bathroom

Five ways to cut the cost of your new bathroom

60% of 3,982 bathroom owners were able to save on their bathroom. Discover the most common ways they saved so that you can get a cheap bathroom yourself.

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House with double glazed windows

How to avoid common double glazing problems

Discover what the most common double glazing issues are - from buying double glazing to getting it installed- so that you can avoid them. Plus, read our expert advice to help you resolve any double glazing issues you've experienced.

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Four ways to save money on your new carpet

Save money on buying carpet and find cheap carpets with expert tips. Use our carpet calculator to work out your costs and find out which carpet material is right for you in our quiz.

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Modern kitchen and bathroom

Don’t be taken in by bathroom and kitchen promotions

A year of promotional messages from 12 of the biggest kitchen and bathroom companies, including Bathstore, Victoria Plum, Wickes and Wren Kitchens, has found sales that were potentially confusing and misleading to consumers.

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