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Green Homes Grant details revealed: could you get £5,000 home improvement vouchers?

Green Homes Grant details revealed: could you get £5,000 home improvement vouchers?

Up to £5,000 in vouchers for energy-saving home improvements was announced in the chancellor's economic update. Find out how to get help paying for double glazing, energy-efficient doors and insulation.

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Beware Green Homes Grant scams

Beware Green Homes Grant scams

Scams targeting homeowners appeared just days after the government announced its new Green Homes Grant scheme. The home improvement energy efficiency scheme may give vouchers for insulation, double glazing and more.

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Casper mattresses no longer on sale in the UK

Casper mattresses no longer on sale in the UK

Casper, the bed-in-a-box mattress company is closing down operations in the UK. Find out how this will affect your Casper mattress order.

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Coronavirus: what you need to know about shopping for DIY supplies

Coronavirus: what you need to know about shopping for DIY supplies

Most DIY and homewares stores are now open with social distancing guidelines. We tell you what you need to know if you are planning a shopping trip.

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Can you still plan a kitchen renovation in lockdown?

Can you still plan a kitchen renovation in lockdown?

Some fitted kitchen services are open for business again. See the latest from B&Q, Benchmark, Howdens, Ikea, Magnet and Wren, including virtual planning appointments and delivery. Top tips for planning a kitchen renovation in lockdown.

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Should you consider a smart burglar alarm or wireless camera?

Should you consider a smart burglar alarm or wireless camera?

Honeywell and Yale are big names in smart burglar alarms. Should you buy smart home security from them, or a wireless security camera from Hive, Motorola, Nest or more? Know the difference between a smart burglar alarm and wireless security camera and which is best for you.

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DIY shopping during lockdown: online problems and new DIY store opening times

DIY shopping during lockdown: online problems and new DIY store opening times

Have you had a problem buying DIY products online during the lockdown? We reveal the top bugbears with click and collect and home delivery from DIY stores including B&Q, Homebase, Wickes and more. Plus DIY shops’ opening times.

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Coronavirus: should I let an tradesperson or engineer into my home?

Coronavirus: should I let an tradesperson or engineer into my home?

We explain what you need to consider, from health and safety measures to the terms of your contract.

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DIY jobs you shouldn’t attempt yourself (and those you can)

DIY jobs you shouldn’t attempt yourself (and those you can)

What DIY jobs do you have lined-up for the bank holiday weekend? Before you begin, check whether you have the tools and experience necessary. Plus DIY jobs for beginners, staying safe doing DIY and can traders work in the lockdown?

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5 critical smoke alarm maintenance checks to make during the coronavirus lockdown

5 critical smoke alarm maintenance checks to make during the coronavirus lockdown

With the country in lockdown and most of us stuck indoors all day, now is the ideal time to check and maintain your smoke alarms, including making sure you have...

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