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Coronavirus: how to buy what you need for DIY and essential repairs

Coronavirus: how to buy what you need for DIY and essential repairs

DIY stores such as B&Q, Wickes and Homebase are, for the most part, closed during the coronavirus lockdown, though some are offering online deliveries and click & collect services. Find out where you can go for your home improvement essentials, as well as what sort of delays you are likely to experience to your online orders.

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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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8 ways older people can stay safer at home

8 ways older people can stay safer at home

The majority of people want to stay independent for as long as possible, but accidents can happen in the home. We explore the simple steps that could keep you safer in later life.

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Cheap sofas in a box: is this the future for furniture?

Cheap sofas in a box: is this the future for furniture?

Buying a sofa that comes packed up in a box for you to assemble isn’t a new concept. After all, Ikea has been churning out flatpack furniture for years. But...

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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...

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10 kitchen trends to try in 2020

10 kitchen trends to try in 2020

We've rounded up our favourite kitchen design ideas to get you started in 2020, whether you're planning a total kitchen renovation or a cheap kitchen update

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The best bathroom companies for 2020

The best bathroom companies for 2020

Find out which bathroom companies impressed customers when buying a bathroom, and which fell short. See reviews for B&Q, Bathstore, Victoria Plum, Homebase, Wickes, Soak and many more.

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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.

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Five ways to get rid of damp in your home

Five ways to get rid of damp in your home

Damp comes in several different forms, and some types are far easier to fix than others. Whether your home is suffering from condensation or penetrating damp, there are simple steps...

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10 tips to choose the best double glazing to combat the cold

10 tips to choose the best double glazing to combat the cold

From doing your research to protecting your hard-earned money, we’ve outlined the steps that will help your purchase and installation go smoothly.

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