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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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Inflated prices of DIY products are catching shoppers out

Inflated prices of DIY products are catching shoppers out

If you’re shopping for DIY products online, watch out for overpriced paints, varnish, wood oil, Polyfilla and more on Amazon and eBay. Find out which DIY stores are opening, and what to expect from home delivery from B&Q, Homebase, Wilko and Wickes.

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Seven DIY projects you can do in a weekend

Seven DIY projects you can do in a weekend

Painting, grouting, dealing with damp, draught-proofing, cleaning your carpet, and cleaning your sofa are all short DIY projects that will give your home a boost during the coronavirus lockdown. Plus tips to plan future kitchen and bathroom work.

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Coronavirus: 9 tips for a healthy and effective lockdown home office

Coronavirus: 9 tips for a healthy and effective lockdown home office

Working from home for the foreseeable future? Follow these nine expert tips for cultivating a healthy and productive home office environment. 1: Focus on these most important home office challenges...

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Home improvement during lockdown: your questions answered

Home improvement during lockdown: your questions answered

Building work or home improvement jobs are delayed thanks to the coronavirus lockdown, while many who need a trader for an urgent repair have been unable to get one, Which? research reveals.

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Air purifying plants: do they really exist?

Air purifying plants: do they really exist?

Google ‘houseplants for indoor air pollution’ and you’ll find many home decor websites, online shops and cute Pinterest and Instagram accounts touting the benefits of houseplants for purifying your air.  ...

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