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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.

Most common solar panel problems and how to solve them

The most common solar panel problems revealed by exclusive Which? research. Plus how long after installation solar pv faults are likely to occur, how serious they are and expert tips on how to solve problems from inverters to pigeons.

Mechanic fixing brake discs

Why a third of cars and vans are failing the MOT test

Figures taken over the course of a year found that just four areas were to blame for most of the problems found by MOT testers.

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Three things you should tell your trader ahead of a home improvement project

Which? reveals the three most important pieces of information your trader needs to know to help you get the best result for your home improvement project or repairs.

Which? launches CO alarm give-away

Does your home have a Best Buy carbon monoxide alarm?

Trader cold-calling at an old lady's door

52% of people have been cold called by someone claiming to be a trader

More than half of the 1,645 people we spoke to have been cold called by a trader. Discover what common tactics rogue traders use to reel you in, and read our advice on how to find a reliable trader in your area.

Which? reveals the best and worst boiler brands

Which? research has revealed the best gas and oil boiler brands. There are only three gas boiler brands and two oil boiler brands that are reliable enough to get our Best...

Nearly four in ten British households don’t have a CO alarm – is your family at risk?

There are between 25 and 50 carbon monoxide (CO) deaths in the UK every year, and countless more incidents of low level poisonings that go unrecorded. Yet Which? research reveals...

Broken dishwasher

When your broken washing machine isn’t worth fixing

Our investigation reveals when it's worth repairing your washing machine, vacuum cleaner or other appliance and when it's better to replace it.

Builders and roofers the most mistrusted tradespeople, say Which? members

More than a third of people do not feel that they can trust roofers and builders when employing them for the first time, according to our most recent survey of...

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