Homes & Gardens

Why to Consider a Garden Pod

The prices of office rental keep increasing every year. And there are no signs of decreasing soon. Therefore, more business owners now prefer to run the business remotely. In fact, more people now work from home. However, many people prefer to turn their unused room into a home office. If you...

Find a Builder: Hiring the Right Person or Team for Your Project

Find a building contractor you can trust and make sure they're the right fit for the job with our expert advice

Find a builder for your new project and rest easy that they are the right person or team for your project. From lounge extensions to self build s, each project will require a different specialist team.

If your job is big, seek your builders’ advice as soon as you...

Hatherleigh regeneration continues with land acquired

WORK on phase two of a regeneration scheme in Hatherleigh is underway after Kingswood Homes acquired a second parcel of land in the Devon town.

Redevelopment of the former cattle market site has been ongoing since late 2019.

Now known as The Market Quarter , once complete the 4.95 hectare scheme will feature 100 homes, a community market and pavilion building, plus children’...

Taylor Wimpey planning application for new Cullompton development approved

Taylor Wimpey Exeter will be creating a new community in Cullompton this year after its reserved matters planning application was approved by Mid Devon District Council.

The development, which will be called Culm Valley Park , will comprise 105 homes, as well as a new nature trail park for the community, with around 40% of the total site offering open space to the people of...

6 Places you forget to clean

When it comes to cleaning your home, it's most of the time the evident places, your living room, bedroom, kitchen, and areas like that. But often times we forget to clean some places that can have a lot of impact on our house's cleanliness and health.

Keeping up with that, I will share six places suggested by Glimmr that you often forget to clean (probably). And after reading this, I...

Residential log cabin facade decoration: 2 most popular types of facades

While residential log cabins have long been seen as a great choice for seasonal, they have also become less and less different from homes that can be lived year-round. Due to the unique appearance, durability and properties of wood, log cabins are today one of the most popular types of residential houses on the market. The decoration of the facade of various types of residential log cabins...

Best heating systems for your home

Heating your home is a necessity in the UK. Good heating systems help keep the house warm in the winter months and also help you save on your monthly bills. The most common heating systems in Scotland, Wales, and England are central gas heaters. However, there are more than a million that are not connected to the gas grid. Unfortunately, this occurrence is quite common in apartment complexes...

Gardening advice for people who cannot garden

There are so many of us out there who really try our best with gardening and yet we still end up with a backyard full of dying plants! If you are fortunate enough to have your own garden you want it to look beautiful and welcoming to your guests - there is nothing more off-putting than browning grass and shrivelled flowers. You can deck it out with gorgeous outdoor furniture and set up...

South Hams house sale enquiries down by 50% this year

South Hams saw a 50% decrease in house sales enquiries this year, the biggest yearly change in Devon (Jan-May 2020 vs Jan-May 2021). Meanwhile, West Devon has the least satisfied homeowners, as the location has seen the largest 3.5 year increase in homeowners looking to sell their home, as seen below:

Devon locations ranked as follows...

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How to Make the Most Out of Your Outdoor Space

The idea of having an outdoor area to relax and bask in the sunlight drives many people to actually building the space. They will buy a pool for the kids, a set of outdoor furniture with the umbrella, and spend almost every weekend afternoon grilling steak or making hamburgers for the family. Others have too many friends and enjoy their visits where they play card games or sip a cold one over...

Staycation inspires show home styling in Devon

THE trends for staycationing and working from home have inspired the interior designers behind a new show home in Barnstaple, Devon. Elan Homes has opened a professionally styled and fully furnished finished example of the five-bedroom detached Dunham at Pickards at Larkbear. It’s available to view by appointment only, offering an insight into life at the popular development.

Elan...

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