Homes & Gardens

Give back to the pollinators: Which plants to grow to attract little pollinators

You might be one of those people who just plants flowers in their garden because all the random colors mashing together just looks pretty. Or you could be part of the group that plants unique flowers that give out delightful fragrances whenever you just walk through. You could be one of those who plant flowers to attract as many pollinators as you can to get better crop harvests throughout...

House prices growing at fastest pace since 2007

You may be forgiven for thinking that in the midst of coming out of a global pandemic, the housing market may be having a few struggles. However, all the signs are looking good, and the stamp duty holiday and working from home has led to an increase in demand as people seek bigger properties outside of cities.

That’s helped contribute towards UK house prices growing at the fastest...

Revealed: The UK’s greenest property hotspots

Plymouth has been crowned the best city for escaping into nature

The Body Shop has uncovered the best places in Great Britain to trade in the hustle and bustle of London life for. To find out which cities are the best for those wanting to take the leap, The Body Shop launched the study using five key factors: urban greenspace per person, air quality, noise pollution, and the number of forests...

Bonfire guidelines: Council urges all to consider more environmentally friendly alternatives

There has been an increase in the number of people having bonfires across East Devon, prompting a call for residents to remain respectful to their neighbours and consider more environmentally friendly ways of disposing their waste.

Bonfires are not the best disposal method for waste, so really should be a last resort. Not only can they be risk to the person overseeing it but also...

5 ideas to inspire your next renovation or DIY project

In Spring, it's not rare to see an increase in home renovation projects, whether that's larger undertakings like home extensions or a small room refresh. It's the perfect season for renewal, and the nicer weather usually means that outdoor projects can be carried out smoothly.

If you're looking for inspiration on renovation projects you can complete this year, in this post, I'll...

How much does an extension cost in 2021?

Average house extension prices are between £15,000 to £125,000 , but this varies depending on the type of extension you want to have.

Find out more about the cost of extensions in this guide from the National Association of Building Contractors .

How Much Does an Extension Cost?

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Reasons Why Some Properties Are More Expensive Than Others

When you're planning to buy a new house, you might wonder why some are way more expensive than others. Despite having a similar appearance and size, some properties are still pricier. While it doesn't mean they're perfect for you, it pays to know how properties get their price tag.

Law of supply and demand

It’s basic economics. When there’s more demand for the property in...

Larkfleet Homes South West team grows with two new appointments

Larkfleet Homes South West team excited to welcome two new employees as the company continues to flourish.

Larkfleet Homes South West is the dedicated arm of Larkfleet Homes for the south-west of England. The team is based locally and has established two new roles as the company continues to thrive and develop its customer service experience.

Clair Bennett has been appointed...

Devon homeowners urged to check their oil tanks

The Environment Agency is urging people in Devon and Cornwall to check their oil tanks for leaks to protect the environment and reduce the risk of potentially large financial losses. Over the past three months 32 oil-related incidents were reported to the Environment Agency in the two counties – a 50% rise from the same period last year. With the recent cold weather, many households –...

BGF Invests £15.5 million into Burrington Estates to Support the Growth of its New Homes and Commercial Development Business

An investment of £15.5 million has been agreed between BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor, and property developer Burrington Estates, to support the ambitious growth plans of the Exeter-based business.

Burrington Estates launched its New Homes business in 2016 and its Commercial industrial development business in 2019, creating two distinct divisions – Burrington Estates...