Homes & Gardens

7 Home Improvement Ideas on a Budget

When the words “home improvement” come up a lot of people think “oh no that’s too expensive” or “we can’t afford that”. However, with the right planning and knowledge Improving your home can be budget-friendly. Small home improvement projects can transform a space in more ways than you can...

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...

Taylor Wimpey submits detailed plans for new Cullompton development

Taylor Wimpey Exeter has submitted a reserved matters planning application for its new development in Cullompton following a second public consultation.

Culm Valley Park will comprise 105 homes, of which 30 will be provided for rent through the local authority. The development will include a new nature trail park for the community, with around 40% of the total site offering open...

David Wilson Homes, Braid Park

Plans for new South Devon housing development brought forward

Following the unprecedented success of one of South Devon’s newest housing developments, leading housebuilder David Wilson Homes is scoping out plans for an additional new community alongside it.

More than 40 of the new homes are now occupied at David Wilson Homes’ Braid Park, Tiverton and only seven of the total 60 homes are left for sale. Construction work is due to complete this...

Survey reveals South West parents’ broadband battles

Four in 10 families in the South West now have more rows about their internet use than they do about what to watch on TV – as the typical house juggles NINE connected devices at once.

A national poll of 2,000 parents found three quarters have argued about the broadband as they battle to home school and work from home.

And families based in the South West estimate a quarter...

Air conditioning installation options: Which should you choose?

When the hot summer days are in and you want some cool air, relying on your electric fan doesn’t really help. Admit it or not, there are no two ways around staying fresh during the summer when it’s scorching hot everywhere, other than by having an air conditioning system in your home.

You know, gone are the days when air conditioners were a luxury. Our world is getting warmer and...