Homes & Gardens

Demand for home offices fuelling house moves

Authored by Mary

Working from home is set to be a lasting legacy of the Covid-pandemic, driving a demand from house hunters for space to set up a home office.

That’s according to national housebuilder, Bloor Homes, who report that enquiries from people planning to buy a home that’s geared up for home working have skyrocketed in recent weeks.

Sara Parker, Sales Director at Bloor Homes South...

Keeping your house sale on track after accepting an offer

Authored by Mary

Getting an offer on your house or flat can be a naturally exciting time, and it means you can start to think about moving to your next home. But it’s also a time when you need to be extremely cautious and vigilant because nothing is confirmed until the contracts of sale are signed. Knowing about problems that can occur will help you to avoid or fix them.

Why nothing is certain even...

Tips for hiring an electrician

Authored by Sarah Parker

Do you own a home that is having electricity problems? If so, it can be very tempting to try to diagnose and solve the problem on your own. However, if you don't have a lot of knowledge about electrical issues, you could be at risk of making the situation even worse. It takes a great deal of experience to try fixing bad wiring or an outlet. Rather than trying to learn from watching videos or...

How to use decking to make the most of your Devon home

Authored by Mary

Devon is the part of England that most people aspire to live in one day, and it’s no wonder. It’s home to some of the most beautiful coastline in the country, as well as gorgeous unspoiled countryside and pretty country villages and towns.

If you’re someone who is lucky enough to be living there already, then you probably want to make the most of your home! One great way to do that...

Luxury property developer announces 18 premium homes to join Tiverton Eastern urban extension scheme

Authored by Rachael Miles

Burrington Estates New Homes, the award-winning luxury property developer has been granted full planning permission to create a collection of highly desirable residential homes in Tiverton as part of the town’s Eastern Urban Extension.

The new site, Highwood Gardens is due to commence build between October and November of this year (2020), delivering 18 new homes, with affordable homes...

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Final homes remaining at Redrow’s The Copse development in Dawlish

Authored by Jack Chandler

Prospective homeowners need to act fast as there are just three homes remaining at Redrow’s development The Copse, positioned on the Dawlish Coast in Devon.

Just a short distance from stunning Blue Flag beaches and coastal scenery, the last remaining homes at The Copse offer spacious living with easy access to Exeter.

The final three plots include The Shaftesbury and The Marlow...

Treating Your Boilers the Right Way

Authored by Sarah Parker

Imagine it's cold outside and you wake up in the morning to a broken boiler. By the time you hop into the shower, you are going to be hit by a wave of cold water and it isn't going to be pleasant. This is something that tends to happen as soon as a bit of pressure is applied to an aging boiler. You want to make sure it never gets to this point.

The goal is to ensure the boiler is...

New study reveals how much you need to earn to buy a house in Plymouth

Authored by Sarah Parker

New data from GoCompare has discovered the salary needed in cities across the UK in order to afford a property, revealing those buying a property in Plymouth at an average cost of £203,200 would need to earn on average £36,594 a year to afford a house, making it one of the more reasonable places in the UK to buy!

In the UK overall the new findings reveal that the average cost of a...

Last chance to sign up to innovative solar panel group buying scheme

Authored by Mary

Devon residents have until the end of Monday 5 October to join more than 2,500 others and register their interest in Devon Climate Emergency’s (DCE) solar-panel group buying scheme.

Devon Solar Together is the latest in a series of similar schemes across the country which aims to boost the county’s renewable energy capacity.

It offers homeowners the chance to buy high...


Free wood available from builders merchant

Authored by Devon news

RGB Building Supplies is offering excess wood to the local community and groups for free.

RGB’s branches have a number of damaged wooden pallets, that can be broken down, as well as off-cuts of wood which people are welcome to collect and use to complete projects.

Kevin Fenlon, CEO of RGB, commented:

“The wood is perfectly usable so instead of simply skipping it, we...