Homes & Gardens

290 new affordable homes for local people in Devon

Local housing association Aster Group is set to build 290 new affordable homes in Devon after securing nine new development deals, representing one of its biggest ever single investments in the county.

The new affordable homes for local people will be built in locations including:...

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Why energy metres may save your business thousands

Every penny counts in business, and for that reason, it is necessary to keep on top of energy bills and how much it costs your business per month or quarter. Whether your business is small or large, business owners can make significant savings per year by reducing their energy bills while also playing their part in reducing their carbon footprint.

Smart meters are the newest...

Tips for buying a second property in Portugal

Portugal is a very popular location for British buyers looking to purchase a second home, and the attractions of the country aren’t hard to discern. Lisbon, Portugal’s capital, is just a two-and-half-hour flight from London and yet it enjoys over 300 days of sunshine a year and is within an hour of the glorious beaches of the Algarve, widely acknowledged as the best beach destination in...

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3 best ways to use garden pods

Garden pods are considered the latest trend in real estate/home improvement and for a very good reason. These modern structures are affordable, versatile, eco-friendly, and come in many different shapes and sizes. With attractive designs, their popularity shouldn’t come as a surprise as many specialists like to refer to them as a modern solution to modern problems.

Whether you’re in...

Bought your first home? Time for some changes!

If you have been renting for the past while you’ll probably have been getting sick and tired of changes that you want to make but simply can’t.

Once you buy your home though, the possibilities can feel overwhelming - your home is your own now, you can do what you want with it.

But this can easily prove to be a complex and costly process that involves planning permission,...

NHS opens online Covid-19 vaccination bookings for 12-15-year-olds

Parents will be able to book covid-19 vaccinations online for their 12-15 year old children from the end of today (Friday) with appointments available as soon as tomorrow, the NHS has announced.

People will be able to go online and check the National Booking Service to see if their local site has appointments to vaccinate children and young people, as the NHS covid-19 vaccination...

Plymouth revealed as one of the best cities in the UK for gardeners 

New research has found that Stoke-on-Trent is the most garden friendly city in the UK with  94.4% of addresses  having access to private outdoor space. 

The study  by  home cleaning and maintenance service company Fantastic Services analysed ONS data on private outdoor space in more than fifty of the biggest areas o f the UK to determine the city  where a  property is most likely to...

5 reasons to build a garden shed

It is important to have enough storage space in your home. You can use the storage space to store your gym equipment, bike, and even Christmas decorations.

House buyers usually consider the storage space before buying. Therefore, it is essential to have as much storage space in your home. The storage space can make your house more appealing to potential buyers.

However, if...

Three Ways to Add Value to Your Home for Less than You’d Spend on an Extension

When it comes to selling your home, the aim is to get the best possible price, truly reflective of your home's value. You might not be thinking of advertising any time soon. Maybe you're planning to stay where you are for a decade or more. At some point, however, a move is going to be on the cards.

When that day comes, you want the value of your property to be as high as possible,...

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 do not have an unused room, you can use a garden office pod. It is much cheaper for many business...

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...

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