A good choice for allergy sufferers is wooden flooring

Many people suffer from allergies, and they are often caused by things that commonly occur in households, such as dust and mites. These can linger in upholstery and carpets even

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Five ways to prepare your home for winter

We may well be in for a long, hard winter, although earlier reports that it will be the coldest winter on record have not been validated by the Met Office.

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How to clean without chemicals

If you read the back of one of your cleaning products, you will probably be shocked at the number of unpronounceable chemicals in the list of ingredients; however, there is

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What Is Fair Wear and Tear?

Differences over what fair wear and tear is have been costly – this critically affects the return of the tenant’s deposit. Image Credit My|deposits, a tenancy deposit protection organisation, has

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Ideas to make your conservatory cosy

If you’re lucky enough to have a conservatory, you’ll no doubt be aware of how versatile they can be. From a beautiful sun trap in the summer to a relaxing

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Double glazing explained

We all know that double glazed windows help to keep the heat in and that they help keep the noise out. But what actually is a double-glazed window? We all

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How to look After Your Boiler

Boiler breakdowns always seem to occur at the worst possible time when the winter weather is upon us. That’s normally because they have been sitting idle all summer and are

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Bird-Proofing Your Hanging Baskets: Tips from the Experts

While we all love the sound of birdsong on a summer’s morning, and we all enjoy watching birds feeding from the bird tables and hanging feeders in our gardens, whether

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Ideas for maximising a small hallway

The hallway is usually the first thing people see when entering your home. It does not need to be a simple connecting space; it can be decorated to match the

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What to do if your pilot light goes out

There may come a time when the pilot light on your gas boiler goes out; however, there are a number of steps you can take to reignite it. The instructions

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