Homes & Gardens

A good time to gas about carbon monoxide safety

Sovereign Housing Association is supporting Gas Safety Week this week by reminding residents of having an annual gas supply check by a Gas Safe Registered engineer.

Nationally, one in six homes has an unsafe gas appliance.

A danger of not having your gas appliances checked...

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East Devon District Council

East Devon home repairs service for 4,200 council properties gradually returning to normal

Authored by Mary

The repairs service for tenants living in East Devon’s 4,200 council properties is gradually returning to normal following the challenges of ensuring the safety of residents and staff during the Covid-19 lockdown while operating an emergency repairs programme.

As we ease out of the restrictions, the council’s repairs team, working with its partners Ian Williams Ltd who maintain the...

39,000 households in Plymouth have invested in their property during lockdown with a view to selling

Authored by News Desk

With the recent announcement that stamp duty is being paused on properties up to £500,000, many people in the UK may be looking to put in an offer on their dream property. If you’ve been making improvements to your home to increase its sale value, you’re not alone.

According to recent research of over 1,000 UK homeowners from , the Glass & Glazing Federation (GGF)...

5 Alternative Uses for Your Garage

Authored by Mary

If your garage is gathering dust or is cluttered with items you no longer want or need, it might be time to put the space to better use.

There are many options that could improve your quality of life and make you fall a little more in love with your home. For inspiration on how to maximize the square footage, here are five alternative uses for your garage.

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  • Redrow Homes

    Redrow launches new nature-friendly biodiversity strategy in partnership with The Wildlife Trusts

    Authored by Mary

    Leading housebuilder Redrow has launched its ‘Nature for People’ biodiversity strategy, established as part of a long-standing partnership with charity The Wildlife Trusts .

    The strategy sees the housebuilder commit to objectives under three key themes - Nature Gains, Rewilding Lives and Flourishing Legacy - including:

    • Contributing to existing or potential nature
    • ...
    National Association of Building Contractors

    Find Accredited Builders Near You

    Authored by sarahkingsway2019

    How to Get Realistic Quotes from Builders - National Association of Building Contractors

    Simon Mason explains why the prices you call in from contractors can differ – and what you need to know to get an accurate figure for all the works involved in your project

    Whether it’s for a complete house build or a job undertaken by an individual trade, gathering quotes is a time-...

    Devon is at the heart of a post-lockdown property surge

    Authored by Mary

    A number of things have changed - and changed forever - since the coronavirus pandemic hit the world. An increased desire to move has been one of the changes dominating the UK after the worst of the virus seems to seep away. One such place experiencing a spike in property interest is Devon.

    Interest in properties in Devon has increased as city dwellers aim to relocate their...

    Brits are in with a chance of getting rid of their garden disasters!

    Authored by Mary

    Research has revealed that gardening disasters plague around three quarters (73%) of Brits, prompting power tool manufacturer Ryobi to launch a search for the nation’s ugliest garden.

    Disasters range from not being able to get plants to grow (14%) to forgetting to water plants (10%), as well as physical injury (9%), insect infestation (8%) and pets digging up the lawn (7%).


    How to create an all-white interior home

    Authored by Sarah Parker

    All-white interiors have long been considered the epitome of chic in terms of home design, but how do you actually go about embracing and more importantly, maintaining one? It’s simple when you know how.

    Looking at The White Company reviews online, it’s obvious that the quest for bright neutral interior spaces is still at the forefront of many homeowners’ minds, so let’s find out how...

    Common Causes Of Damp And How To Prevent It?

    Authored by Mary

    Whether a business or a residential property, there is something that both these buildings have in common. That is the common occurrence of damp. If you are looking at how to prevent damp in your home, first we recommend that you discover the common causes of damp, allowing you to accurately prevent and treat this build up of moisture.

    Rising up through the structure of buildings or...


    Household vans able to use recycling centres this week

    Authored by Mary

    Restrictions at Devon’s Recycling Centres are to be eased further this week, with personal vans allowed to bring household waste from Wednesday 24 June. Vans will need to pre-book their visit at three of the county's busiest sites.

    To ensure the recycling centres have enough capacity to serve as many people as possible, and to keep unloading times to a minimum, vans will only be able...