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Six top tips to keep your home safe while on holiday

Hands up who’s going on holiday soon? Be it as far flung as the exhilarating city of Dubai or a relaxing ‘staycation’ in the Cotswolds, it’s important to keep your home safe from intruders. So if you’re one of the lucky ones who’s going on a summer break this year, check out our tips on […]

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Homes from the Movies – The Notebook

When we think of Hollywood blockbusters, we think of glitz and glamour – but from time to time a classic sneaks its way into the mix, and it can be endearing in more than just one way. So, when we started to consider recent award do’s, and the stars that have featured in them, Ryan […]


Cutting your energy bills

With spring on the horizon, many of us can breathe a sigh of relief as our energy bills begin to go down in price. However, there are many ways you can start saving those pennies now without many life-altering changes needing to be made. Switch off the lights It may seem like common sense but […]


Choosing your new home

The process of looking, choosing and buying your first home can often be quite daunting. However, if you know what to look for, the home-buying process can be a breeze. Luckily, we are here to help with some points that will hopefully help you on your way to finding your perfect new home. The neighbourhood […]


Cold weather warning

As many of us prepare for the final cold spell of winter that is sweeping across the UK, we can be forgiven for feeling a little nervous about the effect such extreme weather will have on our homes. To ensure you’re prepared for every eventuality, we’ve compiled a list of possible effects the cold weather […]


Tackling the housing crisis

Theresa May recently promised the build of thousands of new homes to help young first-time buyers onto the property ladder but what does this really mean for first time buyers? More homes New house buyers rejoice as this announcement promises an increase in homes, meaning that it will be far easier to get a foot […]


Post-Christmas organisation

Christmas is possibly one of the most stressful times of the year so having just survived the latest organisational minefield, why not carry on the good work into the new year… Make lists Lists make everything easier, whether that be the list of jobs you need to do at home this weekend, a list of […]


Top tips for building your credit score

Determining your credit score can help you understand what kind of loan you will be eligible for and what sort of mortgage will be made available to you. A credit rating is an evaluation of the credit risk a prospective debtor offers as it predicts their ability to pay back the debt and creates an implicit forecast of the […]


Getting your home safe and secure for Christmas

The festive season is a busy time for many people. Christmas shopping, entertaining friends and family, and going to pubs and parties leaves us with little time to think about things like home safety and security. Yet Christmas time sees one of the highest home burglary rates of the year. Becoming a victim of theft […]


The Ordinary Lovely – Inspiration Gallery

When you move in to your new home, it can be so, so tempting to leap straight in to the decorating. You want to study paint charts and hang wallpaper samples before the boxes have even been unpacked. It’s an exciting time and we all feel that need to turn a cold, empty house in […]