How to ensure your new home is energy efficient to save on bills

With energy bills continuing to rise by an eye-watering 27% since the increased price cap on 1st October, it has never been more crucial to ensure your home is as energy efficient as possible.  However, many UK homeowners are unsure as to what to look out for when it comes to ensuring optimal energy efficiency…

Millions of homeowners wrongly believe property is energy efficient

  A poll of 2,000 adults who own a home found 72 per cent think their property is economical in terms of its energy use, but two-thirds are unaware of what their energy performance certificate (EPC) rating is. These range from A, the most energy efficient with the lowest costs, to G, the least efficient,…

Top 25 DIY jobs that Brits aren’t confident about

Millions of Brits couldn't confidently turn off their water, fix a fuse – or even change a light bulb. That's according to a study of 2,000 adults which also found that only 46 per cent are comfortable hanging a picture and just 17 per cent could stop a dripping toilet. Only 11 per cent would…

Top 30 household risks – walking on wet floor tops list

A poll of 2,000 adults has revealed nearly a fifth (18 per cent) have risked electrocution by turning on light switches while still wet after coming out of the shower. And more than a third (34 per cent) regularly risk slipping and falling on their wet bathroom floor. Other potential gambles people take include leaving…

Nearly 3 in 4 don’t know how much electrical appliances cost to run

Research has revealed what a typical month’s energy usage looks like for the average Brit – with the kitchen using £117 of electricity in total. A poll of 2,000 UK adults revealed the kettle will be popped on to brew a cuppa for a total of 11 minutes every day, equating to £5.61 a month.…

How To Prevent Wear & Tear Of Your Home Foundation?

The foundation is the base of your house so it is important to maintain it and prevent wear and tear. There are a few things you can do to help prolong the life of your foundation and keep it in good condition. One of the best ways to prevent wear and tear on your foundation…

8 tips to Save Money on Home Improvements

The cost of living crisis is adding pressure to many household budgets, meaning many are cutting back costs as much as possible. As a result, expensive home improvement and renovation projects that aren’t essential may have to be put on hold.  Over the course of the pandemic demand for home improvements soared and costs have…

Common Family Problems and How to Deal With Them

It's no secret that families can be a source of great joy and happiness, but they can also be a source of frustration and stress. Often, the problems we experience in our families are the same ones we've been dealing with for years. These problems can cause tension and conflict within the family, and sometimes…

Top 40 questions first-time buyers want answered

  The top 40 questions asked by baffled first-time buyers include ‘should I offer less than the advertised house price?’, ‘how much deposit will I need?’ and ‘how long does my mortgage offer last for?’. A study of 2,000 homeowners found 54 per cent were confused about what they had to do when making the…

Top 30 signs of good neighbour – taking in deliveries tops list

A study of 2,000 adults revealed watering plants and giving advance warning of a party are among the top 30  signs that next-door is decent. However, topping the list is taking in deliveries! Offering to help with DIY and gardening tasks, assisting with carrying in shopping bags and being a good listener also  feature in…