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The search for Britain’s best garden is over

International estate agency, Fine & Country, have scoured the country and found Britain’s best garden. Having received countless garden entries from across the country, the global network of over 300 offices invited the public to vote for their favourite via... View Article

How to deal with wasps nests this summer

Summertime upon us we’ve all had experience of wafting wasps away from picnics or out of windows. But what if you’re dealing with more than one or two; what if you’re dealing with a nest? Wasp nests can contain anywhere between 5,000... View Article

Bringing the inside out

Summer’s finally here and Redrow’s Interior Design Manager has come up with some top tips for turning your garden into the perfect outdoor living room. From lighting to set the mood to firepits for extra warmth, Emma Brindley has plenty of... View Article

Ecobuild reflects boost in construction performance

Strong output figures indicating growth across housing, infrastructure, commercial and retail, industrial and education construction markets have been welcomed by the industry’s leading event Ecobuild – with the theme of its 2016 show set to be closely aligned with these... View Article

The legalities of home extensions

There are many legalities involved when planning an extension to your home, and it can get complicated and stressful at times. Home Improvement Services have put together a list of some of the legalities so you know exactly where you stand –... View Article

8 Gardening tips to boost kerb appeal

For homeowners keen to make an instant impact, a housebuilder has put together eight top tips to create and maintain an eye-catching garden. Elan Homes, the developer behind the Derrington Mews venture on Main Road, Kempsey, near Worcester, has teamed up... View Article

How to increase the value of your home

Selling your home for the price you want can be a struggle. The average house price in the UK is £179,696 whereas the average house price in London is £475,96. So, how can you get a London price tag for... View Article

Hawkes Architecture on Grand Designs

8-9pm Thursday 30 July Channel 4 Architect Richard Hawkes of Hawkes Architecture, renowned for his sustainable designs, will feature on this week’s episode of ‘Grand Designs: Living in the Country’ where Kevin looks at the challenges of self-building in the... View Article

NCH maintains Gold status for its investment in people

Nottingham City Homes is celebrating after retaining its Investors in People Gold standard for a further three years. The Arm’s Length Management Organisation (ALMO) which manages more than 28,000 council homes across Nottingham, has received the top standard following its... View Article

Grand Designs Live – show round-up

As the eleventh Grand Designs Live London, sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements closed its doors; Media 10, the event’s organisers, celebrated a hugely successful show, with over 100,000 visitors and over 500 exhibitors attending the event, to affirm the event’s position as the UK’s number one contemporary... View Article

Many councils are taking action to boost private homebuilding

More than 130 local councils in England (39 per cent) are already taking action to help boost the opportunities available for people who want to build their own homes. This is one of the conclusions of the first comprehensive survey of custom and self build activity... View Article

A building owner’s guide to implementing BIM

The Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA), the UK based testing, instrumentation, research and consultancy organisation, has produced a new Building Information Modelling (BIM) Roadmap guide. The guide provides a method for an organisation to chart or map its corporate BIM strategy, which meets the Level... View Article
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