10 steps to creating your perfect boutique home

Does your home feel like it’s yours? Does every room speak to you? Are they functional as well as beautiful? Or could your home do with a little help? Every space within your home has the potential to give you... View Article

Scottish property values set to decline by 20% with a Yes vote

The impact of Scotland independence could have massive implications on voter’s property value warns the leading Online Estate Agent eMoov.co.uk. House prices in Scotland have increased quickly in recent months amid continuing strong demand and investment into infrastructure and business... View Article

Insulation ‘Cashback’ scheme to deliver savings for all

Of all the ‘cost of living crises’ faced by householders, rising fuel bills are among the worst. Governments and their ‘eco-taxes’ are partly to blame, but subsidised renewable energy schemes can outweigh this growing burden. The latest is an insulation... View Article

Will banks put the brake on house price inflation?

There is concern among some housing sector commentators that recent house price inflation will see the growing property price bubble burst and hurtle us into a new recession. However, what these experts may have missed is the FCA’s recent Mortgage Market Review... View Article

Survey shows increase in self-build intentions

According to an Ipsos MORI poll, there has been a year-on-year increase in the British public’s intention to get a custom designed home built for themselves. The survey found that one in seven (14 per cent – around seven million people)... View Article

Local self-build register launched

Potential self-builders who want to buy land and build their own home will now have a much better opportunity to have their views heard by using the new online Local Self-Build Register. Developed by Ecomotive, the register will act as... View Article

How to future-proof your outdoor space

As a building project grows and develops the amount of money left in the pot shrinks. Sometimes, that results in plans for the outside space being put on hold due to lack of funds. Future proofing is all about saving... View Article

Trees cause over £25 million damage to new homes

Over £25million of damage has been caused to new homes by trees over the last six years, according to figures released by NHBC. The UK’s leading warranty provider and standard setting body for new build homes is so concerned by... View Article