Home Improvement Advice and Tips

Home Improvement Centre

Home improvement advice, tips and guides
Our range of home improvement resources, guides, calculators and features to inspire your projects - for DIY enthusiasts, house-proud ‘home improvers’ or professional trades and service providers
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Trades Associations

tradespeople - but what trades associations are they members of and are they accredited?There are many professional trades associations for contractors across the UK, covering a plethora of services provided.  Our run down on which professional organisations and associations likely serve members of each trade should help you navigate through the different affiliations your tradesperson might be connected with.

 

 

Buyers Guides

Shopping trolleyThinking of buying furniture for your home or garden, DIY tools, soft furnishings or other accessories to make your house beautiful?  Check out our buyers guides as we take a look at the options out there and gather together our best picks of the goods on the market to make your house a home.

 

 

Home Improvement By Trades

What do you want to do?  Tiling, plastering, plumbing, carpentry and joinery, decorating, or simply just being more organised in your home?  Our DIY guides by trade types will get you up and running.

Tiling

TilingLooking to undertake some DIY tiling or get ideas and inspiration on tiling patterns, colours and sources for materials and tools?  Check out tiling resource section dedicated to all things tiling for the DIY enthusiast, enthusiastic house-proud home improver or the professional tradesperson.  You’re sure to find the tiling resources you need.

 

Decorating

DecoratingLooking for decorating ideas, inspiration, colour schemes, paints, wallpapers and more?  Our dedicated decorating resource will help you get everything you need to make your home improvement project a success.  Full of the latest designs, trends, styles and colour palettes, step inside to get your new home decor underway.

Plastering

plasteringLooking to undertake a plastering project in your home and not sure where to start?  Whether it’s skimming, rendering or dry-lining you’re interested in learning about check out our guides to plastering.  To find out about the latest tools , materials and cost calculators check out our buyers guides and estimators.

 

 

Roofing

roof tiles

Want to find out about roofing as part of your home improvement project?  Maybe you’re looking to source materials or get an idea of prices for roofing work in your area?  Check out our resources, guides and calculators to get your roof in tip top condition.  Our buyers guides will help you find the roofing solutions right for you.

 

Plumbing & Heating

Brass outside tap in gardenFind out about all things plumbing and heating for your home or trade project.  Regulations, resources, buyers guides, tools and calculators to get you off to a flying start.  These resources will get the professional plumber or avid DIY person into a great place ahead of getting their plumbing work going or preventing stops along the way.

 

 

Flooring

wooden flooringWith so many options available for flooring it can be hard to decide which is right for your home.  Once you have the flooring you need to know how to fix it if you’re DIYing.  Use our flooring buyers guides to decide which options are best and our DIY how-to’s to get you up and running fitting your floor to perfection and professional standards.

 

DIY Advice and Tips

Whether you’re looking to have a go at laying your own paving in the garden or fixing that dripping tap in the bathroom, we have all the answers to your home improvement DIY questions.  Read our DIY guides to get you on track with your project for the perfect finish every time.  Get started with your next weekend project today.

Money Saving and Grants

On a budget or just looking to save money on home improvements? Find out about grants and tips for cutting costs when improving your home.  There are plenty of ways to get the most from your finances and renovate or decorate your property.  Read our guides, hints and tips.

Cost Calculators and Project Price Guides

Get an idea of the average costs for home improvement services throughout the UK.  Prices vary across both trades and regions.  It’s important to understand what you might expect to pay for projects so you can budget ahead of the work accordingly.   We’ve scoured far and wide to calculate costs on the major home improvement projects.

Building Laws and Regulations

Maybe you have a home improvement idea but want to know your plans are complaint with building laws or planning regulations?  If you are looking to carry out home improvement works then it is vital that you find out what the latest regulations for building works and planning permission in your area.

Be Inspired

Need home improvement ideas and inspiration – find current trends for improving your property.  Maybe you’re looking for some decorating ideas or the perfect accessories and finishing touches.  Our ideas and inspiration section will help you get started on your next project for the extra pzazz which really sets things off a treat.

Property & Construction News

Latest home improvement, property maintenance & building and construction industry news. Find out what is happening in the construction industry if you’re a builder or other type of tradesperson. If you’re a home owner find out what is happening that could affect your plans for your property or your neighbourhood.

Home Improvement By Trades

  • Windows and Glazing
  • Extensions and Conversions
  • Lofts And Loft Conversion
  • Insulation And Ventilation

Home Improvement Room By Room

Looking to find projects you can carry out on specific rooms or areas in your home?  We’ve organised things by parts of your house.

Kitchens

Looking to improve or upgrade your kitchen?  There’s lots of things you can do to make this hub of your home so much better.  Check out our resources for everything related to the kitchen, including ideas, inspiration, cost calculators and more.

Conservatories and Orangeries

Conservatories have come a long way in recent years and orangeries have increased in popularity.  There’s plenty you can do to make these ‘inside to outside’ living areas fabulous.  Check out our guides, ideas and inspiration to make your conservatory one of the most beautiful rooms in your home.

Home Offices

Increasingly people are working from home.  The home office doesn’t need to be purely functional though.  Take inspiration and get ideas to turn your productive centre into something to be envied.  Get guides to organise your home office space for increased productivity in inspiring settings.

Bathrooms

A beautiful bathroom provides a sanctuary for relaxation and peace of mind.  There’s lots you can do to make this room entirely fabulous though.  Whether it’s DIY you’re looking to undertake or you’re simply looking for ways to accessorize or know the costs of undertaking projects, our guides and resources will help.

Gardens

Where do we start?  The garden has so many possibilities.  Maintaining and improving this part of your home can make a huge difference.  Use our resources for tips, guides, calculators, design plans and more.  Check out our gardeners buyers guides to find the best finishing touches and gardening tools and make your outside spaces beautiful.

Living Rooms & Lounges

All the living room design ideas you’ll need. Accessorize to the max, with soft furnishings galore Be inspired by styles, trends & decorating advice to make your lounge a place where everyone wants to hang out together and feel relaxed.  Take a look at our buyers guides to get the lowdown on where to get looks, living room furniture & decor materials.

Bedrooms

The place of peace and relaxation in your home.  A beautiful bedroom makes all the difference, and there’s so much you can do to make it fabulous.  Check out our resources and style guides to make your bedroom beautiful.  Accessories, DIY guides, colour schemes and more to make your bedroom as beautiful as can be.

Conservatories & Orangeries

Conservatories have come a long way in recent years and orangeries have increased in popularity.  There’s plenty you can do to make these ‘inside to outside’ living areas fabulous.  Check out our guides, ideas and inspiration to make your conservatory one of the most beautiful rooms in your home.

Nurseries

Your new arrival is here or on its way and you’re looking for ideas and inspiration.  Nursery decorating ideas for your new arrival.  Be inspired with gender neutral colour palettes, or traditional hues.  Find furniture ideas for nurseries to meet your budget.  There are plenty of ways to make your baby’s nursery adorable and the perfect first room for any new-born child.