TV's House Doctor Ann Maurice, has launched a new website www.housedoctor.co.uk which will give home-owners advice from a team of home stylists.
Homebase have taken another step in their Transforming the Nation Campaign by asking their customers to nominate a project for transformation.
The Federation of Master Builders has called on the Government to reduce the rate of VAT on DIY and home improvement projects, after the release of party manifestos has shown that recent requests were not met.
If you love DIY, then the sale of a run-down beach hut in Southwold, Suffolk may just interest you. That is, if you have £40,000 to spare.
Research from Santander has shown that home-owners are increasingly converting garages into extra bedrooms, living spaces, offices and utility rooms. In fact, just 34% of existing garages are used for parking a car and 51% are used as a place for storing tools .
Despite an increased interest in gardening it seems that people are still ambivalent towards garden shows.
The manager of a Garden King garden centre in Newhall Derbyshire has defended his use of “cheeky” advertising signs after a complaint from one of his customers.
A charity which helps those with both physical and mental disabilities has made the claim that gardening helps ease the burden of these types of health issues.
According to Horticulture Week the gardening sector has had a tough couple of months as they lag behind the rest of the high street when it comes to retail spending. In fact HTA president Caroline Owen has said that March is still 10% below where expectations were for this time of the year.
The head of home insurance at moneysupermarket.com is warning home owners that their gardens may be at risk from thieves this summer. Julie Owens has said that high tech equipment such as barbecues, patio heaters, bicycles, DIY equipment and garden furniture may not be covered by home insurance if it is left unsecured in the garden.
A new tool for finding the perfect local trader has been launched this week through email4property.co.uk. The user simply enters their postcode online and can access information about tradesmen in their area.
A man from Gwynedd in Wales has suffered burns after a spot of DIY in his garage went wrong. The accident happened after the man used an electric drill to drain the fuel tank of a scrap car.