You Are Here: Home » Celebrities » Sarah Beeny

Stop damp from taking hold

Recent research has shown that thousands of houses in the United Kingdom have problems due to damp, a source of irritation and misery for both occupants and house owners. Excessive damp can be caused by a wide range of factors, and many people think that the problems are beyond our control but this is not the case. There are three causes of damp - penetrating damp, rising damp and condensation. Penetrating ...

Read more

Three ways you may be a mortgage prisoner locked into your home

As mortgage lending rules tightened and new restrictions were imposed, more and more UK homeowners found themselves effectively trapped with their current mortgage lender and as a result, were forced to stay in their homes. A combination of falling house prices, high LTV’s, the elimination of self-certification and the restrictions on interest-only have meant that many borrowers have found themselves unable ...

Read more

Paint, wallpaper or polished plaster

If you’re looking for an original decorative option for your home, beyond the obvious choices of wallpaper, vinyl wall coverings, traditional paint or even tiles, consider polished plaster wall finishes. But how do they compare? Specialist Application The principal difference is the requirement for a specialist decorator to apply polished plaster. The skilled requirements of the material application are suc ...

Read more

The heat of the moment: Cast Iron Radiators

Whether you are sprucing up your interiors in preparation to sell or refurbishing a room that’s looking shabby, it's well worth installing new radiators for an instant makeover. Radiators have long been seen as an ugly inconvenience and a waste of wall space. For years we've been hiding them away under clumsy boxes or camouflaging them with cunning colour schemes. But we're currently seeing something of a r ...

Read more

Is it time to introduce triple glazing into your home?

We’re going to have to accept that, although we're nearing Spring, our unpredictable British weather means your home’s heating system will still be working extra hard as the temperatures fluctuate.  Over the past few years, the UK has been experiencing increasingly cold winters, and with the steadily rising costs of oil and gas, we’ve seen our heating bills getting larger year on year. The cost of heating a ...

Read more

How to get rid of those ceiling cracks

A ceiling always works and moves, so it's no surprise that you can see cracks in your ceiling after a few years, and it's guaranteed you will get them. After analysing the different options to get rid of those infamous ceiling cracks, we have found several alternatives. 1) The simple option is to fill in those cracks with any filler available in DIY shops. It is quite quick, anyone (almost) could do it, but ...

Read more

The problem with damp

Damp can affect any property, large or small. It may not be immediately obvious and could take several years before visible signs begin to appear. There are many reasons for damp developing in a property, for example lack of maintenance, deterioration of the building fabric or poor build quality. Most damp problems will be linked to one of three main issues: Rising Damp – here ground water is drawn upwards ...

Read more

Sarah Beeny’s top tips to renovate your house

Has the start of 2014 given you itchy feet? If you’ve decided you want to sell your home or renovate certain areas, take inspiration from Sarah Beeny’s simple tips. whether moving house or staying put, you’ll reap the renovation rewards More and more homeowners are looking to improve what they have rather than move. And often it’s the smaller, cheaper and easier improvements that are more cost-effective tha ...

Read more

14 tips for selling your home in winter

Winter probably isn't the ideal season in which to sell a property in the UK. It’s bitterly cold, wet and the fact that it gets dark at around 4 o’clock doesn’t help. That said, not everyone can afford to wait around for the traditional spring or summer house-buying season and whilst it’s true that there will be less buyers on the market, it can also be argued that there is less competition as well. This me ...

Read more

Affordable winter beauty tips

Winter can wreak havoc with your skincare regime - battle the effects of the cold and maintain a healthy, glossy appearance with our five thrifty winter beauty tips… Property queen, TV presenter and our resident celebrity guest editor, Sarah Beeny, 41, recently revealed her love for Dr Hauschka's Rose Day Cream – a scented cream with rose oil and wild rose hip extract designed to 'envelop the skin with a pr ...

Read more
Scroll to top