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A university challenge of a very different kind!

There are thousands of students up and down the country who have left home for the first time and moved into shared houses and halls of residence.  There is no doubt that this is a really exciting time as these young adults leave their parents behind and embark on an ‘epic’ journey that they will never forget. The last thing many of them are thinking about is cleaning, but this is just one challenge that co ...

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ADEY’s healthy heating checklist

With temperatures dropping, householders across the country will be reaching for the thermostat and cranking up the heating system. However, if it’s not performing at an optimum level, efficiency will be reduced and your energy heating costs will rise. Experts from ADEY MagnaClean give tips on how to maintain a healthy home heating system, so you don’t pay over the odds to keep warm this winter. Today’s mod ...

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Gardening tips for winter

With the winter season swiftly approaching, QVC’s expert gardener Richard Jackson brings you his top tips of things to do to make the most of your garden including which plants work for the colder months! ...

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ABC’s of DIY

The GRAFT® UK Sales director, Steven Price, picked five random letters for his team of experts to talk about... B is for Bonding Bonding is the term given to an agent that’s used, either to stick two materials together, or to an agent that primes a surface before plastering. Your DIY project is installing mouldings or coving around the ceiling in your front room. Using a high strength bonding product such a ...

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Autumn trends for kitchens

As we move into the cooler months, you’ll be starting to think about preparing your home for the colder weeks ahead. With this in mind, we’re taking a look at some of the upcoming trends we can expect to see in kitchen designs this autumn. We’re exploring which trends will be continuing throughout 2015, and what new additions we anticipate will be gracing our interiors towards the end of the year. In regard ...

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Don’t overlook student security this September

Recent statistics have revealed that one in six students has been a victim of theft during university*. So, whether you’re going to study for the first time, or returning after the summer break, protecting yourself and your belongings cannot be underestimated for a stress-free term. University students are one of the most high-risk groups for theft**, as student digs are often in the more deprived areas of ...

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Choosing a green & cost effective heating solution for your family

Panasonic air source heat pumps offer highly efficient, eco-friendly and cost-effective heating solutions. Switching to renewable heat pump technology to heat your home is becoming an increasingly popular option. The Farnham family from Taunton in Somerset made the change this year, in a bid to save money on their heating and hot water. Zoe Farnham said: “We had a 25 year old boiler which was very expensive ...

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Why choose park home living?

Ideal retirement downsize Choosing a park home lifestyle is especially ideal for those looking to downsize and release equity. Life in a mobile home park is a much more affordable way of living and an economical housing option with reduced bills and outgoings. It will help you to release equity, providing you with a nest-egg for you to enjoy during your retirement. Plus, unlike other park home operators, Wy ...

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Top tips for a good clean summer

There are 101 things to do this summer in the great outdoors while you enjoy the sunshine, but what happens if all you’re left thinking about is wine, grass and sun cream stains rather than the memories of long walks, sunbathing and sangria? To have an astonishingly good time, without thinking about the stains, dirt and grime, try Astonish’s top tips for a good clean summer. Good clean fun Whatever your age ...

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