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21Nov 2017
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next Image 1 of 3 (Breathe Architecture/Houzz) prev next Image 2 of 3 (Crompton Lighting/Houzz) prev Image 3 of 3 (Luigi Rosselli Architects/Houzz) Pendants, uplights, downlights, LEDs — are you confused by all the options out there in kitchen lighting when it comes to creating the illumination you need to prep, cook and dine? We’ve […]

21Nov 2017

Image copyright Basec Image caption Some seven million metres of the hazardous cable was destroyed – but the remainder remains unaccounted for and much of it may be in homes or businesses Millions of metres of dangerous electrical cable may be in homes across the UK, a BBC investigation has found. In 2010 it was […]

25Sep 2017

Image copyright PA Image caption The CCC wants more low-carbon electricity through the 2020s Household energy bills and carbon emissions will rise unless ministers devise new policies to save power, a report says. The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) confirms that bills and emissions have been forced down since 2008 by EU energy efficiency rules. […]

21Aug 2017

Image copyright Dave Roberts/Geograph Two communities in Wales will receive energy from a hydro scheme using rain water in Snowdonia. The water runs into the River Ogwen and the aim is to capture the power of its flow to produce electrical energy using hydro technology. It would provide power for Bethesda and Llanberis whose communities […]

21Aug 2017

Image copyright PA Activity in the UK housing market has “settled down” after a Brexit surprise, surveyors say, with sales and prices expected to rise in the coming months. Property sales in the aftermath of the referendum dropped sharply, but had now stabilised, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) said. Its members predict that […]

21Aug 2017

Image copyright Getty Images “Unfair charges” levied on buyers of new-build houses could be banned in England under a proposed crackdown. Leaseholds on new-build houses would be outlawed, while ground rents could be dramatically reduced, under government plans subject to public consultation. Ground rents can double every decade, crippling homeowners and in some cases making […]

21Aug 2017

Whether its a raised bed for growing herbs and veggies, a shed for organizing garden tools or a living wall in a courtyard, we all have a few big-ticket items on our dream garden list. Heres your cheat sheet on what to know and how to make it happen. 1. Build a Raised Bed Increase […]

21Aug 2017

The long read: As affordable housing in Britains capital is replaced by luxury towers, people on middle incomes are being priced out, while the poor are forced to pay extortionate rents for shocking conditions The first time I met Ian Dick, the head of private housing at Newham council in east London, he took me […]