UK Homes

Easy Ways To Create Your Own Brilliant Wall Art

Georgia James | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As original art tends to come with a hefty price tag, many of us are driven to adorn the empty walls in our living spaces with prints and posters. And...

Tips For Embracing Colour And Interiors Trends So They Don't Go Out Of Style

Jennifer Barton | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Just like the catwalks influence what we wear season after season (don’t think so? Just listen to Meryl-Streep-as-Miranda-Priestly opining on the ...

Solving A Reader's Challenge: The Issue With Lighting A Dark Room

Fritha Strickland | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fritha Strickland

With the only access to direct sunlight through the adjoining kitchen she wanted to know what she could do to brighten up the area without a major overhaul. We talked about the colour palette that would work best and were drawn to bright pinks, golds and turquoises to complement the other features in the room.

7 Sneaky Tricks To Make A Poky Room Feel More Spacious

Georgia James | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Thanks to the recent housing price hike and the growing popularity of city living, more people than ever are compromising on the size of their home in...

Labour Warns EU Migrants Could Take House-Building Jobs Off Brits

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Politics

European migrants are likely to fill thousands of jobs that would be created under Labour's proposed house-building boom if action is not taken to tra...

Winter Floods: Innovation at Route of Preventative and Protective Work

Simon Thomas | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK
Simon Thomas

With the extreme winter weather and ongoing flooding events continuing to dominate media schedules across the UK, measures must now be taken to minimise and prevent such scenes of devastation occurring in the future...

LOOK: Alan Turing's Old Home Now Up For Sale

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Second World War code-breaker Alan Turing's old house in Wilmslow, Cheshire, has been put up for sale. The 5-bedroom property, "Copper Folly", tha...

House Prices Rose By HOW Much This Year?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK

House prices in three-quarters of postcodes across England and Wales ended the year on average 4.4% higher than they were at the start, according to p...

Stoking the Fuel Poverty Fire

Peter Rolton | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Rolton

Currently a home is classified as being in fuel poverty if it has to spend 10% or more of its total income on maintaining a 'satisfactory' level of heat. The new definition, however, proposes a more abstract perspective: if a household has above average fuel costs that leave them with a 'residual income below the official poverty line' they will be put in the bracket.

Here's The Five Priciest Homes On Sale (Starting From £37.5m)

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK

London property continues to show how ridiculously expensive it can be as the capital is home to the five most expensive homes on sale right now. ...

London Mansion Has Price Slashed In Half, Still Unaffordable

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK

A London super-mansion boasting 11 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a gym and underground parking has had its price slashed by almost half after originally bei...

A home of One's Own

Helen Chandler | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Chandler

Property prices are ultimately going to kill London. I've got nothing against bankers, lawyers and management consultants per se, but a city populated entirely by these professions wouldn't be able to lay any claim to being the greatest in the world. What makes London so intoxicating and fascinating is the mixture

Towards a Vision: Housing Associations and England's Housing Crisis

David Orr | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
David Orr

We can't afford to be caught unaware like this again. There is too much at stake: the country is in a housing crisis and needs housing associations to build homes, while millions of people around the country depend on them for shelter. These businesses need to be strong and must be able to weather even the harshest of storms.

Golf Courses Take Up Twice As Much Of England As Our HOMES

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK

Golf courses take up twice as much land in England as used for housing, according to recent calculations. With developers struggle to build enough ...

How Much For Britain's Most Expensive Council House?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK

A London home estimated to be Britain's most expensive council house was sold at auction today for £2.96 million, after being given a reserve price o...

Families Struggle With Cost of Looking After Homes

David Holmes | Posted 06.12.2013 | UK
David Holmes

Low income families are penalised by the poverty penalty that forces them to pay more for essential goods and services, because they are so often excluded from mainstream credit. This creates a cycle of debt and poverty, making it much harder for people to run a home, or in extreme circumstances, leaves them unable to afford the absolute basics such as beds and fridges. Unsurprisingly, the poorest and most vulnerable families are most likely to suffer from living in what are effectively "broken houses".

How Much Have House Prices Shot Up By?

PA | Posted 03.10.2013 | UK

House prices have continued to rise at their fastest pace in three years as more would-be buyers flock into the market, Halifax reported. A 6.2% an...

This London Garage Sold For HOW MUCH?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.10.2013 | UK

A double garage unit in north London was sold for £251,000 at an auction on Wednesday, putting it at a level well over the price of an average Britis...

Most People Would Prefer A Tiny London Studio To THIS

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK

Nearly four times more Brits would prefer to splash out £250,000 on buying a tiny London studio rather than a six-bedroom Scottish mansion, research ...

Would You Buy This £250,000 'One-Bedroom Studio'?

Posted 20.08.2013 | UK

A former garage has been put on sale as a "one-bedroom studio" in Highgate, north London, for £250,000. The unit, sold by Winkworths, offers 224 s...

Top Tips For First Time Landlords

Stephen Maunder | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Maunder

Letting out your property for the first time can be a daunting task. There is, however, plenty of advice out there for first time landlords, so don't fret. Here's a few top tips to get you started.

Thousands of Empty Homes to Be Restored

Zahra Razavi | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Politics
Zahra Razavi

Some £91 million of government money, directed through the Homes and Community Agency, will be spent in England, with £33 million being ploughed into the North.

Overly Ambitious Affordable Housing Targets Are Stifling Development of New Homes

Steve O'Connell | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Politics
Steve O'Connell

In London, the population is forecast to grow to nine million by 2020, and at present, there are 180,000 developments that are currently stalled in the city. Overly ambitious affordable housing targets are stifling the development of new homes, and that is why I recently called for London's 33 local councils to take a flexible approach to affordable housing requirements.

Don't Upset the Landlord: Six Top Tips for Tenants

Stephen Maunder | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Maunder

One of the most important elements of renting any property is the relationship between you and your landlord. While horror stories do exist, they are thankfully very rare. By following these handy tips, tenants can help to minimise any prospective issues with their landlords.

I Am No Economist, but Here Is My Take

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

I fully understand that simply giving the money to people to spend as they wish would create inflation, with money losing its value. But there are other ways to use that money...