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- How to Plant and Care For a Tree
Planting a tree isn’t a difficult task, however if you want to make sure your tree has the best possible start in life, it’s important to get it right, and to care for the tree properly afterwards.
- Understanding Burglary: Know Your Enemy, Stay Safe
A burglary occurs approximately every two minutes in the UK, so it’s understandable that security is a big concern for UK homeowners. Not only can a burglary result in the loss of sentimental and irreplaceable belongings, but increasing evidence demonstrates that burglary can have a serious lasting impact on the victim too.
- How Green Are Brits at Home?
The UK has a target to reduce the country's greenhouse gas emissions by a massive 80% before 2050 - an ambitious target no doubt, but most certainly achievable. In just 8 years, the average UK property has increased its EPC (energy performance rating) from an E to a D, and we're seeing increasing numbers of new properties built to Zero Carbon
- The Big Brands Who Use Recycled Materials
As an environmentally ethical company with a strict commitment to using sustainable wood, recycling is a big concern for us. Unfortunately, many people (understandably) often find it hard to recycle as it isn’t the ‘easiest option’. But, if we’re not spending that extra five minutes a day to recycle we’re not helping our environment.
- How to Build a Butterfly House
Butterfly houses provide the ideal spot for butterflies to hibernate, and to use as a roosting spot during warmer months. Unfortunately stories of people finding butterflies using the houses are rare, but, even if you’re not lucky enough for a butterfly to take up residence in the house, the box is still a beautiful garden accessory.
- How to Build a Hedgehog House
Hedgehogs were once a common sight in British gardens, but figures suggest that their population is declining at a rapid rate – so much so in fact, that hedgehog numbers declined by over a third between 2003 and 2012. There are many contributing factors to this decline, including habitat loss, new roads, increased road traffic, and gardens being built with impenetrable walls and fences. However, there are things you can do to help
- How to Build a Birdhouse
Natural nest sites for birds are depleting fast: each time a tree is chopped down or an old building is repaired or demolished a bird loses a potential nesting site. Find out how you can help and give a family of birds a home in our step-by-step guide to making your very own birdhouse. Please feel free to download and print the guide, or to help more birds by sharing it on your own site using the embed code below!
- Adding Value To Your Home
Whether you're looking to sell your house quickly or just want to make sure that your home improvements will benefit you in the long run, this infographic will help you out! On each level of the house you'll find a different home improvement task, from building a loft conversion to landscaping the