Top DIY tech

May 3, 2015

BOSCH PMD 7 DIGITAL DETECTOR Whether you’re putting up pictures, shelves or curtains, if you’re worried about drilling into walls because you’re not sure what sits behind (pipes/electrical wires etc), this tool will help reassure you. In terms of DIY gadgets, you’ll struggle to beat this one for simplicity. Hold the device next to the wall and if it’s safe to drill into the area, a green light will show; if you need to be cautious and drilling isn’t recommended, a yellow light; and if you definitely need to steer clear, it will beep and the light will turn to red. £38.99


Time to stop messing around

April 30, 2015

How do you feel about inviting visitors into your home? If you feel embarrassed about the state of it, you’re not alone.


Plaster and faster

February 27, 2015

Newly plastered walls and ceilings look great, but painting them can throw up problems. Julia Gray is here to help


Home improvements that won’t cost the Earth

November 5, 2014

Adding space is one of the best ways to make your home both better to live in and easier to sell, but there are other ways to add value without breaking the bank If you’ve outgrown your home and you can make it bigger by building an extension or converting the loft, cellar or garage, doing the work is often more economical than moving.


Five minutes with Sarah Beeny

August 8, 2014

Sarah Beeny has been presenting property programmes for Channel 4 since 2001. She's back with a new series of Double Your House For Half The Money. She is married to her business partner Graham Swift and has four sons. Here she talks about the programme, the trials and tribulations of planning permission and her dream project