Partnership promotes wildlife friendly housing across Yorkshire

A housebuilder has renewed its unique partnership with the RSPB for another three years, to deliver more wildlife friendly housing across the Leeds area, helping to give nature a home. Barratt Homes and the RSPB will work together to boost biodiversity and promote wildlife at developments including St Oswald’s View in Methley. The aim of […]

Property prices climb as crime levels decrease, study shows…

New research reveals the safest places to invest in property, based on official police data and the 2018 UK House Price Index. These hot spots include Chesterfield and other swathes of Derbyshire and the Peak District. Across England, the data clearly illustrates that where crime falls, property prices rise and where crime rises, property prices […]

Landlords set to expand portfolios amid air of optimism

As rental returns continue to rise, almost half of all landlords in the UK are considering expanding their property portfolio. A wave of optimism across the buy-to-let market is sparking the new interest. In a recent survey by Mortgages for Business, it was discovered that 44 per cent of landlords intend to invest in at […]

Abbeydale Road is a place ‘on the up’

The very long, very busy Abbeydale Road is attracting new interest! It’s a popular place to live. Despite the bustle of the main road, the streets behind it are surprisingly peaceful. James Ross, director at Eadon, Lockwood and Riddle, said there is a “definite change” around the lower Abbeydale Road area, with more owner occupiers […]

How to get your garden ready for spring

Original article first published on Houzz Dreaming of a bright summer garden but the reality is a dreary plot of dead perennials, soggy grass and a lot of winter clutter? Take heart from the fact you’re not alone and follow these simple ideas to inspire you to plan ahead for the spring – and perhaps […]

How to hack Ikea products for a more unique look

Original article first published on Houzz Amanda Pollard, Houzz Contributor You may have heard that Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad passed away recently at the grand old age of 91. In tribute to the flat-pack phenomenon he founded in the 1940s, here are some Ikea hacks to inspire you. Photo by Violet & George Mix and […]