Home Improvements Items

Kids moving out is letting homeowners modify

Parents 'turn children's rooms into gyms'

Parents making the most of free space after their children fly the nest are opting for gyms, games rooms and second bathrooms, a survey reveals.

Brits head for their toolboxes at Bank Holidays

Millions of Brits to attempt home improvements over Easter

One in six Brits will use the Easter Bank Holiday weekend to carry out home improvements, but most of them will do so without any expert help, new research commissioned by Santander Insurance suggests.

DIYers spring into action from March

Accidental damage claims ‘set to surge’ as DIY season begins

The number of home insurance claims for accidental damage in the first half of 2012 is expected to peak in March for the third year running as people get busy with DIY in the warmer weather, research suggests.

More Brits take out loans for DIY work

One in five personal loans spent on home improvements

One in five of all personal loans taken out are used solely to pay for home improvements, new research claims. According to Sainsbury’s Finance, 21 per cent of people invest the borrowed cash in their homes, up slightly from 20.8 per cent last year.

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Leeds unveils new cash ISA range

New cash ISAs can be opened with £1

Leeds Building Society has launched a new trio of easy access fixed rate cash ISAs. The one year fixed rate ISA offers a 2.5 per cent return, the two year version pays 2.75 per cent and the three year account pays three per cent.

Personal loan rates 'drop 2 per cent'

Personal loans can help with household costs

The average rate of a personal loan has dropped, according to comparison website Moneysupermarket.com. Figures from the site suggest that rates are 2 per cent lower than they were in 2008.