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Garden tools through the ages

Garden tools through the ages

Although scythes and sickles are still recognisable tools to most people, the cucumber straightener is more of a rarity and most gardeners do not use animal traps. Green fingered Brits have been tending gardens since the Middle Ages and although some basic tools remain unchanged…..previously essential gardening tools have fallen out of fashion. Shedperts at […]

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Safety tips for mending a storm-damaged roof

Safety tips for mending a storm-damaged roof

Recent storms and high winds have taken their toll on roofs across Yorkshire, so here are some tips from roofing experts on how to fix problems and stay safe. Many of the tips provided are intended to help minimise the risk of serious injury, such as providing barriers to prevent falling, keeping your workstation tidy […]

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Ten simple ways to transform your home and energy for 2018

Ten simple ways to transform your home and energy for 2018

Is the New Year giving you impetus to embark on positive change in your life?  Adapting or altering the space in which we live can have a subconscious, positive influence on us and even be a visual reminder of our new year resolutions. At the very least, a good refresh of your home decor gives […]

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The noisiest places in the UK revealed and NONE of them are in Yorkshire

The noisiest places in the UK revealed and NONE of them are in Yorkshire

If you’re hoping to catch up on some sleep over the winter period, you might want to re-think your location, as new research reveals the best and worst places to sleep in the UK. A Freedom of Information request submitted by Anglian Home Improvements has revealed that – out of 253 local authorities which provided data – the […]

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Well presented property with superb south facing garden

Well presented property with superb south facing garden

Ashburn Rise, Scarborough, £170,000 Attractive semi-detached house set over three floors offering three bedrooms, beautiful laid to lawn garden, integral garage and parking for up to three vehicles accessed via a private road and no onward chain. This well presented and well appointed living accommodation comprises  entrance porch, spacious lounge, modern Wren kitchen (fitted July […]

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North side location near to local schools and parade of shops

North side location near to local schools and parade of shops

Hatterboard Drive, Scarborough, £125,000 Spacious three bedroom semi-detached property set in a north side location near to local schools and a parade of shops. Comprising a large lounge/diner with doors into the spacious enclosed rear garden, kitchen and useful utility/workroom which could be redeveloped to form part of the kitchen. Upstairs are two generous double […]

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10 Ways to Create a Feeling of Extra Space in a Small Living Room

10 Ways to Create a Feeling of Extra Space in a Small Living Room

Article first published on Houzz Compact living rooms are lovely. They’re cosy and warm and you can’t help but feel comfortable in them, in a way that’s impossible in vast open spaces. However, they do offer a few challenges, and everything can feel crammed in if the design isn’t right. Follow these ideas to enhance […]

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Immaculately presented period mews-style home

Immaculately presented period mews-style home

Scalby Road, Newby, Scarborough, £495,000 This stunning and immaculately presented stone built four bedroom period mews style house is in the popular Newby area and is convenient for local amenities including Proudfoots supermarket, doctor’s surgeries, library and just a short trip into the town centre. The property when briefly described comprises spacious hallway with staircase […]

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Family home with pool on edge of Peak District

Family home with pool on edge of Peak District

Large, modern living spaces and private walled gardens with a pool feature in this family home of distinction that is currently for sale for £1,450,000. Newfield House in the sought after district of Dore is a family home with five good-sized reception rooms and four luxury bedroom suites. It also boasts a private apartment and […]

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How to recycle your festive rubbish safely…

How to recycle your festive rubbish safely…

Households are approaching the worst time of the year for recycling waste as families drown under a mountain of Christmas packaging, experts have warned. Waste disposal experts advise households to stop and think this Christmas, and to not take the easy route out by chucking everything in the general bin. They also recommend double-checking typically recyclable items […]

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