Tips and guides

Securing your home before you go on holiday
Securing your home before you go on holiday

Tips & guides

20 March 2018

With a few simple steps and some advance planning, it’s possible to ensure your home is protected and fully secure while you’re away on holiday.

Protect your home
Video: How to protect your home from storm damage

Tips & guides

20 March 2018

Read our guide here on how to protect your home and garden from bad weather and storms with safety measures to protect your roof, windows and garden.

Moving house
The pros and cons of moving house or renovating

Tips & guides

20 March 2018

Whether to renovate your home or move to something new isn't a bad problem to have. We’ve put together some pros and cons of each, to help you decide

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Insulating your home on a budget

Tips & guides

20 March 2018

Identifying your home's insulation problem areas could save you money this winter.

Roof health check
How to health-check your roof

Tips & guides

20 March 2018

Roofs can be prone to damage caused by weather. Keep leaks at bay and catch issues early with our guide to health-checking your roof.

Dripping tap
How to fix a dripping tap

Tips & guides

20 March 2018

A dripping tap isn't just annoying; it also has the potential to be really expensive. Here's how to fix a dripping tap before it becomes a costly repair.

Dealing with rising damp
How to deal with rising damp

Tips & guides

20 March 2018

Rising damp - it’s the phrase that no homeowner wants to hear. This post by AXA explains what rising damp is and on the best ways to deal with it.

Dealing with knotweed
How to deal with knot-weed

Tips & guides

20 March 2018

Japanese knot-weed is an invasive, non-native plant that can cause serious damage to your property. Read our guide on how to get rid of it here.

Dealing with dry rot
How to deal with dry rot

Tips & guides

20 March 2018

In this guide we look at how to identify dry rot, how to treat it, and how to prevent it coming back in the long-term.