Posts by Katy Laythorne

9 January jobs for your garden

9 January jobs for your garden

by on Friday 11 January, 2019 in Homeowner advice, New Homes

The first month of the year might not appear to be a good time to begin working in your garden, but there are a number of jobs you can do to help prepare yours for the...

January is a great time to make any lawn repairs

January is a great time to make any

by on Wednesday 9 January, 2019 in Homeowner advice

If we are lucky enough to get some mild weather this month, it will provide the perfect opportunity to lay a new turf or make any lawn repairs, such as tidying up ragged...

On-trend shades: colours of the year 2019

On-trend shades: colours of the year 2019

by on Wednesday 2 January, 2019 in Homeowner advice, New Homes

Paint brushes at the ready! Colour experts at companies from Dulux to Pantone have unveiled the shades which will be selling by the bucket-load this year. In contrast to...

Consumer Code approved by Chartered Trading Standards Institute

Consumer Code approved by Chartered Trading Standards Institute

by on Thursday 20 December, 2018 in Industry News

The Consumer Code for Home Builders has been approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI). The Consumer Code is now a fully approved code sponsor after...

Reducing condensation at home this Christmas

Reducing condensation at home this Christmas

by on Monday 10 December, 2018 in Homeowner advice, New Homes

When you think of Christmas you probably think of good food, family and friends; it’s the perfect time to get together. However, the mix of cold weather, extra people...

NHBC Christmas Competition 2018

NHBC Christmas Competition 2018

by on Monday 3 December, 2018 in New Homes

Christmas is coming and NHBC is celebrating with a nod to Charles Dickens’ tale A Christmas Carol. Looking at Christmases past, present and future, we want to hear how...

Last posting dates for Christmas 2018

Last posting dates for Christmas 2018

by on Monday 3 December, 2018 in Homeowner advice

Even if you haven’t started buying Christmas cards or presents, it’s important to bear postage dates in mind to ensure your mail reaches friends and family in time...

Moving home at Christmas

Moving home at Christmas

by on Wednesday 21 November, 2018 in Homeowner advice, Moving Homes, New Homes

You’ve found your dream home, your mortgage is approved and your solicitor calls with news of your December completion date. But instead of feeling excited, you wonder...

How to make a new house feel like home

How to make a new house feel like

by on Tuesday 6 November, 2018 in Homeowner advice, Moving Homes, New Homes

The last boxes have disappeared and everything’s found a place, but your new house still doesn’t feel like home. Don’t panic - there are a few simple things which...

Help to Buy extended to 2023 and shared ownership Stamp Duty relief

Help to Buy extended to 2023 and shared

by on Wednesday 31 October, 2018 in Industry News, New Homes

Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, has delivered his 2018 Budget, which included a series of housing announcements aimed at contributing towards...