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The Lakes Collection has been inspired by the pure and unspoilt beauty of the Lake District, home of Wax Lyrical. Founded in 1980, Wax Lyrical is the UK’s largest home fragrance manufacturer with a wide range of products.

The Lakes Collection Meadow features a warm and inviting fragrance of sweet oral heart notes, resting on a soft and gentle base of amber. So, feel free to kick of your shoes and breathe in the beautiful Lake District sunshine.

The winter package includes the full Meadow range including 100ml Reed Di user, 250ml Reed Di user Re ll and Boxed Candle Glass.

Available to buy at your local Wax Lyrical stockist or online www.wax-lyrical.com 

Warning signs of a faulty boiler

faulty boiler

Boilers don’t last forever and the older they get, the more faults can occur which could put you and your family in danger.

 

Carbon monoxide is known as the  ‘silent killer’ and the deadly gas can be released into your home as a direct result of a faulty boiler.

 

Did you know 1 in 10 adults in Britain have experienced carbon monoxide poisoning to some degree in their home?* Don’t get caught out at the weather turns colder and you fire up your heating. Here are CORGI HomePlan’s tell-tale signs that you may you need to get your boiler checked:

Your boiler needs frequent repairs

FireAngel launches first battery-powered Natural Gas Detector

FireAngel

Leading manufacturer of fire and carbon monoxide safety solutions, FireAngel, has launched the UK’s first and only battery-powered Natural Gas Detector, designed to provide individuals with complete protection against one of the home’s most hidden dangers.

 

Although additives including stench agents are added to Natural Gas so that it can be smelt, a concerning proportion of the UK are still unable to identify its presence. Symptoms of dementia, loss of smell as a result of aging and the inability to be woken by a scent, all inhibit an individual’s ability to successfully identify the presence of Natural Gas.

 

Don’t look now! When house viewing, getting distracted by clutter could cost you thousands

First-time buyers spend just two minutes reviewing structural features on buildings before placing an offer
Buyers spend more than half their time looking at clutter, decor and personal items

Buyers are distracted by clutter and personal items when viewing homes and could be missing problems that would cost thousands of pounds to fix, new research suggests.

The innovative study, conducted by Anglian Home Improvements, used eye tracking technology to monitor potential buyers as they viewed a property and revealed how little time is spent looking at the building structure itself.

The future of innovative building design: constructing change

Before a building has been constructed, an architect now has to take more into consideration than ever before; as well as design, pressures such as ageing populations living longer, and climate change – are beginning to dictate where we live, and how we will live in the future. By 2100, the world’s population could increase to 11.2 billion, and it is estimated that almost all population growth will occur within our cities. In 1930, only 30% of the world’s population lived in cities – compared to around 50% today; by 2050 66.7% of the world’s population will live in cities. 

Linden Homes’ popular first-time buyers event to return to Oldham

Linden Homes

Linden Homes North West will host a Help to Buy event in Oldham again on September 9th, following the event’s success earlier this year.

 

Prospective first-time homeowners will get the chance to find out more about the government’s Help to Buy scheme, and see how affordable a Linden Homes property could be. 

 

The drop-in day will take place at the housebuilder’s St Augustine’s development, a 54-home scheme that features a mix of high quality three-bedroom mews, three and four-bedroom semi-detached and detached new homes. 

 

The Help to Buy scheme offers the chance for first time buyers to purchase a home with just a five per cent deposit and 75 per cent mortgage.

If you can’t stand the heat

Homes

The kitchen is the most dangerous room in UK homes, whilst also being the most under protected. James King, Sales Director at FireAngel, highlights the level of risk associated with household kitchens and provides advice on the solutions available to protect not only tenants, but also housing stock. 

 

Statistics show that over 60% of house fires start in the kitchen, making it the single most dangerous place in a home, and time and time again the origins of these fires can be traced back to the same issues that injure more than 7,000 people each year. 

 

Knives, the Bible and children's teeth: The secrets in the UK’s bedside tables

  • 5% of the nation store a protection weapon next to their bed
  • One in five people in the UK like to keep sentimental items close to us when we sleep
  • The data also revealed a third of Brits wouldn’t want people to look in their nightstand drawer

 

It’s not just what goes on behind closed doors that Brits want to keep a secret; it’s also what goes on in our bedside drawers.

 

The survey, produced by Lark and Larks, the online kitchen and bedroom store, has revealed what exactly we’re keeping next to us when we sleep. The most popular item, with 41% of the population storing it in our drawers, is a book, showing our love for the written word is still going strong.

 

How to keep your home safe when you go on holiday

Home safe

As you prepare to jet off on your summer holiday, it’s important to take precautions to make sure your home is safe from any dangers or intruders while you’re away. CORGI HomePlan has highlighted a few important tips to keep you safe and give you peace of mind.

 

Don’t leave your house looking empty

 

There are obvious tell-tale signs that a house is unoccupied so make sure you don’t fall into the trap. There are simple measures you can put into place before you head off to fool potential burglars.

 

The evolving garden space

Garden

Since the 1920s, gardens in Britain have been shrinking, and although we may not notice this simply by looking at our own garden, over the years this has led to a change in how we use our gardens as a space on a daily basis. The British home has decreased in size by 50%, and gardens have also depleted from 168 metres squared to 163.2 metres squared between the years 1983 and 2013.