About Underfloor Heating
Offers independent information and advice for people considering fitting underfloor heating for their homes.
Basement Information Centre
Resource for those considering converting or building a basement, with case studies, galleries, ask an expert feature and directory of services and suppliers.
Bricks and Brass
Provides lots of information about understanding, renovating, caring for and decorating period homes.
British Fenestration Rating Council
Operates the UK's national rating system for the thermal performance of fenestration products. Provides a directory of window suppliers with window energy ratings.
A portal for the UK's home improvement and building industry, with a business directory.
Provides a guide to realistic daily rates for builders and tradesmen, intended to help consumers ensure they are not being ripped off, plus price guides for many large and small jobs.
Offers free, independent, unbiased information and advice for people thinking about improving their home by adding a conservatory.
Presents a collection of articles covering tips and solutions on home improvement projects. Includes a llist of projects and useful links.
Offers information for the householder about the Fenestration Self-Assessment Scheme for windows and doors. Includes an installer directory, trading standards information and testimonials.
Find a Fitter
Maintains a database of accredited kitchen and bathroom fitters in the UK.
National body for home improvement agencies in England. Offers information on how these agencies help older and vulnerable people with home improvement, and also provides news and event listings.
Citizens Advice site gives advice and help with home improvements and links to agencies.
Home Improvement Ideas
Providing inspiration for a a range of home improvement projects from decorating and gardening and interior design.
Home Improvement Trust
Non profit organisation which helps the elderly homeowner and long-term leaseholder gain access to safe equity release loans specifically to fund repairs, improvements and adaptations to their home.
Provides a user star rated database of builders and other tradesmen across the UK, searchable by postcode.
Providing case studies, advice and a discussion forum to help homeowners make decisions about home extensions.
Ideal Home Show
Features home improvement ideas and inspiration, plus details of the annual show held at Earls Court. Also presents a timeline detailing one hundred years of the show's history.
Ideal Home Show at Christmas
Provides exhibitor news, timetables and visitor information for this annual festive home show, held each November at Earls Court.
A searchable online directory of qualified tradesmen within all areas of the UK listed by category.
National Home Improvement Council
Encourages high standards in the home improvement industry and provides advice and links to trade associations for consumers undertaking home improvements.
Manufacturer of insulated garden rooms and offices. Site features information on pricing, products and the company.
Period Property UK
Provides a discussion forum and knowledge base for owners of period property, including sections on DIY, buying, selling and insuring.
Government site offering consumers advice on the planning and building regulations applying to England and Wales. Includes FAQs, calculators and tools, plus access to local planning information.
Government portal for the planning service in Northern Ireland. Includes details of when planning permission is required plus online forms and advice.
Lists thousands of tradespeople, with expert advice and customer reviews.
Free online service which allows the user to post information about a job they need doing and then matches local tradespeople willing to take it on; each tradesman is rated by prior customers. Also includes extensive DIY guides and advice.
Buyer's guide for Roman blinds, including made-to-measure as well as advice for do-it-yourself projects.
Thatched Owners Group
Provides a range of services and information for owners of thatched houses, cottages, and other properties; with details of membership, a library of useful articles, and contacts.