Guides

A cyclist  wearing a cycling helmet mending his bicycle on Regents Canal path near Camden Lock London England UK KATHY DEWITT. Image shot 2006. Exact date unknown.

A guide to hassle-free cycling

Does the thought of fixing a puncture fill you with dread or are you happy to get your hands dirty? Cycling expert Richard Peace explains how to keep your bike in good order

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Super home extensions guide – part 2

After the dust has settled and the builders have packed away their tools, property expert Nicola Venning finds out what words of wisdom homeowners can pass on about their new extensions

Red brick cottage with extension, Ashurstwood, West Sussex, England, UK.. Image shot 2006. Exact date unknown.

Super home extensions guide – part 1

Thinking about transforming your loft into a panoramic leisure lounge or blending the kitchen and garden space? Property expert Nicola Venning guides you through the extension planning process…

Lone Cyclist in UK Countryside

A guide to keeping your bike safe and sound

You’ve just bought your dream bike, but how do you keep it safe? Whether you’re commuting to work or planning a cycling holiday, bicycle pundit Richard Peace gives his top tips for keeping your two wheels spinning

Outdoor wooden furniture in garden of english country cottage

A guide to protecting your garden

While you diligently upgrade security in your home to ensure your valuables are protected, spare a thought for what lies within that sprawling patch of green just outside your back door. Garden expert Veronica Peerless explains how to make your garden a secure sanctuary