Buying the right bike for you

Once upon a time choosing a bike meant opting for a town bike, a road bike or a mountain bike. Fuelled by technological developments pushing the boundaries of bike design, the choice now verges on the bewildering. Cycle specialist Richard Peace makes sense of it all

How to design a wine cellar that suits you

It’s enough to make oenophiles pop their corks with delight – wine cellars are now almost as coveted as the precious vintages they house, as property expert Nicola Venning discovers

DIY Quiz: Can you really fix it?

Does the thought of picking up a screwdriver fill you with horror? Do you half-heartedly try to fix little problems or are you gung-ho with every power tool, despite having no expertise to balance your enthusiasm? Take home improvement expert Becky Clarke’s DIY quiz to find out whether you should attempt to fix those nagging problems or leave it to the professionals.

New Year’s resolutions for your home

Is your Dry January already feeling a little damp? Has the meticulously planned exercise regime staggered to a halt? Never mind, interior designer Abigail Ahern shares her top New Year’s resolutions for de-cluttering and taking control of your home instead.

Tips on making a home insurance claim

Tips on making a claim on your home insurance

Hiscox customer Dr John Urquhart offers some insightful tips on making a claim on your home insurance, having been through the process when his bathroom suffered a troublesome leak. (Such diligence isn’t strictly necessary with Hiscox, as we aim to make the process as hassle-free for you as possible. You only need to be as involved as you want to be. But you may find some of these tips helpful).