Property & Household

The Essential Household Guide for All Home Owners

This page is the aiming to be the definitive guide for anyone who is a home owner.

It has pricing information for the common jobs that you would want to get done, and articles giving advice on many topics that are relevant to home owners. From buying a house and moving house to completely redecorating your existing house this page should contain all the information that you need to be a happy home owner.

Looking after your household can be difficult at the best of times, but when something goes wrong it can be very disheartening.

This section contains articles give helpful advice on some common household maintenance issues as well as pricing information on many household maintenance jobs.

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Household Job Details Average Price Units
Air conditioning   £3455 item/job
Kitchen Install £2926 item/job
Electrical equipment repair Hourly Rate £232 hour
Tv aerial Install £156 item/job
Flooring Wooden £128 m2
Handyman Labour £173 hour
Windows Double Glazing £3112 item/job
Knife sharpening   £20 knife
Flooring Carpet £41 item/job
Cleaning Ironing £1 item
Drains Hourly Rate £43 hour
Flower deliveries   £5 delivery
Cleaning Household £68 hour
Drains Clear Blockage £63 item/job
Chimney sweep Labour £54 hour
Electrical equipment repair Minimum Charge £129 item/job
Flooring   £150 item/job
Electrical equipment repair Washing Machine £73 item/job
Cleaning Windows £26 window
Windows Blinds £15 item/job

Please feel free to browse some of our most recent articles on household topics.

Household Articles: Disclaimer
Household Article About the household Article Date
Window Styles There are many intriguing window designs that not only help to capture the practical requirements but also add a touch of class and sophistication to the interior and exterior of your home. ... 2014-12-31
Soundproofing Objects with mass are the only way to effectively prevent unwanted noise from entering or exiting your home studio or home theatre. Sound absorbing objects are necessary to dampen the sound waves and ... 2012-08-18
Kitchen DIY This guide gives you a run down on how I took one old kitchen, and with the help of some flat pack kitchen units, a father who knows about these things*, and a bit of effort, turned it into a brand ne... 2012-08-18
Moving House Checklist Worried because you're moving soon? This really doesn't have to be a stressful, chaotic time. Here are some tips to help you achieve a successful, organized move. ... 2012-08-18
1000 Office Creating a great home office on a budget can be tricky. You need the right space and equipment to keep you focused and productive, but it's not always cheap. Here are some handy hints to help you on y... 2012-05-16
Stains We're all allowed to let our hair down, right? And who doesn't love hosting a house party? If only we didn't have to cope with the post party aftermath (and we're not talking hangovers here.)... 2012-03-01
Home Makeover Storage is paramount in many people's lives. If you are adding a working space to your existing living space then you have doubled the problem... 2012-01-29
Interest Free Credit Retailers of household fittings are feeling the pinch, and there are some great deals available for those who would like to invest in their properties. ... 2011-10-26
Fridge Freezer Advice on buying a new fridge freezer for the first time from someone going through that exact process right now!... 2011-10-10
Identifying and Dealing with Woodworm This article explains the different types of woodworm and how you can get rid of them... 2011-10-04
Asbestos Removal Advice on where you are likely to find asbestos in your home and how to go about removing it safely.... 2011-08-11
Damp Homes A damp house can encourage mould growth and mites which can increase the risk of illness. Here are some tips to identify the causes and what to do.... 2011-06-05
Rising Damp It doesn't sound like a particularly interesting topic, however a quick search on the worlds favourite internet search engine will show that in some circles rising damp is a very hot topic indeed. The... 2011-06-05
Basement Waterproofing Now is the time to take care of basement waterproofing once and for all. Depending on where you live, you may be prone to having a wet basement.... 2011-04-29
Winter House I know, it is still summer time, but winter will be here before you know it, and before wearing your jackets again you should first be prepared for the seasonal change of your house. In fact, during w... 2011-04-29
Renovating Kitchens Things are everywhere. If you cannot find a single kitchen cabinet or drawer to put your new mug, as the kitchen seems to be filled with a variety of stuff you always need, then you probably need to r... 2011-04-29
Mold Growth Does your basement ever flood? Is your basement ever damp? If so, you may need to inspect your basement for mold, and possibly remodel it to remove the mold. ... 2011-04-29
Outdoor Furniture Mention metal patio furniture and you probably think of the light, fly-away aluminium loungers of your youth or that half-ton cast iron table and chair set on your neighbour's lawn. But metal outdoor ... 2011-04-29
Building and Planning There is a distinction to be made between planning regulations, the controls over listed buildings and building regulations (which ensure the health and safety of people). Laws and guidance on these d... 2011-04-29
Laminated Flooring If you've ever had carpets or vinyl flooring you've probably had your share of stains, spills, and rips that no matter what you do, you can't quite wash out. Or perhaps the...... 2011-04-29
Rat Infestation Older houses are most vulnerable to rats, but it's possible for them to crop up in just about any neighborhood. There are often large rat populations in the city, but apartment owners typically rarely... 2011-04-29
Induction Hobs A small revolution is happening regarding kitchen cook tops, as induction hobs are slowly developing into a serious contender to the traditional gas hobs. The environment and modern lifestyles will su... 2011-04-29
Air Conditioning There are many different types of air conditioning systems and they have many different uses. This article outlines the types, when they are usually used and their impact.... 2011-04-29
Home Moving tips When moving everyone seems to come up with a check list of things to do to help with the move, indeed we at whatprice have put together a few handy hints for you, both 'Top Tips for Moving House', and... 2011-04-24
Electric fireplaces (with real looking flames) Electric fireplaces create a cosy atmosphere in any home. This article explains the advantages of electric fireplaces and how to maintain them.... 2010-08-29
Staircases The design and construction of a staircase is crucial to the safety and comfort of the occupants of a house that a special section in the UK Building Code (section K) deals with the regulations relati... 2010-02-22
Back Boiler Service Summer is certainly not the time that you would normally worry about the boiler, after all it is 35 degrees outside! However now is a good time to give your boiler its annual service as the heating sp... 2010-02-13
Flood- Proofing a Building Everyone worries about their property flooding at some point. This article outlines the preventative measures you can take. ... 2010-02-13
Install Kitchen Sink If you are planning to install kitchen sink, then make sure that you cut the kitchen worktops effectively and avoid any damages. ... 2010-02-04
Handyman A handyman is a person who is specialized in repairing certain things in your household. The range of works he's skilled at includes plumbing, electrical works, carpentry, metal works and others. ... 2010-02-04
Floor Laying Floor laying is one of the major construction work involved in developing a new home. Floor laying is mainly done for adding beauty to a home.... 2010-02-02
Kitchen Flooring Currently, anything goes concerning kitchen floors. In the old days, there were basically two choices, tile and linoleum. ... 2010-01-31
Wood Pellet Stove Pellet stoves can provide supplemental or even primary heat in your home, helping to cut your heating bills.... 2010-01-27
Organize Home Finding adequate time to keep their home organized, clutter-free and looking tidy is a top priority for many people.... 2010-01-24
Kitchen Appliances If you are still trying to decide what kitchen appliances you should buy, here are some tips to get you by. ... 2010-01-24
Condensation Problems in the Home Condensation is a common problem that can effect any house. This article outlines the signs, causes and preventative measures you can take to ensure your home remains condensation free. ... 2010-01-23
DIY Carpet Laying The first step in the DIY carpeting process is figuring out what kind of carpet you want to put down. The price you're going to pay is dependent upon the carpet's material and the type of weave in it.... 2009-07-20
New Carpets If you don't have your carpets cleaned at least annually, they are sure to begin looking dingy and worn. Carpets that have wear from kids and pets, spills and stains, and other household problems are ... 2009-06-04
Professional Carpet Cleaning Carpets play an important role in maintaining a healthier indoor environment, acting as a filter, which collects and absorbs airborne pollutants such as allergens, pollen and dust mites, particularly ... 2009-06-04
Double Glazing When you think of renovating your house or coming up with a new building, you may need to go for a double glazed window over a single-glazed because of a number of reasons:... 2009-05-06
Storm Window The window is one of the primary considerations when you want to increase the security and protection of your home. One of the ways to increase your family's protection especially during stormy weathe... 2009-04-15
Indoor Furniture When you buy a house, you try to make it feel homely by decorating it by all the means you are aware of. You work hard to get all stuff to decorate your house. The first thing you think about is your ... 2009-04-14
Kitchen Clutter The kitchen has been called the heart of a home. Yet, for many of us, a wide array of appliances, cookware, and other items have made the kitchen a cluttered mess. Sure, these items make food preparat... 2009-04-13
Fire Prevention Many fire -related events are considered accidental. Many of these instances are caused by carelessness, lack of awareness if not utter disregard for safety. ... 2009-04-13
Karndean Flooring Karndean flooring is fully synthetic vinyl flooring that comes in tile and plank sizes not sheets as other traditional styles of vinyl do. It is very versatile as it can be laid over all floor surface... 2008-04-07
Home Improvements Homeowners and property investors alike, all reach moments when home improvements are simply inevitable. And unfortunately, it isn't always fun.The fact is, you can avoid most problems, stress and fin... 2008-04-06
Shelving Issues Advice on how to go about securely fitting new shelves in your home to provide you with extra storage space.... 2008-04-06
Household Jobs Costs This page looks at how much it costs on average for various common household jobs in the UK. For example TV aerial installation, laying wooden floors and getting electrical equipment repaired.... 2008-03-28
Hardwood Flooring Advice and tips on what factors to consider when selecting a contractor to fit a hardwood floor in your home.... 2008-03-12
Kitchen Renovation Helpful tips on how to make renovating your kitchen easier and cheaper and what factors to consider when planning your new kitchen.... 2008-03-12
Hardwood Flooring Advice on the best way to look after your hardwood flooring to avoid cutting short its lifetime.... 2008-03-12
Christmas Tree Care How to pick the right christmas tree (artificial or real) for your home and family and how to prevent fire damage with advice on the most likely fire hazards to be aware of in your home.... 2008-03-12
DIY Projects Article highlighting the importance of planning DIY projects before undertaking them, since as described, many can end up damaging the value of your home and can also end up damaging your health!... 2008-03-12
Second-hand Domestic Appliances Advice on things to consider when buying second-hand electrical appliances and more specifically, a used cooker for your home.... 2008-02-01
Light Bulb Selection Description of various light bulbs available and an explanation of the properties of each type, including energy efficiency and cost.... 2008-02-01
Household Pest Control This article provides advice on ways of getting ride of a pest problem in your home. It specifically looks at ways of eliminating pests such as rats and raccoons from your home.... 2008-01-27
Fitting Wooden Floorboards This article explains how to best fit real wood flooring and how to provide your home with sufficient insulation and prevent the floorboards from being too noisy and hard.... 2008-01-27
Kitchen Design Mistakes Common mistakes when designing or having your kitchen designed along with advice on avoiding them ... 2007-11-12
Automatic Garage Doors Automatic garage doors are no longer a convenience for only a few, the new generation of garage door is reasonably priced, safe and simple to install.... 2007-09-06
Getting Your House Organized The last thing you want to do is get your house organized, but it may be the clutter in your house that is slowing you down and helping to make you feel tired. ... 2007-07-23
Installing Carpets with Borders Adding a border color to the outside perimeter of a room can really add a touch of class. You may be new to rug fabrication, if so, then here are two quick and concise step by step techniques that are... 2007-07-23
Carpets Gum Read this article and get some tips to help you remove chewing gum from your homes carpeting.... 2007-05-28
Rodent Proofing It's that time of year where rats and mice are apt to enter our homes. Here's how to rodent proof your home... 2007-05-20
Guttering Gutter maintenance is something homeowner's tend to think about only after a problem occurs. They may soon discover that poorly functioning rain gutters can cause many problems, including foundation e... 2007-05-20
Washin Windows Have you ever wondered how those professional window washers move so fast with the squeegee, and how the windows turn out perfect? Well, there really are some tricks to it that are simple to learn, an... 2007-05-20
Installing Guttering There's not much glamour in gutter systems, but when properly installed, they do a great job of directing roof runoff away from your home.... 2007-05-20
Council Tax The UK has an additional tax system called the "council tax" this is a tax paid directly to the local council to pay for services such as waste collection, local Police and Fire services, libraries, l... 2007-03-04
Home Flooring Prices for improving the flooring in your home, either by replacing carpets, re-doing the tiles, laying down wooden flooring, or using laminate flooring ... 2007-02-11
Cleaning Window Blinds Cleaning window blinds is one of those jobs that we tend to look so forward to doing that we have to hold ourselves back. Well, perhaps in a perfect world, but in the real world this is one job that i... 2007-01-25
Choosing Window Blinds The rays of sun entering your window pane are fascinating during early mornings whenever you sip a cup of coffee. The radiating light seems to give you a soothing effect. ... 2007-01-25
Fungus and Mold Molds exist naturally all around us. Molds and fungus play a vital role in the decomposition of organic waste such as in a compost pile. Other molds are essential in the creation of some of our finest... 2007-01-21
Home Maintenance Spring has sprung! Even more important than buds, birds, and bees, spring brings buyers! When buyers are looking for a place to nest, they would really rather not see problems. As it turns out, nearly... 2007-01-17
Cambridge Postcode On 2nd September 2006, Royal Mail changed the postcode of 54,000 addresses in the Cambridge area! Is your address effected? ... 2007-01-14
Household Furnishings Prices for house or building renovation, repair and refurbishment. Details costs of general re-decorating, flooring, tiling etc and also looks at professional services such as carpet cleaning, removal... 2007-01-13
Household All the costs and prices of household repairs, decorations, improvements or renovations....... 2007-01-13
Carpet Care Tips pet is worn down faster where people walk. 2. Vacuum the carpet regularly...... 2007-01-11
New home checklist It's the biggest present you will ever treat yourself to and it is a wonderful feeling to walk into your newly built home, but just listen to a word of caution - check everything. Two years ago Ibough... 2007-01-08
Water Damage In addition to causing destruction, water damage also has an adverse affect to the indoor air quality of your home. Damage from water can cause wood rot, insect infestation and mold .... 2007-01-07
Installing Gutters If you have decided to replace your gutters, your next decision is whether to do it yourself or pay for professional installation. If you decide on installing gutters yourself, there are a few things ... 2006-11-13
Home Lighting Many people spare no expense when it comes to filling their home with expensive furnishings, draperies, carpeting and artwork. They know that creating a comfortable, stylish home is an effort to be tr... 2006-11-13
DIY or Contractor? When remodeling your home, whether you are installing new circuits, redoing your living room, or just fixing that stubborn sink, homeowners are always caught in a quandary as to whether or not to call... 2006-11-13
Ceiling Fans Ceiling fans are a basic necessity for the summer season. However, there are certain things that must be remembered while purchasing a ceiling fan.... 2006-11-13
Wall Mirrors Adding that special design element with a wall mirror or wall mirrors can be a great way to elevate your indoor spaces from ordinary to extraordinary. Wall mirrors serve as both decorative and functio... 2006-11-13
Mold Perhaps you may have found the dreaded mold lurking in your dwelling recently. Perhaps you even had to recondition it up. To be sure, it's ugly, inconvenient, possibly destructive and possibly a hazar... 2006-11-11
Electric Fireplaces Plug-and-play family? Check. No time to burn? Check. Still crave a soothing fire to relax away the tensions of your fast-paced day? If these questions have you nodding, then it's time to check out an ... 2006-11-07
Home Design Those of us who work in the home construction and design industry tend to forget how many little things there are that go into the creation of a new home or a redesign. There are design elements that ... 2006-11-05
Roof Blinds Finding a blind or curtain for a normal window is easy - there are many, many stores out there waiting to help you fulfil your order.... 2006-11-05
Housekeeping Cleaning Every home deserves quality house cleaning. But before you start cleaning your house, identify certain tasks in each room. Make a checklist of your cleaning priorities and have a home organizing plan.... 2006-11-05
Pub Tables Pub tables are no longer just found in bars. Nowadays there are pub tables used for the home as well.... 2006-09-22
Home Contents Insurance It's easy to arrange your home and contents insurance and then forget about it. Make sure that you're up to date with the cost of replacing your belongings. ... 2006-06-16
Porch Railings Tips and ideas for pvc and vinyl porch railings... 2006-04-19
Kitchen Design It has often been said that the heart of the home is the kitchen. If that is really true, then why is it that some kitchen designs just don't seem to support more than one cook or guest at a time?... 2006-04-19
Cabinets Cabinets are essentials tools to any household of office. These facilitate organizing materials, files, documents and other things that have to be kept for storage, reference or future use.... 2006-03-19
Buying a Fireplace Have you decided the allure of a warm, toasty fire is something you can no longer resist? Is the purchase of a fireplace in your future?... 2006-03-19
Laminate Flooring One way to add value to your home is to consider laminate flooring installation. Laminate floors combine the beauty and elegance of hard wood, or tile floors with the easy maintenance of linoleum or v... 2006-03-19
Leak Testers There are many available types of equipment that could serve as leak testers. These leak testers are used to compute the discharge of water, vacuum, or gases from a sealed apparatus.... 2006-03-06
Building Healthy Homes And you thought your family and children were so safe inside the home environment cozily protected from potent health hazards! But did you know that the source of asthma, lead poisoning, and many such... 2006-03-06
Soundproofing Your Home Want a simple behind the scenes way to increase the comfort and value of your home? Soundproofing may sound like something only professional recording artists need, but you will be surprised at how mu... 2006-03-06
Jacuzzi or Spa Jacuzzi is a brand name of a water pump system used in bathtubs. When people refer to a Jacuzzi, it also means a hot tub or a spa. The terms can be used interchangeably. ... 2006-03-06
Vinyl Replacement Windows One of the best ways to add value to your older home is by replacing the windows. Vinyl replacement windows are energy efficient, easy to clean, and add maintenance free beauty to any home. ... 2006-03-06
Kitchen Faucets A durable and stylish kitchen faucet or bath faucet blends together function and aesthetics. The well made faucet makes life a lot easier. ... 2006-03-06
Choose the Best Services It really doesn't matter what type of services we are looking for, we always want the best that we can afford.... 2005-10-06
Ways To Heat Your Water A discussion on different methods of heating your household water... 2005-08-03

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