Latest news and views

More Room at the Inn

December 19, 2017

If you’ve got the family gathering at your place for Christmas Day, you’re probably already thinking about space. Where you put everyone can certainly be a logistical nightmare. It’s best to tackle these challenges as quickly as possible so you’re not rushing around trying to find ways to fit everyone in too close to the […] View article >

Great Gift Ideas for Pets

December 15, 2017

Christmas, the time of year we lavish gifts on our loved ones. In recent years our pets also receive special treatment and if they have been particularly good, they too can expect a visit from Santa Paws! If you’re looking to pamper your pooch or coddle your cat there are some wonderful gift ideas around […] View article >

10 Christmas Dinner Prep Tips

December 14, 2017

With the festive season nearly upon us, preparations for the Christmas Day feast may already be on your mind. While some may love the chaos that ensues as they try to: cook the turkey, keep the children and guests entertained and juggle the vegetable peeler all at the same time, others want the day to […] View article >

Safety Tips for External Christmas Lights

December 12, 2017

More and more of us are decorating the outside of our homes and businesses at Christmas with a variety of stunning festive lights. Whether you’re simply planning to put a few lights out there to impress the neighbours or want to create a whole magical, Winter Wonderland, there are some simple but important safety tips […] View article >

Homemade Christmas Hampers

December 12, 2017

Hampers are a great Christmas gift and a brilliant way to present some tasty treats and other gifts on the big day. The problem is that pre-packed ones can often be expensive and generally contain at least a few items no one really wants. The good news is that, with just a little effort, you […] View article >

How to Maintain Your Christmas Tree

December 11, 2017

There’s nothing quite like a real Christmas tree. The smell that greets you every time you pass near the tree evokes fond festive memories. If you’re opting for a natural tree this year, one thing you’ll need to spend some thought on is how you are going to keep your tree well maintained. What you […] View article >

Preparing Your Home for Winter

November 30, 2017

The clocks have gone back and the days are getting shorter. Winter is here. Preparing your home for the colder months between November and the end of February is important if you want to avoid any potential problems. Here’s our quick guide to what you should be doing right now. Boiler Service This is the […] View article >

Landlord and tenant tips for a Happy Christmas

November 29, 2017

The festive season is fast approaching, and with it comes cold weather! At Northwood, we recommend that all landlords prepare their rental properties for the winter season and also ensure that their tenants have everything they need to enjoy safe and warm festivities. We have produced this infographic about preparing a property for winter: It’s […] View article >

Energy Saving Tips

November 27, 2017

With nights starting to draw in and autumn and winter just around the corner, we’re all faced with the perennial problem of trying to save money on those troublesome energy bills. The good news is there’s plenty you can do right now to cut down energy usage and reduce the amount you pay, particularly over […] View article >

Is the Dining Table Obsolete?

November 21, 2017

There is no doubt that many of us live a fast-paced life. It’s more usual than not to find both parents working and often on different shifts. There are plenty of distractions that take up our time and energy outside of work. Sometimes we’re so busy getting things done, we forget about the good things […] View article >