We appear to be heading towards negative interest rates.....How might they work?

Chief Executive of Bath Building Society, Kevin Gray, takes a look at how negative interest rates can affect both our borrowing and saving, and how this has a knock-on effect for our daily lives.

Local market news

Stamp duty holiday could result in a longer transaction period.

Carey Gilliland, of Madison Oakley, takes a look at why buyers and sellers need to consider an extended 

transaction period due to the Stamp Duty holiday.

Local market news

Stamp of approval: Three Bath properties for sale under £500,000

Following the announcement from the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, James Dredge, of Knight Frank takes a look at three properties in Bath which will now be exempt from paying Stamp Duty

House prices 

Post-lockdown house prices continue to recover with 16 year high. 

Figures released from the UK’s largest lender, Nationwide, reveal that house prices have continued to rise, post lockdown, with August seeing the highest monthly rise in more than 16 years. 


With a 2% rise in the month of August, the lenders chief economist stated that the losses recorded in May and June had been reversed and are now at a new all-time high. The average house price in the UK is now £224,123. 

Kitchen focus - The 'Social Hub' of the house


Bath interior designer, Clair Strong, offers her top tips on how to design a truly sociable kitchen

Nowadays, we want the kitchen to be the heart of our home and not just a place to cook and eat. Think of your kitchen as more than just a practical space – it needs to be a flexible, inviting space used for family gatherings, entertaining and day-to-day living.  Here are a few simple ways to make your kitchen a welcoming sociable space where family and friends will love to spend time.

Dulux Colour of the Year

Dive into the new Dulux Colour of the Year for 2021, Brave Ground.

This earthy beige hue connects us to nature and will bring a sense of warmth to our interior space. Brave Ground is a versatile new neutral that will work perfectly when paired with darker browns, cinnamon, light beige hues and caramels.  



Miles Hartwell of Bath-based

Splinterworks, talks kitchen design and how the kitchen of 2021 will look.

Splinterworks formed in 2009 as a collaboration between Miles Hartwell and Matt Withington. 

We are instinctively driven to pursue creative opportunities that allow us to re-imagine familiar objects, enhancing the things you enjoy with ambitious, beautifully crafted, functioning sculpture. Click below to find out more.