DIY or GSE (get someone else), here's what you need to know before picking up a hammer or picking up the phone.
Even if you're not the DIY decking type, regular home maintenance is a necessity. And the queues at that massive hardware superstore down the road prove it. But if you're finding it hard to get past the sausage sizzle out front, we'll give you the good oil before you even walk out your front door. From new flooring to house painting and light bulbs, our reviews, tests, information and buying guides will help you choose the best products and tools for the job.
Light bulbs, Reducing your carbon footprint, Standby energy savers, Power meters, and Solar
Hard flooring, Flooring options, and Soft flooring
Smoke alarms, and Home security
Power tools and ladders
Saving water, and Hot water systems
Our experts spend hundreds of hours each year down in our shed – err, laboratory – putting tools and products to the test. They burn out light bulbs, stress-test cordless drills, pound sustainable timber and torture pool fences on a mission to sort the best from the rest. And just like any good home handyperson, if we can't do it, we know someone who can – like the 'specialists' we get to test cockroach baits and smoke alarms.
Team leader - Household
Kitchen, Laundry and cleaning, Heating, Cooling, Bedroom, Baby furniture, Children and safety, Baby transport, Energy saving, Painting, Tools, Pest control, Safety and security, Cars, Bikes, Gardening, Pools, Camping, Outdoor entertaining
Team leader - Whitegoods
Laundry and cleaning, Kitchen, Cars, Bikes, Diet and fitness, Conditions, Camping, Bedroom, Heating, Sewing, Home entertainment, Dentists and dental care, Gardening, Pools, Phones, Pest control, Energy saving, Water
Beauty and personal care, Conditions, Pregnancy and contraception, Online shopping, Everyday shopping, Shopping for services, Packaging, labelling and advertising, Consumer rights and advice, General travel, Energy saving, Shopping for special occasions
CHOICE can help you choose the best appliances, furnishings, cleaning products and more.
Camping, outdoor entertaining, gardening, pools and pets.
They say you are what you eat – how much do you know about your food and drink?