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Finding a Plot For Your Property

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A self build property can be one of the most satisfying projects you can ever undertake – not to mention one of the most complex. One of the main benefits of opting to bypass the standard housing market is that you are able to pick and choose the exact spot you’d like to make your … Continue reading

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Planning Permission v Building Regulations

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When you decide to make alterations or additions to your property, you might find yourself wondering exactly what work requires planning permission, and what requires building regulation approval. To make sure you don’t incur any penalties for carrying out unauthorised developments, we’ve put together this article to explain the differences between planning permission and building … Continue reading

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Patio versus bi-fold doors

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With summer in everyone’s sights as we battle through these final cold months, homeowners up and down the country are looking to maximise the potential to ‘bring the outdoors in’ with open spaces and glass doors. Rather than simply creating an extension, nowadays a number of people are opening up the backs of their homes … Continue reading

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Casement windows or sliding sash windows?

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  When it comes to choosing which style of window will work best in your home, there are a number of factors to consider. Coming in a number of shapes and sizes, different windows can be tailored to suit your specifications but it is worth knowing which type will work best for your space before … Continue reading

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Smart lock device and app to replace front door locks and keys

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The age-old problem of losing one’s front-door keys is one which plights homeowners the world over. Now, however, thanks to recent development in the app world there is the possibility for an app which controls your entry into your property at the touch of a button, meaning keys are no longer a necessity. August are … Continue reading

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Choosing interior doors

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When choosing an interior door, there are not only the considerations of function and practicality, but also the aesthetic and style they could bring to your space. What may seem like a small factor in decorating one’s home can even improve its value, making the choice one that may help with the ease of sale … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

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Download your FREE printable here —> Ultimate Cleaning Checklist Or read the list below: Household tasks Vacuum porch and hallways Dust throughout house Dust and wipe down doors and doorknobs Open windows throughout house to aerate the property Clean light fixtures and bulbs Declutter surfaces throughout the house Clean windows Living room/lounge Vacuum sofas and chairs … Continue reading

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Must-see exhibitions if you are planning a self-build or renovation

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If you are looking to plan a self-build or renovation project, it can be a fairly daunting prospect. With so much to organise and so many considerations to take, it can be extremely helpful to visit trade shows and exhibitions which will inspire you in terms of design, as well as making you aware of … Continue reading

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How to save up to £50 a year by draught-proofing your home

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We all want to be able to lower our their bills this winter, so it is worth noting that there is one very simple way to knock £50 a year off your home’s costs; draught-proofing your property. Many homeowners may be unaware of areas in their properties through which heat is escaping and cold is … Continue reading

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A guide to buying sash windows

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Sash windows, an archetypal feature of Georgian and Victorian properties, are not only aesthetically attractive but also hold various benefits for properties, whatever their style or era. The word ‘sash’ means a single frame for glazing, and indeed all sash windows are made up like this, with sliding sash windows comprising two sashes, which slide … Continue reading

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