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Landscape Gardening

Escape the house: Get your garden ready for spring

During challenging times, it’s more important than ever that you take care of your health and wellbeing. One of the best ways to do this is to ensure that you remain active and get your daily fix of fresh air and plenty of Vitamin D. And, with spring fast approaching, many of us are already…

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Homeowner News

Garage Declutter: How to hang bikes

Whether you have a single garage or a double garage we all like to save space where we can; especially if there is more than one bike to be stored. 5 simple steps to hanging your bikes: Firstly start by choosing if you want to store your bikes vertically or horizontally. Do your research! –…

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Landscape Gardening

Escape the house: Get your garden ready for spring

During challenging times, it’s more important than ever that you take care of your health and wellbeing. One of the best ways to do this is to ensure that you remain active and get your daily fix of fresh air and plenty of Vitamin D. And, with spring fast approaching, many of us are already...

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how to hang bikes

Homeowner News

Garage Declutter: How to hang bikes

Whether you have a single garage or a double garage we all like to save space where we can; especially if there is more than one bike to be stored. 5 simple steps to hanging your bikes: Firstly start by choosing if you want to store your bikes vertically or horizontally. Do your research! –...

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Homeowner News

How to: Declutter your garage

Fed up with the clutter in your garage? Depending on the size of your garage and the amount of clutter you have, choose a full day or a full weekend to dedicate to decluttering and organising your garage to gain full potential of this valuable storage space. If you’re ready to take on the challenge...

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garden lighting ideas

ElectricalLandscape Gardening

Outdoor lighting ideas

Being a homeowner is delightfully satisfying, especially if it is something that you have been working towards for a while: but it can be a pricy business too. It can be all too easy for things like decorating that last bedroom or sorting out the garden to be left for a while until finances allow...

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Soundproofing your home to ensure good sleep

Insulation

Soundproofing walls, rooms, ceilings and floors

Soundproofing is a means of reducing sound from travelling. As a form of energy, sound can travel in two ways – through the air, such as people talking across a room, and via impact vibrations, such as footsteps on floorboards. Many of us live and work in close proximity to others, so a certain level...

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Reassuring customers with an insurance backed guarantee

Homeowner News

Build peace of mind with a builder’s insurance backed guarantee

Providing peace of mind and protection against insurance claims is essential in the construction industry. Building warranties and insurance backed guarantees are used throughout the industry for both residential and commercial properties. These insurance policies let the owner or buyer of the building know that the building work carried out has been done to a...

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kitchen extension ideas

Kitchen Fitting

Should you consider a kitchen extension?

Family growing, space getting tight? If that was the situation fifteen years ago, young families would have been scanning estate agents windows for a new larger home. Today, many families with young children don’t want the upheaval and high cost of agents commission, solicitors fees, removal charges, stamp duty, and the stress and financial uncertainty...

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Chimney repair on roof

Chimney

Chimney repair top tips

A chimney is exposed to a lot of wear and tear over the years. Whether it’s taking a battering in severe weather conditions or helping you heat your home through those long, cold winters, our faithful chimneys go through a lot. So, it’s not uncommon for a chimney to need repairing or a little TLC...

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Homeowner News

Paint the town red, blue and yellow: Homes on colourful streets can be worth thousands more

HomeOwners Alliance finds homes on brightly painted roads are worth up to 65% more than on less vibrant streets nearby On average, a property on a colourful street is worth 20% more than a blander street close by New research from HomeOwners Alliance and Brewers Paint has found homes on vividly painted roads can be...

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prevent damp

Damp Proofing

How to prevent damp in your home

Damp is a word that homeowners, quite rightly, have come to dread. Damp can cause significant damage to your home and seriously affect the health of all members of your household. 30% of English households reported an issue with condensation, damp or mould in their home in the year 2016-2017 according to the English Housing...

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hot tub installation

ElectricalHomeowner News

Hot tub installation guide

Getting a hot tub installed in our very own home – well, the garden, at least – can be a way of proving that we have made it. A symbol of success, a hot tub is also an excellent way to destress and unwind after a busy day at the office. How does one go...

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pebbledash

BricklayingDecorating

How to remove pebbledash

Pebbledash is a dated design which many homeowners are looking to remove, yet often struggle to do so as it is not a straightforward task. If you’ve got pebbledash removal woes, then our guide should help you to remove or improve the look of your exterior walls. What is Pebbledash? Pebbledash was frequently used between...

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