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Garden fire pit installation: Tips to plan your fire pit project
Is there anything cosier than gathering around a fire with your family and friends for an evening of relaxation? An in-ground garden fire pit can transform your outdoor space, adding warmth and ambience for those long summer nights. Before you get going with garden fire pit installation, it’s a good idea to put aside some…
Shade sail installation: tips to help you plan a garden shade project
The summer months are the perfect opportunity to take advantage of your outdoor space – whether by yourself, with your family or entertaining guests. But when the temperature starts to climb, the need for shade rises. Getting coverage can ensure protection from the rays and help you keep cool while still allowing you to bask…
Planning a new driveway checklist
There are a number of ways to go about improving the appearance and functionality of your driveway. With so many paving materials and styles to choose from there can be a massive variance in price between quotes. Before starting the decision-making process it’s vital that you know exactly what to ask to ensure you’re receiving like-for-like quotes.
Open plan living: Making the right decision
Open plan living has been around for a very long time – I remember my parents ‘knocking through’ back in the early 80s, making what was once the (small, dark) kitchen, the ‘back room’ and the ‘front room’ into one big open plan kitchen living room.
The 5 steps to remortgaging to pay for your home improvement
Have you decided that this is the year to undertake that big home project? Maybe it’s the year you extend into your loft or get the open plan kitchen of dreams. Whatever the improvement, remortgaging is a popular way of financing an expensive home improvement project.
Chimney breast removal to open up your period property
If your chimney breast is taking up valuable space in your home, you may be thinking about removing it. We’ve put together everything you need to know about chimney breast removal to open up your property and maximise space.