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Home Renovations and their High Returns

Did you head into 2020 with the motivation to turn your dream home into a reality? Feeling comfortable is extremely important when thinking about renovating your home. If a certain aspect or room is looking a little dull these days, improve it — it will make you much happier! There are many renovations which will make your home look very pleasing to live in, but also ensure that the value of your property goes up. Renovations help homeowners as it…

Cleaning and maintaining your garden for the summer

We are finally saying goodbye to the winter and saying hello to the spring and summertime. With that in mind, it’s time to start planning some cleaning and to maintain your garden, so it looks great for the warmer months. Year on year, the British public wastes £672 million on our gardens because we don’t know how to take care of them throughout the winter period. To make the most out of the spring and summer months, it’s best to…

Does improving the home boost the construction sector?

As a nation, we love to redecorate — that’s according to research claiming that the average Brit redecorates their home about 36 times in their lifetime with each project typically taking 18 days to finish. Data from the Office for National Statistics has also predicted that those in the UK collectively spend almost £30 billion on home improvements annually. That works out at £43 million each week! Surely, these figures prove that traders in the construction industry must be making…

Why Construction Sites Are A Prime Target for Trespassers

Valuable equipment in the open and quiet periods out of hours tempt thieves It’s true that construction sites often house highly valuable equipment and materials often out in the open and in locations that can become very quiet and isolated after hours. This combination acts as a temptation to thieves along with general ‘negative influences’ such as arsonists and vandals. What are trespassers looking for? Vandals For those just intent on causing damage such as vandals and arsonists, a construction…

How to Keep Your Boiler in Great Condition Year-Round

A well-maintained boiler not only keeps you warm and comfortable in winter -- it also costs less to run and is significantly less likely to develop leaks, damaged components and other common problems. Whether your goal is to save money or avoid last-minute calls to the boiler repair specialists, it’s always best to keep your boiler maintained and in top condition. Below, we’ve listed seven ways to keep your boiler in great condition in any season, from summer to the…

A guide to building regulations for property investors and developers

Securing planning permission is only the first part of undertaking construction works in a legal manner. The second part is to ensure compliance with the building regulations. These are set out in the “Approved Documents”, which are essential reading for anyone involved in property development. Property investors should also be aware of them since they are a crucial part of the building process and therefore investors are recommended only to part with their cash if they are sure that a…

Project Sunroof Is Coming to the UK

Project Sunroof, an informative location based analysis tool to help British homeowners save money on their energy bills by installing solar panels on their roofs, has been launched in the UK by Google. In partnership with energy supplier E. on, the Project Sunroof tool collates data from Google’s Earth and Maps apps to estimate potential savings. It uses satellite imagery and machine learning to estimate how much solar potential a particular property might have, taking into consideration certain features of…

Airsorted to Create Jobs in Manchester

Airsorted to Create Jobs in Manchester

Airsorted, an Edinburgh based company that claims to be the world’s largest independent Airbnb management company, will open in Fountain Street, Manchester. The new office will create up to 100 jobs, as well as promising hassle free property management to homeowners, landlords and investors in the region. The Manchester team will be responsible for the management of properties listed on Airbnb in the city, taking the hassle away from busy professionals and landlords looking to make money from their properties.…

Melville Homes Benefit from New Heating Systems

Melville Homes Benefit from New Heating Systems

Tenants that are part of Melville Housing Association in the South Lanarkshire town of Forth will benefit from a major boost to their home heating following the fitting of eco-friendly air source heat pumps, which will replace the old, inefficient systems. Part of a £600,000 investment in the South Lanarkshire community, 25 Melville homes with older solid fuel and electric heating systems fitted before 2010, will see new greener solutions installed in their homes. Moreover, 40 properties will benefit from…

Homeowners Are Uncertain About Bathroom Refurbishment

Homeowners Are Uncertain About Bathroom Refurbishment

DigitalBridge, the room visualisation tool company, has released the results of its latest survey, which questioned 1,100 consumers. The figures show that 71% of homeowners in the UK are suffering from ‘renovation uncertainty’ and have no idea where to start if put in the situation of completing a bathroom refurbishment. Only 5% of respondents said they would feel ‘extremely confident’ in beginning the process of refitting their bathroom, while 14% said they would have ‘no idea whatsoever where to begin’.…