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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’.…

Black Millwork Launches Bespoke Garage Doors Range

Black Millwork Launches Bespoke Garage Doors Range

Black Millwork has announced a new range of versatile, bespoke garage doors, which will put the company in a unique position within the window and door industry as the only supplier that can provide bespoke entrance, back and garage doors. Homeowners benefit from more design possibilities, which allow them to create a uniform door style across all aspects of the property. The new garage doors are available in side-hung, roller doors and traditional up and over profiles. Side-hung doors are…

By introducing software designed specifically for the property sector (aka PropTech), businesses can streamline their management business, allowing them to scale more easily or simply reduce the cost of their current business.

Streamlining your property portfolio, how PropTech is making management easy

Changes to stamp duty and a lettings fee ban protecting tenants means several new costs have now been placed on property managers by the government. This means that property managers are now looking for ways to reduce costs in other areas. One of the ways to do this is to reduce time (and therefore money) spent on admin. By introducing software designed specifically for the property sector (aka PropTech), businesses can streamline their management business, allowing them to scale more…

Female Leadership in Property Insurance Repairs

Female Leadership in Property Insurance Repairs

Sarrani Ltd, a London based property insurance repairs specialist led by MD and founder Rachel Stockley, believes that being a female led company has been instrumental to its success. In an industry that is so heavily male dominated, only 11% of construction professionals are women and even less hold a leading position. “Property insurance claims are a lot more difficult, time-consuming and stressful to manage than most people realise,” explained Rachel. “In my experience, many of our clients, especially women,…

Keep Your Boiler Warm This Winter

Keep Your Boiler Warm This Winter

This February has been announced to be the coldest one for a century and the last thing you want to happen is your boiler grinding to a frozen halt. Unfortunately, this is exactly what had happened to many landlords and residents in the recent weeks. The question is, what can you do to make sure the same thing doesn’t happen to your boiler as well? Here are a few tips from Direct Line for Business to keep your boiler in…

Millfield Estates Announces a Big Year Ahead

Millfield Estates Announces a Big Year Ahead

Property firm Millfield Estates has announced that their tenant portfolio is set for further grow in 2018, following a record number of lease renewals for last year. The family owned business has managed to secure 13 lease renewals, including those of multi-national companies FMG Consulting, based at Yorkshire House in Liverpool and Edmundson Electrical at Kingfisher Court in Northwich. Furthermore, the firm strengthened its bond with its home town of Bolton through securing an array of returning businesses at their…

Jim Thompson Launches the Concealed Hinge Repair Kit

Jim Thompson Launches the Concealed Hinge Repair Kit

British entrepreneur Jim Thomson has just launched the Concealed Hinge Repair Kit by Gidgit®, which uses patented new technology to replace broken cabinet hinges and helps you avoid costly repairs. Household cabinets are used daily and over time they develop a range of problems, especially with the hinges that are designed to keep the cupboards and cabinets intact. Jim Thomson’s idea came after one of his kitchen cabinet doors was ripped out during a washer installation. When he tried to…