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Can my rotten sash windows be repaired?

Rot is not a pretty sight, particularly at the front of your house. However, if you leave your home maintenance for even a few months it’s something that can set in, particularly in window sashes, where moisture can collect and set in quite easily. Weatherproof finishes and paints are a great way to keep the […]

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5 ways to enhance the curb appeal of your home

The housing market is always volatile and in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and the recently announced recession, it’s only going to get more volatile in the weeks and months to come. With interest rates at an all-time low, the next six months are going to be an incredible time for the sector and […]

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Selling up? How to make the best first impression

You only get to make one first impression so getting it right the first time is crucial. This is true whether you’re meeting someone for the first time, preparing a presentation at the office or showing a potential buyer round your house. In the latter case, it’s particularly relevant, as it could lead to a […]

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Want to replace the windows in your flat? Read this first!

Home maintenance and DIY in a rented home is always a tricky issue. What do you need to run past the landlord first and what can you just get on with? And is there going to be a planning permission issue you need to obtain? In the case of replacing windows in a flat, however, […]

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How to make your windows more energy efficient

Our windows are more than just a siphon for the sunlight. They are also responsible for allowing air into our homes, which can be a blessing in the humid summer months. Once winter kicks in, however, they can also represent something of a hindrance. That’s why we’ve put together and the eco-friendliness of their homes […]

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How much difference does weatherstripping really make?

As we descend in what promises to be a long and cold winter, many homeowners have already started looking for ways to cut down their winter heating bills and keep their homes warm this coming season. But you might not need to install loft insulation, cavity wall insulation or splash out for a new boiler. […]

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Fixing a door handle – What are my options?

Without a sturdy and reliable door handle, a door is essentially useless. But so many of us allow our difficult door handles to remain due to sheer indifference. For the sake of safety and security, however, it’s vital that every door handle in your home is springy and responsive, whether they are keyed or not. […]

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5 signs that your windows aren’t as energy efficient as they should be

Energy consumption is an increasingly heavy concern for many homeowners and landlords in the UK, particularly in a post-lockdown world still struggling to find its feet again after months in hibernation. Having a smart metre installed is a good start but one of the most practical things you can do today to reduce heat and […]

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How to let more natural light into your home

Artificial light in the home certainly serves its purpose. It allows us to enjoy a book before bed and to see what we’re doing in the kitchen in the evening during the winter. It’s also always there when we need it. Natural light, on the other hand, is not quite as easy to control but […]

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5 uses for the modern conservatory

The conservatory is a mini marvel of modern living – a link between the outside and the inside of our homes that can be used any way we see fit. For decades, it has been seen as the most logical extension for homeowners wishing to add an extra room without ripping up the foundations. Not […]

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