Moving in with the one

Moving in with the one
Are you thinking of moving in with your partner? We know that moving in together can be one of the biggest steps you can take in a relationship, so it’s important to do it right and know exactly what you’re getting yourself into. But don’t stress, we have a short handy guide to glide you through the process. Sort out your finances It is important to be open with your partner and talk money. The last thing you want is to argue over who is paying for wh

Guest Blog: How to make alterations to your home without the need for Planning Permission

Guest Blog: How to make alterations to your home without the need for Planning Permission
Guest Blog by Allan Corfield Architects Ltd If you’ve ever considered making changes or alterations to your home, but been put off by the thought of going through the Planning Permission process – you might want to think again! Did you know you can actually make alterations to your home without the need for Planning Permission? What is Permitted Development? ‘Householder Permitted Development’ encompasses all of the minor home improvements, alteratio

Gardening super hacks!

Gardening super hacks!
If you have green fingers, you can often find yourself wanting to make the most of your garden. But what are those handy tips to make everything run smoothly? We have compiled four top tips that you definitely need to try out this year. Vacuum your artificial lawn There are many people nowadays opting for an artificial lawn to save them the hassle of mowing, fertilizing and they look great all year round. But did you know you can hoover them? This w

Guest Blog: Why use the services of an RIBA accredited Architect?

Guest Blog: Why use the services of an RIBA accredited Architect?
It is a general belief that Architects are unaffordable; this is not true. If we take into consideration that property is one of the most expensive acquisitions that one obtains or indeed purchases. It is therefore important to use the services of an Architect as they will save you time and money. An Architect’s Practice, will give you guidance on all the aspects of your project from design and a building budget cost through to planning and construction. ...

7 ways to spruce up your cottage without losing its vintage feel

7 ways to spruce up your cottage without losing its vintage feel
Have you always wanted to get the most out of your rustic little charm? Many buyers nowadays are opting for newer properties for its signature modern look. But what does that mean for the hidden little cottage in the country? Don’t let your property get neglected and put to the bottom of the pile. Whether you’re selling your property or looking to simply change the look of your home into a modern space – we have compiled 7 top tips to help you achieve t...

Guest Blog: Flooring – The Right Choice Will Change More Than You Think

Guest Blog: Flooring – The Right Choice Will Change More Than You Think
A guest blog from ThinkQuote Being a homeowner is often a daunting task, especially when you are faced with the prospect of property renovations. Whether you’re a new homeowner looking to turn a house into a home or hoping to increase the resale value of your property, you will be faced with many choices when considering which improvements to make. Is it the kitchen or the bathroom? Do you only consider cosmetic changes or change the structure by adding a

Guest Blog: Construction Industry Scheme Guide

Guest Blog: Construction Industry Scheme Guide
CIS – What Is it? Construction activities are a core business activity within the UK SME business sector, and have been for generations. In 2007, HMRC introduced the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) for how payments to subcontractors for construction work must be handled by contractors in the construction industry.  Where contractors make payments to subcontractors they must take the subcontractor’s tax status into account.  In practice this means th

Prepare your garden for Summer

Prepare your garden for Summer
Now we’re feeling hopeful this year, as fingers crossed, we’re going to have a super sunny Summer. If we’re lucky enough to have beautiful weather we might as well take full advantage of our gardens. We have gathered together three top tips to get your garden ready for the BBQ season. Weeding I don’t know about you but when the sun’s out all I want to do is lounge. So why not start the dreaded task of weeding now and get it out of the way. It may still b

Guest Blog: How lighting can help you sell your home

Guest Blog: How lighting can help you sell your home
Poor lighting conditions can transform an otherwise spectacular home into a drab and depressing place that a buyer would rather forget. And that’s a problem for anyone looking to sell their home - make a poor first impression and you can wave goodbye to the buyer. But, it needn’t cost you a fortune to make the changes you need. In fact, when you’re on the cusp of placing your home for sale, you should aim to make adjustments that maximize the appeal of you...

7 reasons why you should become friends with your neighbours

7 reasons why you should become friends with your neighbours
Moving can be a daunting task and not knowing anyone in the area can leave you feeling stranded. Have you ever thought about getting to know your neighbours? Not only will you make new friends but getting to know your neighbours can have several benefits for yourself! We have gathered up the top 7 reasons you should make an effort with your neighbours because you never know what might happen! Deliveries Now if you’re anything like me, you’re never home.