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
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
It might be slightly too early to make judgements but following the rush in property purchases prior to the April Stamp Duty deadline for second homes, we are expecting a tougher few months with the number of potential buyers likely to fall. That is why it is essential if you are selling your home that you make sure it is looking at its’ very best. Here we are going to provide you with our 5 top tips, these are all straight forward but are going to mean...
There are many little things you can do to improve the condition of your home, and they don’t have to cost a lot either! Take a look at our blog to see some quick and easy ways to improve your home. Creaky doors This might not seem like the most important thing to do, but creaky doors can get annoying after a while. Especially when you are nodding off to sleep and you are suddenly woken by the creaking of the bathroom door. Just spray a little bit of WD4
The US government recently spent 19 billion dollars on researching how to better detect bombs, at the end of this they concluded nothing beats a dog’s nose. How can this help you on a survey? At Enviro-Dogs we offer a dry rot detection dog service which are available for surveys around the UK. How does it work? The dogs work in the same way as a police search dog; they search purely for the odor or dry rot (Serpula lacrymans) in all its stages of growth.
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. ...
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...
A guest blog by Tapco Homedry. One of the most damaging and common problems found in the home is damp. The issue is caused by the build-up of excess moisture within a building, from either internal condensation or intrusion outside, and can often be blamed on shoddy build quality, inadequate building maintenance or the deterioration of building fabric. Dampness that is left untreated can evoke other problems such as wet or dry rot. Rising Damp Rising da
We all know that moving house can be a stressful experience and there are many things which can make the process a little easier. The following little things can really help you with your move to your new home. Forwarding address Changing to a new address can take time and I wouldn’t be surprised if you ended up receiving the sellers post for a little while. There also might be other reasons you want to contact the seller, so it is always handy to have t
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