Category: Homeowner and landlord advice

  If you’re having major work done to your home – or if you’re living on a street where someone else is having major work done to their home – building noise can have a big impact on your life. The sounds of drills, hammers, and other tools can all be loud and disruptive, which…

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“Planning permission” – two words that can strike fear into the heart of any homeowner who’s hoping to transform their home with a major addition like an extension. From drawing up plans, submitting all the documents, getting the approval of neighbours and passing the scrutiny of the local authority – it can be enough to…

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As a literal “green space”, you’d think that having an environmentally-friendly garden would be a piece of cake – but in reality, our traditional lawns and flowerbeds might not be as eco-friendly as you’d expect. Don’t worry though – if you’re interested in making your garden even more green, there are a few simple steps…

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Most of us are more conscious of our carbon footprint than ever before, and are committed to making sure we’re living as green a lifestyle as possible. From recycling our waste to walking instead of driving, all the small decisions we make can add up to help us be more eco-friendly. When it comes to…

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  Last summer, TV viewers were alternately gripped and horrified by the progress of a group of athletic young people abroad, following their joy and heartbreak, their victories and failures, and waiting with bated breath to see the drama unfold. No, not the football – we mean a popular reality show, where the contestants were…

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  When the weather outside is wild and unpredictable, heading inside and enjoying the calm and comfort of your own home is a simple pleasure. While cold weather, snow and sleet are happening outside, there’s nothing better than unwinding in a relaxing space you’ve helped create yourself. If your interiors are feeling drab or dated,…

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