Gas Safety Week: Signs your Boiler Needs Servicing

Written by   |  Published September 19, 2016  |  Posted in: Boilers, Efficient Boilers  |  Tags: ,


It’s Gas Safety Week between 19th and 25th September, which is run by the Gas Safety Register.

It aims to raise awareness of the importance of being gas safe in your home and making sure you employ Gas Safe registered engineers to carry out work on your appliances.

One of the most significant gas appliances in your home is your boiler, and you should make sure that it is cared for properly for you and your family’s safety and comfort.
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6 Ways to Improve your Home without Spending a Thing

Written by   |  Published August 15, 2016  |  Posted in: Advice & Tips, DIY, Painting & Decorating  |  Tags: ,


It’s really easy to get bored with the decor your home. If you’ve not got the budget to completely redecorate a room, try our 6 tips to improve your home.

1. Keep it tidy

Yes, we know it’s difficult when you’ve got kids or you’re just not a very tidy person. But you’ll really appreciate your home if it’s tidy.

Consider taking a weekend to sort out your cupboards and other storage spaces. You’ll find that once you’ve de-cluttered you’ll find it much easier to keep on top of your mess.
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The Quotatis Guide to Buying your First Home

Written by   |  Published July 25, 2016  |  Posted in: Advice & Tips, Removals, Surveyors  |  Tags:


Buying your first home is a fantastic experience, but it can be daunting and sometimes pretty stressful.

That’s why we’ve put together our own guide to buying your first home so you can make the process as easy as possible.

Use our guide as a starting point to each step. After you’ve read it, go away and do your research.

That way you’ll make sure you get the best deals you can, and you’ll be so clued up you’ll be ready for anything the process throws at you.
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Air Conditioning: Do You Need It?

Written by   |  Published July 4, 2016  |  Posted in: Advice & Tips, Air Conditioning, Windows  |  Tags: ,


For most of the year, the temperatures in the UK are so mild that there’s no point in us even thinking about getting air conditioning.

But there are some days in the summer (we’re praying they start coming soon) where it’s so hot that all we wished we had was some cool air blowing over us.

Is there any point in us getting air conditioning in our homes? After all, we’ll only have to use it for a tiny portion of the year. On the other hand, we’re all used to having it in our cars.

So should we think about investing in air con? We examine the pros and cons and some solutions.
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4 Ways to Upgrade your Home for Less

Written by   |  Published June 27, 2016  |  Posted in: Home Renovation, Painting & Decorating  |  


If you are looking to upgrade your home, you might be put off by the thought of a huge budget. But what if we were to tell you that you could renovate your home on a budget? It is possible.

One of the best ways to upgrade your home for less is to do it bit by bit. That way, you only have to put aside small sums of money rather that a huge lump that will take you a long time to save up for.

Here are some ideas to help you save money when you’re renovating your home.
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5 Ways to Enjoy National Unplugging Day

Written by   |  Published June 26, 2016  |  Posted in: Energy Saving, Renewable Energy  |  Tags:


It’s National Unplugging Day, the day when parents around the UK pledge to spend the entire day without technology. Whilst the aim of this day is to allow families to increase their emotional and physical wellbeing by tackling technology overuse, it’s also a great way to help the environment.

The thousands of different gadgets available now all need electricity to power on or charge up. That means that many of us have seen our bills rise in the past decade or so. Simply cutting down on how often you use technology can make a huge difference.

So what can you do to enjoy National Unplugging Day? We’ve put together a few ideas.
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How to Create the Perfect Second Bathroom

Written by   |  Published June 13, 2016  |  Posted in: Bathrooms, Country Homes  |  Tags: ,


For lots of us, a second bathroom is essential. We can’t imagine the days when homes didn’t even have bathrooms, and we had to make do with a tin bath and an outside loo.

If you haven’t got a second bathroom already, you’re probably trying to find out where you can fit one.

Whether you’ve already got a second loo tucked away downstairs somewhere or you’re still trying to find the perfect place, here are some ideas for how to create a second bathroom that guests will envy.
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Why you Should Never Overlook your Kitchen and Bathroom

Written by   |  Published June 6, 2016  |  Posted in: Advice & Tips, Bathrooms, Kitchens  |  Tags: ,


Are you planning to sell your home in the near future? We all know that our homes need to look the best if we want to get the asking price. But did you know that the kitchen and bathroom are the top rooms that buyers look for in a property? That’s why it’s important to make sure they’re looking their best.
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