8 Reasons to call a Trusted Tradesperson

Written by   |  Published January 4, 2017  |  Posted in: Advice & Tips, DIY  |  Tags: ,

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Christmas is over, and you might be turning to the jobs that need doing around the house. But do you try to tackle them yourself, or do you call in a trusted tradesperson?

The tempting option can be to do some DIY, especially after Christmas, as every penny counts.

But is it worth it? We think that whilst it’s great to do some jobs yourself, larger projects should be left to the pros. Read on to find out why we think sometimes it’s best to call a trusted tradesperson.
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How Home Improvement Companies can Benefit your Health

Written by   |  Published December 5, 2016  |  Posted in: Advice & Tips, Damp Proofing, Flooring, Home Improvement, Insulation, Windows  |  Tags:

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We bet you didn’t think that home improvement companies could improve your health, did you? According to senior NHS managers, calling on them to help with your home could keep you healthy.

But how exactly does that work? Well, the NHS thinks that if your home is in a better state of repair, it’s less likely to damage your health. Find out the home improvements ‘the doctors’ are ordering for you.
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Electrical Fire Safety Week: 3 Causes of Electrical Fires

Written by   |  Published November 21, 2016  |  Posted in: Advice & Tips, Electricians, Kitchens  |  Tags: ,

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This week is Electrical Fire Safety Week, the week where Electrical Safety First works with the Government’s Fire Kills Campaign to promote fire safety in the home.

Did you know that over half of all accidental house fires are caused by electricity? A huge 90% of these electrical fires are caused by electrical products.

We’ll go through 3 causes of electrical fires and how you can prevent them from happening.
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Gas Safety Week: Signs your Boiler Needs Servicing

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

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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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The Quotatis Guide to Buying your First Home

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

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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: ,

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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  |  

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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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