The Truth on Whether you Should Improve or Move

Written by   |  Published May 26, 2016  |  Posted in: Building Contractors, Conservatories, Home Improvement, Home Renovation, Loft Conversions, Removals  |  Tags: ,

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Should you improve or move? That’s the question on lots of families’ minds as they grow and need more space. With the state of the housing market in the last few years, lots of people have been opting to stay put and improve the home they’re living in to accommodate for their new needs.

And when you actually compare how much it’s going to cost to move, sometimes it’s simply not worth the hassle.

We’re going to uncover the truth about whether it’s better to improve or move; here are the hidden costs behind moving.
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Why Spring is a Great Time to Focus on Energy Efficiency

Written by   |  Published May 9, 2016  |  Posted in: Energy Saving, Insulation, Roofing, Windows  |  Tags:

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Spring is well and truly here! After the glorious weather we had at the weekend, it seems like it’s finally safe to get our summer wardrobes out. Although our heating’s off and our windows are open, it’s no time to forget about energy efficiency.

Now that the weather is good, it’s a great time to think about energy-saving measures like insulation and new double glazing. Not only might installation costs be cheaper, but you won’t feel the elements as the work’s going on either.
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Artificial or Real?

Written by   |  Published May 3, 2016  |  Posted in: poll  |  

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Where do you stand? Is artificial turf the answer to those issues of long grass and weeds? Or if you want to have the perfect lawn does it have to be real?

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6 Ways to Make the Most of a Small Space

Written by   |  Published May 2, 2016  |  Posted in: DIY, Home Renovation, Painting & Decorating  |  Tags: ,

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This Bank Holiday, you might have set yourself some DIY and decorating tasks to do. Most of us have that one room in our homes that seems just a little too small – but what if we told you that you can create the illusion that your small space is bigger?

Perhaps you use your smaller room as an office, a home gym or maybe just a room to retreat to when the stresses of daily life get too much. We’re going to show you 6 tips on how to make the most of your small space.
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Save Water with These Easy Bathroom and Kitchen Tips

Written by   |  Published March 21, 2016  |  Posted in: Bathrooms, Eco Homes  |  Tags:

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As our country’s weather patterns become increasingly erratic and our population increases, there is growing pressure on our water supplies. That’s why it’s important that we all try to save water now to ensure that there is enough to go round and to help the environment. You’ll save money on your water bills too!

This Water Saving Week, find out some ways you can save water in your bathroom, kitchen and garden.
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A Day in the Life of a Marketing Apprentice: NAW16

Written by   |  Published March 17, 2016  |  Posted in: Advice & Tips, Quotatis  |  Tags:

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This week is National Apprenticeship Week, which is coordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service and aims to promote how apprenticeships can benefit individuals and businesses.

In light of this week, our Marketing Apprentice Abbie Brice told us what it’s like to be an apprentice at Europe’s biggest consumer matching service.
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5 Reasons Why Solar is Still a Good Investment

Written by   |  Published March 8, 2016  |  Posted in: Solar Panels, Solar Panels  |  Tags:

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Solar panels are one of the most popular renewable energy solutions in the UK, and it’s not looking like this will change in the near future.

Although the government has recently decreased the incentives available for solar panels in the form of the Feed-in Tariff scheme (FITs), there are still plenty of benefits to going solar.

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5 Ways to Improve your Home this Year

Written by   |  Published February 16, 2016  |  Posted in: DIY, Home Renovation, Kitchens, Security  |  Tags: ,

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Can you believe that it’s the middle of February already? The weeks are going by so quickly that you might not have got round to starting your new year’s resolutions. You might have decided to get fit, quit smoking or lose some weight. But why not make some changes to your home over the year too? These 5 small, attainable goals to improve your home will help you to have a happier, healthier and calmer 2016.
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It’s Pancake Day! Is Your Kitchen Ready?

Written by   |  Published February 9, 2016  |  Posted in: Interior Design, Kitchens  |  Tags: ,

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It’s Shrove Tuesday, otherwise known as Pancake Day – the day when we all head to our kitchens and make fluffy pancakes in our last binge before Lent. We all know that pancake-making can get a bit messy, so it’s best to have your kitchen prepared before you get started. A great way to protect your kitchen walls from the perils of the pancake is to invest in splashbacks – and the best thing is, they can be quite stylish too.

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