We develop a bond with our home and one that is hard to break. But when space becomes increasingly hard to find and you have a large family, you have to decide whether to move or improve. It is always a difficult decision for any homeowner and finances will play a major part in dictating...
Your conservatory may have been a hive of activity over Christmas and New Year, but now that the decorations have been taken down and everyone has gone back to their work or studies some conservatories may be left unoccupied for prolonged periods. This should not be the case, especially if your conservatory is properly insulated,...
A big frustration for owners of old conservatories is that they feel far too cold during the winter months and become unusable for large parts of it. It’s such a waste of space, literally, particularly as you could be utilising it over Christmas and New Year, and beyond in fact. The usual cause of this...
Last week New London Architecture unveiled a shortlist of 33 nominees for the Don’t Move, Improve! Awards, all competing to be crowned the most stunning home extension in the Capital. The winners will be announced in January. There are some remarkable entries, some of which you can see in the following article http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3354310/From-giant-lantern-pop-cinema-glass-ceilings-London-s-stunning-extensions-revealed-rising-house-prices-lead-homeowners-stay-improve-property.html as rising...
The NHS recommends that we each roughly do about two-and-a-half-hours of exercise per week to sustain and improve our health. For many people their New Year’s resolution will have been to get fit for 2015 which you can do in many different ways such as registering with the local gymnasium, joining a sports club/team or...
All the lovely weather we will hopefully be experiencing over the next few months is almost certain to make you want to invite people round to the house and spend time both indoors and outdoors. The summer BBQ is an absolute necessity for starters. Pop down to the supermarket for sausages, chicken legs, chicken drumsticks,...
Summer is fast approaching and many people are preparing for the warmer weather. People are stockpiling fake tan, BBQ sets and deck chairs so when the sun finally emerges they are ready. However, many people don’t like the side effects of summer such as wasps and hay fever. There is a way to enjoy the...
The long-running saga with regards home extensions has moved closer to a conclusion after The House of Lords accepted government proposals to allow householders to extend but only after neighbours have been consulted. The plans allow home extensions of up to eight metres to be installed at detached houses and six metres for other houses...
If you are the kind of person who likes to be careful with their money and regularly likes to accumulate some savings in a bank account, you will be seen as being incredibly sensible and a good planner for future unexpected events. At the moment the finances of many UK families are being squeezed tightly,...
It may be difficult to believe at the moment but summer is on its way. We experienced an extremely damp and mild summer last year so we can only keep our fingers crossed that things will improve this year and be optimistic of enjoying high temperatures and a sunnier outlook. There are many different ways...
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