Homes & Gardens

Do you require planning permission to build temporary structures?

Before putting up a building, you should seek the local authority’s approval of your suggested building project. This is what referred to as planning permission. The reason the local authorities have to give consent to those who want to put up structures is to ensure that no unsuitable...

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How to maximise space in your home

Authored by Sarah Parker

If your home is feeling a little cramped, you might think that the solution is to move to a bigger property; but don’t be too hasty. For most homeowners, the solution to creating more space in your home doesn’t have to include moving to a new house, but instead, being more creative with the space you do have. With some simple tinkering and ingenuity, you may be surprised when you discover the...

What to look for in a holiday home

Authored by Sarah Parker

If you’ve dreamt of having your own holiday home in the sun to escape to, then you might be tempted to make the leap this year and invest in a special place to call your own. There are some amazing advantages to having your own holiday home, but it’s worth taking the time to choose one carefully.

Read on for some useful things to look out for, before purchasing a holiday property....

Why a good mattress is crucial for your sleep

Authored by Kyle

There are many mattresses available in the UK which is great for us to choose from but at the same time, we are bamboozled by which mattress would actually suit us best. Back pain and stress are common causes due to a badly chosen mattress. A good mattress is proven to make a positive difference however if you have the wrong mattress for your body type or even the right mattress which has...

Ways to Include Household Chores in Your Busy Weekly Schedule

Authored by Mike Page

Given how busy you are each week, you barely have enough time to deal with household chores. Between your kids and your work, your house gets sacrificed. You have no choice because others are a bigger priority. The problem is that if you live in a messy home, it could adversely impact your family’s health. These are the things you need to do to guarantee that you can still clean your house...

When to replace your house windows

Authored by Sarah Parker

No matter how well-maintained your home windows are, they don’t last forever. If they are more than 20 years old, chances are you need to replace them. There are other factors too, for example; windows in houses of coastal cities need replacement much sooner than in other cities.

Even if windows are in good shape, you may consider energy efficient replacement windows and modern designs...

How to move abroad without the stress

Authored by Sarah Parker

Moving to another town or city is already difficult enough, but moving to a completely different state, where you don’t know anyone can be very hard and tedious. The most common and important advice experts give is to make a list. It seems obvious and corny, but making a list gives you many benefits. You will see your move to be organized and stress free with a list as you won’t forget...

Home heating checklist to prepare for winter

Authored by Mike Page

What could be worse than having your sprinkler burst from frozen lines because you forget to purge the system before winter began?

This is just one problem. When fall hits, and if you don’t prepare for winter, you could be in messy situations later on. To avoid all the fuss, you should first perform a test run of your electrical central heating .

Turn the thermostat to heat...

What is Stamp Duty?

Authored by Mike Page

Buying property in the UK is rewarding, though not without its challenges. A common conundrum is stamp duty. A necessary evil by all accounts, this hefty tax can make or break a house sale. Working out if and how much you should pay isn't that hard, for the most part, but there are a few sticking points. Here's all you need to know about stamp duty.

Brief History of Stamp Duty...

Common problems with self-build projects and how to avoid them

Authored by Mike Page

Self-build projects are all the rage in 2019, but they’re not as easy to achieve as your favourite YouTuber might make them out to be. If not done correctly, a self-build project can encounter tons of problems that could have easily been avoided if you had either hired professional help or researched your project a little more thoroughly beforehand. To help you avoid any self-build mishaps,...

Seven Tips For a Stress-Free House Move in the Winter

Authored by Mike Page

House moving is a big event for anybody, and along with positive anticipation of moving to a new home, stress comes along. The worries revolve around the safety of the goods during transit. Hence, people always want to ensure that the packing materials used should protect the belongings from damage.

But the worries are intensified during adverse climatic conditions such as winter. The...