Home Improvements

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A guide to garage conversions: costs and ideas

Everything you need to know about converting your garage into a room Garage conversions are a cost-effective and easy way to add more space to your home without the hassle that building an extension can bring. With a garage conversion you can avoid the lengthy planning permission involved in getting an extension, as well as…

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Top Tips on Finding and Hiring a Reliable Tradesperson

Top Tips on Finding and Hiring a Reliable Tradesperson Speak to anyone who’s been unlucky enough to deal with a cowboy builder and you’ll know what a blight they are. Masking themselves as reputable “professionals”, cowboy builders come with little or no knowledge of their supposed “trade” and leave their poor victims with a bigger…

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Help! What to do if you’ve hired a rogue/cowboy tradesperson

You’ve been scammed! That tradesperson you trusted has left you with nothing but broken promises and a botched job. You’re seriously out of pocket; and even worse, you feel fooled, let down and maybe even frightened. Wherever you live and whatever your circumstances, everyone is at risk of being conned by a corrupt contractor. And…

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How to Avoid Rogue Tradesmen and Cowboy Builders

Rogue tradesmen…cowboy builders…whatever you want to call them, they’re out there, and they’re after one thing – your money.  We’ve all heard the stories about people falling victim to scammers, and you’d think by now we would have managed to avoid them like the plague. But spotting them isn’t always as easy as we like…

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Ultimate Guide To uPVC Double Glazing Windows

We’re always being asked questions by our readers about buying uPVC windows, or issues they have experienced with other types as they search for an alternative. That’s why we decided to gather together all our knowledge into one easy to read guide on uPVC replacement windows. When you are searching for new windows you will…

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Ultimate Guide to Buying a New Kitchen

Where the living room was once designed to become the centre piece of the home that has shifted in the modern age towards the kitchen area. Homeowners invest a lot of their money into creating a beautiful new kitchen, not only for them to enjoy but because of the value it adds to the property…

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Why Choose uPVC Front and Back Doors For Your Home

It may seem like an obvious thing to state but the front and back doors of your home are two of the most important elements of the entire structure. They serve as the entrances into your personal space which means real consideration should be given towards the type of doors you install. Much like its…

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How To Deal With Asbestos In Your Home

A lot has been said about asbestos since the turn of the millennia but there is still some confusion surrounding the material and the risks it poses. We constantly hear from readers who ask about asbestos in their home and what they should do if they discover it. At the same time, not everyone is…

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Bifold Doors Guide – Cost, Materials, Maintenance and Issues

Purchasing a bifold door system is a big investment which means taking the time to weigh up the various pros and cons involved. Many buyers overlook the importance of things like security, energy efficiency and the common problems experienced with bifold doors. Yet, as the system is used on a daily basis all of these factors need to be…

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