Energy Efficiency through Double Glazing

The environmental lobby while strong has no political representation in the UK Parliament. That is not to say that the political parties are ignoring the need for ‘green targets’. The Energy Minister, Ed Davey, has recently focused on the need to improve energy efficiency, perhaps by as much as 30% by the end of the next decade. The Government is keen on legislation to enforce a cut in carbon use and it will be interesting to see what is passed. There are many things that will help. They include Read more [...]

How to Sell the Benefits of UPVC Windows to your Clients

No matter how many years you have in the business, it always helps to brush up on your selling strategy and keep in mind factors that will influence customers into spending money on your products. After all, the market is competitive and it is not a good idea to rest on your laurels and think that you know it all. Here’s how to position uPVC windows at the forefront of your customers’ minds – and make them more likely to buy uPVC windows and doors from you. 1. Promote the Long History of Read more [...]

Garages – Are they a thing of the past or could they be used better?

Although many homeowners still consider having a garage a major luxury, have they actually now become a thing of the past? Over the last twenty years, more and more property developments have been including garages in their buildings that have not been wide enough for the modern day car, or not even including a garage at all. Many families have recently announced in a survey taken by a property company that they would rather have the space for additional living, which is why the concrete garage conversion Read more [...]

Furniture Rental: What Is It Used For?

Using a furniture rental service can be an excellent option in a variety of circumstances. But when exactly would you want to rent your furniture rather than buy it yourself? Here are a few of the most common occasions when furniture rental can be a more convenient and cost-effective option. 1. Home Staging If you are trying to sell your home, you will have to make sure it looks as good as possible in order to sell it for the best possible price. The furniture will play a huge role in the overall Read more [...]

6 New Ways to Modernize Your Home

Whether you are planning to sell your home or you just want to give it a snazzy new look, it may be time to do some updating and modernizing. There are several things you can do to bring your home up to date.   1. Update Your Appliances   If you want your home to have a modern look, you must have up to date appliances. Your kitchen is especially important. Take a look at your refrigerator and stove, as well as appliances such as your microwave, dishwasher and anything else in your kitchen. Read more [...]

Adding Modern Finishes To Home Design

Putting the final touches to a newly built home is sometimes the hardest part for some people. With the abundance of options to consider, finding the right finishing material is quite confusing. Contemporary homes have been inclined to use materials such as glass to offer that unique and vibrant look for home designs. Another option is the use of decorative concrete coatings. Concrete has become increasingly popular as a decorative material over the last two decades. To give you an idea of other Read more [...]

The First Time Buyers’ Guide to the Property Market

Buying your first home is a landmark moment in life. But how can you avoid the potential pitfalls along the way? If you're thinking of taking your first step onto the property ladder there's a lot to think about. What sort of home are you looking for? Will you be able to get a mortgage? How much can you afford? It's easy to feel pressured into making a quick decision especially with builders, mortgage lenders and even the government eager to get you to buy. But it's important to take a step back Read more [...]

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME FOR A RESTFUL SLEEP

Home means lots of things to different people: somewhere we live and can be ourselves and somewhere to share with family and friends. For most of us it means somewhere for a safe and peaceful sleep. And to enjoy that sleep, we should choose the best bed linen we can afford. Duvets and sheets: what type of fabric? There are a range of fabrics to choose from when selecting duvets and sheets, with cotton being the most popular for bedroom linen. Cotton is a soft and breathable fabric available in Read more [...]

Five Ideas for Home Decoration with a Difference

With fashions within the design industry constantly changing and various color schemes and trends alternating as the flavor of the month, many homeowners are now looking for something different. Here are five unusual ideas to consider when updating your home. The fallout from the recent worldwide recession has still not completely dissipated, which means that many people are now looking to make improvements to their current home rather than risk stepping out into the still uncertain property market. Read more [...]

Top Tips to Decorate Your Bathroom

Having a nice bathroom not only helps you to feel good, it also adds value to your house. Alongside the kitchen, the bathroom is one of the key rooms in your home. It therefore makes sense to invest time and effort into making sure your bathroom is ‘just right’. Each aspect needs to be examined and reassessed, in order for you to achieve the look you are aiming for. If you have a small to medium sized bathroom it is particularly important to utilize the space effectively. Here we have compiled Read more [...]