How to get rid of Unwanted Smells in Your Property

Thu 25 Sep 2014

  Everybody loves having their pets in their households, but not everybody loves the smell. Whether you have a dog, cat, rabbit or even a guinea pig, unwanted odours can begin to creep into your household overtime. These kind of smells can be off putting to prospective property buyers, making the selling process much more difficult. As well as pet smells, the fact that most smokers s more

The Top 5 Places People Tend to Live the Longest

Thu 11 Sep 2014

With advances in healthcare and an increased standard of living, the average life expectancy for us in the UK has seen a steady increase. According to the office of National Statistics, at the end of 2013, the average life expectancy for a woman was 82.8 years, and men were expected to live until 78.8 years. So here's a question, does the location we live in play any part in how long we are more

First Time Buyers Pay £22,000 on Average More Than Last Year

Fri 29 Aug 2014

We all know the stresses of being a first homebuyer, such as finding a suitable location, buying furniture and saving the large deposit required for a mortgage. One thing you don't want to find out on top of all that stress is that according to official figures, property prices for first time buyers have increased by around PS22,000. The prices for a house in June of 2013 averaged at arou more

How to Buy a Property That Will Make You Money

Thu 28 Aug 2014

Everyone is looking for ways to make a lot of extra cash nowadays. One popular method is property development. It is now possible for a homeowner to make millions thanks to the rise in house prices, depending on what property they own. The trick to this process is finding the right area and type of property to invest in - one that is likely to have a great turnover in the long run. Accordin more

5 Friendliest Places to Live in the UK

Wed 27 Aug 2014

According to a recent study from, 75% of UK citizens would not make the effort to speak to their neighbours when relocating to a new area. Surely we're not all that reserved? News Shopper suggests that three quarters of us that do make small talk claim a simple conversation with a neighbour makes them feel more in touch with the rest of their community. So maybe this more

Tips for Keeping Your Home Cool During the Summer Months

Mon 28 Jul 2014

Britain has had better weather than the Mediterranean, Hawaii and The Bahamas so far this summer, and with the majority of homes not set up for air conditioning, it can be a struggle to keep your home feeling cool enough. Although we all love summer, and the sun that comes with it, the sweltering heat can sometimes make you feel hot and uncomfortable, and can often make it harder to get to more

A Guide to Getting a Conservatory

Mon 21 Jul 2014

Adding a conservatory onto your home is not only a great way to create more space, but it can also help you get the most out of the summer months and really appreciate your garden or views. This isn't the only thing conservatories are beneficial for though, they can also add value to your home and give your house an edge above others when it comes to putting it on the market. Here's o more

Knowing When and How to Repoint Your Home

Thu 10 Jul 2014

What is Repointing When it comes to housing, the vast majority of homes have one thing in common: mortar. Especially within masonry homes and Victorian houses, the exterior brick, stone or concrete work will have most likely been separated using mortar, due to this materials accessibility and strong structure. The main job of this filling is to provide a strong separation between the brickw more

How to Recreate Your Garage into the Perfect Living Space for Your Loved Ones

Tue 08 Jul 2014

Since 1996, the number of 20-34 year olds living at home has increased by 669,000 (25%), showing a strong decrease in the average number of people flying the nest. The idea of a full family home is now a much more common route in modern living. There are growing numbers of students moving back home, as well as the increase and popularity of "granny annexes" over nursing homes. Accordin more

How to Damp Proof Your Home in a Few Simple Steps

Wed 25 Jun 2014

Damp is an incredibly common household ailment, and not only does it cause serious damage to the walls of your home, but it can also make it a very cold, wet and uncomfortable place to live. If damp is left untreated, then it can cause serious harm to both your home and your health. If you live in a damp house, you are 75% more likely to develop respiratory problems down the line. There a more