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Is My Property a Non-Standard Building?

It’s important to understand whether your house is built using non-standard construction methods and materials. While there are some very old non-standard properties, such as those made using cob and wattle and daub, the majority of non-standard houses were built in the 20th century. Construction gained pace after 1918, with

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Is My Property a Listed Building?

A listed building is a building of national importance which is protected due to its special architectural or historic interest. Listed buildings are protected by the Planning Act 1990 to ensure that any future alterations to the property are in keeping with its historic interest, and its unique character is

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Warning Signs You Need a New Roof

It can be difficult to know whether your roof has any issues and even harder to tell whether it needs repairing. Hence, we outline the warning signs that indicate that you need repairs or even a new roof. It is vital to check for these warning signs, as they can

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4 Reasons to Buy a Home

Buying a house is a big decision and a big investment to make. To help you make that decision, this article discusses 4 of the best reasons to buy a home, including security, investment, freedom, and most importantly, because it’s yours.   1. It’s Yours One of the best things

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An Expert Guide to RICS Home Surveys

Your home will most likely be the biggest purchase of your life, so you need to get it right and know what you’re investing in to. To make sure you are making an informed decision, a building survey will give you detailed expert advice on your property, including defects and the cost

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What Causes House Foundations to Move?

In our last blog post, we discussed the warning signs to identify if your foundations are moving. The ground and soil beneath your home can become unstable and cause your foundations to move and weaken your house’s structure. In this article, we highlight the main factors that can cause foundations to

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Top 4 Warning Signs of a Bad Home Foundation

Over time, the ground upon which your home is built can become unstable and shift. This can weaken your home’s structural integrity and cause its foundations to move too. This article will help you to identify the 4 key warning signs of a bad home foundation, as minor issues can

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3 Of The Best Ways To Keep Your Property Secure

Homes without security measures are 5x more at risk of burglary than those with security measures. These are 3 of the best and most effective security precautions to take to reduce risk and keep your property safe and secure.   1. Locks Two thirds of burglars break into a house

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10 Best Energy Efficiency Tips That Will Save You Money

There are many things you can do to not only save energy in your home, but also save money by cutting down your energy bills. From installing insulation to switching off appliances, this article highlights some of the most simple and effective things you can do to make your house

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How To Plan An Excellent Extension

Extensions can be an effective way to increase the value of your property and create some extra space in your home without having to move house. This article highlights some of the key factors you should take into consideration when planning your extension, so that your project can run smoothly.

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