Tuesday, January 16, 2018
January is traditionally a time for “out with the old, in with the new” with sweeping resolutions for a fresh start. Thankfully we’ve been somewhat more protective of our built environment over the years and retained much of the heritage and architectural gems displayed in our old towns. But there’s also a definite need for new build. The UK is desperately short of housing, and in November’s Budget Chancellor Philip Hammond announced plans to build five new garden towns as part of the government’s ambitious plans to significantly boost house-building in the UK.
Thursday, January 11, 2018
There’s a definite trend towards homes with an “old” exterior yet which are bang up to date inside the front door. From thatched cottages to barn conversions, if you buy a period building, you’re not just buying a new home, but a piece of national heritage. You may want to adopt an “out with the old, in with the new” approach, but with a sympathetic approach you can create your dream home, keeping all the aesthetics of period charm but with the functionality and minimalism of contemporary cool.
Thursday, January 4, 2018
The UK appears to be getting increasingly stormy as illustrated this week by Storm Eleanor. Across Britain, homes were left without power, properties suffered structural damage and many were flooded. Before the next storm blows in, a few precautions could help you to minimise any damage. So here are some tips to protect your home and get back to normal if your property is damaged.
Friday, December 15, 2017
If you’re thinking of selling or letting your home, here’s some advice on how to secure a January sale or let. The single most important thing you can do to get ahead is to talk to your estate agent before Christmas so that your property is marketed before the traditional flurry of activity begins in January. There’s a long list of motivated buyers and tenants looking over the festive period, eager to move in the New Year. Last year on Christmas Day, Rightmove received over 1.5m* visits to their site and almost 2.5m* visits on New Year’s Day, so now’s the time to get ready for a January sale or let. This quick and simple summary shows you how to make the process less stressful.