Monday, November 20, 2017
Upton Park was designated a conservation area in 1970, comprising two distinct areas either side of the Datchet Road; one with a medieval core, the other a Victorian development which resulted from Slough’s growth following the arrival of the Great Western Railway in 1838. Together the areas constitute an area of significant historic interest and architectural heritage.
Monday, November 13, 2017
Now that the evenings are dark and chilly, there are plenty of ways to make your home cosy, secure and energy efficient throughout the winter. From wood burning stoves to draught excluders, whilst it’s cold, wet and windy outdoors, your home can be cosy, warm and inviting after a long day. So here are some tips to get your home ready for winter.
Friday, November 10, 2017
Spotlight on Amersham - our estate agent’s view. With its timbered coaching inns, Georgian tea rooms, antique shops and Market House, Old Amersham is one of the most photogenic towns in The Chilterns. Location determined the purpose of the town originally as a market town on the much travelled coaching route west from London and more recently as a prime residential town in the commuter belt with both mainline and Underground stations. The new town’s popularity as a place to live has grown over the years with huge demand associated with the Metropolitan Line station, grammar schools for both boys and girls, as well as a thriving, continually improving modern town centre with stores such as Waitrose and M & S.
Friday, October 13, 2017
Traditionally, in autumn, our thoughts turn to moving. The kids are back at school, the weather is still mild and early evenings are still light enough for viewings. However, buyers, sellers, landlords and solicitors will all be keen to finalise property transactions before Christmas and the New Year, so with just 10 weeks to go it’s important to get moving! Selling your house or letting a property may seem daunting but there are ways to streamline the process, avoiding stress and financial penalties along the way. By enlisting professionals with expert knowledge and legal protection, you minimise the risks involved, and can save time and money.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Spotlight on Burnham - our estate agent’s view. The village of Burnham lies just west of Slough close to J7 of the M4. It has excellent transport links, with mainline railway stations at Burnham and Taplow, connecting to London Paddington, Slough and Reading. With the advent of Crossrail, journey times will improve even further and this has already contributed to the rise in property prices in the area.
Monday, October 9, 2017
As autumn fades the nights draw in. October is officially National Home Security Month (sponsored by Yale and with the support of the Thames Valley Police) and with a significant increase in burglaries once the clocks go back, it’s designed to raise awareness of home security by offering advice, information and support. Whether you are thinking of selling or staying put this winter, here are some tips from The Frost Partnership to keep you and your property “as safe as houses” giving your home added appeal in the process.