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What home improvements do I need planning permission for?

In the UK, and many other countries, there exists a set of enforceable rules and regulations that govern the built environment, which aim to ensure that buildings are constructed, altered or improved in a sympathetic and safe manner. There are various common home improvements, usually the more “major” types, that require permission from your local...Continue reading

Tips on how to rid your home of cigarette smells and other nasty niffs

There is nothing worse than moving into a new house, only to find that it stinks of stale cigarette smoke from the previous owners. We are going to share with you our top tips on how to properly clean your home and banish stale air, nicotine stained ceilings and the pungent whiff of cigarettes.

Textured exterior wall coating on rear and side of rural bungalow in Winkleigh Devon

5 fascinating facts you never knew about bungalows!

Today we are looking at Bungalows and why we love these squat little homes so much. There are LOADS of bungalows in my area, although in part, this has to be understood in the context of the sheer amount of retired people who live on the south coast, but did we build these homes specifically...Continue reading

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Garden paths, patios and driveways. Ideas & advice

The right patio, path or driveway can make a real difference and can actually add value to your house, but what type should you choose and with what materials? The driveway and all the walkways around the home need not be an expensive home improvement and various different materials are available to suit budget and...Continue reading

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