We all like to make our house as good as it can possibly be, however while there are many ways to improve your home for the better, it’s important to take the right approach with DIY and home improvements, or you could end up losing money instead....
The Victorian era heralded great changes throughout not only our own country, but also in the then British Empire, much of which can be seen today in our streets in the form of industrial buildings, churches, bridges and of course, houses. The Victorians knew how to build stuff to last, and if you live...Continue reading
Feeling generous? Deep pockets? Money to burn? Have you won the lottery? If you are flash with cash and are looking to add some pizzazz to your property, let’s be honest, the sky is the limit, but we took 5 random, but expensive, home improvements that you can buy if you have the dough....Continue reading
Need a bit more space? A recent study by RIBA (The Royal Institute of British Architects) found that most new build homes in the UK are at least one whole room smaller in square metres, than older houses, in fact they go on to suggest that this is detrimental to our health, but why?...
Hola! If you own a Spanish home, or you are an expat living in Spain, here’s 5 reasons to get the exterior painted professionally. Pay cheap? Pay twice We used to work in Spain ourselves, so we know the huge difference between painting or repairing a Spanish house compared to a British or Irish...Continue reading
In London’s overheated property market it seems houses are for now only millionaires and not the likes of you or I any more, and with the cost on average 3 bed home in the capital now reaching the dizzy heights of approximately HALF A MILLION POUNDS! (Source: Land Registry), and the effects of mass...Continue reading
If you have ever bought a house before, you will know the importance of having a survey, but what if the report finds wet rot or dry rot? What is it? How can it be dealt with? We, as a company, only really deal with damp in masonry, but we often get asked about...Continue reading
We wear many hats in this business and one of the hats we wear is of course our customer service hat! We get literally hundreds of calls, texts and emails each month asking questions, but not all of them are relevant and we can’t help everyone and we’re not psychic like our friend Derek...Continue reading
Hey buddy! (Good afternoon old chap!) Home improvements remain similar in nature in both the UK & America but words used by contractors vary wildly between the 2 countries, which side of the pond are you on? Do you know your siding from your cladding? Is it a bucket or a pail? Let’s do...Continue reading
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...Continue reading
Seagulls, or rather Herring Gulls, have made the news in the past few weeks, but for all the wrong reasons. As I myself live a few hundreds metres from the sea, it is a problem that certainly caught my interest so I decided to look deeper into the problems caused by seagulls. Recently, some...Continue reading
Cracks come in all shapes and sizes, some only on the surface and some that go far deeper. This house in Ashford, Kent, was covered in painted tyrolean and suffered not only from cracking to various parts of each elevation, but it also needed frequent external re-painting. Due to the size of the house,...Continue reading