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Post Brexit, does the UK face a shortage of skilled people?

So we voted to leave the European Union on June 23rd, and many people tell us a bright future awaits. UPDATED: WE NOW LEAVE (APPARENTLY) ON OCTOBER 31ST 2019 so says Boris Johnson. WE SHALL SEE… Eurosceptics like Boris Johnson, Liam Fox, or even Nigel Farage can’t sort the skills shortage, or even begin to...Continue reading

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Getting the best out of your Victorian house

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 in...Continue reading

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Cardboard boxes! Are British homes getting smaller?

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?

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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.

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Tips to avoid Home Improvements scams, rogues and con-men

WARNING! There are people out there who want to relieve you of your money! Continuing our consumer advice theme, we advise you what and who to watch out for, so you don’t get ripped off when purchasing home improvements and building work on your home and we offer some handy home improvements advice.

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