Buying property and letting it is a great way to make an additional income. Some people devote all their time to it and others just have it as a business on the side, but whichever option you choose there are always things you should take into consideration. Have a read of these 5 top tips […]

Can You Paint Roof Tiles?

can you paint roof tiles

by David Tamplin on 1 Feb, 2017

This is a question I have asked myself and never found a straight answer. So, after some research and talking to various roofers and roofing merchants I started to get some sort of overall answer which was NO. However, I wasn’t convinced and if you read on, you will see my thinking and then my […]

best property investments

The Best Property Investments You Should Consider

Why is property a good investment? In the current economic climate people are obviously looking for sensible ways to invest their money. But what are the types of investment with significantly lower risks involved? One of the safest is property investment. Not only can you usually expect value growth in the long term, but you […]

Making our home more energy efficient

Making Our Home More Energy Efficient

It’s almost the season to be jolly! But unfortunately it’s also the season for big bills and high-energy consumption, none of which make anyone particularly jolly. The rising cost of both gas and electric may have got you thinking about what you can do to make your home more energy efficient. This is great, and […]

Buying Your First Investment Property

Buying Your First Investment Property

Where once the likes of Property Ladder, Homes Under The Hammer, and Location, Location, Location made it seem as though the UK housing market was an ever-expanding bubble, that could never burst, the harsh realities of the past few years have turned ‘property investment’ into dirty words. Yet, the grim economic climate has affected everything […]

Tips And Tricks On Selling A Home

The current state of the housing market can make it difficult to sell your home, even if it’s in a desirable area. Even when you’ve found a buyer, broken links in the chain can soon put you back to square one, so it’s important to do everything you can to ensure your home is as […]

Landlords Must Have Specific Landlord Insurance

Landlords Must Have Specific Landlord Insurance

Since 2005, owning your own home has become a pipe dream for more and more first time buyers. Unfortunately, with the recession and subsequent property slump of the last few years, buying a property has hit the ‘would be’ homebuyer hard. Banks have tightened their lending criteria and ask for as much as a fifth […]

Carpets Make Comeback On Wooden Flooring

After years of seemingly losing popularity to wooden or laminated flooring, carpets appear to be making a comeback. Why this should be deserves investigating and we will do just that. We will look at the benefits carpet offers over hard flooring. We will examine the best way to choose a carpet and offer some tips […]

Save Energy With Double Glazing & Solar Power Energy Panels

The past few years have been tough financially; no question. Double-dip recessions, credit crunches and economic downturns have had a negative impact on jobs, living standards and personal finance. Energy costs have risen exponentially. Householders are searching for ways to trim expenditure. The answer could well be in reducing energy wastage. It is estimated that […]

Relaxed Planning Laws Boost for Home Improvements Sector

Double glazing companies will welcome new plans that the UK Government has outlined in its Technical Consultation, “Extending Permitted Development Rights for Homeowners and Businesses”. The Government wants to regenerate the ailing construction industry by relaxing planning laws. House owners will be allowed to extend a single storey up to eight metres from their existing […]