How to Add Value to Your Home on a Budget

When it comes to selling your property, it always pays to take a good look at it from a house buyer point of view before it goes on to the market and looks at the things you can do to increase the appeal without necessarily breaking the bank. We’ve put together a quick guide on how to add value to your home on a budget. Things to do to add value to your home on a budget Take a good look around your house or flat. Are there any defects you've grown accustomed to and no longer immediately notice? What about the chips [...]

By |2019-07-06T13:17:05+01:006th July, 2019|DIY Projects, Property Maintenance|0 Comments

How to Treat Damp and Mould

Damp and mould can become expensive, it can damage your or your tenants' health and it's extremely important it's treated early. But, how do you get rid of mould? Causes of Damp and Mould Damp and mould are caused by excess moisture. Moisture in buildings can be caused by: Leaking pipes Rising damp Rain seeping in because of damage to the roof or around window frames Condensation building up on windows Poor ventilation of bathrooms, kitchens and utility rooms where you keep washing machines or tumble driers. In a new build home, damp can occur if the water used when the [...]

By |2019-07-10T10:54:22+01:0030th June, 2019|Repairs|0 Comments

Your EPC And What It Means

You've probably seen energy ratings regularly, often attached to electrical appliances like your fridge, washing machine or television. Did you know that your home has one too? You'd be forgiven if you were unaware though it is becoming quite common knowledge now, especially with the latest change to the private rented sector where homes must meet a minimum energy efficiency rating of E or above before they're marketed to let. Whilst you may be aware of Energy Efficiency Ratings, you may not be quite fully informed as to what all the ratings actually mean. Because energy efficiency is important and [...]

By |2019-06-15T11:15:34+01:0015th June, 2019|Energy Efficiency, Property Maintenance|0 Comments

Top 10 Affordable DIY Projects to Add Value to Your Home

Are you about to put your house on the market? If so, you’ll want to get the best possible price for it. Here are a few simple changes you can make to improve the property and bump up its value. 10 Affordable DIY Projects Create understairs storage. The understairs area is so often under-utilised. If you’ve got some basic DIY skills, turn it into a cupboard, or even hang a curtain across it to create a storage area. Other creative uses include: shelving for books, an understairs toilet room, or even a ‘wine cellar’.   Fixing leaks. Leaky pipes are bad news [...]

By |2019-06-06T15:45:06+01:0012th June, 2019|DIY Projects, Property Maintenance|0 Comments