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How Can Lighting Help Me Sell My Home?

May 11, 2018 9:25 am

Moving house can be stressful, especially when you can’t seem to sell despite a huge amount of viewings. There are many steps you can take to help improve your chances of selling your property and lighting is one of them. Lighting can greatly impact a person’s mood. Poor artificial lighting, for example, can trigger depression,…

Is There a New Alternative to “The Bank of Mum and Dad”?

March 30, 2018 11:00 am

As house prices rise, it’s harder than ever for first-time buyers to get onto the property ladder, despite the fact that paying rent is often more expensive than monthly mortgage repayments. Even with the changes to stamp duty, there are still various costs to consider. Unfortunately, the problem for most is saving enough for a…

3 Tips to Help You Sell Your Home

March 19, 2018 9:24 am

If you’re struggling to sell your property we’re here to help. Preparing your home for viewers is important and can even increase its value. We’ve put together some helpful tips to help boost your chances of a successful sale. 1. Give Your Home a Spring Clean Now’s the time to get on top of those…

3 Tips to Increase the Value of Your Home

January 23, 2018 12:19 pm

For homeowners, the question of how much their property is worth is of the utmost importance, especially for those who wish to sell and move house. If you’re a homeowner, you’ll be pleased to know that there are several ways in which you can increase the value of your property, including renovations, decoration or even…

What Expenses do London First-Time Buyers Face?

January 19, 2018 9:34 am

There are a variety of costs that a first-time buyer will have to meet, despite the abolishment of stamp duty on the first £300,000 of properties worth up to £500,000. Of course, saving up for the deposit will be at the top of your requirements. This will have to be at least 5% of the…

Why Should I Convert My Basement?

January 10, 2018 1:50 pm

Most basements are dank and dark, and usually inhabitable. If you’re lucky enough to have a basement, but it is indeed unused and neglected, you may want to think about converting it into a comfortable living space for your family. There are many advantages to doing so, which we want to share with you, to…

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

January 4, 2018 10:58 am

The New Year will come with a new regulation for commercial and residential properties. This will bring about both threats and opportunities for current landlords, investors, lenders and developers. In fact, over 400,000 properties in England and Wales will be ‘unlettable’ for failing to meet the performance standards, so fast action must be taken. To find out more, please…

How to Get onto the Property Ladder

September 13, 2017 9:46 am

As UK house prices soar and average wages fail to keep pace, it’s becoming increasingly more difficult for young people to get onto the property ladder and they must resort to renting. However, for investment purposes, it is certainly worth scrimping and saving to buy a house. It may sound daunting, but there are several…

Architecture That Meets Environmental Standards

August 15, 2017 9:08 am

Keeping up with the latest regulations is essential for both businesses and residents, which can have an impact on building design and architecture. For example, providing electrical charge points in new buildings isn’t on many architects’ radars yet, but given that new petrol or diesel cars will not be allowed in the UK from 2040…

The Use of Colour in Architecture

July 24, 2017 3:31 pm

There are many stages involved in an architectural design process and colour choice is becoming an increasingly more important aspect. It is no longer just an afterthought or finishing touch. Colour is a sensory perception that has the ability to make a person feel or think a certain way, depending on the ways in which…