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Time to replace your boiler?

15
Dec

Time to replace your boiler?

Posted on: 15 December 2020

Category: News

There is nothing better than a warm, welcoming home at this time of year and it’s easy to forget how much we rely on our boilers to do that for us.  As the cost of running your boiler is likely to account for up to half your household energy bills, perhaps it’s time to consider whether yours is still efficient or whether it needs replacing. The energy efficiency of boilers has improved dramatically over recent years and investing in a new model should make a big...

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conservatory, orangery or extension?

12
Oct

conservatory, orangery or extension?

Posted on: 12 October 2020

Category: News

The majority of us have been staying in more and working from home over the last six months, which has led to many homeowners reconsidering how they use their downstairs living space. If you’ve realised you need more room, here we look at three popular options to extend and what might be right for you. Conservatories  A conservatory has traditionally been a quicker and less expensive way of adding more living space to a home. However, its popularity has waned in the...

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Lofts and loft bathrooms

27
Aug

Lofts and loft bathrooms

Posted on: 27 August 2020

Category: News

With many of us having decent sized lofts in our homes, converting them is one of the most popular home improvement projects we oversee.  Often the loft will be turned into extra bedroom space, incorporating a bathroom or ensuite. Loft size The simplest type of loft conversion, if headroom allows, is to leave the existing roof intact and add rooflights. Many properties built before 1960 have steep pitched roofs which allow for this simpler type of conversion.  However, if you...

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Green Homes Grant - replacing windows and doors

27
Jul

Green Homes Grant - replacing windows and doors

Posted on: 27 July 2020

Category: News

With the Government’s recent announcement about the Green Homes Grant, from September homeowners should be able to apply online for up to £5,000 of vouchers for energy-efficient home improvements. (*At the time of writing it is unclear whether there will be an assessment needed to get the vouchers so look out for further announcements.) The vouchers should cover 2/3 of the cost of any eligible energy-saving improvement and it is expected these will include double glazing as...

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