If you ever wanted to expand the living space of your house, you probably have considered a loft conversion. Or maybe you live in a flat which was converted from a loft. One way or another you will need, at one point, to install roof windows. This guide will cover all you need to know in order to make the right choice. However, be sure to consult your choice with the producer websites like Fakro as they usually offer a lot of advice and insights into windows. (more…)
Recent technological advances in home construction and materials have snowballed a revolution of ideas that are changing the way in which the industry operates. Looking at projects and companies like Home Nation, we can see that modern, beautifully designed, surdy homes are more affordable than ever before. At the same time, the pallete of custom features has not diminished – quite the opposite! (more…)
A great property owner and/or experienced property manager knows the value of hiring a professional contractor, in order to survey a building and be certain that there are no fissures or cracks that could allow for unwanted water infiltration. After all, keeping various elements out of a building will save you a whole lot of money in the long run.
As our climate seems to head away from warm and dry or cold and dry and increasingly towards wet, we are forced to look at our buildings from a different viewpoint. At one time, we would have aimed for them to withstand snow or ice, perhaps the occasional burst of heat in the summer. However, now we have to deal with more rain, often for longer periods of time and in increasing strength. This is where rainscreen cladding comes in – so what does it do and does your building need it? (more…)
A good house may feel like a home, but a house you are outgrowing may feel more like a sweater that’s a size too small. While nostalgia might make you want to stay, the fact is, if your home no longer adequately meets your needs, it is time to move. Here are some of the most important signs. (more…)
Whether you are looking to sell your house or just want to spruce it up to make a nicer living space for you and your family, home improvements don’t need to cost a fortune. Here are seven quick and effective ways to improve your home without breaking the bank. (more…)
Many of us aspire to have a beautifully decorated home with a traditional feel, often particularly if we live in a modern home. But it can seem baffling how to achieve this look without any of the period features we so often associate with a more traditional decorative style. Don’t despair though, it’s certainly achievable, and will just a few simple tips and tricks you’ll have a traditional decorative feel in no time. (more…)