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Simple home energy improvement ideas

2
Mar

Simple home energy improvement ideas

Posted on: 02 March 2021

Category: News

Spending more time at home over the last year will have seen the cost of energy bills creeping up for many of us.  Here we look at some simple home energy improvements which should have a positive impact on your bills as well as the environment. Building regulations do sometimes apply, so read our blog to find out when. Data from the Department for business, energy and industrial strategy shows our homes are responsible for about 15% of UK greenhouse gases. The main source is use of...

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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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