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Home Improvement Information

Planning Permission Tips UK - Pre-application Enquiries to the Council - Is the Delay Worthwhile?

The holiday season is now in full swing & for about the next 6 weeks we tend to see a noticeable downturn in the level of new enquiries which I think is pretty much typical amongst most services. This, for us, is a time when we normally attend to the updating & improvement of our internal administration, so the forecasted lull over the coming weeks will be put to good use.

Planning Permission UK - Tactics if Appealing to the DOE for a Planning Refusal

Tactics of Appealing to the DOE - There will be times in any Design Agents career when a clients scheme will be refused Planning Permission. Fortunately, our experience is now at a point when we can normally forecast these schemes & steer the client away from that design solution.

Planning Permission Tips UK - Off Road Car Parking - What Value - Do You Need to Apply for Planning

Isn't it a shame that for most folk, taking a holiday means moving en-mass with millions of other people also doing the same thing! Long journeys, loads of bodies at airports & long traffic queues in humid conditions - why do we do it?Strange thing is, - do we ever notice any easier parking provision in our towns & cities while all these people are travelling away from home to these holiday locations? I haven't.For a great many of us (myself included), street parking outside ones own home is getting to be a bit of a luxury these days.

Planning Permission Tips UK - Trees and How They Can Affect Development when Applying for Planning

Like most folk, I believe that more can be achieved in life by open & transparent negotiation - laying ones cards on the table for a reciprocal arrangement & courtesy. Unfortunately, like most things in life, there will be times when one side will try & gain the advantage at the detriment of the other party using this method.

Ridding Your Home of Geopathic Stress

Just as there are solar magnetic stresses that come from the sun and the galactic "soup" that supports the universe, there are geomagnetic stresses that come from within the earth. The field of geobiology, or geopathology, is a science that has its roots in Europe and has slowly gained popularity in the United States over the past 25 years.

Fire Hazard Alert - Is Your Dryer Ready to Ignite

In recent years there has been many stories about dryers catching on fire. Should we be concerned? Yes of course.

The Science of Architecture

You're told to take vitamins, drink plenty of water, get a good night's sleep and exercise, but has anyone ever told you that the design of your home and office can impact your health? You wouldn't be alone in raising an eyebrow and questioning how this could be so, but thousands of years ago, the ancient seers of India spent entire lifetimes observing how man-made structures impact humans beings. Their findings were compiled into a body of knowledge called Vastu Shastra.

Housing and Smart Houses; Energy Self Sufficient Possibilities

Housing and smart houses. I believe that we could have avoided this upcoming Natural Gas Shortage by building smarter and more efficient homes.

Hydrogen Cell Generator For The Home

A Hydrogen Cell generator in your house could power up all the appliances and components and even charge your car and at peak times sell energy back to the grid. Imagine being your own power company and getting a check in the mail, from someone other than Enron of course.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Home Theater - Without Spending a Fortune

So you've scraped and saved, now you've finally gotten together a semi-respectable home theater system. You want even more, but the idea of spending another few thousand on new front speakers doesn't cut it.

10 Spring Cleaning Tips For Your Kitchen

The words "spring cleaning" can make the neatest person cringe. They mean more work.

Building a Home Addition

Besides providing your home with more living space, a home addition can be a terrific investment. However, before embarking on such a project the homeowner should first consider several important items.

Home Air Filters: Knowing Which One to Choose

Since air filters are one of the bests tools for eradicating allergens from your home, more people are using them than ever before. The trick is to find the one that works best for you, depending upon your specific needs.

Spring Deck Prep Tips

It's finally spring! Time to move out the patio furniture and get ready to enjoy the great outdoors.But, before you do, make sure you clean, restore and protect your deck so you can get the most out of it during the spring and summer months ahead.

6 Saving Tips When Moving

Moving households, whether it is due to a job transfer or upgrading your home, and whether moving across country or across town, is an expensive proposition. Even when a new employer sponsors a relocation, there are hidden or un-thought-of expenses such as tipping or registering your vehicle in a new state.

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02/12/2018 08:15 AM
Make Home Improvement on Budget a Reality
It is said that the energy in your home overrules the life situations. Probably this is why most of us just love to invest and improve the way our home looks. But you need not spend a fortune to bring those positive changes in your life.
01/24/2018 09:52 AM
Simple Tips For Low Cost Home Improvements
Have you been thinking about remodeling your home? Keep in mind that you can often achieve your goal without a giant expense. Small improvements introduced in almost every room, including the exterior of the house can make all the difference. Here are a few tips to get you started: Keep it clean and keep it simple! A clean and neat house is appealing and eye-catching...
01/19/2018 09:43 AM
Four Ways To Design Your Place For Peaceful And Quiet Ambience
Living in an area with noise issues is one of the biggest problems that have to be eliminated as quickly as possible. Landscaping is one such solution to overcome this noisy issue where you let your landscape designer know everything in advance about the sound issues you're facing and what sort of landscaping you're thinking of getting at your place. Make things clear so as to make everything less bothersome for you and your designer.
01/11/2018 08:06 AM
Why Ipe Wood Is the Best
Ipe wood is also referred to as Brazilian walnut. This is very beautiful and exotic wood that comes from South America. The structure of the wood is very strong and hard and it is resistant to insects, weather, abrasion, and rot. This is what makes it such an amazing choice.
01/10/2018 03:31 PM
Convert Your Living Room - A Home Improvement
For many people, the living room in their home no longer functions. Once a favored room for entertaining, that room has become a target for innovation.
01/09/2018 03:55 PM
How to Avoid Home Improvement Fraud
There are many unethical contractors out there that will rip you off, take your money, and never think twice about it. Learn how to avoid these scams and who to trust for reputable work.
12/26/2017 11:17 AM
How to Protect Your Home From Winter
The winter season is upon us. Just as we change our lifestyles and routines to fit with the seasons, we must also adapt our homes to the changes.
12/19/2017 09:33 PM
Why Is It Important To Hire A Licensed Contractor?
No matter what state a builder is from, it's important for each builder to apply for and get a license. What is the purpose of these laws? The purpose is to protect property owners against dishonest or incompetent contractors. The important thing is that the licensing process is a proof of the basic competency and weed out dishonest contractors. If a contractor has a valid license, it's a sign that the professional is qualified to get the job done to your satisfaction. If you want to know the importance of licensing, we suggest that you read through this article. Read on to know more.
12/19/2017 09:33 PM
Importance Of Licensing, Bonding, And Insurance For Contractors and Homeowners
If you sign a contract with a contractor who is not licensed, you are not going to break a law, but you are going to take a big risk. At times, shoddy workmanship may cause a good deal of loss. Therefore, many states in the USA spend a considerable amount of resources in order to catch and punish unlicensed contractors. Read on to find out more.
11/10/2017 10:38 AM
The Advantages and Benefits of Using Spray Foam Insulation at Home
If you have heard about spray foam, you are probably aware of the benefits as an insulator. In fact, this is an insulator and is considered better than most of the home insulators.
11/10/2017 10:28 AM
Mom and Pop Home Improvement Verses Big Box Stores
Which better serves my home improvement needs, the local mom and pop or the big box store? These two entities have been battling for superiority since the early 19th century.
11/08/2017 07:58 AM
The Benefits Of uPVC For Your Home Or Office
As far as building materials is concerned, you may have heard of uPVC. But what exactly is it? This article will give you the answer to this question in addition to shedding some light on the benefits of uPVC. After reading this article, you will come to know why local builders go for this material instead of other stuff out there. Read on to know more.
10/29/2017 08:56 PM
Why Homeowners Prefer Solar Letterboxes
Make use of solar letterboxes to enjoy better features. In addition, these letterboxes are easy to install which can help you cut down your expenses in making homes more appealing.
10/26/2017 04:31 PM
3 Reasons to Love Glass Stairs
More and more home owners are choosing glass staircases over traditional wooden or metal designs. Here's why...
10/23/2017 07:53 AM
Know the Pros and Cons of Having Aluminium Curtain Walling
Are you planning to give your premise or business a completely new sphere? Are you thinking of using aluminium as your strong base for the wall? From Perforated roller shutters to solid shutters, there are various options that are in accordance with the need of an individual.
10/20/2017 09:02 AM
A Look At The Various Benefits of Installing The Retractable Awnings
If your residence is at a place which has no natural shade then you better contemplate about the summer months which won't offer you any shade at all. The solution is to use residential retractable awnings and in this regard there are different types of such awnings to choose from, there are the stationary awnings, attached to the house. Yet another option is to use residential retractable awnings. These awnings can be pushed in or pulled out whenever needed. Residential retractable awnings offer shade, they offer sunlight when retracted.
10/11/2017 04:12 PM
Know How Acrylic Rendering Can Benefit You and Your House
Rendering has become one of the most acceptable forms of exterior coverage for residences, commercial places along with the workplaces. Whether you want to have a classic appearance to your house or want a contemporary look for your home, there is no better option than to put a cover on the wall.
10/06/2017 09:34 AM
Tips In Using Pre-Blended Mortar Mix
Use the right type of cement mix to ensure that you can make homes and properties appealing. In addition, these types of cement can also help you make properties more valuable.
09/29/2017 08:35 AM
Attic Ventilation - Ensuring Enough Attic Air Circulation
This article contains some answers to the most common questions about ventilation. And an easy-to-follow guideline on what to do with attic problems.
09/21/2017 08:59 PM
Mistakes In Choosing Posts For Letterboxes
Make use of the right letterbox post to secure mails and packages easily. In addition, using the right post can improve the looks of letterboxes.
09/18/2017 08:15 AM
The Important Pros and Cons of Vinyl Siding
If you are looking for a great siding option, you should take a minute to consider vinyl. In fact, you should take longer than a minute and really learn why vinyl is such a popular and wise investment for your home.
09/14/2017 04:06 PM
How Do I Make My Asphalt Look Better?
Your asphalt pavement is something that requires ongoing maintenance if you want it to look new and last for a long time. Learn what you need to do to make your pavement look great for years to come.
09/11/2017 08:42 PM
Reasons Why Using Outdoor LED Signs Is a Good Idea
The use of LED signs outdoors is a great trend in today's world. What you should know is that it has become a very important part of business today. The signs have actually been proven to increase awareness in the community as well as sales.
09/11/2017 09:00 AM
How to Make Your Home a Quieter Place
The houses today are constructed on the basis of modern, light-weighted and open-floor plans wherein it becomes difficult to find a little peace and quiet environment. In most of the houses, the walls are removed to increase the available space, kitchens are filled with larger appliances, and rooms are surrounded by home theatres making noise an essential part of our lives. We are the only creators of a noisy environment and we can only help ourselves in reducing it.
09/06/2017 11:03 AM
Qualities of Great and Professional General Contractors
If you want to become a great and a professional one General contractor at a managerial level, then you need to possess these qualities in you. To complete your project in a great way, to complete hundreds in some specific tasks in prescribed time, to possess leadership qualities in you, this is what great and professional Home contractors do! Here you will know that which are those main and crucial abilities if you want to count yourself as the best and great one contractor's at the managerial scale:
09/05/2017 12:57 PM
4 Tips for Maintaining Vinyl Siding
Keep your home's vinyl siding looking better than ever. Use these tips to keep it looking like new for years.
08/15/2017 03:30 PM
Better Sleep Means Knowing These Top 5 Things About Your Bed Sheets
Chances are we've all gone to bed, waking up either sweaty or miserable in the middle of the night. Most of us don't realise that our bedding could be the culprit. Here are thing to know about your sheets.
07/27/2017 09:31 AM
Quick Home Maintenance Tips
If you have been looking for some home improvement tips that won't take more than a few minutes from your precious time, you are on the right page. This article is for you, especially if you are a busy homeowner. Read on.
07/27/2017 09:28 AM
8 Tips to Consider Before You Buy Plantation Shutters
If you want to buy plantation shutters, you may want to consult an experienced professional. They will help you buy the best plantation shutters to help you meet your needs. However, if you are going to purchase plantation shutters for the first time, you may want to consider the following tips.
07/24/2017 08:18 AM
Best Trees for Indoors
We all know how trees are beautiful accents to our outdoor spaces. What are some of the best trees to use in indoor decorating?
07/19/2017 08:18 AM
Types Of Mounted Mailboxes And Their Benefits
Secure mails and packages properly by using a mailbox. As of now, there are numerous types of letterboxes that can make homes appealing.
07/18/2017 03:37 PM
Things That a Water Damage Restoration Company Can Do for You
Water is indeed very beautiful. We have glorious waterfalls, rivers and even oceans. However, water can cause a lot of damage to the home. Flooding and water leaks can impact the home negatively. Water seeps through the home and finds all those precious places to affect. If you are ever faced with water damage, you totally understand the stress and anxiety that comes with it. However, there are companies that have been set up so as to offer you the much needed help should water damage occur in your property. The water damage restoration companies have come as a great aid to all who need it most.
06/23/2017 09:03 AM
Copper Awnings - A Beautiful Protection for Your Homes
Our homes are our paradise and we do everything to make it look beautiful and protect it from all harm. One way of doing so is by using of Copper Awnings. Awnings are a protective sheath made of different materials that are stretched on top of doors and windows to get protection from rain and sun.
06/05/2017 11:43 AM
Building the Best Home Office for Freelancers
As telecommuting and freelancing becomes more common these days, designers should also consider designing effective home offices. Here are tips on how to build a functional home office for freelancers.
06/05/2017 08:00 AM
4 Common Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Post Mount Mailbox
If you are planning of getting a new mailbox, you have to be aware of the usual mistakes that can cause this fixture to be easily destroyed so that you will know how to avoid or prevent them and get more from your outlay. Below are the 4 common mistakes you have to avoid so that you can get more use from your mailbox.
05/31/2017 12:27 PM
Staircase Design - Five Top Trends
There's a world of choice out there for anyone planning to install a new staircase or refurbish their existing stairs. We take a look at some of the most popular design trends.
05/16/2017 02:33 PM
How to Make Your Home Child-Friendly
If you have a baby or child in your home, making it safe for them is one of the best things you can do as a parent or guardian. This article will give you tips on how to make your home child-friendly.
05/10/2017 01:00 PM
Log Cabins - What to Look For
Thinking of getting a log cabin? Here are some useful pointers, including advice on building regulations and whether you need planning permission.
05/02/2017 12:08 PM
Planning Your New Staircase - 8 Great Tips
Eight things to consider when preparing to replace or refurbish your staircase. Don't order any stair parts until you've read this!
04/27/2017 08:49 AM
How To Choose Professionals To Resolve Your Home Repairing Issues
You must be facing several problems in your home on a daily basis. Either the blockage in draining pipes or damping issues. You may want to change your wall paints, and your electric appliances got defective, etc. For any problematic situation, you look for an expert without thinking of what kind of professional you are looking for. Various scams are in the market offering multiple services in a single package through one person.
04/09/2017 05:47 PM
Top 8 Home Improvement Tips
When it comes to home improvement, you have a lot of things to do, such as upgrading fixtures, adding on your existing square footage and so and so forth. No matter what improvements you have on your mind, you can use the following tips throughout the process.
04/05/2017 08:17 AM
Tips for Buying Home Siding
Choosing a replacement from your home's siding does not have to be stressful. But it will require you do some homework. By using these tips, you can simplify the process.
03/28/2017 08:12 AM
Water Damage to Your Ceiling
One of the first things that you need to do as soon as you notice water damage to your ceiling is to locate what is causing this problem. In order to prevent any future damage you have to fix the problem. After the problem has been fixed then you can clean up the mess. The problem with water damage to your ceiling could be something as simple as drying the ceiling or as serious as removing mold from the ceiling. The last thing you do is focus on is any cosmetic repairs or structural damage to the ceiling.
03/27/2017 08:36 AM
Four Areas of Asphalt Maintenance
When looking at asphalt maintenance it can be divided into four areas. The primary cause of asphalt failing is the penetration of water into the asphalt base. Overtime, it will become brittle and dry with the aggregate beginning to wear away and cause cracks that will let water penetrate into the base of the pavement. When the water seeps into the crack it causes the base material to move and settle.
03/23/2017 08:55 AM
How To Choose The Right Mailbox For Your Property
There are plenty of mailboxes offered in the market today. Each has their own purposes. Be sure to buy one that suits the overall look of your property.
03/16/2017 11:49 AM
How A Balcony Can Help You Save Money?
Without a doubt, balconies are the perfect choice for an outside room extension. Small-sized balconies are wonderful additions which enhance any living space, while large-sized balconies can be used as main living areas which bring the wonderful outdoors into view.
03/14/2017 03:13 PM
Dry Rot Remediation
Wood destroying fungus in home structures. Dry rot can be very costly to repair. If you use the proper materials and adequate installation you will avoid this costly repair.
03/14/2017 09:29 AM
Tips on Choosing New Staircase Parts
Replacing the banisters on your staircase can make a huge difference to the look and feel of your home. We take a look at the choice of materials and designs available, as well as the relevant safety regulations.
03/13/2017 12:05 PM
How High Quality Door Mats Can Be Extracted From Coir
Coir is a tough and fibrous material that is made up of the outer husk of the coconut. High quality doormats can be made out of this material.
03/07/2017 08:22 AM
Sheetrock - What Is It?
Sheetrock is a type of drywall and is manufactured and a trademarked product by US Gypsum Company, one of the leading suppliers of drywall in the world. It is also referred to as gypsum wallboard. Sheetrock is a blend of natural gypsum, water, and sand that is pressed between two heavy sheets of paper. It is a construction material that is used worldwide to build architectural elements like ceilings and walls. It was invented in 1916 but it took another thirty to forty years before it caught on with builders, who had traditionally constructed walls from plaster.

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