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Top tips to increase your property’s curb appeal

According to data provided by Rightmove*1, the UK’s housing market has seen a surge in demand in recent months. Compared to the market this time last year, demand is 34% higher but supply remains low which has created one of the best sellers’ markets in 10 years. Average house prices…

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How the clock changes can affect your sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep is really important for your health, in fact it’s as essential as eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Sleeping well allows your body and your mind to recharge, leaving you refreshed and alert when you wake up the next day. People who have poor…

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Can shutters fit all window types?

Shutters have many benefits and one of their greatest is that they are extremely versatile. No matter if you have a bay window, large patio doors, or even small special shaped window, plantation shutters are a flexible solution that are not only stylish, but wonderfully practical too for any type…

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Eco-friendly home improvement ideas for 2021

Although the pandemic in 2020 had many negative knock-on effects to our lives, for those households that didn’t suffer financially through loss of earnings, a positive outcome has been a saving on household bills, increasing many family’s disposable income. Daily expenses such as petrol, parking and train tickets all reduced…

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How Interior Design is changing as it embraces life after Covid-19

Every industry across the world has been affected by the pandemic. From businesses having to shut their doors to conform with lockdown restrictions, to office workers having to work from home where possible, the pandemic has without doubt left its mark on the world. When lockdown 1.0 hit the UK…

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Window Shutters: Interior v’s Exterior – all you need to know

Window shutters come in all different shapes, styles, makes and colours. From solid shutters to café style shutters, from bespoke shutters to external shutters, there is a huge range available depending on your needs and requirements. If you are considering installing window shutters in your property and have just started…

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New Year, New Home Design 2021

A year ago, home working for many of us was a privilege rather than standard practice. But with working from home thrust upon us in 2020, companies are now seeing the benefits home working offers not only for their staff, but for their profitability as they consider their property portfolio.…

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Brave Ground Revealed as Dulux Colour of the Year 2021

One of the most important dates in the Dulux calendar is the reveal of their Colour of the Year. Each year a panel of experts meet in the Netherlands to discuss global issues, to forecast trends and to paint a picture of what life will be like for consumers over…

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How to keep your house warm this winter

December 2020 has bought with it an unusually cold spell of weather and although it’s turning slightly warmer now, it’s a stark reminder that winter really is here. If you’ve struggled to keep your home warm over the past week or so, here are some simple top tips to prepare…

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Can shutters help with reducing noise

2020 has not been a normal year. With the world still battling a pandemic most of us have had to adapt to new daily routines. One of the major changes has been the shift in our working environment as many of have stopped commuting as we now work from home.…

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