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Which home improvements add the most value to your property

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A conservatory is best home improvement to add value to your home

Adding a conservatory is the most cost-effective way of adding value to your property, research from tradespeople comparison site HaMuch.com has revealed.

Christmas can be a tough time to sell in a quieter market and ensuring your property stands out from the crowd can cost money.

HaMuch.com looked at the percentage value added by a number of home improvements on the average house once you’ve accounted for the cost of the work and found that installing a conservatory costs £6,675 but increases the price by £14,062, or 6.0%. read more

Banish Builder cash-in-hand payments for trades

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  •  HaMuch.com announce New Year’s resolution is no more cash-in-hand for builders
  • Portable card machines have revolutionised payment for tradespeople
  • Does away with the industry’s reputation for tax-dodging

Building work pricing website HaMuch.com is set to put a cat among the building site pigeons by calling time on cash-in-hand payments for plumbers, electricians and bricklayers alike. 

The bundle of used notes was once standard payment for tradesmen, but the website’s founder Tarquin Purdie believes that abandoning cash payments for 2019 will allow builders to fully embrace the 21st century and rescue the industry’s reputation in one fell swoop. He is now calling for home-owners to reject calls for cash payment, even if that comes with a discount. read more

Upgrade Your House: Turn Your Garden Into a Mini Oasis

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Your garden is an extension of our living space and it’s a great way to add value to your property. You can turn your garden into a beautiful retreat and a place where you can truly enjoy spending time. That’s why you should consider converting your garden into your own mini oasis to really enjoy the outdoor space you have available.

Here are a few great ways you can turn your garden into an oasis:

  • Plant flowers and greenery. Be creative when you choose plants, especially when it comes to working out what needs the most sunlight. Find out about the maintenance that certain plants will require as you don’t want to spend too much time maintaining plants every day.

  • Add a pergola. A beautiful steel pergola is a great way to add a beautiful seating area and truly turn your garden into a peaceful space. Steel pergolas are strong and durable, and you can cover it in shade cloth to block out the sun during the day.

  • Be creative with the elements. You can add other elements and accessories such as stones, gravel, and even a beautiful water feature. This will make your outdoor space even more enjoyable and relaxed. You can convert your garden into a tranquil space by choosing just the right elements to use.

  • Add outdoor furniture. Another great way to turn your garden into a relaxing space is to add outdoor furniture. Choose durable furniture that will withstand the elements and that will look great for years to come.
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    Improve Your Property’s Curb Appeal: Improve Your Garden

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    When it comes to your home’s garden, it’s always a good idea to make the most out of this space as it can significantly increase the value of your property. Not only can you choose a great layout for your garden but you can work with a professional to add features such as a shed, a secure fence, or even a gate.

    With people in the U.K. spending almost 40 percent more time in their garden than five years ago, outdoor space is becoming more popular than ever. Improving your garden is a great way to add value to your home and improve curb appeal, and there are so many different features you can add to your garden, in addition to read more

    Prepare Your Home for Autumn: Repair Any Broken Fences or Gates

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    With the end of summer around the corner, you need to prepare your home for autumn and this means inspecting your yard for any repairs or maintenance that needs to be done. This includes inspecting your gates and fences, so that you can do gate repairs in time.

    Inspecting Your Fence

    inspecting your friend is extremely important, especially when it comes to signs of damage. You may have more trouble with the wooden fence then a vinyl fence, has would can show signs of rot due to somewhat painful. This is what is important to check out your fences before autumn comes so that you can do all the necessary repairs. read more

    Make Home Safe: Improve Your Fence

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    There are many ways you can improve the security at your home and having a security fence installed is one of them. Installing a fence for your home can help to deter intruders and can act as a preventative solution.

    Whether you have a small house or large business property, as secure and intimidating fence will immediately act as a significant crime deterrent. This will help to eliminate someone from vandalizing your property or committing theft. That’s why read more

    Summer Home Improvement: Building a Summer House

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    Summer is not only the hottest of all the seasons but it is also a time to enjoy the outdoors, spend time at the beach and simply relax and unwind at home. For some homeowners, this is also the ideal time to build the perfect summer house to boost your property and make the summer so much more enjoyable.

    As summertime approaches, there are many great ways to build a summer house and add a very enjoyable space to your property. Not all building projects require a lot of money so if you do it right, it can be a cost-effective way of getting a large summer house this summer. Then, of course, you have to choose the right products and an experienced builder, especially if you have a limited budget.

    Here are a few great benefits of building your own summer house:

  • Outdoor dining. With a summer house you can enjoy summer dining in your own backyard. It’s perfect for larger families too, as you’ll be able to spend time together in a great setting that is still close to home.

  • A hobby Room. Many home owners use their summer houses as a place to enjoy their favourite hobby. Whether it’s embroidery, sculpting or building, a summer house offers you the perfect space to enjoy your own hobby.

  • A home office. Not all summer houses should be simply for relaxing; you can also use your summer house as a home office to extend the functionality of your home. This will also save money as you don’t have to rent additional office space.

  • Entertainment area. Having a summer house built is a great way to entertain family and friends right at home. You’ll be able to enjoy your backyard and entertain in your own space, without having to use your main house.  

  • Space for the kids. A summer house is perfect for the kids as it’s close to home but also separate and designed just the way you want. You can be creative and choose your own style, which will perfectly complement your home and extend it at the same time.
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    SUMMER HOME IMPROVEMENT: DRIVEWAY REPAIRS

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    If you own a summer home, you’ll know that your driveway will likely develop a few cracks in the concrete during its lifetime. These cracks can be caused by a variety of factors, including soil movement and tree roots. When it comes to driveway crack repair

    you don’t have to break the slab and pour a brand new one, you can simply hire a technician to repair it. read more

    Summer Home Improvement: Building a Summer House

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    Summer is not only the hottest of all the seasons but it is also a time to enjoy the outdoors, spend time at the beach and simply relax and unwind at home. For some homeowners, this is also the ideal time to build the perfect summer house to boost your property and make the summer so much more enjoyable.

    There are many great ways to build a summer house and add a very enjoyable space to your property. Not all building projects require a lot of money so if you do it right, it can be a cost-effective way of getting a large summer house this summer. Then, of course, you have to choose the right products and an experienced builder, especially if you have a limited budget.

    Here are a few great benefits of building your own summer house:

  • Outdoor dining. With a summer house you can enjoy summer dining in your own backyard. It’s perfect for larger families too, as you’ll be able to spend time together in a great setting that is still close to home.

  • A hobby Room. Many home owners use their summer houses as a place to enjoy their favourite hobby. Whether it’s embroidery, sculpting or building, a summer house offers you the perfect space to enjoy your own hobby.

  • A home office. Not all summer houses should be simply for relaxing; you can also use your summer house as a home office to extend the functionality of your home. This will also save money as you don’t have to rent additional office space.

  • Entertainment area. Having a summer house built is a great way to entertain family and friends right at home. You’ll be able to enjoy your backyard and entertain in your own space, without having to use your main house.  

  • Space for the kids. A summer house is perfect for the kids as it’s close to home but also separate and designed just the way you want. You can be creative and choose your own style, which will perfectly complement your home and extend it at the same time.
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    Summer Home Improvement: Garden Fence Ideas

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    Adding a garden fence to your home is a great way of increasing its value and giving it a stylish look. There are different fences available, depending on your property type, layout and design. A garden fence can be a practical addition to your property as well.

    Here are a few great garden fence benefits for your home:

  • It’s decorative. When it comes to fencing, you can be creative and have any fence installed that you want. There are different materials and designs available and your landscaper can give you tips on what will work best.

  • It increases security. A garden fence can add a measure of security to your home, especially if you choose a higher, stronger fence. You can choose a durable design and have a high fence installed to boost security around your summer home.

  • It creates a boundary. One of the main reasons why people install garden fences is to create a boundary for your property. It’s convenient, stylish and very practical. A summer house looks even better with a beautifully installed garden fence around it.

  • It adds privacy. You can also choose wood fence panels, which is a great way of adding both style and security. Privacy is becoming increasingly important as home owners want to know that they have privacy inside their property. This is also why you can install higher fences as opposed to smaller, wooden picket fences.
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