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Home Maintenance & Renovation

Written by experienced and enthusiastic experts, our array of well-researched and informative features has been created to inspire and advise you to help you make your home a better place to be.

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Obtaining Planning Permission

Obtaining planning permission has a reputation for being tricky and frustrating, but if you take the time to understand the process and find out what the planners are looking for, it should be a breeze. Read more

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Structural Repair

Structural repairs can spell doom to the faint-hearted, and there’s no denying the cost involved. But the good news is that they are mostly repairable and new techniques are developing all the time to treat them. Read more

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Damp Proofing

Damp is a perennial problems for buildings in the UK but with a few no-nonsense precautions and some regular maintenance, it can be kept at bay. Read more