Letting agent fees and services

Every letting agent offers different fees and services. Some agents charge for very specific services with little else. For example, they may charge tenant finding fees for doing just that — finding a tenant. That means no referencing, no drafting... View Article

Undertaking a home renovation

Deciding you want to renovate your home is an exciting time. Whether you’re looking to extend the living, kitchen or bedroom spaces, renovating can add a lot of value to your home. As with any home improvement project, a renovation... View Article

Home improvements boosting construction work, says FMB

Repair and maintenance work is supporting recovery in the construction sector, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) in response to today’s Office of National Statistics (ONS) figures. Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: “The recovery in the construction... View Article

Joining the fight for increased diversity

Brian Berry explores how a different kind of diversity – housing diversification – is vital to meeting housing targets, and why the FMB has co-founded a new action group. The Government cannot meet its ambition of building 300,000 new homes... View Article

Is wood flooring really a good investment?

If you are thinking of replacing your floor with something a little different from before, maybe you should consider wood flooring. With many choices of patterns and materials to suit your budget, wood flooring is the favorite choice of many... View Article

Why plywood is a good material for construction

Materials are an important part of any construction project. Materials will not only help determine the end look but will play into such factors as the durability and strength of the work and whether maintenance will be required. When it... View Article

Things to consider when buying a new house

Whether you’re considering buying your first ever property or you’ve already done this a few times and are just looking to upgrade, the experience of moving and buying a house is pretty unique in every situation and there are always... View Article

What You Should Know About An EICR

If you are a homeowner then you need to make sure that your home is properly maintained and checked for any issues. This is even more important if you are a landlord and rent your property out to tenants on... View Article

What is Shou Sugi Ban cladding

Timber has been used in the building and construction industry, among many other applications, since time immemorial. For starters, wood is an easy and versatile material to work with. It requires minimal energy both in production and installation compared to... View Article

Top benefits of fire doors

If you think having a fire door is in itself a great benefit for the people around, you’re wrong! Regardless of what you have read in several online articles, we will guide you through some intriguing benefits of fire doors.... View Article

How to detect and fix water leaks on your property

A water leak on your property can cause all kinds of problems, ranging from inconvenience to structural damage. If you suspect that you have a water leak on your property, then here’s what you need to know. Use Your Water... View Article

LGA responds to housing for ageing population report

Responding to a new report from the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation, ‘Too Little, Too Late? Housing for an ageing population’, Cllr David Renard, LGA housing spokesman, said: “As we look to restart the housing market and build the... View Article

The future of home accessibility

While accessibility has come on leaps and bounds over the years, seven in every 10 people believe that their homes would not be accessible to wheelchair users according to a YouGov poll. With 8.2 million households also set to house... View Article