Don’t be Tempted by Cowboy Prices

cheap doesn't mean good

Building materials costs have been soaring recently and as a result price increases are beginning to be passed on to homeowners. The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) is worried that this is going to lead to more people hiring so-called ‘cowboy’ builders in an effort to save themselves money on building work.

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‘Improve Not Move’ Trend Gathering Pace

North London property

Belying the raft of relocation and home buying shows on TV on a daily basis, recently released statistics suggest that British homeowners are rapidly starting to favour home improvement over dipping their toes into the property market. This is true in North London, Barnet and Enfield where we ourselves have seen this happening.

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TrustMark & Chartered Trading Standards Institute to Join Forces

Two of the best-known organisations in the worlds of consumer protection and professional standards, TrustMark and the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI), have announced an intention to work more closely together. The joining of forces is aimed at improving levels of consumer protection and confidence across trades involved in delivering services in and around the …

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Top Tips for Building an Energy Efficient Loft Conversion

energy efficient windows as part of a loft conversion

A loft conversion is one of the most complex and comprehensive home improvement projects that any homeowner can undertake. Issues such as building regulations, planning permission, design of the newly available space and exactly how that space can be maximised, all take plenty of thinking about. It is for that reason, therefore, that some people …

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Cox Format at the Lord Mayors Show 2016

Cox format at the 2016 Lord Mayor show London

The Lord Mayor’s Show is a long established London tradition loved by all, held annually to celebrate the appointment of a new Lord Mayor. Over the centuries the Lord Mayor’s Show has become a City highlight in representing all that the City of London has to offer and what it inspires to.

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