Beginners guide on growing plants in a small pond

July 26th, 2021 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Gardens, Home Improvements Comments Off on Beginners guide on growing plants in a small pond

Plants are an integral part of our lives. Houseplants are common and much known. However, for people who have some extra feet in your house, you can plan to build a small pond to grow plants. This will aesthetically add to your home’s beauty and provide potential health benefits.

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Top tips to help secure your end of tenancy deposit

October 26th, 2020 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Home Improvements, Landlords, Tenants Comments Off on Top tips to help secure your end of tenancy deposit

The number one reason for landlord and tenant deposit disputes is cleaning. Currys PC World asked Lynsey Crombie aka the ‘Queen of Clean’ for her top cleaning tips that could help you secure getting that end of tenancy deposit back that no one wants to lose out on.

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Save money on your spring renovation

March 3rd, 2020 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Home Improvements, Home Maintenace, Property Market Comments Off on Save money on your spring renovation

Are you planning to fix up your home this springtime? It’s a great time to do it as you can open the windows without freezing the place but the temperatures are also not too hot to work in. The trouble is that when a lot of people want to renovate at once, prices of materials can be higher. How can you make your renovation more affordable?

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Which Type of Flooring is Right for You?

December 9th, 2019 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Flooring, Home Improvements Comments Off on Which Type of Flooring is Right for You?

Changing the flooring in the home can really help to transform the space. However, with so many different types of flooring available today, it can be difficult knowing which type to invest in.

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10 Essential Planning Tips For A Garden Rooms

July 16th, 2019 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Extensions, Home Improvements, Property Market Comments Off on 10 Essential Planning Tips For A Garden Rooms

Are you considering a new garden room in your back garden – many people are.

If you are in the search for a new garden room, then check out these 10 tips to plan ahead. Read the rest of this entry »

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How to Get a Good Broadband Deal for your Home

January 22nd, 2019 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Broadband, Property Market, Top Tips Comments Off on How to Get a Good Broadband Deal for your Home

It is extraordinary how swiftly having an efficient broadband service has become a key lifestyle requirement.  As our homes acquire more and more smart devices and our work and leisure activities become increasingly internet dependant, a fast, data generous broadband service has become an essential component of modern life.  Our reliance on broadband will only increase as more and more smart devices become available and yet, according to Ofcom, ‘One in seven homes could be paying more than they need to for broadband and could get faster services for the same or less money.’

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What Are Floating Floors?

August 8th, 2018 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Flooring, Home Improvements Comments Off on What Are Floating Floors?

It can be quite daunting to buy a wood for the first time. Everything related to the purchase and installation of the wood might seem very confusing, especially when some strange wood terminology shows up. Among them is one that you might come across more often: floating floor. But what is a floating floor?

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Money and Energy Saving Smart devices

November 12th, 2017 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Energy Saving, Home Improvements, Home Maintenace Comments Off on Money and Energy Saving Smart devices

It’s obvious that smart home concept becomes globally popular and appealing idea. It eases our life making it more tranquil and secure. A lot has been said about the many benefits house automation brings to homeowners. But have you ever thought those smart home gadgets that gradually invade the world markets can actually help you save money and energy? Well, they really can! So, enjoy your high-tech house and avail of the clever devices you have invested in!

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Eco-Friendly Floors

September 18th, 2017 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Flooring, Home Improvements Comments Off on Eco-Friendly Floors

Over the past five years we have seen an incredible shift towards homeowners and property developers sourcing the most sustainable and economically friendly floors for homes. Unsurprisingly this is a movement that has continued and whilst the threat of deforestation and climate change is still apparent there are many who are doing their upmost to help the environment. So how does this affect the flooring world and what steps have been put in place?

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Electrical Contractors & Air Permeability tests – How to make the right choice

July 26th, 2017 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Electrical, Energy Saving, Housing Policy, Property Developers Comments Off on Electrical Contractors & Air Permeability tests – How to make the right choice

Are you in the preparatory stages of a new build? Maybe you’re ready to bring in an electrical contractor but are worried about how they’ll fare coming up against Part L of the Building Regs? In this article, I’ll be covering how to choose an electrical contractor for a new build that will be required to pass an air permeability test.

What is Part L

In 2006 the government passed Part L of the Building Regs setting the standards for air permeability in certain new builds and extensions in the UK. The Regulation is concerned with the conservation of fuel and power through limiting heat gains and losses via the building’s fabric. Split into 4 parts the documents lay out guidelines for both new and existing buildings.
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Garage Insulation – An Expert View

July 14th, 2017 HIP-Consultant.co.uk Posted in Energy Saving, Home Improvements, Insulation, Roofing 1 Comment »

It’s a well-known fact that a properly maintained garage can add serious long-term value to your property. However, if fallen into disrepair, or poorly insulated, garages can also act as parasites, siphoning off your fuel energy and allowing the elements in.

First Things First

Before insulating any garage, it is important to know what that garage is going to be used for. Garages can double up as workshops, exercise spaces and games rooms, offices and studios. To know what type of insulation to use it is essential to know what it will be required to do.
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