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Research reveals British homeowners spend £13,000 on special features for their homes

Research reveals British homeowners spend £13,000 on special features for their homes

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A recent survey, commissioned by Origin (manufacturer of aluminium doors and windows), has revealed that homeowners in Britain are willing to spend an average of £13,000 on special features on their homes. But what exactly are the features that homeowners are willing to spend on? The results revealed 54% of homeowners prioritised an abundance of natural light, followed by 53% storage and then 52…
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Recent research suggests continuing investment by households in home improvements

Recent research suggests continuing investment by households in home improvements

Many of us have spent more time at home this year than ever anticipated. But what does that mean for the sector? Will homeowners become more DIY savvy and do home improvements themselves? Or are they looking to hire accredited tradesmen to do larger renovations? Or instead, will homeowners move? Or will they stay put? Research reveals some interesting insights into the spending habits of homeowner…

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Green Homes Grants Scheme Update

Green Homes Grants Scheme Update

Some details of the Green Homes Grants scheme are still being defined by the government. In the meantime, here is the latest update following a recent briefing. Accredited suppliers Quality assurance is at the heart of the Green Homes Grants scheme and the government has now clarified that tradespeople who want to install under the scheme must be TrustMark accredited, and also, MCS certified for…

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7 Reasons to Use Mediation

7 Reasons to Use Mediation

Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and is a process to settle disputes without the need for litigation. Mediation can help resolve issues after a consumer and business has reached a deadlock. So why use mediation to resolve a dispute? 1) It can save you money Going to court can be an extremely costly process when you consider court fees and legal fees. Depending on the out…

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The Green Homes Grant and “Buy to Let” Landlords

The Green Homes Grant and “Buy to Let” Landlords

With the announcement of the impending Green Homes Grant in September, many homeowners and installers are gearing up ready for installations. However, it’s not only homeowners that should be assessing the energy efficiency of their properties but Buy to Let landlords are included and should be planning now to see if their properties need to be improved too. With only just over one month until t…

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