6 Great Ways To De-clutter Your Home

6 Great Ways To De-clutter Your Home

Hurrah, Summer is (finally) here! We’ve gathered 6 great ways to de-clutter your home so all you have to worry about is the development of your tan, take a look… 1. The best thing to start with is, make yourself a list to make sure you cover all areas you need to. Start with the least complex task and work your way up. Perhaps write down each room in your house or areas in the house you would like to tackle and work your way through. Nothing...

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Kitchen strategies to help you eat more healthily

Kitchen strategies to help you eat more healthily

We all love to indulge over the Christmas period, so many temptations, how can we not! But soon after the festivities are over comes the dreaded January, the party season is over, all the mince pies have been eaten and reality kicks in. Whether you’re a naturally healthy eater or you struggle to keep to a well balanced diet, there are ways you can arrange your kitchen and the way you place food in your kitchen to motivate you to eat...

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Prepare your house for a cosy Autumn…..

Prepare your house for a cosy Autumn…..

It’s that time of year again, the orange season is upon us where you dig out your woolly jumpers, take a stroll through a gorgeous leafy park and order yourself a ginger spiced latte – delightful. But of course as much as it’s important to get yourselves ready for the winter months and give your coats a purpose again, it’s crucial to get your home all prepped and ready so you can get the best out of those wonderfully cosy...

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Rules relaxed in favour of residential conversions

Rules relaxed in favour of residential conversions

Rules relaxed in favour of residential conversions – Permitted Development rights The latest changes to the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development Order) 1995 in England, became law on 6th April 2014 introducing further relaxation of planning rules in favour of residential conversions. Key Points New amendments introduce 4 new classes of permitted development which allow the change of use of existing retail/office and...

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Considering a loft conversion?

Considering a loft conversion?

As a general guide,  if you can measure 2.3 metres from the floor to the roof at the highest part, you have sufficient headroom for a loft conversion. To create a comfortable living room or bedroom, at least fifty percent of the loft area should be this high. Houses built pre-war with steeply pitched roofs tend to be the easiest to convert, but there will always be structural considerations when converting this space and most lofts need...

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Planning applications to be streamlined

Planning applications to be streamlined

From 25 June new rules will mean only major developments, applications in designated areas and listed building consents will require Design and Access Statements. Proposals to reduce the content of Design and Access Statements, including explanations of certain specific design principles and details of access maintenance, will also be implemented. The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) published its consultation response on...

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