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Does your home have a cellar or basement that has been neglected? Chances are, your homes basement is a dark, damp storage space, crying out to be transformed into a useable and functional room. A cellar or basement conversion is the process of changing the space into a comfortable, welcoming room. In this blog, we will be giving you a complete guide to cellar and basement conversions, advising you on all of the things you'll need before you get started.  
Identifying rising damp in your property can be difficult, as it can appear to be the same as many other types of damp. This article points out the causes and effects of rising damp, including the signs to look out for, and tips on how to treat it. If you suspect you have rising damp in your home, it's important to get it properly diagnosed and treated quickly.  
Are you struggling for extra space in your home? Or looking to increase your properties value? A garage conversion is a great way to solve both of these problems. Make the most of your unused space by transforming it into a comfortable, functional room. Converting a garage into a liveable space can offer numerous benefits and improve your home in various ways. 
Dealing with damp is a significant concern for homeowners that requires careful consideration and effective solutions. Damp can infiltrate the foundation of your building, begin to disintegrate and grow mould. This is especially common among older houses that may never have received any damp-proofing. This is also prevalent in newer homes that had initial damp proofing installed but haven’t had any updates or recent service checks. However, there are solutions that exist to help homeowners deal with damp. 
As this year comes to an end, it’s the perfect time to breathe fresh life into your space. Welcome in the new year in a home that emits style, comfort, and functionality. 
There are plenty of ways that you can improve your space and add value to your property this year. For example, from small improvements such as adding a new coat of paint to your kitchen, to transformative renovations. 
Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy your garden. In fact, those outdoor evenings will be some of the best. Do you want to entertain, or would you rather enjoy the space all by yourself?  
Create a cosy winter paradise by implementing a few of the following suggestions. 
It’s getting to that time of the year when darkness falls a little sooner and the cold starts creeping in. Many of us love the feeling of the crisp, autumn air. It’s a beautiful time of year. However, autumn will be over before we know it. 
Winter is approaching and given the predicted rise in energy bills, it’s understandable that people are feeling apprehensive. There are steps we can take to make sure our homes are ready for winter and don’t cost the earth to heat. 
Damage to property is never something that a landlord wants to deal with, however, knowledge is power. Knowing which damage problems are most common will prevent future headaches. 
While general wear-and-tear is to be expected, damage is a different story. 
Here are six of the most common damage problems left by tenants. 
On the 15th of June, significant changes to building regulations came into effect. The idea behind the changes is to improve energy efficiency and help the United Kingdom move towards its Net Zero targets. 
Construction and other building industries have always been a major contributor to the overall carbon emissions. It is only right that as we move towards a healthier planet, building and construction plays its part. 
Unless you are about to tuck into a giant slab of stilton cheese, mould isn’t an appetising thought. It looks unsightly, it brings a nasty fragrance with it. If you have an area bespeckled with black mould, ignoring it isn’t going to make it go away. 
You probably have that friend, the “sort of” handy one who comes around and does your little bits of DIY. They might add a lock to your shed door or paint your skirting board. So, you show them this freckled area of damp and they tell you with confident authority that “it won’t hurt you, it’s only a cosmetic problem.” 
Well, that’s alright then, isn’t it? 
Well, if you are reading this article now, please feel free to forward it to your handy friend. You see, it could quite easily be more than just a cosmetic problem. 
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