Make moving house stress-free with these tips

Moving house can be exciting and a great time to get rid of things you no longer want or need. However, it can also be a very stressful time as well as emotional, especially if you have lived in the house you’re leaving for a long period of time. There are things you can do in order to make the move go as smoothly as possible, and the key is to be organised. Declutter The best thing to do is to start as soon as you have a moving date…

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How to reduce traffic noise pollution in your home

You may have chosen your home based on its great transport links; however, whether you are close to a road, station or airport, the noise from cars, buses, trains and planes can be difficult to live with. Image Credit Noise pollution is a big problem, with around 75 million EU residents exposed to road traffic noise and an estimated 10,000 cases of premature death every year. Noise pollution can be prevented, however, so you can have both good transport links and a peaceful place to live. Preventing noise Windows are…

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How to choose a radiator for your living room

Radiators come in a wide variety of types, shapes, sizes and colours and choosing the right one for your home can be overwhelming. Image Credit Considerations The style you choose will depend on your taste, the type of décor you have and the layout of your room. Making sure it looks good and is effective at heating the room are the biggest priorities. Your home reflects the way you and your family live and the living room is one of the main rooms in your home, where people congregate and…

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How are underground storage tanks removed?

Underground tanks that are no longer in use can be a worry for homeowners. There’s always the possibility of a leak from any product left in the tank. Alternatively, the tank, or its remaining contents, could pollute your land, or neighbouring properties. And if you want to sell or re-mortgage your home, the tank may affect the valuation because some buyers may find the idea off-putting. They realise that they will be taking over the decommissioning and removal responsibility. Image Credit So it’s a good idea, if you no longer…

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How to solve an emergency plumbing disaster

Everyone dreads a plumbing disaster. When something goes wrong with pipework or drains, it causes a huge mess and can cost a lot of money to sort out. Plumbing is something that we all take for granted until something goes wrong with it. Image Credit According to the BBC, the problem of blocked sewers is getting worse. This is due to the increased population and the nature of what we are pouring down drains and flushing down the toilet. However, it’s not just the public sewers that have problems. The…

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Good choices for inexpensive flooring

Finding cheap flooring options can be easy if you know where to shop. Image Credit Cheap laminate flooring Laminate floors do not need to cost the earth, and the marketplace is full of cheaper options. If you are willing to install thinner planks of 8mm or less, and live without extras such as deep embossing and attached underlay, and if your room is not an unusual dimension, then laminate flooring can be very cost-effective. Companies such as https://www.woodfloorwarehouse.co.uk/laminate-flooring/cheap-laminate-flooring.html have many options. Luxury wood-effect vinyl flooring High-quality vinyl flooring is available…

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