Elliot Preece

Buying a Second Home Abroad? Think About Moraira

Buying a Second Home Abroad? Think About Moraira

The coastal town of Moraira in Alicante is a historic holiday destination with both Spanish and international tourists visiting year round. It's beautiful marina and lovely restaurants, along with the year-round good weather, means that it's a popular place for people...

6 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

6 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Nowadays one of the major things people think about when looking for a home is how energy efficient it is. With rising energy bills as well as increasing pressure from governments to cut our energy usage, ensuring your home is as eco-friendly as possible is a priority...

Touch The Stars: Make Your Attic Into An Observatory

Touch The Stars: Make Your Attic Into An Observatory

Your attic can be turned into the best room of your home. If you install a skylight in it, it can provide the attic with the abundance of light and warmth and give you a unique experience of enjoying the stars at night. However, you need to know a couple of things...

Keeping up with swimming pool maintenance

Keeping up with swimming pool maintenance

Being responsible for swimming pool maintenance may seem like a lot but if you follow a few simple steps, it is possible to have a well-balanced, clean pool with minimal effort. Keep it neutral The first thing to check when maintaining your pool is the pH level of the...

Identifying and treating rising damp

Identifying and treating rising damp

What is Rising Damp? Rising damp is when moisture from the ground travels up the walls of your building via capillary action. Not only does this make the walls damp but it will also suck in salts and impurities which can damage the structural integrity of the wall,...

Handy Tips and Tricks for the Happy DIYer

Handy Tips and Tricks for the Happy DIYer

Check out these DIY hacks that will help make your building projects faster and easier. If you love doing DIY projects, you probably have a shop or at least a designated area in your home or garage where you get your building groove on. You also have certain DIY tasks...

All You Need to Know About Becoming a UK Landlord in 2018

All You Need to Know About Becoming a UK Landlord in 2018

Becoming a landlord can be a viable business venture, but only if you do your research and invest in the right properties. If you want to enjoy great success in the housing market, you must be willing to invest your time and energy into your new project. According to...

Is It Worth Having a Home Heat Recovery System?

Is It Worth Having a Home Heat Recovery System?

In today’s world, we are always looking for ways to save money while protecting the environment. We are more conscious about the decisions we make – how will this affect my family, home, budget and the environment? So when methods pop up to improve the efficiency of...

Easy Home Defense Tips for Home Invaders

Easy Home Defense Tips for Home Invaders

  Burglary is on the decline in the UK. According to statistics released by the Office of National Statistics, police-recorded crime rose by 10% in the 12 months through March last year; that includes increases in reported burglary and theft. And according to...

Get Your House Ready For Spring

Get Your House Ready For Spring

Spring is just around the corner. Okay, it might not feel like it in your neck of the woods, but it’s always better to be optimistic, right? With that in mind, it’s the opportune moment to start getting your home ready for spring, or at least thinking about it. Maybe...

To DIY or Not To DIY?

To DIY or Not To DIY?

There are always areas in our home that need a little love. Perhaps you’re not sure whether to get some outside help or not? When we’re thinking about doing home improvement DIY-style, there are some important things to consider. First of all, is it worth the time and...

The Ins and Outs of Saving for Your First Home

The Ins and Outs of Saving for Your First Home

Owning a home in the UK has become so challenging for young Brits that they have all but given up on the whole idea. Instead, UK millennials now just spend on travel and other similar experiences. After all, even if they somehow raise enough money, there is still a...

How to Find a Reputable Plumber

How to Find a Reputable Plumber

Every homeowner at one point or another will have to call a professional plumber. No one plans for or wants to have a plumbing problem. These problems don't come with any warnings or bright flashing lights and usually happen suddenly. A pipe can break or a faucet can...

Why Aren’t Millennials Buying Houses?

Why Aren’t Millennials Buying Houses?

Top reasons why millennials are finding it hard to get on the property ladder and ways to combat that. The ‘millennial’ generation are those of us born between 1982 and 2004. This is considered the peak time to buy houses, yet data from numerous surveys have shown...

Making Your Home Feel More Like Your Home

Making Your Home Feel More Like Your Home

If you’ve ever moved house, you know that it can be difficult to truly feel “home” during the first few weeks at your new place. Even though you might have your furniture and items all unpacked, it could still be difficult to feel comfortable. So how can you make your...

Space Saving Ideas for Your Flat Pack Building

Space Saving Ideas for Your Flat Pack Building

Making the decision to have a flat pack home is often borne out of a particular set of needs and wants. Whether embarked on as a self build project or whether the building is made for you, the ideals and goals will be unchanged. Main drivers tend to be budget, eco...

What are the different kinds of mortgages? We explain!

What are the different kinds of mortgages? We explain!

When it comes to mortgages, there are so many different terms thrown about, it can sometimes become difficult to know what’s what! Standard Variable Rate, Fixed Rate, Tracker… You’ve most likely heard a few of those terms bandied about; but what do they all mean?...