How to Change or Add a House Name in UK

Changing or adding a house name to a property can be a somewhat complicated process. However, you may be surprised to know that a house name attached to a property, particularly a unique one, can massively increase the value.  Adding a house name to your property will almost always start …

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Filling And Sanding Outside Walls

Applying paint on exterior walls will surprise you when it comes to the order of importance. The paint is nowhere near as big of a deal as the prep work. Sure, you can botch the paint job, but that’s fixable. Poor prep can equal catastrophic failure.  Sanding and filling an …

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What Is The Normal Driveway Width?

Driveway width is a pretty important feature when it comes to the entrance on your property. This is especially true if you have a large SUV or if your mailbox is located close to the corner of the driveway entrance. So what is the typical width of a residential driveway? …

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Steamed Up Windows (Why It Happens & Is It Normal?)

Steamed-up windows are a normal and common occurrence, especially if your window is double glazed. However, it’s not a good sign if the steam is within your window. Windows are sealed, and when your windows steam up it could be due to improper installation, or likely because over time the …

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Driveway Ideas & Types of Materials

When you’re lying around the house, pondering some creative, home improvement ideas, the driveway isn’t usually at the top of the list. However, since it’s literally the first thing anyone sees as they pull into your drive, it’s the perfect spot to start a renovation project. The best thing about …

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How To: Renting Out A Driveway – Make money from your drive.

In modern times, there are more and more people struggling with financial problems and paying the bills has never been a more pressing matter. But a lot of us are literally sitting on a potential goldmine. Renting out your driveway could be a viable way to make an additional income …

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Best Driveway Trees (Trees To Line Your Driveway Guide)

Your driveway says a lot about you as a person and your individual style. Not only this, but a well-maintained outdoor area gives an excellent first impression to your guests or if you are trying to market your property. While a beautifully surfaced driveway is a must, it is also …

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Best Surface For Steep Driveways (and Top Options Guide)

You have to be very careful when planning a driveway because the incline of your drive will determine the best material for use on its surface. Many homes feature a sloped driveway and for the most part, this offers something of a grand aesthetic. If you have a sloped driveway, …

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Our Guide To Getting Your Driveway Paved

Improving the look and condition of your driveway isn’t only to do with having a practical place to park your car. With something aesthetically pleasing, you are increasing the value of your property and so will benefit in the long run.  However, with this being such a large and sometimes …

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Planning Permission for Driveways

Following a change in the law in England in October 2008, planning permission is now required for homeowners wishing to pave a front garden with a hardstanding of more than five square metres if they are not using a permeable material. One of the main reasons for the new legislation …

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