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Home Security Measures – The Popular Options

It is upsetting to note that despite the advance of technology and society in the 21st century, that crime continues to linger and provide a prosperous career for those that choose to revel in its antics. Perhaps more popular than most crimes is burglary. Seen by petty thieves as a quick and easy ‘win’ and by experienced criminals as a good balance of risk and reward. Did you know:

Most burglaries take place between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m
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5 Steps for Screening Kitchen Contractors

Are you looking to hire a kitchen contractor? While it might seem like it’s easy to hire a kitchen contractor, the truth of the matter is that it’s important to do your due diligence. Hiring the right kitchen contractor means finding a professional that suits your needs, and that’s not always easy. In this blog post, we’ve put together a series of five steps you can take when screening kitchen contractors. Together, these steps are designed to help you […]

The Ultimate Guide to Buying the Right Blinds

Blinds are the most popular window coverings and are highly functional. Over the years the market for blinds have increased. They are among the most sought after home improvement products, and they can be quite attractive. Here is a guide for choosing the right blinds to buy.
What is the Purpose of Window Blinds?
Window blinds are generically used to describe all types of window coverings including shutters, wood blinds, roman blinds, roller blinds, cellular shades, horizontal (venetian) and vertical […]

Self-Build Insurance: What you need to know

Starting a project on your property may sound productive, rewarding, fun even, but not only is it a lot of hard work, but it is also a huge liability. Whether you are hiring a contractor or doing everything yourself, there are intricacies to home insurance that will make or break you. Understanding what you need to be insured for and how it will protect you is key to having a lasting renovation, extension, any self-build you are looking to […]

DIY Photography Tips for Realtors

So, you’re a real estate agent and every time you get a new listing you hire a photographer to photograph the property, correct? Pictures are worth a thousand words, but a photographer can run you thousands and thousands of pounds over time.
What if you were to take the photographs yourself and be able to save that expense?
Before we get into tips for photographing a property with the intent of selling it, let’s talk about the virtues of hiring a […]

Home Improvement Tips

Renovating a home can be a daunting and emotional task, however, the end results can be extremely rewarding. Regardless of if it’s something small, like opening the space by creating some built-in shelves or adding value to your home with an extension, relaxing in a home that you helped build makes all the hard work worth it.

Before taking on such a big task it’s vital that you take the necessary precautions. Of course, any home improvement project is bound […]

How to Design a Fall Rescue Plan

Working at height is inherently risky. If a worker falls from a great height and they are not using appropriate safety equipment, they will probably sustain a serious injury or die. 39.2% of all construction deaths were caused by falls in the year 2017. Many of these deaths could have been avoided if health and safety procedures had been followed. A fall rescue plan is a key element of health and safety in the construction industry.
What is a Fall […]

What are some of the biggest costs faced by tradespeople?

Taking up work as a skilled tradesperson has become an increasingly popular option over the years. Startups.co.uk observes that, of the UK’s 4.6 million self-employed workers in 2016, 30% were full-time skilled tradespeople. However, if you follow them, you need to account for various expenses. Trades and Builder mentor Miles Primrose from BusinessSight notes than most tradies don’t keep track of their business costs, which can lead to disastrous results.

Picking up a qualification in a tradeIt’s true that the likes […]

Become A Fully-Fledged Builder With A Bricklaying Apprenticeship

There are plenty of reasons to choose to be a builder as your career of choice. You may loathe the idea of spending the entire days cooped up in an office and, therefore, you want a job that gives you the freedom to be outside. You may take the advice of some economists who reckon there will be a lot of opportunities for builders in the near futures. You may also take up building with the view of creating […]