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Tips for moving home

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Successful house moves don't just happen; they are the result of painstaking research and planning. We'll show you how.

Beating the credit crunch

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The credit crunch is biting. What started in the US as a mortgages issue, with lenders giving finance to people who would not normally qualify as credit worthy, has spread to dent confidence in the whole housing market and the wider economy. The result is a lack of activity in the US economy as people hold out to see what will happen in the immediate future.

Energy Efficient Light Bulbs

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Energy-efficient (EE) light bulbs, also known as compact fluorescent bulbs, use of a fifth of the energy of incandescent bulbs.

Render & Stucco

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Traditionally, renders were applied to cover low-grade building materials such as porous brick or rubble stone as well as to protect walls from the elements...

Railings and Gates

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You're only likely to get your money back in the most gentrified areas of towns where housing costs are so high...

Kitchens in a small space

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Just because a kitchen is small, it doesn't mean it can't be fabulous...

Kitchen/Living Rooms

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Most people today want relaxed and informal living spaces and, as a result, the open-plan family kitchen/living room has become extremely popular...

What's expected from a bathroom?

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Bathrooms are now expected to be simple, well-designed, luxurious and calm – and plentiful...

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