Category Archives: Property Maintenance

Photovoltaic panels – making the right choice

Fitting a photovoltaic panel? So you have decided to invest in having a photovoltaic panel installation. You have probably looked on the internet and seen the price difference in the panels themselves and seen the horror stories about the cowboys in the profession. How can you protect yourself ? Do some research. Reputable fitters will…

Top tips to keep your property in tip top condition – part 8

The sun is shining again, the nights are starting to draw out. Climbers that cling on to the fences are putting out shoots. So now is the time for action on two fronts. Firstly, now is a good time to prune back any dead wood from last year’s growth. Secondly, carry out a basic survey…

Top tips to keep your property in tip top condition – part 7

Now that the weather is improving and it’s beginning to feel like spring might really be round the corner, it’s time to get outside and assess all the external timber on and around your property. Many properties, especially in and around Rossendale, have replaced their timber framed windows with modern PVCu, and no longer need…

Top tips to keep your property in tip top condition – part 6

It’s easy to forget about your chimney stack, especially if you don’t have an open fire or stove. However, in most cases, the chimney stack is as old as the property and, like the external walls, needs regular maintenance. On the next nice day why not go outside and take a look at the condition…

Top tips to keep your property in tip top condition – Part 5

As of April 2012, Domestic Energy Assessors (DEAs) will need to collect data on the effectiveness of the property’s draught proofing when carrying out an energy inspection for the creation of the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). This is because the effectiveness of your external door and window seals make a significant difference to the amount…

Top tips to keep your property in tip top condition – part 4

No-one said that maintaining your property would be easy. Or pleasant. But if you want to avoid those nasty surprises turning up unexpectedly, then it is essential. The drainage chambers that lie on your property should be inspected periodically.  It is easy to ignore them until you start having problems but by then you have…

Top tips to keep your property in tip top condition – part 3

How long is it since you went into the roof space of your property? And not just to stick the Christmas decorations back up there but to have  a proper look at the roof structure.  Hopefully the worst of the winter is now behind us and it’s now a good time to check all is…