What makes your dream home?

We all have a secret desire to own that dream house, the house that is not just £50,000 more than our budget allows, but is possibly a few million pounds or much more than we could ever afford. This is what makes it a dream. Do you and your partner agree on what makes a…

What is assessed during an EPC?

Selling or renting property? If so, you will no doubt already know that you need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). Most home-owners however, have no idea what the DEA (domestic energy assessor) will be looking at and how they can help. Energy Performance Certificate To produce the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) the DEA will initially…

Flood warning – save water

If you are fortunate enough to be living in the North West, and certainly those of us living in Rossendale, Lancashire are, then you will know only too well that this winter has tended to follow the pattern of recent years with lots of rain.  Indeed it can make you feel quite appreciative when you…

The Real Green Deal

The Green Deal The Green Deal is the government’s principal driver behind its claim to be the greenest government ever.  The Green Deal aims to revolutionise the way we insulate our homes and improve the energy efficiency of our properties.  This is a new approach, designed to impact on the majority of homes. At a…

Is your property insulated?

Property insulation Insulated the loft? So what next? This can be really difficult for some house holders, especially if you have solid brick or stone walls. Most homes have cavity walls so the answer is simple – insulate the cavity. But if your home has solid walls the answer can be more complex and therefore more…

Insulation, Insulation, Insulation

Can you remember back to 1997 when Tony Blair became Prime Minister? He had Education, Education, Education as his mantra. As the initial changes to the EPBD regulations begin to impact on us all prior to the full implementation of the Green Deal in October our mantra as householders and consumers should be insulation, insulation,…

Viewing properties for sale

Properties for sale in Rawtenstall Recently a friend told me of their experiences when viewing properties in Rawtenstall. Whilst the vendors were very pleasant and polite, on one occasion the vendor showing them round couldn’t actually answer the questions about heating systems. For most buyers this is a key factor in purchasing a property as…

Rossendale and Accrington properties – selling online

Selling in Rossendale or Accrington? It’s spring, the nights are getting longer and the temperature is rising. Why don’t we sell our house and buy a nice cottage in the country? Well it’s not difficult to be seduced by the pictures of those lovely cottages advertised in the property press at the weekend. How much…

The Green Deal

The Government is all set to introduce legislation later this year to make it possible for you to improve the energy efficiency of your property through the Green Deal. The more energy efficient the property is, the less it costs to heat thereby saving us money. What is the Green Deal? To qualify for the…

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…