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The easiest and hardest places to get planning permission in England

The easiest and hardest places to get planning permission in England

By Bea Patel on 19 Apr 2018 in Home Improvements

The process of applying for planning permission yourself or through an agent can be difficult and frustrating. Thousands of applications are still denied each year resulting in numerous re-attempts. Overlooking/loss of privacy was the main reason for declining applications. However, it’s now easier to get planning permission in England, with 88 per cent of applications […]

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Feng Shui: tips for creating a calm space in your home

Feng Shui: tips for creating a calm space in your home

By Bea Patel on 5 Apr 2018 in Home Improvements

Have you heard of the ancient Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui? Can it transform your head space and create a positive impact on your mental, physical and emotional wellbeing? We look deeper into this ancient philosophy – at what you can do in your home to positively change your performance and the way you feel. […]

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Infographic: tips for finding a trustworthy tradesperson

Infographic: tips for finding a trustworthy tradesperson

By Bea Patel on 29 Mar 2018 in Home Improvements

Are you looking to do some refurbishments around the house? Finding a reliable contractor can be tricky when there are so many options out there to choose from. Before hiring a tradesperson, you should carry out checks and make sure they’re registered with a relevant trade body. It’s also a good idea to get recommendations […]

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Five worthwhile value adding investments

Five worthwhile value adding investments

By Guest Blogger on 17 Nov 2016 in Home Improvements

By Josh Cousens, abbotFox Estate Agents No homeowner wants to sell their property for a below par price, meaning that investing finances and effort into home improvements can greatly aid the guarantee of achieving a good price on the sale. Enhancements to a property can breathe a new lease of life and add to the […]

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What to consider when converting a barn

What to consider when converting a barn

By Guest Blogger on 14 Jul 2016 in Home Improvements

By Josh Cousens, abbotFox Estate Agents Living in beautiful rural Norfolk has entitled an array of property developers to consider barn conversions. The scenic countryside that envelops our county is rich with rustic properties that already have been, or have the potential to be converted into spectacular homes. Barn conversions are becoming progressively popular in […]

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Unlock a fun and practical guide to improving your home

Unlock a fun and practical guide to improving your home

By Bea Patel on 19 May 2016 in Home Improvements

Sprucing up your home is a big task. Renovating your property not only makes your living space more pleasant to live in, but it can also add thousands of pounds to its value. Here are some handy tips for getting started: Fix the obvious problems first. It’s better to address minor problems such as blocked […]

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Give your living room a Miss Congeniality makeover with our top tips

Give your living room a Miss Congeniality makeover with our top tips

By Bea Patel on 21 Apr 2016 in Home Improvements

Many of us are familiar with the film Miss Congeniality – Gracie Hart played by Sandra Bullock, an FBI Special Agent who undergoes a makeover to prepare for her undercover role in a beauty pageant. With her tired and dull looking appearance, Gracie’s makeover transforms her image. The same concept can also apply to our […]

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