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7 Ways to Reduce the Maintenance Costs of Your Buy-to-Let

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7 Ways to Reduce the Maintenance Costs of Your Buy-to-Let   A study conducted by Platinum Property Partners, a specialist buy-to-let business, estimated that the total average annual cost of a buy-to-let property, including all letting agency fees, maintenance repairs, marketing fees and mortgage interest, totalled £8,359. Of this, repairs, refurbishment and decoration, exterior maintenance,
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6 Smart Devices for Your Garden

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6 Smart Devices for Your Garden In recent years, smart home hubs such as Amazon’s Alexa and the Google Home Hub have taken the world by storm. Having the ability to control a whole host of devices throughout your home using just your voice alone is quickly transforming the way we live. As keen gardeners,
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A History of Garden Design

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A History of Garden Design When designing your dream garden, the first step is to gather together ideas and inspiration that can be incorporated into your plan. In today’s society one of the best ways to get inspiration for your garden is through social media photo sharing platforms, such as Pinterest or Instagram. However, it
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10 Home Improvement Instagram Accounts You Need to Follow Today

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10 Home Improvement Instagram Accounts You Need to Follow Today   Our previous article, ‘10 Instagram Gardening Accounts You Should Be Following’, proved to be such a hit that we decided to list our 10 favourite home improvement Instagram profiles in an article of their own. When it comes to home improvements, it can be
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How to Increase the Value of Your Holiday Home

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How to Increase the Value of Your Holiday Home   Owning a holiday home is not only great for regular retreats away from your busy day-to-day life, but a fantastic long-term investment, too. Many holiday homeowners also let out their property to other holidaymakers, to increase their income. For many years, owning virtually any kind
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Is Artificial Grass Fire-Resistant?

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Is Artificial Grass Fire-Resistant? Unfortunately, fires can and do happen, both in the home and in the garden, too. It’s therefore very wise to ensure that you minimise the chances of fires starting and spreading. If you are considering installing artificial grass, it’s very important to choose a turf that will not contribute towards fuelling
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7 Types of Garden Lighting to Transform Your Garden at Night

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7 Types of Garden Lighting to Transform Your Garden at Night     Lighting is often considered to be a key element of garden design. There are many different types of garden lighting that can be used to achieve different effects. Some types of lighting have practical uses, such as enabling you to see in
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10 Home Improvement YouTube Channels to Subscribe to in 2019

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10 Home Improvement YouTube Channels to Subscribe to in 2019   In recent years, YouTube has quite rightly gained a reputation as the go-to resource for all things DIY. There are a number of reasons for this. The economic climate has led people to embark on more DIY projects, whether that’s to fix, renovate or
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How to Choose the Best Football Boots for 3G AstroTurf

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How to Choose the Best Football Boots for 3G AstroTurf   There are currently almost 1,000 3G football pitches in the UK. That’s little surprise, when you take into account the many benefits of 3G turf. It is low maintenance, can be played on in all weathers, reduces the risk of injury and can be
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