What Does a Homebuyer Survey Include?

If you are considering buying or selling a home for the first time, you may be wondering what an RICS Homebuyer Survey includes. A Homebuyer Survey is a briefer version of a RICS Building Survey but is more detailed than the mortgage valuation and RICS Condition Report. This survey is classed as a level 2 and the cost typically depends on the size and valuation of the property being inspected. The Homebuyer Survey is a visual and non-intrusive inspection, by a RICS chartered surveyor, of the condition of the home and details any defects, in the Condition Report. This type of inspection would be suitable for modern or conventional home that are in reasonably good condition. If the home is non-standard or more dilapidated, a more thorough Building Survey will... Read More »

5 Reasons To Get A New Conservatory Roof

Have you installed a conservatory roof before? Perhaps you have one on your home that has added to its overall appeal. These are designed to have a transparent top, or they could have skylights, allowing the sunlight to come in. As with most conservatories, they will have a stylized roof, leading down to windows all around the perimeter. These are typically set off to the side of a home, providing the people inside with the beautiful view of your property. Here are five reasons that you should consider getting a new conservatory roof if you have had your conservatory for years. Five Reasons To Get A New Roof On Your Conservatory The first reason that you should consider upgrading to a tiled conservatory roof is if it is slowly leaking.... Read More »

How to Know When Windows Need Replacing

Are you wondering if your windows need to be replaced or just need some maintenance? Sometimes, a simple DIY fix like replacing weather stripping or installing window films can be all that is needed to take care of minor window issues. However, your windows will most likely need to be replaced if there is: 1. Cracked windowpane/frame- a warped, broken or damaged fame should be replaced 2. Fogged glass- this happens on double or triple paned window and indicates the windows are no longer sealed 3. Soft Frames- if you have wooden frames and they feel soft to the touch instead of rigid 4. Windows keep getting stuck- this is a good indicator the windows need replacing as the stress of opening and closing are creating cracks in the frame... Read More »

What Room Is Oak Flooring Best Used For?

Of all of the different types of flooring materials that you can use, authentic oak flooring may be the best choice. It is very sturdy, capable of withstanding even high traffic areas, and slight damage is not very noticeable even if it is there. The cost of oak wood flooring is the main drawback for most people that wanted. It can be extremely expensive. If you can afford the cost, or find someone that can offer you an exceptional deal, you may wonder where you should put this flooring material. Let’s discuss what room would be the best choice for placing oak flooring in your home. Why Oak Flooring Is So Popular There are so many things that can be said about oak flooring. First of all, it is extremely... Read More »

Are Tiled Conservatory Roofs Better Than Glass Or Polycarbonate Roofs?

If you have recently built a conservatory, or if you are thinking about doing so, you may want to pay close attention to the type of roofing material that you use. There are many choices to choose from, some of which are much better than others, and it all depends on where you live and how much money you have to spend. In many cases, people will choose between tiled, glass or polycarbonate roofs. All of these have benefits and drawbacks. Here is an overview of why you should choose any of these, as well as things to look out for, when you are deciding on the best roof for your conservatory. What Is A Tiled Roof? Tiled conservatory roofs are similar to what you would put on a regular... Read More »