How to make an older home more climate-friendly
Dorset Removals Blog
by Northover and Gilbert
2y ago
Following the recent COP26 Climate Summit, figuring out what we can do to save the planet is now fresh in many of our minds, and having decent insulation, an efficient boiler and other green measures can also make your home more saleable. But what if you’ve got an older home? It’s not always so easy to make your home energy efficient if it is a historic or a listed building – and this could put you off buying an older place, too. But don’t let it deter you, there are things you can do to help, this week’s blog takes a look at how you can make an older home more climate-friendly.  In Engla ..read more
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How to get your home ready for sale without spending a fortune
Dorset Removals Blog
by Northover and Gilbert
2y ago
Recent research has revealed that 65% of home owners carried out some sort of renovation or repair on their property during lockdown, spending around £55 billion on their projects. If you’re getting your home ready for sale, it can be a bit disheartening to splash the cash on something you aren’t going to enjoy yourself. This week we’ve got a few tips from Property Wire to help you carry out those essential repairs – or a bit of a pre-sale spruce-up – without breaking the bank. Do the basics first Before you start replacing floors or ceilings and slapping on the plaster or paint, make sure tha ..read more
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Winterproofing: Ten tips for taking care of your property in winter
Dorset Removals Blog
by Northover and Gilbert
2y ago
As the nights draw in and we prepare for the clocks to go back this winter we thought we’d share a few tips with you for taking good care of your property during the colder months. Whether you’re winterproofing your home because you want to sell it – or you’re about to move into a new home and you have a few jobs to take care of once you arrive. The property market remains strong at present, so by taking care of your home and showing prospective buyers that you’re making an effort you are more likely to get a decent price for it too. Here’s a checklist of jobs that you may want to do to keep y ..read more
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Seven ways to improve your chances of moving home by Christmas
Dorset Removals Blog
by Northover and Gilbert
2y ago
As the festive season is rapidly approaching, if you’re planning on spending Christmas in a new home Property Wire has suggested several ways that you can improve your chances of moving house before the end of the year. But you have to act quickly! Right now the housing market seems to be maintaining its momentum. Despite the fact that the stamp duty holiday, introduced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak as a covid relief measure last year has now come to an end, mortgage rates remain at an all-time low and if you want to complete your sale by the 22nd December deadline, the next few months could be cr ..read more
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How transforming your garage can increase the value of your property
Dorset Removals Blog
by Northover and Gilbert
2y ago
However much we may love or home, whenever we carry out renovations or decorations, most of us have in the back of our minds how much it can increase the value of your property if we ever decide to sell. However things like fitted kitchens or integrated smart technology might not necessarily increase the value of your home as much as you think as they may need replacing over time and many new owners will want to use their own ideas or put their own stamp on the place. When it comes to increasing the value of your property, one space that often gets overlooked is the garage – when it’s actually ..read more
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Want to move to Weymouth?
Dorset Removals Blog
by Northover and Gilbert
2y ago
Would you like to move to Weymouth? This week we’ve got the lowdown on this popular coastal town. Located just 20 miles along the coast from our HQ here in Bridport, Weymouth is one of the gems of the Jurassic coast. Weymouth beach has topped the list of best beach in the UK more than once – and often hits the top ten in Europe too – according to users of travel review website, Trip Advisor. The golden sands and safe shallow waters are coupled with many traditional English seaside pursuits including Punch and Judy and donkey rides during the summer months. There is also an interesting live mus ..read more
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How to check for the ‘surprise factor’ when buying a new home
Dorset Removals Blog
by Northover and Gilbert
2y ago
The typically soggy summer and torrential rain across most parts of the UK has highlighted the issue of flooding and the problems it can cause in many homes and communities – acting as a reminder that prospective homebuyers need to be aware of ‘surprise factors’ like flooding  which aren’t always apparent when buying a new home. Research from insurance comparison website, Quotezone has revealed a list of possible risks for homeowners, along with their associated spike in insurance premiums – with flooding being one of the most prominent causes of high insurance costs. A history of floodin ..read more
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Removals in Beaminster, Dorset
Dorset Removals Blog
by Northover and Gilbert
2y ago
If you’re thinking of moving to to this pretty town and need removals in Beaminster, Dorset, then here is some useful information to help you plan your move. This historic and beautiful town is situated between rolling green hills, around 15 miles from the county town of Dorchester and 8 miles from the coast. Once a centre for linen and wool production, Beaminster is now more famous for tea as popular Fairtrade brand Clipper Teas was founded here in 1984 and is still based in the town. Getting around in Beaminster The nearest railway station to Beaminster is located 5 miles ..read more
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How would a housing market slowdown affect long-term stability?
Dorset Removals Blog
by Northover and Gilbert
2y ago
According to a report in Property Wire this week, we could be about to experience some long-term stability in the housing market, thanks to the gentle easing of government support, coupled with a gradual slowdown in the growth of house prices. Talking to Property Wire about the slowdown, Independent Estate Agent and Managing Director at James Leigh Property Management, Robert Burdett, said: “Figures published by both Zoopla and Rightmove show that, although house prices are still outperforming the same period in 2019, growth compared with April and May is slowing. “Whilst the Stamp Duty Holid ..read more
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Removals in Sherborne, Dorset
Dorset Removals Blog
by Northover and Gilbert
2y ago
If you’re looking for removals in Sherborne, Dorset – or you’re simply thinking of moving to this beautiful town – this weeks blog is all bout the things you can see and do here, along with some local info including the latest house prices. Sherborne is a market town in North West Dorset, situated close to the Somerset border, around six miles from the Somerset town of Yeovil. Sherborne is steeped in history and home to many fabulous historic buildings. There are 378 listed buildings situated in the town – which has a population of less than 10,000 people. If you’re looking for something to do ..read more
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