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How to conduct an energy audit on your home

How to conduct an energy audit on your home

Stop energy bills stop burning a hole in your pocket. Summer is the perfect season to complete a home energy audit; there’s a year’s worth of power bills stacked up so you can see exactly what you’ve spent, and the longer daylight hours provide the time to complete a range of minor alterations.

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How to conduct an energy audit on your home
GENIE: Pleasure at any Pressure

GENIE: Pleasure at any Pressure

American Standard has launched the award-winning GENIE pressure booster hand shower to cope with low water pressure.

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GENIE: Pleasure at any Pressure
Top Tips for winter property maintenance

Top Tips for winter property maintenance

Regular property maintenance is especially necessary during the winter months. You don't want to find yourself welcoming in the spring with a list of remedial tasks necessitated by a lack of maintenance during the winter. Here are Refresh Renovations’ top tips to protect your home this winter.

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Top Tips for winter property maintenance
Make a small space feel big

Make a small space feel big

Lack of space is one of the most common issues people face in their homes. Fortunately, when working with your existing space, it is possible to make it feel bigger – here are some ideas.  

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Make a small space feel big
How to select the best brick for your extension

How to select the best brick for your extension

Still the default choice for extensions, bricks come in a variety of sizes, colours and textures, so how do you make the right choice?

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How to select the best brick for your extension
How to add X factor to your renovation

How to add X factor to your renovation

Have you been trying to pinpoint how to create your dream home while staying within your budget? Check out our tips on transforming your house into a space you are thrilled to call home.

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How to add X factor to your renovation
How to make open-plan work for you

How to make open-plan work for you

It’s important to understand that – however straightforward it may appear in magazines or on home makeover programmes – going open-plan requires vision and skill in both design and execution.

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How to make open-plan work for you
How to make the most of a compact kitchen

How to make the most of a compact kitchen

As with any Refresh Renovations project, our top tips to create the perfect bijou kitchen combines planning and design with practicality and discipline to ensure that every aspect works in harmony to deliver a solution that matches both your tastes and your lifestyle.

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How to make the most of a compact kitchen
Why convert your bungalow?

Why convert your bungalow?

Bungalows are becoming increasingly sought after because of their raw potential and their relative rarity. The lack of availability has seen renovators achieve significant revenues from snapping up bungalow stock and carrying out simple development projects by adding an extension, converting the loft space or even creating a complete second storey.

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Why convert your bungalow?
Insulation options for your renovation

Insulation options for your renovation

A full renovation presents the perfect opportunity to incorporate better insulation in a number of areas.

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Insulation options for your renovation
Creating a roof terrace – the essentials

Creating a roof terrace – the essentials

With property prices and the costs of moving constantly on the rise, more and more homeowners are looking upwards to add space and value to their properties, with the result that demand for roof terraces continues to increase.

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Creating a roof terrace – the essentials
Renovating in South London

Renovating in South London

Are you thinking about renovating within South London? The region has a lot to offer, from the green and family friendly Bromley through to the urban offerings of Croydon.

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Renovating in South London
How to survive your home renovation

How to survive your home renovation

Planning is key to any renovation, and, when done right, can remove a significant amount of unnecessary stress from the process.

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How to survive your home renovation
Why convert your garage?

Why convert your garage?

If you’re looking to add space and value to your home then converting your garage is a cost-effective way to achieve both objectives.

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Why convert your garage?
Why building an annexe makes financial sense

Why building an annexe makes financial sense

An increasing number of homeowners are planning ahead by looking to their gardens to provide accommodation for both generations in the form of a self-contained annexe.

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Why building an annexe makes financial sense
HOME OFFICE IDEAS: What makes a home office that really works?

HOME OFFICE IDEAS: What makes a home office that really works?

Natural light, comfort, Wifi and innovation are all key to creating functional office spaces.  Unsure of how to make it happen? Get inspired here.

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HOME OFFICE IDEAS: What makes a home office that really works?