Need a new boiler? Fed up with ringing plumbers for quotes? Boxt takes the stress out of this by allowing you to organise a replacement boiler online.
You answer a series of questions and get quotes, pick a boiler and installation date, pay and then they do the rest!
- BOXT are the UK’s no.1 ranked gas installation company as voted for by our TrustPilot customers
- Launched in April 2017, BOXT is now the 2nd largest boiler installer in the UK.
- They offer their customers a range of boilers from Worcester Bosch, Ideal and Heatline.
- BOXT are the only way to buy your boiler online – that can provide next day installation – nationwide
- With no salesperson – we are on average, a third cheaper than any of their competitors (including British Gas)
- Their customers pay a fixed price online, starting at just £8.08 per month.
- Making it the cheapest and most flexible boiler offer in the UK – with a ten-year warranty provided (avoiding boiler insurance fees)
- They are part-owned by Bosch
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I’d love a van!
https://app.nimbusmaps.co.uk/Lookup needs you to register to start using it but this initial level is free. It’s one of those sites that you’ll love if you’re nosey.
In it’s free format it allows you to see the land by titles. It gives the area of the parcel of land, Most useful is the title number which allows you to get documents from the land registry about ownership. Land registry costs you £3 and this site will get the reports for you but they charge more than the land registry.
The Land Registry search can be found here https://eservices.landregistry.gov.uk/eservices/FindAProperty/view/QuickEnquiryInit.do
But you need a house number and postcode, which isn’t always easy if you’re just mooching – and on the site I found the Nimbus link was recommending it for using for finding the owners of land to ask for permissions for metal detecting! So Nimbus is good for less easy to find properties – to track down that all important title number.
Nimbus also gives information about unregistered properties –
Unregistered Land :Registration became compulsory in the 1980/90s. Unregistered properties have not changed hands since then.
A red outline or red pin shows freehold titles.A green pin shows leases granted and registered with the Land Registry (term of 7 years or more). Numerous leases in a location are clustered together into a green spot with a number. Source of this data is the Land Registry,
These icons show the planning history of a postcode when planning is displayed. Specific properties with a planning history will be highlighted yellow in addition (switched on through the filters). Source: 427 council planning
In conclusion this site is great for nosey people, for those looking at the rightmove listings and wondering how which land is included with properties (Because strangely million plus houses don’t always show themselves off nicely on rightmove!)
Wondering how safe somewhere is?
I’m watching the planning meeting of my local council on youtube and they’re talking about a development and problems potentially with road accidents –
Which reminded me of this web site https://www.crashmap.co.uk/Search
It’s not cheery reading, but might be of interest to you if you’ve ever wondered how safe the roads are near you.
Not everywhere is lovely and quiet! Some places have anti-social behaviour problems.
There’s a government leaflet to help offer you advice on how to deal with this
One of the things they suggest is reporting via Crimestoppers.
What is Amazon Business?
Amazon Business is changing the way companies buy supplies. For most small businesses, buying supplies can be time-consuming and frustrating. Finding the best product at the best price with the most convenient payment terms can be a challenge, especially when they have other tasks that need to be completed.
Amazon Business is the solution and brings big benefits to businesses of all sizes and industries.
Keep purchasing costs low with easy access to competitive pricing and improve cash flow with more flexible payment options including Pay by Invoice*.
Save time and effort
A familiar marketplace that reduces the complexity of buying for work. Spend less time on purchasing and more time on growing your business.
Greater visibility and control
Consolidate your team’s spend on a single multi-user account, with built-in features to control how and what users buy.
Match the PO number to the receipt or the commercial credit card statement to your organisation’s accounts.
Line-item detail: Simplify reconciliation through detailed invoices when using Pay by Invoice (subject to satisfactory credit checks and individual credit limit), or enhanced transaction data on eligible commercial credit cards.
Add PO numbers to orders: Add PO numbers and other business information for easier approvals, tracking and reconciliation.
Download reconciliation reports: Use Amazon Business Analytics to download detailed, customisable reconciliation reports.
Seamless integration: Use your existing procurement systems to purchase on Amazon, including Coupa, JAGGAER and SAP Ariba.
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Ring Video Doorbell Pro
The Ring Video Doorbell pro is available at amazon.
- Works with select Alexa devices to launch real-time video with your voice.
- Lets you see, hear and speak to visitors from your phone, tablet and PC.
- You’ll get a notification when movement is detected or when visitors press the Doorbell.
- Requires hardwired installation to existing doorbell wires.
- Monitors your home in 1080p HD video with infrared night vision.
- Lets you check-in on your property at anytime with Live View, real-time video.
- Includes Theft Protection: if your doorbell gets stolen, we will replace it for free.
- Standard features such as instant notification, live view and two-way talk are available out of the box and for free on all Ring devices. A Ring Protect subscription is required to activate video recording on your device. Ring Protect is an optional subscription that allows you to record, review and share the moments you missed, at any time. You can enjoy a free trial of Ring Protect for 30 days. At the end of the free trial, you can choose to continue with your Ring Protect Plan by subscribing for only £2.50 a month at ring.com.
I know lots of people locally have had one of these installed. It has caught loads of people on camera checking car doors and acting suspiciously. These video clips have been shared on social media as well as been passed to the police to try to ID the people breaking into cars.
It’s such a simple idea. Answer the door when you’re not actually able to get to the front door. So when you’re in the garden you can see who has turned up at the front of the house and tell them to come round to the back! Or avoid people you don’t want to see by having a look before you answer the door!
The video quality seems very good from the sample clips I’ve seen on my local area on NextDoor.co.uk
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|Now that summer is coming to a close, having an autumn tidy up will help to ensure that your plants are healthy and able to thrive next year; that your soil is filled with nutrients come the spring and that the whole area looks its best over winter. Here at Harrod Horticultural we have some great tools to help with your Garden Tidy Up.
Tidying up your garden is important if you are trying to sell your house. The above links will take you to a wonderful gardening shop where they sell lots of tools and equipment to help you tidy your garden up. If you purchase through the link within so many days then I will receive a tiny amount of commission. This will help keep the site running and enable me to do more posts about lovely houses we’d all love to buy.
Kerb appeal sounds so obvious when you say it, but you are so used to seeing the front of your home that you might miss something obvious.
One lady I knew was selling her home and had ruthlessly decluttered and made it lovely inside, with exposed floorboards and nicely decorated lounge room and dining area but she’d missed the outside front garden completely.
It had rusty railings along the front and was a bit wild looking. Her husband set to re-doing the railings and she weeded the front. It looked so much better after a weekend’s work! She got the estate agent to retake the front photo and the house got more viewings and quickly sold after that.
If you’d like some help and suggestions on how to improve your house’s kerb appeal then add a comment below.
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https://www.planttracker.org.uk/ is a website where once you’ve registered you can report Japanese knotweed.
The Environment Agency, Scottish Natural Heritage, Natural Resources Wales and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency have joined forces to help combat the spread of the UK’s most problematic invasive, non-native plant species.
It’s easy to register on the site. You do need a photo of the knotweed you’re reporting too.
I’d recommend you report any you find near you as it will encourage councils to take action where it’s on their land and reduce it’s spread.
I know there’s some on the brook near me and I will go and take a photo of it in the next few days and then report it! I had taken a photo when I’d originally seen it but it’s not very good so I’ll have another go.