Tops Tiles

Topps Tiles Plc have now extended their 15% discount to a range of new products, meaning that even more great Topps Tiles favourites are available for even less.
For instance you can now get Natural Stone Mosaic Tiles which were £9.99 for £8.49, you can also get Large Natural Stone Tiles which were £12.99 now at £10.61.
Don’t forget that when you spend over £250 on tiles, you get a free bottle of grout protector.
Plus bargains tiles:

Reflexo azul
 £0.07
Please note that this product is navy blue and has a gloss finish

Porcelanico Verde
 £0.10
Porcelain is the most durable product available it looks great as coordinating wall x26 floor as well as offering the hardwearing qualities that are inherent with porcelain Paired with glass or stone pieces for decoration a sophisticated look can be achieved Topps range is diverse and offers various colours sizes x26 styles it can be used in all areas of the homePorcelain is a highly desirable material that will effortlessly inject a touch of class into any homeA manmade material that is renowned for its strength and durability Porcelain is both versatile and available in a wide variety of finishes colours and sizesIn its natural form Porcelain has a smooth matt or honed surface but it can also be textured to replicate stone or wood

Porcelanico Rosa
 £0.10
Available in Black Rojo Verde Carrara Crema Travertino Azul x26 RosaPorcelain is the most durable product available it looks great as coordinating wall x26 floor as well as offering the hardwearing qualities that are inherent with porcelain Paired with glass or stone pieces for decoration a sophisticated look can be achieved Topps range is diverse and offers various colours sizes x26 styles it can be used in all areas of the homeAsk in store for products for outdoor usePorcelain is a highly desirable material that will effortlessly inject a touch of class into any homeA manmade material that is renowned for its strength and durability Porcelain is both versatile and available in a wide variety of finishes colours and sizesIn its natural form Porcelain has a smooth matt or honed surface but it can also be textured to replicate stone or wood

Porcelanico Rojo
 £0.10
Available in Black Rojo Verde Carrara Crema Travertino Azul x26 RosaPorcelain is the most durable product available it looks great as coordinating wall x26 floor as well as offering the hardwearing qualities that are inherent with porcelain Paired with glass or stone pieces for decoration a sophisticated look can be achieved Topps range is diverse and offers various colours sizes x26 styles it can be used in all areas of the homeAsk in store for products for outdoor usePorcelain is a highly desirable material that will effortlessly inject a touch of class into any homeA manmade material that is renowned for its strength and durability Porcelain is both versatile and available in a wide variety of finishes colours and sizesIn its natural form Porcelain has a smooth matt or honed surface but it can also be textured to replicate stone or wood

Porcelanico Carrara
 £0.10
Porcelain is a highly desirable material that will effortlessly inject a touch of class into any homeA manmade material that is renowned for its strength and durability Porcelain is both versatile and available in a wide variety of finishes colours and sizesIn its natural form Porcelain has a smooth matt or honed surface but it can also be textured to replicate stone or wood

Porcelanico Crema
 £0.10
Porcelain is the most durable product available it looks great as coordinating wall x26 floor as well as offering the hardwearing qualities that are inherent with porcelain Paired with glass or stone pieces for decoration a sophisticated look can be achieved Topps range is diverse and offers various colours sizes x26 styles it can be used in all areas of the homePorcelain is a highly desirable material that will effortlessly inject a touch of class into any homeA manmade material that is renowned for its strength and durability Porcelain is both versatile and available in a wide variety of finishes colours and sizesIn its natural form Porcelain has a smooth matt or honed surface but it can also be textured to replicate stone or wood

Porcelanico Azul
 £0.10
Porcelain is the most durable product available it looks great as coordinating wall x26 floor as well as offering the hardwearing qualities that are inherent with porcelain Paired with glass or stone pieces for decoration a sophisticated look can be achieved Topps range is diverse and offers various colours sizes x26 styles it can be used in all areas of the homePorcelain is a highly desirable material that will effortlessly inject a touch of class into any homeA manmade material that is renowned for its strength and durability Porcelain is both versatile and available in a wide variety of finishes colours and sizesIn its natural form Porcelain has a smooth matt or honed surface but it can also be textured to replicate stone or wood

Glossy White (15x15cm)
 £0.12
x26ltpx26gtCreate a flawless look in your home with Glossy Whitex26ltbr x26gtx26ltbr x26gtFor a cool clean scheme thatx26rsquos timeless yet changeable white tiles have always been a firm favouritex26ltbr x26gtx26ltbr x26gtWhether you decide to use as an accent to colourful accessories or to complement a more neutral decor Glossy White is versatile and classicx26ltbr x26gtx26ltbr x26gtTeamed with border tiles or colourful mosaics these tiles can transform both modern and traditionally styled rooms into an utterly striking spacex26ltbr x26gtx26ltbr x26gtSimple yet stunning these large tiles create the illusion of space no matter how small your bathroom may bex26ltpx26gt

Colorado Desert Sand Wall Tile
 £0.20
x26ltpx26gtExclusive to Topps Tilesx26ltpx26gt10x10cmStone effect tiles that capture the look of natural stone but without the after care attentionEasy to install and at affordable pricesGet the look for less
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Anecdotals

I've spoken to someone in the last week who is looking for land to place his pre-built Huf House. It's in Germany costing him storage at the moment of about £250 a month.
He can't sell his top floor duplex flat even though he's dropped the price by 1/3 because of the high service charges.
He was looking at a bit of land near me with a view to buying it. Me? I just wondered if it was suitable for keeping bee hives on.
The land in question is enclosed behind houses and probably a very glass filled Huf House is not what planning would consider. They might allow a bungalow that wasn't going to look in at anyone, but probably not a 2 storey building. The idea of squeezing builders lorries down the little alley, let alone getting services put on seems a nightmare. There was also the problem with people having adopted land over time.

Adverse possession - a very interesting subject! And not something I would want to embark on with solicitors fees!
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Parker Morris 1961 minimum space standards

Parker Morris 1961 minimum space standards - lovely page showing these figures
The wiki page for the Parker Morris Committee is worth a read too
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Villages for Sale

Villages for sale on Rightmove -
Duloe for saleDuloe, Liskeard - Majority part of a hamlet with an income stream and farmhouse up the valley.

Bantham village for saleAnd Bantham - A portfolio of 21 residential properties and a shop on a mixture of tenancies
589 Acres of agricultural land, comprising arable land, pasture and woodland, including a variety of let farms.
Bigbury Golf Course 18-hole golf course, clubhouse and bungalow.
Bantham Ham, car park and beach.
Part of the estuary of the River Avon leased from the Duchy of Cornwall.
A number of boathouses.
Lordship of the Manor of Bigbury.

Are there any others?
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Decluttering for a move?

If you're decluttering and don't want to throw everything away then look at self-storage as an option.
Decluttering allows you to rpesent your house better for a sale. By removing all your personal nicknacks that clutter up your home, or excess furniture you can leave more of a blank canvas for viewers to see how their lifestyle could fit in.
How much room do you need?
Safestyle sizes - which is similar size to:
Small [10sq ft]Estate car boot
Small [16sq ft]a telephone box
Small [25sq ft]a 1/4 of a single garage
Small [35sq ft]an average garden shed
Medium [50sq ft]half a single garage
Medium [75sq ft]a Luton van
Large [100sq ft]a single garage
Large [125sq ft]a 7.5 tonne lorry
Large [150sq ft]a double garage
Large [250sq ft]a 30ft articulated lorry
Large [500sq ft]3 x 20ft shipping containe

This helps you work out what size storage you might need. Upgrading is easy when you need more room. How does Self Storage at Safestore work?
You can store your goods or possessions from as little as a week for as long as you need. Storage rooms can be booked in advance to make sure the size you require is available on the day you need it. You can also easily switch to a smaller or larger room whilst in storage if you need to. Self storage at Safestore is flexible, secure and hassle free, and they can help and advise you to make sure you get the best service and value for money.


If you're downsizing you might like to use storage to hold on to items you can't bear to throw away. Or if you're about to embark on some major DIY project then you can protect your belongings by putting them in safe storage.
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Elizabeth Hurley has put her Cotswolds manor house

Elizabeth Hurley has put her Cotswolds manor house for sale for 6million pounds
The 48-year-old model, who bought property which is set in 450 acres of farmland for 3.3 million pounds is hoping to make a 3 million pound profit

Hurley, who also bought Donnington Hall estate in Ledbury with her former boyfriend Warne, revealed the reason behind her selling the property, admitting that she was keen to do up the house that bought with Warne
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Gorgeous house

It'll take me a lottery win to afford this fantastic property! It is one I've been drooling over though! It ticks lots of boxes! Swimming pool, tennis court, beautiful house with the right stairs! Grounds, garage and room for friends! gorgeous-house
Absolutely lovely! It has a wonderful garden and enough room for one or two bee hives!
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Who’d be a student landlord?

Story in today's MEN and on the BBC about a floor falling in on a student property. Sounds worrying? Possibly because of the few hundred students bouncing on it dancing at a party.
And a similar story from Birmingham on 18th May!
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Unusual flat

This flat is for sale. It's got a very unique style
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Do you live in an interesting house?

BBC One is looking for people who live in interesting homes and want to try out a home swap holiday in Britain for a new television series.
You could enjoy a unique holiday experience in a stunning part of Britain...
Do you live in an interesting home you'd be happy to swap with someone elsewhere in the UK for a short break?
Would you like the chance to have a new experience and discover local cuisine, sightseeing that goes beyond the guide book and an authentic place to stay?
Do you live in an interesting property such as a converted church, a charming cottage, a super modern apartment, a historic building, a period house or a unique space?
Do you want a UK short break and the chance to discover a new area?
Do you like the idea of a house swap holiday, but have never tried it?
If so we want you to get in touch.
Please email kieran.mccarthy@bbc.co.uk for an application form.
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