Category Archives: General

How lighting affects your home

The mood of a room can be influenced by the lighting. Ceiling lights can be bright and clinically harsh, floor lamps can lend a softness that makes the room feel cosier. Some designs are classics that just keep coming back … Continue reading
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London most expensive place to live

London has overtaken Hong Kong as the most expensive city to live and work in, according to a survey by Savills. says the article in the Metro today. Is this actually a good thing? Probably not.
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Radio play: Interiors

About a man showing people round his house... http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01d2q3z Interiors Johnny Vegas welcomes you to the tasteful home of Jeffrey Parkin. "Now you may notice as we begin our tour in earnest that there are some design initiatives around the … Continue reading
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Affordable Homes Bill 2014-15

Affordable Homes Bill 2014-15 is making it's way through parliament. You can watch the progress here Mr George’s Private Members’ Bill will include: - i) Extension of the Government’s ‘Help to Buy’ scheme or the creation of a new Affordable … Continue reading
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Kate Bush’s house

Story here about Kate Bush's house Grief cliff: Massive landslip leaves Kate Bush's 17-acre home on Devon coast at risk of crumbling into the sea House at risk since a ‘significant landslip’ last year Devon County Council subsequently closed off … Continue reading
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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 … Continue reading
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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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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 … Continue reading
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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 … Continue reading
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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 … Continue reading
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