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Why Should You Care About Fire Doors?

Why Should You Care About Fire Doors?

Home & Garden
According to a 2009 report by the  NFPA (the National Fire Protection Association), the chances are pretty good that you will have a fire. The chances that your household will have a reported fire in the average lifetime is 1 in 4. If that doesn’t scare you, the UK government reported over 30 thousand fire cases in a 2015/2016 report. Out of that number, nearly 20% of those cases resulted in injuries or fatalities. That’s some pretty hot stuff. But how can you help ensure you don’t become another number in those statistics? Start with a Door Unless you’re a builder, a contractor, or a home improvement enthusiast, chances are you’ve never given much thought to the doors inside your home. It's also probable that you've never given much thought to the types of doors in your home. Yo...
Home Survey 101: A Look at the Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Home Surveys

Home Survey 101: A Look at the Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Home Surveys

Real Estate
Tens, if not hundreds of thousands of people will buy a new property within the next year or two. Only 20% of them (only one in five) will actually bother to find out if the property is properly valued, and if there are any substantial issues with the home that need fixing. It’s sad, because the person who doesn’t spend money on a home survey ends up spending (on average) about £5000 in the first year alone. Some spend up to £30,000 because they find out too late that the timber is affected by rot, for example. Buyers – especially first-timers – are often either unwilling to pay for the survey or don’t understand the importance of it. Are you planning to buy property soon? It pays to think the process through. Here’s your home survey 101: a look at the advantages and disadvantages o...
Tips On How To Find The Best Property Agent If You Are First Time Home Buyer

Tips On How To Find The Best Property Agent If You Are First Time Home Buyer

Real Estate
Now it seems you have decided to buy a home. Congratulations! But do you know what are the steps required as a precautionary method to deal with an agent who will help in buying the property. Below are some of the best tips to follow before buying a home and how to find the perfect agent who can make you deal with the right person and at the right price. Take a look: Narrow down where you want to live The first thing to do is find out where you want to live in. Know the place properly as it may help in finding the perfect agent too, who will thereafter help you in finding the best home. If you are more specific in your demand, you may have better chance of finding such agent who is well experienced in the particular market and who will surely fulfil your desires. Ask known ...
Make New Windows Your Summer Renovation Project

Make New Windows Your Summer Renovation Project

Home & Garden
Living in London, Ontario, weather can change dramatically throughout the year; from sweltering days in August to -30 degrees in the dead of winter, and heating and cooling your home can be a challenge. Old, worn out doors and windows can let heat leak out, costing you your hard-earned money. Seasonal changes in the temperature can also be hard on the windows themselves, especially in older windows that use all-wood frames that shrink and expand with the changing temperatures. That can mean that you need to replace older models more frequently to make sure your windows are performing the way they should. Making your home energy efficient will make it easier to keep your home comfortable and save you money. Given all that they have to endure, many home experts suggest replacing your wind...