Potential of your Property

Posted by on May 4, 2015 in Building, Garden | Comments Off on Potential of your Property

A well thought garden can really influence Buyer if you wish to market the house. It is a worthwhile investment for you to use as the Outdoor Lifestyle you created and crafted to be enjoyed by guests/family/friends. And well chosen plants means it get better year by year unlike indoor design and expenditure! If a panel fence is needed for privacy, how about erecting freestanding trellis panels to obscure the wood. This can then be planted with Euonymous/Pyracanthus for an all year round espalier display. Autumn cut back is all you need. For those of you who really groan at the thought of lawncare/cutting, have a think about the latest ‘evolution ‘ of indistinguishable from grass, artificial turf, no mud, no cutting, no moss, no weeds, no wear and tear …and lasts for many years. We can advise install.   Building ~ The Visionary Service. All too often we think about moving when we haven’t really truly investigated just what we have right under our nose. I can show you the potential of your property if you seek Space/Light/Storage/Extensions/Conversions. I can explain Building Regs/Planning Permission and possible costings. Before calling the Estate Agent …contact The Other Room …and lets discuss how best to reconfigure and extend and add value to what you already...

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House Maintenance

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in Building | Comments Off on House Maintenance

Patio’s ~ If you have broken slabs or crumbling pointing it is prudent to have the repair work done before frosts. Penetrating  water and frost action will only further damage the slabs/pointing and even the base Chimneys ~ An area we tend to ignore. This takes the full brunt of all weather and is prone to damage. If it does break and fall the damage can be roof tiles, gutter  or worse …a passer by. Get any pointing /cowling checked and repaired along with any loose tiles. Masonary ~ Render and exterior painting is a great way to protect your property. However a small hole can allow moisture in , where it will sit and start to damage bricks , especially the softer varieties.Damp decomposing bricks/masonary lead to rot and damp problems. We can check to see if any of the is ‘live‘, hack off the problem area, repatch and repaint. Soffits and Fascia’s ~ these often get overlooked but they protect the roof rafters so maintenance is really vital. For any Estimates on the items above please contact...

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Build, Design & Construct Services – Spring 2014

Posted by on Mar 1, 2014 in Building | Comments Off on Build, Design & Construct Services – Spring 2014

Planning ahead now in the period of relative calm will reap rewards in the peak season. Having a good look at your space and really thinking about how to make the best use of it. Fruit and Vegetables are becoming increasingly expensive. Grown in raised bed where the tilth of the soil makes for easy growing and easier nutrient monitoring  is really easy to set up. And the rewards can be harvested right through the summer. Look at if you can increase the use and enjoyment of the garden by redesigning. A new terrace, bigger patio or even a water feature with additional lighting can really enhance your enjoyment of your garden. Handy hints for the Spring. Keep off of frosty grass to prevent ‘burn’ marks Tape up snow laden prone  branches on weaker trees Good time to remove Fungal  damaged  trees to prevent spores spreading (including stump) Fumigate greenhouses, but beware of nature’s  gardeners  ‘helpers’ (earwigs and ladybirds ) Prune the top foot of autumn raspberries Consider additional soft fruits and plant now Check and renew plant supports Plant good size well budded climbing roses on their existing frames in a good manure trench (these can then be slowly eased off frames onto your trellis /arbour/pergola Do not hesitate to contact us for free...

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Building Article – Autumn 2013

Posted by on Sep 1, 2013 in Building | Comments Off on Building Article – Autumn 2013

Now is the time to be sure you prepare for Winter. We have had some very hard winters recently. This seriously affects mortar /paintwork. Until around the end of October it is the time to get that Conservatory/ Wooden windows /Doors and frames rubbed down, undercoated, filled and painted ~before the frosts set in. Also now is good to repair Brickwork/Patio /Paving  and even reface damaged bricks. If this damage is left it could potentially ruin a whole section or worse let in water. Also if you have found that you are spending more time outside then it is an ideal building period to add the Patio Extension or even E-Decking, a resin decking which is non slip. Also lighting can really enhance your garden ,not only in Summer but through the Winter too… We can offer you further advice, just contact...

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