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How To Spot Roof Damage To Your North London Home After Extreme Weather

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As the first storm of 2019 whipped across the UK this weekend bringing with it winds of 60mph and yellow weather warnings in the wake of Storm Erik we wanted to highlight how important it is to make sure your roof remains in good condition following any storm damage.

 

Even when a storm produces no rain or hail, your roof can still sustain damage. Strong winds can create stress points on a roof that, over time, can weaken and become compromised. While rooves are designed to resist typical wind speeds, they can be damaged over the years by high winds and wind debris. Replacing missing shingles, loose tiles, flashings and initial roof damage quickly is important to prevent subsequent water damage and high fuel costs that will inevitably result from a roof system that is not working as it should.

 

To spot any external issues first walk around your house and check the roof for any loose or cracked tiles. On flat rooves look for patches, cracks or tears, blisters or wrinkles. Scrutinise gutters by looking for any signs of leaking seams, loosened fastenings or sections of guttering that are sagging or missing. Check too for blockages in guttering or downpipes caused by moss or leaves blown in on high winds. Keep an eye on your chimney for loose or missing flashing, damage to brickwork or the chimney cap. On your soffits and fascias look for signs of decay or staining which could indicate water is finding it’s way through the protective roof layer. You can also spot roof damage from inside your house. Look out for moisture marks on the walls or ceiling, check out for any brown, yellow or grey stains and peeling paint. This can be an indication of a water leak from damaged roof. Be sure to also keep an eye out for any damp patches or leaks up in your loft.

 

If you have roof damage caused by wind and/or flying debris, it’s important to get it fixed immediately. The longer you wait, the more damage will occur. Roof replacement and roof repair costs a lot less when you don’t have to add in the other costs of repairing leaks and water damage. Contact your insurance company to assess the situation and determine whether you should file a claim. Thoroughly document any damage that occurred and keep receipts for all work, including any you do yourself, such as covering windows or holes in your roof to facilitate reimbursement if you file a claim. Many policies will cover these expenses when submitted with a claim.

 

If your roof is in bad shape and is in desperate need of replacement, then you need specialist from a team that has experience and knowledge in all roofing work. At Entire Houze we have a team with experience in all roof repair work.

 

We offer full roof replacement too at an affordable price to our customers throughout North London. Entire Houze’ roofing service provides roof repairs and renewals for all types of roof, from pitch to flat and asphalt roofs. Since having a new roof built is a major undertaking, we will guide you through the process and ensure we meet your expectations at every stage.

 

Entire Houze can provide you with a full roof repair service including repointing work, repairing leaks and replacing guttering, lead-works including lead sheet roofs, lead box gutters and chimney gutters and dormer cladding, slating and tiling. Our company directors will personally supervise your project, from helping you choose the right tiles to providing the necessary scaffolding and overseeing the work to completion. We don’t take a one-size-fits all approach because we know every roof repair or roof replacement job is different. So we advise on the best solution for your house and offer you a tailored service and materials to meet your requirements.

 

For a FREE roof repair quotation, please call us or complete the contact us form on our website.

Reasons To Consider Home Renovations This Winter

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Reasons To Consider Home Renovations This Winter

Winter is arguably the most difficult time of the year to complete any form of home renovation project. From the unpredictable bad weather along with darkness that draws in early and the potentially freezing cold temperatures, dealing with a renovation project at this time of year is difficult for both the builder onsite as well as the homeowners who have to put up with the disruption around their property.

However, there are certain renovation projects that can be done in the winter. In fact, doing some renovation projects in the winter may save you money.

Builder Availability

One advantage of choosing to engage a builder for a renovation in the winter is less competition. Spring and summer are the busiest times of year for home renovations, and builder’s plates will be full once renovation season is in full swing, which could leave you competing for the best builders.

And a renovation project in the winter months may get you more time and attention from your builder. While the best builders and architects won’t bite off more than they can chew, working with a builder who’s taken on too many projects can mean protracted schedules and slapdash work, and this is more likely to happen in peak renovation season when schedules are full.

Cellar / Basement Renovations

Because basements are below ground and out of the cold wintery weather, they’re the perfect renovation project to take on during the winter. While we don’t recommend digging a foundation (you’ll want to have a basement already!), updating the decor or finishing an unfinished basement is a great use of time in the winter.

Kitchen Renovations

Winter is a great time for having a kitchen renovated for several reasons. First, you can plan a holiday while the work is done. Or if you aren’t heading off on holiday, at least the kids will be in school and cause fewer potential disruptions to getting this project finished. You’ll want to make sure you have a contingency plan for eating, doing dishes and other daily activities while the renovations are being done. But this could be a good excuse to eat out.

Insulate Your Home

There are many simple yet effective ways to insulate your home, which can significantly reduce heat loss while lowering your heating bills. A quarter of heat is lost through the roof in an uninsulated home. Insulating your loft, attic or flat roof is a simple and effective way to reduce heat loss and reduce your heating bills. About a third of all the heat lost in an uninsulated home escapes through the walls. By properly insulating cavity walls, you will save energy and cut costs off your heating bill. In general, houses built from the 1990s onwards have wall insulation to keep the heat in, but if your house is older than that, it may not have any wall insulation at all. Draught-proofing is one of the cheapest and most effective ways to save energy and money in any type of building.

Avoid Manufacturer Spring Price Increases

Now is the time to look for and take advantage of reduced prices. If you’re remodelling your home, you may find end of line prices on appliances and be able to purchase materials before manufacturers increase prices. Typically, we experience price increases for wood products, windows and cabinet lines in the spring. During the winter, manufacturers may feature special offers to reduce inventory.

Whenever you choose to take on your home renovation project, you’ll need time to research, plan and schedule builders. The builder will need time to plan, order materials and schedule his team. Allow several weeks for planning your remodel — no matter what time of year.

Cheap and Easy Summer Home Projects

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Home maintenance is a lot like going to the gym, work it into your routine, because the penalty for not doing it, is worse than the job itself. Fortunately, Summer gives you a chance to repair damage, protect your home and keep its curb appeal to the world looking bright.

Paint
A fresh coat of paint to the outside of your house doesn’t just make your home look great, it’s also a protective skin against UV light and moisture.

Clear Gutters
Clearing the gutter can be one of those jobs we tend to put off – but it’s essential if you want to prevent water damage to your roof and the walls of your house. Selecting the right ladder is key to staying safe. If you live in a bungalow, a stepladder may be adequate, but in any house two storeys or higher, you’ll want an aluminium extension ladder. Don’t forget to get all your measurements before committing to a product.

Fix Concrete Cracks
If you have a concrete driveway, patio or path you know that the Winter months can be brutal on these areas. The constant freezing and melting can contribute to cracks. If left unattended, these cracks will get wider with each successive Winter. If the crack is small, buy concrete caulk, simply clean out the crack with a pressure washer and apply the caulk, if the cracks are large, then you’ll need to apply concrete patch.

Upgrade or Replace Windows
There are several reasons to do consider replacing your windows when it’s warm. First, you won’t be letting in chilly drafts that will force you to pump up your heat — and therefore your heating bill! This is especially true if you’re replacing multiple windows. Secondly, caulk adheres better in the warmer weather than it does in the freezing cold. Finally, there’s what’s builders call the “movement of the substrate.” Some materials — particularly vinyl and aluminium — expand in warm weather and contract in the cold. If you or your builder caulk your windows when the weather is too cold, the caulk could crack and split when the materials eventually contract because of temperature drop.

Revive Weathered Garden Furniture or Fencing
Many of us feel a bit run down after the long and cold winter, so we shouldn’t be too surprised if our outdoor furniture is in a similar condition. To prepare for sunny spring days in the garden, make sure to give it a spruce up. For wooden furniture, use a stiff wire brush to scrub down any splintered wood or chipped paint. Any larger splinters can be glued back using strong, waterproof glue. Then cover damaged areas such as cracks or holes with a wood filler, using a putty knife, and let the wood filler dry overnight before using a sandpaper to smoothen out the patches to make them less visible. Once done, wipe down the whole surface using a damp cloth and then you’re ready to start the fun part! Apply one layer of exterior primer using brush strokes in the same direction as the wood grain. Once this is dry, you are ready to apply a layer of exterior paint, again painting in the direction of the grain. When choosing your paint, you could give your garden a new lease of life, and turn your furniture into an attention-grabbing feature, by opting for a bright, quirky colour. All you need then is some sunny days to enjoy the fruits of your efforts outdoors.

Internal Painting And Wallpaper
Painting the interior part of a home is best carried out during the summer days as it gives you the advantage of opening all your windows for proper ventilation and drying. This idea gives you the opportunity to retain or change the colour of your home interior to the colour of your choice while being creative with colours. Repainting the entire part of your house can be costly and tedious. However, strategically touching up some parts of your home interior will save you time and money. Simply covering up the dirty spots on your wall will do the job but the colour must match the existing one. The new appearance and feelings a new paint and wallpapers will create to spruce up your home cannot be overemphasized.

Upgrade Your Kitchen
During a kitchen renovation, the builder will kick you out of the space to complete the job. So, what will you do about eating meals? During the summer months, that is a problem solved by a small refrigerator in another room of the house, a tiny prep area, a few disposable dishes, and a nice grill. Enjoy the great outdoors and have dinner al fresco every night while the kitchen is out of commission.

Many homeowners find that some home upgrades are best completed during the warm summer months. The weather is much nicer, builders have longer daylight hours in which to work, schedules tend to slow down, and labour costs might be lower. Remember that these projects are just a sampling of home improvements to do during the summer. Caulking windows, trimming trees, or repairing fences are just a few of the other options you have during the long, lazy days of summer. Start your planning early for those long weekends and enjoy your new renovations before the autumn leaves fly.

How To Maximise A Small Space When Living In London?

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Living in an absurdly small flat is a sad reality – and almost rite of passage – for the majority of Londoners. Whether it’s navigating a studio flat solo, getting cosy with a partner or enduring a sardine-like situation in a flat share, it can be hard to find ways to keep your interiors pretty.

That’s why you need to make sure you’re using the space to its full potential – because it’s precious. It may seem challenging. But it doesn’t have to be.

When space is at a premium, incorporating furniture that serves multiple purposes into your interior is a must. One of hardest working furniture pieces around is the multitasking ottoman, which can be used as a coffee table, extra seating or a footrest. Likewise, a stool can also be used as a side table in your living zone or as a bedside table.

It’s basic maths: small room plus large mirror equals space doubled (well, visually at least). Suited to everything from bathrooms and bedrooms to living rooms and hallways, a sizable mirror will reflect light and give the illusion of a larger space. This means it’s particularly good for flats with small or few windows. For a light and storage double whammy, why not try a floor-to-ceiling mirrored wardrobe? Ideal for compact bedrooms with little wardrobe space.

It’s also important to be creative with your general storage. Identify areas in your flat that can be manipulated for this purpose – such under the stairs or along corridors – and find a way to work in storage. Simple things, like using the ledge on a staircase to line up books, can also be just as effective as buying a clever new storage unit.

Sure, a crisp white palette can make a spatially challenged apartment feel airy and open, but all-white schemes can sometimes feel cold and lifeless. Rather than dressing your space in this classic tone from ceiling to floor, introduce muted shades, such as soft pastels or light neutrals, that achieve the same space-maximising effect but offer character and visual interest, as well. This compact culinary zone features a calming colour combination of fresh mint and white that makes the room feel more spacious and infuses it with personality.

So whether your house hasn’t been lived in for a while and has become run down and an eye sore, or you just fancy a change that will revive it and return it to its former beauty. We have the expertise and the people to make it happen with our house renovation service. We don’t take a one-solution approach to our clients, so we work to understand your requirements, your family needs and we create a home renovation plan tailored for you. We can renovate part of your house or carry out a complete overhaul that will transform your property into the dream home you desire. Our team of kitchen installers can carry out the entire project from design, preparation and installation to completion of the finest detail of your new kitchen.

With more than twenty years combined experience the Entire Houze team have been dedicated to offering the highest standard of building work and impeccable service with a complete hands on approach to every project whether large or small.

Looking After Your North London Home In Cold Weather

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With the Beast From The East followed by Storm Emma battering the UK our homes have really been put through their paces coping with the elements, so how do you look after your North London home during such cold weather?

When weather becomes very cold the water pipes in your home can freeze. This can lead to a burst pipe, which in turn can cause a lot of damage to your home and belongings. There are some very simple steps you can take in order to prevent your pipes from freezing.

  • Leave the central heating on for short periods of time throughout the day
  • Let warm air into your roof space by keeping the trap door open
  • Keep the cupboard door under the sink open. This will let warm air move around the pipes
  • Keep room doors slightly open to allow the warm air to move around the house
  • If you are going to be away from your house while the weather is cold ask a friend or neighbour to check the house and keep the heating on

If you have a frozen pipe

  • Thaw it out slowly by using hot water bottles or towels soaked in warm water
  • Do not use direct heat such as blowtorches as this may cause permanent damage to the pipes. The use of blowtorches could also lead to a fire in the home.

Th average cost of building insurance has gone up a whopping 14.3 per cent in 12 months, which has been caused mainly to the extreme winter conditions experienced in recent years. 62% more calls from homeowners caught short and in need of boiler repairs have pushed premiums higher. Condensing boilers which became the standard UK boiler system in 2005 are generally more efficient but prone to freezing up in winter as their pipes typically run outside of the house, leaving them exposed to the elements. Lagging pipes, having your boiler regularly checked by a corgi registered gas safe professional and also the repair of any structure damage will help in reducing problems, and save you money in the long run.

Improving your energy efficiency of your North London home, believe it not is fair straight forward. A good start is to fill any draughty gaps keeping the heat inside your home. This will help save on your fuel bills too.

  • Block draughts from windows, external and internal doors, skirting, loft hatches, and pipes or cables passing through walls.
  • Draw the curtains at dusk and close internal doors to unheated rooms.
  • Insulate your loft – a quarter of your heat can be lost through the roof.
  • Get heating appliances serviced, or your chimneys swept to make sure that the fire burns efficiently.
  • Radiator reflectors will direct heat into the room and not out through an external wall (make sure the radiators are not covered by curtains or furniture).
  • Fit a thermal jacket around the hot water cylinder – at least 75mm thick – and check the thermostat isn’t set higher than 60 degrees.
  • If your radiators have cool spots when the central heating is on, bleed them to improve their efficiency.

If you aren’t sure then it’s best to seek the advice of a professional, at Entire Houze we’re always happy to help.

How To Add Value To Your North London Home

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Your home is an investment, so when it comes to property value, the question how much is my house worth? is unsurprisingly one of the most frequently asked. So, whether you’re thinking of selling up or just want to add value to your home long-term here at Entire Houze we have taken a look at some quick wins and sure-fire ways of increasing the value of your North London home.

Quick Wins

Add Central Heating
Adding or updating the central heating system will always add more to the value of a property than it costs. It will be considered an essential by most buyers and mortgage valuers. Using a plumber to add central heating to an average three-bedroom Victorian or Edwardian house will cost £3–4,000.

Enhance the Curb Appeal
If you are selling, you have to get buyers through the front door, which means you need to have the outside as spick and span as possible (cost £100-£1,000 but could add £5,000). If nothing else, your house should at least look better than your neighbours’. Clean those dirty windows, clear the driveway, unblock the gutters.

Replace Windows
New double glazed PVCu windows can add considerable value to a property and in the lower end of the market are considered essential by most buyers, regardless of their style or lack of it. PVCu windows require very little maintenance, are energy efficient and, depending on design and installation, can be very secure.
Sure Fire Ways To Add Value To Your North London Home

Add A Loft Conversion
Is the easiest way to add an extra bedroom and or bathroom. The work itself is not particularly disruptive as most of the work can be done from the outside of your home. It is important to take into consideration you will have to strengthen the floor joists which will raise the floor level, so ensure you leave enough ceiling height to stand up in. Adding a loft conversion to your North London home will increase the value of your home by 12.5%

Building A Conservatory

Extending your living space is always a good idea, you can enhance the feeling of space and flow by installing the same flooring throughout your downstairs living area. It leads the eye on and ensures that the conservatory feels part of the rest of the house. A conservatory (cost £5,000-£30,000) can add around 7 per cent to the value, while a full-blown extension (£10,000-£30,000) adds 11 per cent.

A Basement Conversion

The most expensive form of extension: it costs approximately £200 per sq foot to do the digging, and another £100 per sq foot to do the fitting out. So unless your house is worth £300 per sq ft, you won’t see your money back. It is also the most serious form of extension, as it is going to affect the structural load of your property. Not to be undertaken lightly, or without careful consideration, then. You will need to hire specialists to do the design and the installation, and you will almost certainly have to move out of the house for several months. That said, you can create fantastic spaces underneath your home, and extending your house like this means you can stay in it for longer, enjoy it more and sell it quicker when the time comes.

With more than twenty years combined experience, the Entire Houze team have been dedicated to offering the highest standard of building work and impeccable service with a complete hands on approach to every project whether large or small. We are the leading builder North London based company, and whether you are looking for loft conversions, new kitchens, bathroom renovations or house extensions. Entire Houze have the expertise and experience to bring your project to life.

 

New Build Vs Old Build What To Buy In North London In 2018

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Buying a North London house isn’t exactly a walk in the park, but logistics and money aside, you have a key decision to make before you even start viewing potential properties: do you want a new or old home?

New build homes today are often 20% smaller than homes built in the 1970s. Forty years ago there was room for a garage and two cars on the drive of most semis, commonly built 12 to the acre. Today, buyers are lucky to get one parking space outside a terrace, built up to 24 to the acre.
We wanted to look at the pros and cons of purchasing a new build home, and what the advantages and disadvantages are of buying an old house.
The main benefit of a new build home is the fact that it will be perfectly finished, clean and safe to move straight into. You’ll know that everything is up to building regulations and won’t need replacing for a long time. Also, you might be able to dictate the wall colours inside, so you don’t need to paint!
When you are buying a new home straight from the housebuilder, there are no onward chains to worry about. Some housebuilders even have Part Exchange offers, so you don’t have to worry about problems with selling your current home.

All new homes in the UK are covered by a 10-year home warranty and insurance guarantee. The warranty protection provides a very comprehensive cover against a range of potential problems, including any issues with the construction of the home itself. The warranty is free to the homebuyer – the housebuilder takes out the warranty.
New builds aren’t for everybody, aesthetically. One man’s perfect home is another’s unappealing prospect and for some people, new build properties don’t hold any aesthetic joy. This is because they tend to be found on large estates, where every house has a similar look, leading to a lack of individuality. Even the gardens tend to be the same!
Mortgage offers tend to be valid for six months, but if there is a hold up or a problem with the construction of your home then your offer could expire. Lenders will still lend if you are looking to purchase off plan, but if there is a delay then there will generally need to be a reassessment, and if your circumstances have changed then the lender may not extend the mortgage offer.

Older properties have had the time to develop an identity, but you can still put your own stamp on the home. Great floor space and higher ceilings are just two of the bonuses that older properties tend to offer, not to mention a host of period features, or the right vibe for installing some original features, if they have been removed. It’s a lot easier to modernise an old house than it is to make a new build look as though it has some heritage!
Older houses are built to last. All you need to do is look at when they were built to see that! With Victorian and Georgian homes still being amongst the most popular in the UK, the timeless aesthetic and sturdy construction of older houses makes them perpetually sought after!
You will often find yourself in a chain when buying an older property, which can cause delays if there are problems with other homes or buyers further down the chain. Putting an offer in on an older property also means you run the risk of being gazumped, which can be both emotionally and financially draining.

Naturally, older houses need a lot more up-keep than their newer counterparts. This can be a costly endeavour, as can sorting out the heating! You’ll normally find single-glazed windows, ineffective insulation and unreliable central heating in older homes, all of which need tackling as soon as possible.
Renovating an older home tends to be more expensive and extensive than say, adding an extension to a new build. This is because there are more complicated structures to take into account and don’t get us started on listed buildings!

Whether you decide to buy in North London existing or new, make sure you get a survey before moving in, to ensure everything is as it should be.

Prepare Your North London Home For Winter

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Winter’s is officially here, and with it, plunging temperatures and shorter days that make you want to curl up and relax, warm and cosy by the fire. As the coldness looms and you prepare to pump the heat, it’s important to protect your North London home from potential damage and address heat and energy leaks. These nine simple tasks will help you stay warm, safe and energy-conscious this winter.

Sort out your home insurance
Check to make sure that your home insurance policy is up to date and that you’re covered for winter-related damage. If it comes to sorting out water damage to your Christmas presents or fixing a leaky roof, you’ll be glad you had the right cover in place.

Keep your pipes toasty
Burst pipes are common during winter due to rapid freezing and thawing, potentially causing massive damage. The best way to stop this from happening is to keep your pipes warm with their own foam cardigan (called lagging), which will reduce the heat lost and insulate the pipes to stop them from freezing.

Boiler Maintenance
A poorly maintained boiler wastes more energy and costs more, and it also runs the risk of leaking carbon monoxide. Either get your boiler serviced before winter or change your old model for a condensing unit, which could shave off around £235 a year (according to the Energy Saving Trust).

Insulation – more than just putting on an extra layer of clothing.
About a quarter of the heat in your house is lost through the roof, so having good loft and wall cavity insulation could keep the house warm with less energy used. These improvements needn’t cost the earth, as there are a number of government grants and schemes that subsidise insulation installation.

Bleed the radiators
If your radiators are colder at the top than they are at the bottom, then your radiators have trapped air inside them that’s stopping the heat from circulating properly. It’s time to grab a towel and your special key and bleed that radiator! Bleeding the radiators releases the air, allowing the radiator to run more efficiently.

Switch energy suppliers
If your bills are still high despite these improvements, give your energy supplier a call and see if you can be put onto a more appropriate energy tariff. If that’s not good enough you look for a supplier that’ll offer you a bigger discount. There’s no disruption in service; all that happens is that your money goes to a different company when you pay your bill.

Guttering
As summer draws to a close, the leaves will start falling, and gutters and drainpipes will start to get filled with loose foliage. Once the blockage becomes too much, water will start to back up in the guttering and leak into the roof and down the walls of the house. Make sure your gutters are completely free from grime and dirt to minimise water blockage.

Tree trimming
Reduce the amount of foliage that will drop into the guttering, and will also reduce the build-up of snow on the tree that could cause damage from broken branches.

No entry for draughts
Those chilly winter breezes are wily things, and they’ll try everything they can to slip through the nooks and crannies of your home. Check the edges of your doors and windows for draughts, and you can either seal these gaps with self-adhesive draught strips, or get one of those funny draught excluders shaped like a snake or a dog.

Seven Common Kitchen Installation Mistakes To Avoid

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A lot of home activities — cooking, cleaning, eating, drinking, socialising — take place in the kitchen. That’s why it needs to be both beautiful and functional. Regardless of your kitchen design style, organisation and layout are essential.

Don’t forget your workflow – When planning your remodel, remember your kitchen’s busiest areas: the sink, cooker, and fridge. Make sure these areas and appliances are in an efficient location that is relevant to one another. Many designers refer to this as the kitchen “work triangle,” as the relation of these to one another typically resembles a triangle.

Wasting storage space – Kitchens typically contain lots of stuff, not only that but items are often concealed behind kitchen cabinets and require lots of space, such as food processors or juicers. Built-in’s are expensive and the overall size of the area may be limited, one big mistake is not included enough storage space, but this can be minimised with adequate planning and forethought.

Giving Up Work Space – Work space is one of the most important elements of your kitchen so don’t settle for less. Extend your work top space by using additional shelving supports or hangers to remove items up and off your work surfaces allowing you more space.

Poor Lighting – The kitchen is one room where you can’t afford to have poor lighting. It’s not only a matter of design and atmosphere, but also safety when it comes to handling sharp knives and other kitchen tools. Plus, the more light you have in the room, the better you can show off your design elements.

Poor Ventilation – The best kitchen design fades in the presence of noxious odours. If you’ve ever walked into someone’s home and smelled last night’s fish lingering in the air, you’ll understand the importance of good ventilation. Inexpensive range hoods simply circulate dirty, stale air, while a good ventilation system will improve the quality of your indoor air and also help keep your kitchen cleaner. It also helps to extend the life of your appliances.

Going It Alone – Even if you’re the DIY type, make sure you consult a kitchen design expert or installer before starting your project. A professional will be able to help fine-tune your remodel plan, offer tips and advice and recommend ideas you probably hadn’t already considered.

Stick To A Budget – Creating a budget is an essential part of a kitchen installation. Decide what features of your kitchen are the most important and allocate your finances accordingly. Keep in mind that kitchen cabinets usually take up about one-third of the typical installation budget.

Like most people you likely spend most parts of your day in the kitchen whether it’s to cook for you or your family, have a meal with friends or even enjoy a glass of wine after dinner. Your kitchen needs to fill each of its roles with efficiency and style, allowing you to enjoy its surroundings whatever the purpose of your visit. If you are looking for a unique luxurious kitchen to be fit, we are able to offer the highest standard of craftsmanship.

Entire Houze boasts some of the best kitchen fitters in the business. We know how to match a kitchen to the unique character of each home so that it both suits the way your work and complements your sense of style. Our kitchen fitters will take the necessary time to discuss your particular kitchen needs, put together a custom-made plan and design and install the kitchen just as you had imagined it. But don’t take our word for it – take a look at some stunning examples of our work and see for yourself. Get in touch to discuss your kitchen installation requirements and for a free quote, call us today.

 

 

Why Roofing Maintenance Is So Important For Your North London Home.

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When it comes to roofing, we frequently believe that if our roofs are not leaking, we don’t need to bother with them. This out of sight out of mind attitude can fast lead to expensive repair costs further down the road. Regular maintenance is crucial in helping you to save money. Without regular maintenance, you would have to part with huge sums of money on roofing repairs and replacements. Maintenance is also great because it helps you to identify roofing problems early before the situation gets worse, and furthermore costly.

One of the largest investments people make is their home. Performing ongoing maintenance on your roof will help prolong its life, and by extension the life of your whole property. Roofs are a fundamental element to your home.

A roof is also a selling point on a home and increases its value. From beautiful materials such as tile and metal, to an energy-efficient roof, many homebuyers take those extras into account.

A major leak in your roof will be evident quickly as it will soak through your ceiling and potentially damage internal walls and flooring. But if you’re not performing routine maintenance on your roof, there could be quieter, more insidious damage occurring without your knowledge. A small leak, one that doesn’t enter your living space, could be happening in your loft at this moment.

Dripping water every time it rains, even a small amount, can cause rot damage to beams in your loft. The repair can be quite costly (not to mention unhealthy, if it promotes the growth of mould), if it’s not found and fixed quickly. Preventative maintenance would expose such hazards and remedy them before they became major problems.

Your roof braves the elements. A properly ventilated and insulated roof will also save you money on heating and cooling. The roof releases humidity and heat from your home. Heat and humidity coming from your home can be as damaging as rain from the outside. If the roof vents are not working properly, that heat and humidity become trapped, and they will eat away at the wood rafters in the attic and underpinnings of your roof.

Ensuring you have good insulation is key to cooler summer temperatures and warmer winter ones inside your home. You pay a lot to heat and cool your home. Don’t let your money escape out of a poorly insulated roof.

A roof is one of the least thought of components of a home but one of the most important. It protects your investment, adds value to your property, and saves money on heating and cooling costs. If you’re not maintaining it, you’re doing yourself—and your wallet—a disservice.

If your roof is in bad shape and is in desperate need of replacement, then you need specialist from a team that has experience and knowledge in all roofing work. At Entire Houze we have a team with experience in all roof repair work.

We offer full roof replacement too at an affordable price to our customers throughout North London.

Entire Houze’ roofing service provides roof repairs and renewals for all types of roof, from pitch to flat and asphalt roofs. Since having a new roof built is a major undertaking, we will guide you through the process and ensure we meet your expectations at every stage.

We provide you with a full roof repair service including repointing work, repairing leaks and replacing guttering, lead-works including lead sheet roofs, lead box gutters and chimney gutters and dormer cladding, slating and tiling.

Our company directors will personally supervise your project, from helping you choose the right tiles to providing the necessary scaffolding and overseeing the work to completion. We don’t take a one-size-fits all approach because we know every roof repair or roof replacement job is different. So we advise on the best solution for your house and offer you a tailored service and materials to meet your requirements.

 

 

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