Month: June 2019

Many people are charmed by thatched houses, wanting to buy them for their cosy character and their chocolate box charm. When you’ve been won over by a thatched property, here are a few things to consider.

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Thinking thatched

According to the Thatch Advice Centre, many people worry about buying a thatched property but they should not let it put them off purchasing, because thatched properties hold their value well and the thatch material has good insulation properties.

Some useful things to investigate when you’re buying a thatched house are include finding out when the roof was last checked, repaired or replaced by a thatcher. What material was used? Who was the thatcher? Master thatchers will work to a high standard and know what thickness should be laid, the best types of fixing and how to use different materials for different purposes, which is all reassuring because there …

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Boilers that aren’t working properly or efficiently can not only cause you problems with your central heating but also end up costing you a lot of money as well. Maintaining your boiler regularly means that it will be less likely to break, therefore costing you less money. Here is a simple way of checking if your boiler is working properly.

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Increase in Energy Bills

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Energy bills are prone to go up and down each month, so don’t be too concerned if one month you pay more than usual. But if you notice that in one month the bill shows a dramatic increase, this could be due to your boiler not working properly.

Strange Noises

If you can hear clunking sounds coming from radiators or pipes around the home, you may need to have them flushed. Regularly cleaning out your central heating in this way will ensure …

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I sought out medical aesthetics in Singapore recently due to a condition I’ve noticed as I get older. I think we’ve all heard about someone having a turkey neck? That’s where the skin underneath your chin starts to visibly droop as you get older. I’m not quite to the point of turkey neck, thankfully, but I have noticed a loosening of the skin on the lower part of my face. The reason this happens is that your body doesn’t produce as much collagen as you get older. I needed some help to get that collagen flowing again so my skin would tighten up.

I actually tried just taking collagen supplements at first, but didn’t notice a difference after taking the pills for a few months. A friend who had the same condition suggested I look up an aesthetic clinic here in Singapore to get the help I needed. They apparently …

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Fashion-forward people often take a keen interest in one of the UK’s most prestigious events, the Chelsea Flower Show, to see which styles the famous stars will bring out each year. The opening of the show was no different this year, with plenty of inspirational summer styles courtesy of our favourite celebrities and royal family members. Read on to find out who wore what for the Chelsea Flower Show and pick your winner for your summer style inspiration.

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Kate Middleton – the Duchess of Cambridge

We are always on the lookout for what Kate will wear next as one of the most fashionable royal family members. She did not disappoint at the Chelsea Flower Show in a casual spring look that was simple but still effortlessly chic. Kate was seen greeting people wearing a white shirt, cropped trousers in a light brown colour, a pair of simple …

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