• BROWN, BUT NOT OUT: KEEPING YOUR GARDEN LUSH FOR VIEWINGS IN A HOT SUMMER

    As our parks and gardens bake to a crisp, luscious green lawns are starting to feel like a distant memory. That can be a challenge when selling your home, given that gardens are deal-breakers for more homebuyers than ever. As well as stopping people in their tracks while scrolling through online listings, your garden can be the deciding factor in turning a viewing into a sale. But traditional gardens are beginning to struggle with a changing climate. To keep them green, healthy and resilient through hotter summers and soggy winters, professional gardeners are digging around for alternative planting ideas and sustainable new techniques. Regardless of hosepipe bans, conserving water is…

  • TEMPERATURE CONTROL: FUTURE-PROOF YOUR HOME’S VALUE WITH OUR CLIMATE-PROOFING TIPS

    After 2022’s heatwave with temperatures over 40°C, and 2021’s freeze where the mercury dropped as low as -23°C, our homes are having to deal with changing weather. Property developers have been busily installing extra insulation, high-performance  glazing and comfort cooling for years, building homes that stay warmer in winter and cooler in summer. Buyers are more mindful than ever of energy efficiency and skyrocketing bills, so it’s time for our beautiful older homes to catch up, and not just for evenings and weekends. The rise in remote working means far more of us are at home during the hottest part of the day. Aside from the heat causing our brains…