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Recent posts

  • How to update a period property

    Living in a period property would be a dream come true for many people. However, clearly older properties require some work to get them up to a 21st century standard of living. These four helpful hints should help you get the ball rolling.
  • How to avoid disputes with your builder

    Using a Master Builder gives you the unique opportunity to contact the Federation of Master Builder’s Disputes Service in the unfortunate event that you need to raise a claim against your builder.
  • Are you ready to deal with these common Christmas household disasters?

    Christmas is a costly time of year and the last thing homeowners want to spend their money on is emergency home improvement work. Yet, the festive period is a busy time for builders. The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) carried out some research and regarding the most common problems homeowners have over Christmas are.
  • What would you spend your Airbnb earnings on?

    Are you tempted to become an Airbnb landlord? Between July 2016 and July 2017, over £650 million was earned byprivate householders renting out their properties in the UK. Breaking that down, the typical British host earns £3,000 by renting their home for 36 nights per year. That’s serious money – and you can earn extra cash tax-free up to £7,500. The FMB has looked into what ‘Airbnb-style’ landlords spend their new-found cash on.
  • How handy at DIY are you?

    Perhaps you’re a dab hand at DIY projects, or maybe you’re absolutely useless around the home. Recent research from the FMB allows you to compare your DIY skills to thousands of others across the nation – you can find out where your DIY skills rank!