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We are fundraising for Save the Children – Christmas Jumper Day

It has now become a tradition for the Self-Build Zone and the Build-Zone team to take part in the annual Christmas Jumper Day on the 16th of December.

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Christmas Jumper Day is all about getting silly for a serious cause. People across the UK will be dressing up in their festive knits on the 16th of December and showing off their silliest side, all to raise money for Save the Children.

Once again, the Self-Build Zone and Build-Zone team will be partaking in the Christmas Jumper day on the 16th of December. All money raised from participants will be donated to Save the Children, as well as money raised from a team bake sale on the day.

Watch this space, for some silly and festive updates!

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Self-Build Zone exhibiting at Homebuilding & Renovating Show Somerset!

We will be exhibiting at Homebuilding & Renovating Show 2016 at Bath & West Showground, Somerset on the 19th and 20th of November.

 

Visit Self Build Zone on Stand 118

The South West Homebuilding & Renovating Show is the go-to exhibition for self-builders and renovators. No matter what stage your project is at, there will be sessions, experts and exhibitors at the show to help bring your project to life.

Self-build specialists, renovation experts and leading brands are all under one roof at the South West Homebuilding & Renovating Show. The show offers a wide range of free talks including topics on self-build, renovating, innovative products, extensions, conversions and DIY projects.

Self-Build Zone are the leading provider of self-build insurances –  including Site Insurance, 10 Year Structural Warranty (Technical Audits, Building Control and other bespoke Survey Services as well), Health & Safety advice and Contract Wordings to the self-build marketplace as well as specialist Buildings and Contents insurance.

Self-Build zone also benefits from being part of the Sennocke Group which means that not only can they advise you on products for your building project but they can also provide Legal Indemnity/Defective Title insurance, Commercial, Professional Lines and Home insurance. Make sure you come along to our Masterclass on Sunday 20th November at 3.30pm in the Masterclass Theatre.

Representatives from Self-Build Zone will be on hand throughout the show to talk through all issues on Site Insurance and Structural Warranties.   Read more ›

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Self-Build Zone exhibiting at Homebuilding & Renovating Show Harrogate this week!

We will be exhibiting at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show 2016 at HIC Harrogate from the 4th -6th of November.

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Visit Self Build Zone on Stand M216

The Northern Homebuilding & Renovating Show is the go-to exhibition for self-builders and renovators.

Self-build specialists, renovation experts and leading brands are all under one roof at the Northern Homebuilding & Renovating Show. The show offers a wide range of free talks including topics on self-build, renovating, innovative products, extensions, conversions and DIY projects.

Self-Build Zone are the leading provider of self-build insurances –  including Site Insurance, 10 Year Structural Warranty (Technical Audits, Building Control and other bespoke Survey Services as well), Health & Safety advice and Contract Wordings to the self-build marketplace as well as specialist Buildings and Contents insurance.

Self-Build zone also benefits from being part of the Sennocke Group which means that not only can they advise you on products for your building project but they can also provide Legal Indemnity/Defective Title insurance, Commercial, Professional Lines and Home insurance. Make sure you come along to our Masterclass on Friday 4th November at 10.30am in the Masterclass Theatre. Read more ›

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Boost the value of your property: 75% of house buyers want a smart living experience

According to new research, smart home living could boost house prices for those looking to sell. With 70% of prospective buyers in the UK saying they would sacrifice features including extra bathrooms and bedrooms, summer house or even conservatories to live in an intelligent property.

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The survey of 2,000 UK adults also reveals how 66% of homeowners believe that by turning their home into a smart home will and has increased its value.

The findings come at a time of uncertainty over house prices, with reports showing that, while house prices have risen in the year to May 2016, the Brexit uncertainty could cause house prices to fall.

The appeal of smart homes is greatest in the South West of England, with 77% of residents putting smart living above other property features, compared to only 67% in the North East.

While double glazing and a parking space have the highest importance when buying a property, there are many specific features that prospective buyers are willing to sacrifice in favour of smart living, including:

  • Summer house (47%)
  • Conservatory (29%)
  • Extra bathroom (25%)
  • Extra bedroom (18%)
  • Garden (15%)

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10 things that will affect the value of your home

Moneywise reveals the 10 most common problems that are likely to impact the value of your home.

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For a property-obsessed nation with ever-shrinking pension pots, the value of our homes is understandably high on the agenda.

That’s why more than half of UK property owners have made home improvements over the last year, according to a survey from Halifax.

But equally important is retaining the current value of your home. Here are the top 10 most common things that can devalue your home – and how you can avoid them.

1. ANTI-SOCIAL NEIGHBOURS

According to a survey conducted as part of Halifax Home Insurance’s Peace of Mind campaign, one in five (17%) homeowners encountered serious problems with their neighbours during 2014 – the highest number experienced since 1997.

The most common complaints were excessive noise (49%), rude or intimidating behaviour (23%), and the ‘hijacking’ of legal boundaries (20%).

However, it’s pretty arbitrary, says Trevor Kent, director of Buckinghamshire-based Trevor Kent & Co Estate Agents.

“Firstly the questionnaire has an ‘I don’t know’ option, and secondly, what’s a noisy neighbour to one person is a real hoot to another. This means it would be very difficult for a buyer to take up at a later date, although a handful of cases have gone to court.”
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