Ann Small is disgusted by the work carried out by Resin-Pave. Pictures: David Bale Archant A Norfolk MP has joined an 80-year-old woman’s fight for compensation after “faulty” resin-paving was installed at her home. Ann Small is disgusted by the work carried out by Resin-Pave. Pictures: David BaleFollowing the death of her husband, Ann Small sold her car and caravan to pay for the work, which cost £7500.She had the works completed by New Look, which has changed its name to Resin-Pave, two and a half years ago.She was told New Look was a certified installer of resin-paving, and was given a 10-year warranty.But she says the work was substantially faulty and, despite her complaints, no one from the firm has visited her to check the work.Ann Small, holding a 10-year warranty, is disgusted by the work carried out by Resin-Pave. Pictures: David BaleMrs Small, of Waveney Close, Wells, said: “Weeds are constantly growing through the surface of my drive as well as … [Read more...] about ‘Faulty’ resin-paving installed at Norfolk woman’s home
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(BPT) - Do you own an older home, and are you looking to make upgrades that matter? Strategic enhancements not only increase a property's resale value, but also its functionality.This is particularly important among young homebuyers. Sixty-eight percent of millennial homebuyers reported buyer's remorse, according to a Bank of the West survey. Today's high home prices in cities across the country mean that many millennials are buying older homes rather than newly built ones. Shortly after the purchase, these homebuyers feel disappointed with the dated features of their homes, unsure what and where to renovate.If you feel you've settled for your home, or perhaps you love the older property but want to give it a face-lift, here are some leading home-improvement projects for older homes:Technology additions: Smart-home features are frequently requested in new construction. Fortunately, your older home can become a smart home too when you implement technology, such as home automation. … [Read more...] about Top 10 value-enhancing home improvement projects for older homes
HUNDREDS of fridges and freezers are still on sale even though they're a fire risk, a Which? report claims. Tests found that appliances with plastic backing can be extremely flammable - so it's worth checking to see if yours is safe using a free online tool. Tests by the consumer magazine found that plastic backing used on some fridges and freezers can help a fire spread. Unlike metal or aluminium backs, plastic ones can pose a fire risk, according to the London Fire Brigade and Electrical Safety First. The Grenfell Tower inquiry report also found that plastic casing is combustible and will help a fire spread. But retailers including Currys PC World, John Lewis, Argos and AO.com continue to sell appliances with plastic backing. On January 21, when the investigation was carried out, AO.com’s website had 173 plastic-backed models on sale - more than any other retailer. Argos listed 137 plastic-backed products, Currys PC World had 56 and John Lewis & Partners had three. All four … [Read more...] about New Which? tool reveals hundreds of potentially unsafe fridge and freezer models still on sale – is yours on the list?
The number of new-build homes being registered in the UK fell in 2018, industry figures show. Across the UK, developers registered 159,617 new homes with the National House Building Council (NHBC) over the year, a 0.5 per cent decrease compared with 2017, the NHBC said.In the North East, 6,379 new homes were registered - 3 per cent down on 2017, but still better than five other regions.The NHBC's figures are taken from builders who are responsible for around 80 per cent of homes constructed in the UK.Builders are required to register a house with the NHBC, a warranty and insurance provider, before starting work, which means its figures represent homes to be built in the months ahead.The NHBC said home registrations in the private sector were down by 1 per cent in 2018 compared with 2017, while those in the affordable sector remained broadly similar to the previous year.Nearly a third (31 per cent) of new-build registrations in 2018 were for detached homes, 27 per cent were for … [Read more...] about Fewer new homes built in North East due to extreme weather and political uncertainty
The number of new-build homes being registered fell was down 0.5% in 2018 compared to the year before, industry figures show. Across the UK, developers 159,617 new homes were registered with the National House Building Council over the year, a 0.5% decrease compared with 2017. The NHBC said the figures show the "resilience of the UK house building industry", despite extreme weather conditions and political and economic uncertainties. Kate Henderson, chief executive of the National Housing Federation said: “Given the current economic uncertainty caused by Brexit, unfortunately it’s not a surprise that the number of new homes started last year has stayed the same. "It is worrying though, because the country is in the midst of a chronic housing crisis and these figures show we are building nowhere near enough." NHBC's registration figures are taken from builders responsible for around 80% of homes constructed in the UK. Builders are required to register a house with the NHBC, … [Read more...] about Worrying drop in new homes built despite ‘chronic housing crisis’