Saturday, 14 November 2015
In today’s economic climate, it is becoming increasingly difficult to sell one’s home or get a decent asking price for it. If you are thinking about selling your home in or around the Coventry area, or if your house is already on the market but buyers are hard to come by, then you may want to start with the basics and hire a handyman to help. If you want to sell your home fast, you will need to make sure that everything inside and outside the property is in great condition. No one wants to purchase a house with broken gutters, windows that won't open properly, or cupboard doors that are hanging loose. A handyman employed by a reputable firm, such as Trade Squad Ltd in Coventry, can help you fix and repair all of these things to help you sell your property in the quickest possible time.
Friday, 13 November 2015
Large commercial enterprises and landlords who let a number of properties comprise the main clientele of property maintenance companies. These service providers also cater to domestic clients who have been seconded to work abroad for 12/18 months or longer, and decide to rent out their homes. Those who have purchased a second property under the buy-to-let scheme also find the services a property maintenance company indispensable to their long-term peace of mind.
Thursday, 12 November 2015
Do-it-yourself can cause a lot of homeowners a great deal of stress. In fact, some people can break out into a sweat just from looking at some flat pack furniture, or some shelves that need hanging on the wall. If this sounds like you then you may want to consider hiring the services of a local handyman in Coventry or nearby areas. There are many benefits to hiring handyman services and a few of them are listed below. Cost Effective You may be wondering how on earth it could be cost effective to pay money to hire someone to do a job that you could easily do yourself; however, it can in fact save you money. If you attempt to do a tricky task yourself then you could waste essential materials and even damage your home—which would cost you more to repair than if you just hired a handyman in the first place.
Tuesday, 10 November 2015
If you're the landlord of a detached home and other residential properties who's just making his initial ascent up the property ladder, you may have heard the term “property maintenance” come up here and there. In short, property maintenance in Coventry is the upkeep of any property that leases space, such as rented housing. Usually, a professional property maintenance service is only sought after by landlords who do not have the time to address the upkeep and needs of his tenants. Maintaining the appeal of residential property is important for residents, but it is even more important for the owner of the actual property. Allowing the appearance of residential property to deteriorate can result in a devaluation of the property, making it more difficult to sell in the future. Similarly, a dilapidated home can scare away any potential tenants in the event your current tenants move out.
Sunday, 16 August 2015
With summer drawing to a close and term about to begin in the next few weeks, you may want to have a last hurrah and spend the last moments of the summer holidays with an out-of-town trip. These trips, however, also mean leaving your home for days, making it susceptible for burglars and thieves to swipe all your valuables. Coventry may be among the few areas in the U.K. that boast of low numbers of burglary incidents, but this does not mean that your home can’t be broken into by a determined intruder at any given day. No one wants to come home to a living space devoid of valuables, which is why it’s time to improve your home’s security and seek the help of a handyman in Coventry, along with these other safety tips to remember before going out on a holiday.
Thursday, 13 August 2015
When you’re the owner of a commercial property, it’s always to your advantage to ensure that your tenants are happy. After all, satisfied renters stay for longer, which means that you can get a constant stream of revenue from your property. The key to keeping your tenants pleased about their occupancy is professional property maintenance. Here are a few tips on how to get it done. Prevention is Always Better Things break down eventually. However, it is a lot more problematic for you if you just leave things as they are until they need to get fixed. Often, when one of your property’s systems is breaking down, it will cause discomfort for your tenant. For example, when the plumbing breaks down, the building would experience water shortage.
Thursday, 6 August 2015
They say a man’s home is his castle, but that doesn’t mean you need to live in a house from the past. Yes, period homes are quite popular in Coventry, or anywhere else in the U.K., but there are circumstances when you just have to get with the times, especially if you plan on selling your home in the future. You would not want potential buyers or visitors to walk off thinking that your house looks like it borrowed pieces from the Victorian era display of a museum. What you need to do is hire a handyman to modernise your home. Put on a Fresh Coat of Paint Since period homes are known for their elegant simplicity, a fresh, modern shade of colour is just what your home needs. You can opt for brighter colours but make sure that it will complement the style of your interior. Going for lighter shades, however, is the safer route. If you don’t want to repaint the whole house, you can decorate a room with a feature wall in splashy colours.
Wednesday, 5 August 2015
Gutters are invaluable installations to your Coventry home. By channeling rain water away from your home, gutters help protect it from water damage. But other than quality as a factor, gutters near their lifespan faster with extreme weather conditions and debris buildups. Gutter damage is often marked by leaks, which according to AXA, are also a major cause of isolated damps in homes throughout UK. Gutter leaks can do more than just dampen and cause mold infestation in your home; when rainwater is in excess, it can pool around the soil surrounding your basement. If your basement walling is not built sturdily, it may, over time, give in to the pressure that the expansive soil base exerts. This can further lead to foundation settling, uneven flooring, and wall cracks on your living spaces.
Tuesday, 30 June 2015
Like international borders, fences (especially privacy fences) are meant to clarify property limits lest people unknowingly trespass into another’s premises. As a property owner, you may find the need to have your property boundaries defined to better draw the line between public and private space, or simply for protection against wanton intrusions or potential accidents where children are involved. Amelia Burr of the Southwark News said trespassing issues had prompted the need for a security and privacy fence at the Aylesbury Estate tenement complex, which they began to put up in the first quarter of 2015.
Monday, 29 June 2015
There’s hardly a facility that isn’t vulnerable to problems with its electrical systems. When that results in a serious disruption of operations, you need to act fast to get the power back on and your business up and running. In an article for the Argus, reporter Gareth Davis said such was the case for a police station in Brighton & Hove’s John Street, which was forced to close for the day after an electric fault cut power to the facility.
Saturday, 9 May 2015
Bringing your baby home is very much like bringing a bundle of joy into your household, and you’ll want to do anything and everything to ensure their safety. Children their age, however, are naturally curious, and they might unknowingly walk into danger lurking within your home. In the U.K. alone, over a million children are taken to the hospital due to accidents or mishaps that happened within the home, and those with the highest risk were children under five years old. To keep your child from getting involved in a mishap or accident at home, seeking help from the best Coventry handyman services can be a great first step. Common Accidents at Home Among the many things that could happen to your child, falls are the most common causes of non-fatal accidents at home, which accounts for over 44 per cent of hospital visits.
Thursday, 7 May 2015
As a landlord, you are responsible for ensuring your tenants live in a well-maintained home. This means that they need to be comfortable and happy with the facilities on your property, whether it is an apartment or an actual home. Doing general property maintenance in Coventry on your own, however, can be a complicated endeavour; unless you’ve had proper training, you may not be prepared to handle all of the things that need to be done. Pre-occupancy The first time you should call for Coventry property maintenance services like those offered by Trade Squad Ltd is when you’re prepping a property for new tenants. When people arrive in their new home, they’d like it to be in tip-top condition. Calling in a property maintenance team ensures that everything in the house from plumbing to heating is working properly and that the previous tenants didn’t do any severe damage.
Wednesday, 6 May 2015
Property investors diversify and some find a profitable advantage by branching out from buy-to-lets of commercial property. There’s a price, however, for keeping your property investments in Coventry working for you. For every property you buy, you spend as much as you need to maintain it to keep it in the best of conditions. That is why Coventry handyman and facilities maintenance services may be the help you need to keep your investments in good shape. Finding a reliable handyman in Coventry, along with other contractors for overall maintenance of your property need not be too inconvenient. There are companies that offer repair or handyman services in every aspect of home or commercial property maintenance. Handyman service companies, such as Trade Squad Ltd., can perform all these professional quality services and more in one go.
Monday, 4 May 2015
Friday, 20 March 2015
Are you suffering sleepless nights due to the dripping sound coming from your tap? Not only can a leaky tap disrupt you from having a good night’s sleep, but even the smallest drops can pool on your sink or your bathroom floor and lead to water stains that can be difficult to remove. In fact, leaky taps have been such a problem in previous years that in 2011, it was discovered that they could cause the wastage of nearly 550 million gallons of water, or a thousand Olympian-sized pools’ worth. Situations like a leaky tap need immediate attention from a Coventry handyman since they have the right knowledge to give the fix your tap needs. You might be thinking that hiring a handyman is out of question since you’ve read plenty on the subject of fixing a leaky tap yourself.
Wednesday, 18 March 2015
Do you feel like your home’s exterior could use a little upgrade? There can be a lot of reasons why you might be thinking of giving your exterior a face-lift, be it damages that are slowly deteriorating its appearance, the need for insulation and weatherproofing, or a desire to a express your personal style. With the help of Coventry property maintenance services, you can restore (and even improve upon) your home’s appearance, which can definitely add beauty and value to your property.
Friday, 13 February 2015
Painting the exterior of a house will give a property an improved and refreshed look, especially if the current paint has not been retouched for a long time. The exterior of the house is the first thing you and other people will see, so it would be nice if the colours chosen are suited to your tastes while at the same time complements the overall architecture of your home. In the long run, a fresh coat of exterior paint could also make your property more marketable when the time comes that you decide to sell it. Have a handyman in Coventry do the job so that the whole process goes smoothly.
Thursday, 12 February 2015
As with many things in this world, prevention is better than cure. In the case of property maintenance in Coventry, for instance, prevention of structural problems is better than repairs or replacements. In fact, experienced home inspectors report about stumbling upon many items that needed work due to significant damage, but that repairs or replacements wouldn’t even be necessary if proper maintenance was only observed. Major repairs and replacements can cost a lot more than maintenance efforts, so it’s best to regularly inspect the house for any potential problems.
Thursday, 22 January 2015
This is a bit of advice that would be helpful for people in Coventry, which recently reaped an unsavoury reputation for frequent burglaries all across the West Midlands – at nearly eight per 1,000 residents. The police are also busy taking down suspects behind several break-ins, which may involve either busted locks on the front door or the windows. If your windows bear the ugly signs of a break-in, it’s time for you to get serious. You must enlist the services of a handyman in Coventry who’s skilled in glass installation, such as the staff of Trade Squad.
Tuesday, 20 January 2015
Walking around your home, you suddenly get the urge that it’s time to renovate. Before you decide on what renovation to do, think about the length of time that has passed since the house was built or renovated. If you come up with a number that’s close to 15 years, then it may indeed be time for an upgrade. Now comes the difficult part: Choosing what renovation to do. Of course, if you’ve got the dough, there’s no reason why you can’t have every renovation you can think of in one go, but if you don’t, then you have to weigh your options carefully and prioritise the features that would deliver the best return for your money.