Parker Home a year in review 2019

2019 – A Year in Review

Well, that’s another year in the books and what a year it was! We had the pleasure of working with a large number of lovely customers, some challenging projects and added new faces to the Parker Home team. Here are some of the highlights through our year in review.   What we can only describe

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keeping safe this christmas

Keeping Safe This Christmas

The snow isn’t quite on the ground and the jingle of Santa’s sleigh bells are still slightly out of earshot, but most households are at least starting to get into the swing of the festive season. We thought now would be a good time to put out a reminder about keeping safe this Christmas, with

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A warm home is a happy home

Autumn is making its presence felt and temperatures are beginning to be both cooler and less predictable. This makes managing a warm home a little challenging. We don’t want to waste money and most of us are very eco aware these days. Therefore, we don’t want to leave the heating on all day and as

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Exterior Decoration – Getting It Right

When it comes to exterior decoration, a walk along the aisles of any large DIY store will provide a mind-boggling array of options for painting the outside of our homes. From brands, paint type and colours, you could spend an entire day reading labels and still be none the wiser! In our view, the paint

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Climate Change and Power Surges

We hear a lot about climate change, now referred to (and in our opinion, correctly) as climate emergency. Yet, how often to we think about how the developing climate emergency will affect us in our homes? In this article we’ll be talking about climate change, power surges and what we can do to protect ourselves.

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Oak is a timeless classic

Oak is a Timeless Classic

When it comes to enduring building materials, oak is a timeless classic. Throughout the ages of innumerable innovations and the development of new building and furnishing materials, oak is a still a key feature in many homes. Many a craftsman will have winced as the ever-popular DIY shows promoted MDF as the answer to everything

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Building controls

The Building Controls Saga – The Conclusion

We left the last instalment with our homeowners awaiting another site visit from building controls. Having received a letter outlining ‘contraventions’, there was hope that the next conversation would be of a practical nature and that a relatively straightforward approach could be taken to establish a solution to achieving regularisation. We rejoin a rather dejected

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False economy of cheap

The False Economy of ‘Cheap’

You wouldn’t believe the number of times we’re invited to quote for a project, only to find that it’s either an exercise in correcting faulty workmanship by another builder, or we have to make good on shoddy workmanship before we can start a new piece of work. A recent encounter was the spark behind this

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The Building Regulations Saga – Part 2

In the first instalment we found out that our unwitting homeowners were without building regulations sign-off and had set out to rectify this through ‘regularisation’ and bringing their sunroom up to relevant specs as determined by building controls… Upon revisiting our home, things became considerably less jovial. They had inspected the pictures we’d taken of

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The Building Regs Saga – Part 1

If you’re a regular visitor to our blog you’ll know we often talk about using reputable builders, health and safety, as well as building regs. To make the point, we’re going to share the very real story of someone we know who’s fallen foul of building regs and is now having an ‘interesting’ time dealing

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Home Automation – Professional Installation is Everything

When it comes to home automation, choice is now as plentiful as the options on many cars! Whether you’re a music lover, film buff, or just like having connected everything, there’s something for you. However, for the best experience, it isn’t just about shiny gadgetry. The hero, as in many a movie, stays hidden behind

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Lofty Ambitions – Is a Loft Conversion Right for You?

Move or Improve? Do you have a need or desire for more space but for one reason or another, can’t face the prospect of moving? Many homeowners are opting to improve their current properties, maximising space in the process, rather than move to a new property. Converting poorly utilised space into a useful additional room

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Home Automation – The Future is Now

This week we’re going to look at Home Automation because at last, the future is now. For those of us that grew up as children of the 70’s, we were supposed to be the leisure generation. By the year 2000, we’d all have robots doing the heavy lifting at home and at work. Oh, and

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Achieving Curb Appeal (Part 2)

In a previous article on curb appeal we looked at all those things you really don’t want on show, that could create a negative first impression upon arrival at your property. This time, we’re going to focus on some of the things you may wish to consider at your home if achieving curb appeal is

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Checking Your Electrics

When we think of home improvements and making interior design changes to our homes, one of the most overlooked areas is our electrical installation. As we’ve spoken about in a previous blog, most house fires are as a result of an electrical fault. So, just how often should you be checking your electrics in your

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Tips to Maximise Curb Appeal (Part One)

As we approach Easter, many homeowners will be considering putting their properties on the market or starting the process of searching for new home. A lot of emphasis is placed on making the inside perfect, but the outside can often be overlooked. So, in this article we thought we’d offer a few tips to maximise

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Interior touches that turn a house into a home

We all know that the human element aside, it’s the interior touches that turn a house into a home. Getting the interior of a home just right, can be a lifelong struggle. We start with a clear idea in mind, and either get distracted by life or take an unplanned turn into another idea. Before

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Enjoying the outdoors indoors

We don’t know when the sunshine will be back, but February has had a lovely surprise this year in the form of some unseasonably warm weather. Across the country families have been enjoying barbeques and al fresco dining in shorts and t-shirts. In February! For many who dream of the lengthier return of some proper

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Asbestos and Reinstatement of Ceilings

This is an unusual topic, we’ll grant you! However, if you’ve ever had an internal wall taken down, damp or rot issues, or asbestos removed from your property, this may be all too familiar. And you’ll also know that the reinstatement of ceilings and the subsequent redecoration can come as an unexpected shock to your

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Your perfect home

Your Perfect Home?

When considering your current living arrangements, are you making compromises, or are you living in your perfect home? From the moment we begin the search for our first home, we come to realise that somewhere along the line, we’re going to be compromising on something we had set our hearts on. We begin with a

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Creating comfort in the multi-generational home

More and more families are choosing to live together under one roof. A shortage of suitable properties, high property prices, the need to care for elderly parents, and the need for childcare within the family now mean that children, parents, and grandparents are choosing to live in the same multi-generational home. Sometimes, that even extends

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Spring is around the corner

Spring is Around the Corner!

It’s hard to believe, as we crank up our thermostats and throw another log into the burner that Spring is around the corner and will soon be upon us! We don’t know about you, but it’s one of our favourite times of year. It’s a season of renewal and has the additional bonus of allowing

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from the team at Parker Home! We hope you had a lovely time over Christmas and that Santa was kind again this year? 2019 is here and we’re rapidly planning a full calendar of projects as we ramp up to full steam ahead already! They say the best time to plant a

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2018 Parker Home Year in Review

Our 2018 – A Year in Review

It seems unbelievable that 2018 is at its end quite so fast. But what a year it’s been! Once again, this year we’ve had the pleasure of helping a wide range of clients to achieve their property aspirations across a wide range or renovation, extension and refurbishment projects. The team has been deeply involved with

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Christmas Greetings from Parker Home

Christmas Greetings from Parker Home

After what’s been a spectacular year of growth for Parker Home, it’s almost time to relax for Christmas. So, before we go, we want to wish each and every one of you a most splendid Christmas. The festive season can be stressful and relaxing in equal measure and if being in close proximity to descending

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Crammed in at Christmas? Here’s how you can create a roomier home for 2019…

Having trouble housing all your relatives and friends this Christmas? The festive season really brings home how much of a squeeze it can be when people come to stay. Finding yourself crammed in at Christmas can make the whole thing feel rather stressed can’t it? Whether it’s grandma and grandpa, uncles and aunts, or family

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Converting your conservatory into a sunroom

Do you have a room in your house that you rarely use because there are very few times when it’s comfortable to do so? Yes, we’re talking about conservatories! Often hothouses in the summer and draughty and cold in the winter, what should be a relaxing space, is anything but! With that in mind, have

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Update your home for you

Update your home for you!

There comes a point where we’re finished creating a home for others and it becomes all about us. After many years of tending to every need and comfort of our children, they eventually find new homes of their own and live their own adventures. So, is now the time to update your home for you

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Time to consider future-proofing your home?

We spend our adult lives making adjustments to our homes, often to accommodate others, especially our children and grandchildren. We decorate bedrooms in themes, cover sharp corners, lock cupboards, block stairs top and bottom and generally ensure we have a safe and comfortable environment. As the years move on and those modifications rapidly become redundant,

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Is a Garage Conversion Your Best Option?

If you need more space but don’t have the appetite for a major extension project to upgrade your home, a garage conversion may represent your best option. With lower budget implications and considerably fewer planning considerations, garage conversions are becoming increasingly popular. Most of us use our garages for just about anything other than storing

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Talk to your builder

If you’re thinking of renovating your property or purchasing a property requiring work in the first half of 2019. The time to talk to your builder is now, and not only to ensure you can book your slot with a busy and reputable firm. While it’s tempting to hold off until the project is upon

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Outside lighting to keep you safe this winter

As the clocks go back this weekend, now is the perfect time to review your lighting in and around your home. Whether it’s outside lighting to help guide you to your door or security lighting to deter burglars, this article talks about lighting to keep you safe this winter. We’re not just talking about crime

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VAT Exemption

VAT Exemption for Disability and Chronic Illness

In planning to future proof your home for your latter years, or for disability, it can be a potentially expensive business. What many people don’t know is that there are many items that are covered by the government’s VAT exemption for disability. Those with chronic illnesses may also qualify for the VAT Exemption scheme. For

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Why installing a wetroom is a great investment

We know that a great many people like the idea of installing a wetroom in their home, but when it comes to making a much-needed change to a tired bathroom, it’s very common to opt for a like for like replacement, albeit an updated one. At Parker Home, we believe installing a wetroom is a

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Home Dining Spaces

Home Dining Spaces

Not that long ago, home dining was quite a formal affair, particularly in households with staff. Several courses, fine china and polished cutlery were the order of the day, and this wasn’t confined to families of Downton Abbey grandeur! Even in regular households, families typically dined together with a degree of formality. Much has changed

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Property Renovation – Take your builder!

If you’re considering purchasing a property for renovation, it will highly beneficial to engage your builder early in the process. In fact, we’d advise that where possible, you take your builder to see the property before finalising an offer. Property renovation is usually an expensive business. We can help you to prevent moderate costs becoming

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Damp Problems in the Home – The Silent Killer

Sounds dramatic doesn’t it? We know about the devastating effects of tsunamis and rushing flood waters, but damp? Is a little moisture here and there really anything to be worried about? Believe it when we label damp problems in the home the silent killer, because it is in more ways than one. Damp problems in

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the beauty of brickwork

The beauty of brickwork

Once upon a time, brickwork was a feature of gardens small and large. Walled gardens had a certain mystique about them and one still gets that feeling when seeing them on the television or in magazines. And you may be lucky enough to have a walled garden of your own! In general though, we think

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Is your home ready for Christmas?

We know, you don’t even want to think about it yet, but did you know it’s already less than 4 months until we celebrate another festive season? And at the time of writing, it’s only 113 days away! If like many of us, you enjoy hosting a large family gathering at Christmas, you may also

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Saving energy and money (and the planet)

Around 15 years ago I was at the forefront of a drive to towards making biodegradable packaging commonplace. Unfortunately, at that time it fell on deaf ears. There were definitely concerns about the sustainability of plastic and its use in packaging, among other products. But not for the reasons you might expect! The production of

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preparing your home for your future old age

Preparing your home for your future old age

One of our biggest fears as we grow older is about being able to retain our independence. A huge part of keeping independent is being able to live in our own homes. Thoughts of a care home can be one’s worst nightmare, for numerous reasons, including sky-high costs. With that in mind we’re going to

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Keep Cool This Summer

For those of us old enough, we still fondly remember the long hot summer of 1976. It was day after day of long, hot days which stretched throughout the summer season. Of course, for those of us not used to the current levels of heat, it’s left us wondering about the best ways to keep

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A Brief Guide to Hedges and Trees on the Boundary

As we enjoy the fantastic summer weather, you’ll no doubt have noticed the rapid growth in your garden! Your lawn may not appreciate the searing heat, but established hedges and trees, with their deep roots, are growing rapidly. This made us think about the all-too-common challenges of hedges and trees on or close to property

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Renovating Listed Buildings

If you’re thinking of making changes to or renovating a listed building, you’d be wise to look before you leap! Renovating listed buildings is fraught with rules and regulations, regardless how small the proposed changes may be. Failure to gain the correct approvals and permissions attract large fines and may even result in a prison

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A Winning Team

As we recover from England’s better-than-expected World Cup challenge, we can’t help but be impressed by the power of teamwork and how well the young England team conducted themselves. What are the elements that come together to make a winning team? Listening to both Gareth Southgate and the individual players speak in interviews before and

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Time to Consider Air Conditioning?

Without wishing to speak too soon, it’s looking like the warmer climate that’s been predicted is starting to materialise. With temperatures, consistently in the high 20 degrees Celsius, most of us wouldn’t dream of driving anywhere without using the car’s air conditioning. Which begs the question, is it time to consider air conditioning for the

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The Electric Vehicle Revolution

Have you been tempted to join the electric vehicle revolution? Or maybe we should be calling in an evolution, as they’ve been a bit slower to catch on than many expected. With several manufacturers already announcing an end to diesel car production, the chances are that before too long, most homes will feature at least

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UPVC windows

UPVC Windows – The Benefits

When planning a renovation or refurbishment, you’ll often have a wide selection of window choices available. Included in this choice is of course Unplasticised Polyvinyl Chloride, better known as UPVC windows. For many, this isn’t so much a consideration as a default option, and rightly so, for a great many reasons. Interestingly, many people steer

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Part P

Part P and what it means to you

Part P of the Building Regulations was introduced to protect householders and reduce the risk of electric shock. It brought all electrical work carried out in the home under statutory control, requiring certain jobs to be notified and signed off by a local building control department, or a Competent Person Scheme registered electrician, so that

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All that glitters

When planning for home renovations, it’s an exciting time! The prospect of everything new and working as it should is something we all look forward to. What we don’t expect is to have challenges with quality, especially when dealing with well-known brands and prestige providers. Unfortunately, all that glitters is not gold! Unless you’re a

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Reliable Electrician Anyone?

If there’s one thing we all rely on and take completely for granted, it’s electricity. When the lights go out, few us have a reliable electrician we can trust to come out promptly to save the day (or night!). Without power, our lives are more than a little affected! 24 call out? On a bank

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Do you really want cheap?

If you spend much time on social media, or on local groups (as many of us do these days), you may have noticed how requests for recommendations come with a certain prefix: Cheap. For example; Can anyone recommend a cheap window cleaner? Can anyone recommend a cheap plasterer? The list goes on. This always throws

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Bathroom Transformations – Why Wait?

It’s fair to say that Spring has indeed sprung. At last! Continuing our transformations theme, this week we’re talking specifically about bathroom transformations. Our bathrooms, en-suites, shower rooms, wet rooms – whatever flavours you have – are used several times per day in most households. As a result, it isn’t surprising that they can soon

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The Kitchen Fitness Test

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. An old but true statement! And when we think about it, examples are everywhere, in life, sport, engineering and of course, in our homes. At Parker Home, we build things for a living, so we know all about detailed designs, strong foundations and all elements

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The Season of Transformations

With Winter receding and Spring upon us, the coming weeks and months see huge transformations. Trees are in bud, many a garden or open space is awash with daffodils and we’re treated to an array of fresh light and colours. As the sun shines ever brighter, it also has a habit of focusing a spotlight

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CDM Regulation

What are CDM Regulations and what do they mean to Householders?

Since April 2015, CDM regulation (CDM is Construction Design and Management) has been in force that affects home owners who undertake construction work on their premises. It’s easy to roll our eyes at the prospect of any compliance regulation and instantly think ‘jobs worth’, but it really isn’t as simple as that. CDM regulation applies

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DIY season is almost upon us

As we see yet more snowfall, it’s hard to believe that Spring is almost upon us! Yet it is, and you can see the retailers gearing up with plentiful supplies of gardening equipment, bedding plants and outdoor furniture. It may be a bit premature, but you can’t blame them for trying! We always think that

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Garage Conversions: So much potential!

One of the best ways to increase your living space without increasing the footprint of your property is with a garage conversion. Let’s be honest, most of us don’t put out cars away these days. In part it’s usually due to the garage being used as a ‘store room’, and the other challenge is that

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North Lodge: Property Renovation Case Study

North Lodge: Property Renovation Case Study Sometimes an owner just wants the property renovation project to happen. No hassles, no major involvement, just choosing colours and tiles. That’s exactly what happened with our renovation of North Lodge. The owners, Greg and Emma, wanted to put their own stamp on their beautiful new home and needed

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Reliable Builders and Quotes – Are you comparing like for like?

When you’re looking for reliable builders to work on the prized asset that is your home, you want the best builder and contractors you can get. You’ll also want to ensure that you’re paying a fair price! Which brings us on to builders and their quotes. Tracking down a reputable builder, especially at short notice,

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Need a Good Builder? Book Now!

If you’ve ever tried to find a good builder or contractor at short notice, you’re probably aware that they can be hard to find! The fact is that the best builders and contractors are usually booked several months in advance. This isn’t a ‘scarcity’ ploy. We’re not an online retailer, trying to convince you that

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Ever Considered a Garden Office or Annexe?

Have you ever considered a unique, standalone building in your garden? A garden office studio or a granny flat. Or even a self-contained pad for older, still at home children? At Parker Home, we create bespoke structures based on your specific needs and requirements. Garden Offices – Why now? There are several factors at play,

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2017 Round-Up from Parker Home

Wow, what a year and didn’t it go quickly?! There’s so much to cover but we’ll try to keep it as brief as possible! Once more this year, we have had the pleasure of working with a lovely set of customers, many of whom have become great friends. Every project has been different and some

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Health & Safety

Health & Safety and Domestic Building Sites

When it comes to health & safety requirements and certifications, Parker Home is ahead of the curve. In fact, we’re one of the few small building companies that are on a par with the big construction organisations in this area. What does Health & Safety mean for you? As the homeowner, if you’re not working

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Budgeting for your home renovation (Part 2)

Following on from last week’s blog article, we thought we’d share some key points of consideration when planning for your home renovation or house extension project. Home renovation and contingency planning A word that isn’t used enough when it comes to planning and budgeting is contingency. Despite the most detailed projections, things don’t always go to

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Budgeting for Your House Extension or Renovations

When it comes to planning a house extension or renovation of your home, it’s important to begin with eyes wide open. We’re all for dreams and aspirations and we’re right there with you when it comes to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. In the majority of cases, it isn’t a lack of expertise that

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Staying warm this winter

Following on from an earlier blog about staying warm this winter, we thought we’d add a few more ideas. A thought struck us recently, having posted about smart looking radiators and ensuring they’re up to the job. Most people automatically replace like for like. Regardless of appearances, we tend to swap a radiator for a

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Home Improvement or House Move?

This week we have a guest post from someone who’s seen both sides of the home improvement and house move coin. As we approach the end of the year, thoughts will inevitably turn to 2018 and what that has in store for us. For many of us, that may include the conundrum of whether to

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How to keep your home warm this winter

The seasons are changing and the temperature’s taken a distinct dip over the last week or so. It’s around this time that we become aware of draughts and staying warm seems to be harder work than it should be! This can affect you whether you’re living in an old property or new. In fact, according

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Managing Property Renovation Projects – The devil is in the detail

Managing Property Renovation Projects One could be forgiven for thinking that with all the technology surrounding us these days, managing a multitude of tasks would be child’s play. However, as we know all too well, the devil is in the detail. For us, this is never truer than when it comes to managing property renovation

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Thinking of creating more space but don’t know where to start?

When it comes to making changes to your home, such as creating more space, there’s a long list of considerations, whether it’s building an extension, adding a loft conversion or combining rooms. How much will it cost? Who can I trust to do the work? What’s the best way to get my ideas on paper

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Are you an empty nester?

Are you like thousands of others who suddenly look around and realise that it’s just you and your partner left in the house? The children have grown up, maybe they’ve been long gone and whilst you’re now the regular hosts for Sunday lunches, your off-spring now have their own lives, careers, families and responsibilities. It’s

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Quality that lasts a lifetime

When you come to Parker Home, you’re looking for a premium product. In fact, any time you look to upper-tier brands, from cars to handbags to houses, you’re going to expect the best, and rightly so. You’ll want everything to be ‘just so’, with certain touches you just don’t get with run-of-the-mill goods. And so

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What is a Parker Home?

At Parker Home, we believe our work goes far beyond the quality and craftsmanship that we demonstrate on every project. We appreciate that you’re trusting us with one of your most prized possessions and one of the most important things we can give you, other than a bespoke masterpiece that exceeds your expectations, is peace

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Clever storage ideas for the kitchen and other rooms in the home

Any homeowners will know that having adequate and well- designed storage can make a big difference to the space you live in. When planning a building project – be it a new kitchen, a garage conversion or extension – it makes sense to think about how you can integrate clever storage features. Speak to the

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Listed Buildings – the dos and don’ts

If you own a listed building, it’s important you know what type work you require consent for and what jobs you don’t. According to Historic England there are around 500,000 listed buildings of special interest on the National Heritage List for England. The vast majority – over 90% – are Grade II buildings, and if you

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Things to consider when thinking about taking on a renovation project

There are a number of reasons why people take on a house renovation. It may be that they have identified an older property in a good location with a sizeable garden that needs renewing. Perhaps they have lived in a house for a while and they want to make some changes. Another common reason is

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Five stunning extensions to inspire you

An extension creates more living space, can transform your house and adds value to your home. Transforming living spaces Here at Parker Home we have a wealth of experience of working with homeowners to renovate and extend properties and have seen first-hand how they transform livings spaces. We offer a complete service, from initial survey

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Building control

Why seeking compliance with Building Regulations is important

Not seeking Building Control approval for building work you have carried out could come back to haunt you. We have talked in previous blogs about building regulations and how they underpin most building work we carry out for clients. Building regulations are minimum standards for design, construction and alterations to virtually every building. They are developed

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Convenience and luxury – a guide to things to consider when installing an en-suite bathroom

There are few things nicer in life than living with an en-suite bathroom – there’s a wonderful sense of luxury and convenience of being able to step through to washing and toilet facilities straight from the bedroom. What’s more, if you’ve got a big master bedroom that could potentially be partitioned or an adjacent room that can

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Case study: A garage conversion into wet room and utility room

We feel the best way for us to demonstrate the range and quality of work that the Parker team is capable of is to present you with case studies of projects we have worked on. Clever use of space One such project is a job we recently completed for a client living in a property

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Removing an internal wall

How to tell if an internal wall is safe to remove?

For some time now there has been a trend towards open plan living, inspiring homeowners to remove internal walls to create bigger living spaces. Removing internal walls- proceed with caution This can bring a number of benefits including making your home feel light and airy, and allowing all the family to come together to enjoy

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Loft conversion

Top tips for ensuring your garage or loft conversion adds value to your house

Here at Parker Home we have years of experience of converting garages and lofts into living spaces be it a home office, an extra bedroom or a children’s playroom. Key to the success of any conversion is making it look like an original part of your home, and less like a converted garage or loft.

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Building Regulations you need to know when replacing windows in your home

If you are looking to replace windows and doors in your home it is important that you are familiar with the Building Regulations that apply to all replacement glazing. The regulations exist to ensure that new windows offer an acceptable level of thermal performance and also satisfy standards in other areas such as safety, means

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How to avoid the over-improvement trap

It’s only natural as a homeowner that you should want to improve your property – maybe you have recently moved in and want to put your own touch to your home, or perhaps you feel the house has grown a bit tired and could do with a refresh? Whatever the reason, the good news is

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Difference between a carpenter and a joiner

What is the difference between a Carpenter and Joiner?

When you need something made out of wood, do you call a carpenter or a Joiner? Carpenter Carpenters are skilled tradesmen who use wood to construct or repair structures and furniture, by cutting, fitting and joining them together with a variety of materials. Carpenters usually focuses on the larger elements of construction, such as roofs,

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If you have Bats in your building, please read on…

All bats found in England are small, eat insects and fly at night. Bats are most likely to be summer visitors to your property and are very unlikely to pose a health risk. Don’t Stress Except in very rare circumstances, they are unlikely to cause damage to the building in which they choose to live. They

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What do you use your Garage for?

Motor vehicles are well protected against rust, modern engines start even when it’s cold. So why not convert your Garage into a living space? Did you know that Apple inc, Google, Disney & Hewlett Packard all started life in a Garage? Thinking of converting your Garage into a living space? Parker Home will do this

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Why move, when you can improve! (Case study)

Are you weighing up the option of moving house or improving what you already have? If you are already living in your ideal location, why would you want to move? Sometimes is just about re-vamping what you already have. Take this 1960’s Bungalow in Felixstowe. It had a separate kitchen and dining room, both of which

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How to improve Energy Efficiency in your Home by SEA (Suffolk Energy Assessment)

An energy audit can help you to increase the energy efficiency and comfort of your home, lower utility bills, reduce carbon emissions, improve the indoor climate, and extend your property’s durability. Energy Efficiency Clients commission energy audits for a variety of reasons. In one case, an area of a large, traditional property had been proving

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Guide to Wooden Flooring

In the past, wood flooring was reserved for property owners who had a significant home improvement budget and its suitability in certain interiors was questionable at best. In recent years, progress in flooring technology has made wooden flooring more affordable than ever and have it fitted by Parker Home, you’ll be surprised how affordable installation is.

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What to look for in a reliable builder

Statistics show that 1 in 5 people run into problems when having work done. We hope the information below will help you make the right decision. Where do you find a reliable builder? Recommendation is always the best way to find a builder. At Parker Home  76% of our work in 2013 came from recommendation

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Welcome to our Blog

Welcome to our Blog. At Parker Home, we want to keep you up to date with ideas for your home, things to consider when improving your home and anything that we think might be of interest. Where we live naturally has an impact on our life. In a recent survey by interior designer Niki Schafer

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