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  1. The Most Common Problems Highlighted in A Property Survey - And How You Can Fix Them.

    The Most Common Problems Highlighted in A Property Survey - And How You Can Fix Them.

    Insulation Express have discovered some of the common problems that are most often highlighted through home surveys and how you can fix them. We spoke to property experts who gave us their opinions on the problems they come across most often. We also looked at the average monthly search volume for a range of issues, showing which ones are being...
  2. 7 Ways to Have Fun This Summer

    7 Ways to Have Fun This Summer

    This summer is going to be different from any we’ve experienced before. As we ease out of lockdown, the country is still understandably very cautious, but also eager to begin enjoying some of the things we’ve missed for the past few months.    While you might not be able to take your usual holiday, there are still some holiday-type experiences...
  3. Revealed: The UK's Most and Least Renter-Friendly Cities

    Revealed: The UK's Most and Least Renter-Friendly Cities

    With private-sector renting prices hitting a record high just as the UK headed into lockdown, there's no denying that the current climate is a scary one for renters. But regardless of whether you're renting for the long haul or just a short period of time, you'll no doubt want to live in a city that makes it easier for you...
  4. The Great Indoors: 15 Ways to Have Holiday Fun at Home

    The Great Indoors: 15 Ways to Have Holiday Fun at Home

    With an estimated 19.1 million Brits missing out on a holiday abroad this year, there’s no denying that many of Brits are feeling deflated. So, to help, we have created the ultimate list of holiday and adventure-inspired activities to complete at home – and best of all, they’re all cost-friendly or free! Whilst obviously, these activities can’t replace the feeling...
  5. The True Cost of Phil and Kirstie’s ‘Love It or List It’ Property Advice

    The True Cost of Phil and Kirstie’s ‘Love It or List It’ Property Advice

    You may be considering taking on a house renovation. But how do you know which renovations to focus on - from both a financial and happiness perspective? Luckily, Insulation Express have analysed every episode of season one to season four of Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer’s ‘Love It or List It’ to highlight the most profitable (and useful) renovations to...
  6. DIY Milestones: The Tasks You Should Master

    DIY Milestones: The Tasks You Should Master

    Younger generations are often criticised for not knowing the most basic DIY skills, but it’s not just millennials losing their DIY touch - it’s the whole of the UK. Last year, there were nearly 3 million Google searches regarding the most common DIY tasks - and that’s from Britain alone.  That’s why Insulation Express have collaborated with a DIY &...
  7. Are Your Construction Tools Affecting Your Hearing?

    Are Your Construction Tools Affecting Your Hearing?

    Did you know that 1 million people are exposed to hearing-damaging noise at work? If you work in construction, you’re most likely aware that the industry is a noisy business. But did you also know that the sector has the second highest rate of people developing occupational deafness? Unfortunately, when you lose your hearing, it’s irreversible and life-changing. With this...
  8. Can the UK's Construction Lessen Its Plastic Usage?

    Can the UK's Construction Lessen Its Plastic Usage?

    Every year the UK uses over 5 million tonnes of plastic - that’s about 15 times as heavy as the Empire State Building. But did you know the construction industry accounts for a quarter (23%) of the plastic consumed in the UK? The construction industry is still heavily reliant on plastic, for its cheapness, durability and water-resistance making it the...
  9. How Britain Could Benefit from Building Upwards

    How Britain Could Benefit from Building Upwards

    With the government’s recent revisions of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), it is now easier for homeowners and developers to create homes above existing residential and commercial properties. Since these revisions, rooftop home developers have received funding to generate much-needed affordable homes across the UK. Insulation Express have uncovered the benefits of building upwards, from saving the Green Belt...
  10. The UK’s Biggest Self Build Opportunities

    The UK’s Biggest Self Build Opportunities

    Thanks to TV programmes like Grand Designs, it’s no surprise that 1 in 7 Brits are currently in the research process of building their own home - dubbed as self-builders. In fact, this form of building development is on the rise with 13,000 custom and self-build homes being constructed in 2017. But, what does the growing interest in this project...

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