Get Your Property Ready For Winter

November 15, 2013
Posted in Furniture

The winter weather is not for the faint hearted. Homes, offices and commercial properties can be seriously affected by costly and inconvenient breakdowns and repairs. The fact of the matter is that with a little forward-thinking, initiative and some professional assistance, you can ensure you have a warm and hassle-free festive period.

Your property, both domestic and commercial, requires regular maintenance and a caring touch throughout the year, but the severity of the winter winds makes this even more important. From the cost-effective to the safety-conscious to the aesthetically pleasing, making sure you tick every box can be a daunting prospect.

This is why it always helps to have a useful checklist that will not only keep your property in check, but will save you time, money and hassle this winter time.

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Save Energy

Arguably the most important and indeed costly effect of the cold weather is the reliance that is put on your heating and boiler systems. Many people waste money simply by having the thermostat constantly on – set times where the property will be occupied. Don’t forget to look at energy-efficient installations that will help you residence retain valuable heat as well as enhance property value and the cost of energy bills.


Whilst they may seem costly at the time, calling in professional heating engineers, plumbers, electricians and specialist contractors to carry out standard service and maintenance checks – you could save yourself hassle and money in the long run. They will be able to identify any problems or potential problems that could arise and offer expert advice and professional services.

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Solid Wood Flooring

Floors can accumulate for up to 10% of all property heat loss so it’s important that you have flooring that you can trust. Solid wood flooring offers a long-lasting and reliable solution that not only helps improve the energy-efficiency of you home, but also creates a beautiful and desirable interior for occupants.

When it comes to your floors, you should always call in a professional, who will happily take into account your needs and design ideas. With their expertise, you will be able to discover the benefits that come with a solid wood floor for example, as well as a range of other flooring options.


Use your eyes and inspect your property for signs of damage, damp and leaks as well as potential blockages and damage to pipes and drainage systems. These are things that you can identify without having to rely on a specialist.

By following these points, you can begin to get your home or offices ready for the test of the winter period, safe in the knowledge that you have every base covered. From interior adjustments to energy-saving enhancements, make sure you are not throwing money away.

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Phil Warrington, a property maintenance expert, looks at ways you can prepare your property for the winter months. When it comes to wooden flooring, he recommend The Wooden Floor Specialists; expert flooring professions who supply solid wood flooring as well as a range of wood flooring options.

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