As it’s a big financial decision, remember to factor in those easy-to-forget costs when planning your project. A small DIY project might seem straightforward enough but hiring a contractor or obtaining planning permission can increase the price. There are various energy efficiency schemes and grants available. The main scheme is a home energy efficiency scheme known as the Energy Company Obligation , provided by the government. If you’ve taken out a loan to make home improvements you might be able to get a government loan to help with interest payments.

You may be looking for the best way to add value to your property because you want to sell, or simply because you want to improve your lifestyle. You can contact your nearest Citizens Advice if you need further advice on home improvements. You might also be able to find local grants to help with things like insulating your home … Read More

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