DIY Doctor would like to welcome Gapseal to the website as they introduce a new project on how to seal and draughtproof the sash windows in your home.
Gapseal is designed to seal gaps from 2mm to 9mm thick and is very easy to fit. Draughtproofing your windows is a great way to prevent heat loss in your home and therefore of course helps reduce your energy bills – so it’s win-win!
To find out more and to get step by step instruction on fitting Gapseal go to our project page.
Reports are encouraging for the buy-to-let market for 2012. Despite house prices still falling or at least not moving, rental demand is still high and so rent prices look as though they will remain high.
In fact the average rent for England and Wales over the last year has risen by nearly 4% according to the LSL Buy to Let Index, and analysts think rental growth will continue next year. November saw the first fall in rental rates this year, by 0.4% meaning the average rent was £717. But this was probably a seasonal reflection with landlords hoping to avoid having any properties vacant over the Christmas period.
Obviously there are quite dramatic regional differences, with the cheapest rent being in the North East at £514 in November, whilst London rents averaged a staggering £1033. The South East and East of England averaged £741 and £744 respectively.