Five Home Improvement Tips to Ensure Your Property Is Ready For Winter

By  //  December 12, 2017

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Check Your Home For Dampness, add insulation

The winter can be a tough time of year for your property, as the cold and windy weather can wreak havoc. Knowing how to prepare your home before you face any of those unforeseen surprises is extremely important, or you could be stuck without heating or water, or even with a collapsed ceiling over Christmas.

Here, we’ll be taking a closer look at the top 5 home improvement tips that you can carry out this winter to ensure your property, so spending time indoors this winter won’t seem so much of a time waster.

Check Your Home For Dampness

As the outside gets colder, and you start to put up the temperatures in your home, you are creating the ideal opportunity for condensation and other forms of damp to outbreak. Generally, home remedies will not solve the damp in your property, and you will need to ensure that you have a damp survey carried out across your property.

There are a number of damp proofing services London which can provide you with the ultimate solution to rid your property of all signs of damp – and to prevent it from returning too. Damp can damage the structure of a property over time so it is extremely important to ensure that you are vigilant with checking for damp in your home, particularly in the winter months.

Add Insulation

While this won’t necessarily have you jumping for joy, adding insulation into your property can help to not only keep you warmer, but it can also help to make your home more energy-efficient, as well as keeping costs lower! With high temperatures in your home and radiators on at full blast throughout the winter months, cutting the costs of your bills can be important to you, particularly if you’re on a budget. Adding insulation can do just that!

Renovating Your Bathroom

If you’re looking for an exciting project to undertake this winter, then your bathroom could be the perfect choice. While the project isn’t big enough to ensure that it overtakes your Christmas celebrations with people having to eat their dinner in the middle of a construction site, doing up your bathroom can leave you with a sense of pride once the project is completed.

Check your grout, look at the style of your skin and taps, and even take a look at the colour of the walls which you painted when you moved in 5 years ago. It is also important to have all of your pipes checked, particularly if you’re living in an older property where pipes could be prone to freezing and ultimately bursting this winter.


Not only is this a great idea to carry out before your Christmas party, this is the perfect winter project as it can help to dramatically improve the comfort and homely aspect of your property. However, it is important to remember than the off-gassing of your carpet can produce toxic fumes, so make sure you are scheduling this winter project when not many people are in the house, as you will need to ensure that the windows are left open. Alternatively, the carpet retailer can air the carpet prior to installation.

Add Skylights

If you’re looking to add some light to your property on the dreary, winter days, then skylight installation is the perfect choice. This project doesn’t have to take up a long period of time, and it doesn’t have to be extremely costly either, when you choose the right supplier.

Adding skylights to upstairs bathrooms or dark dining rooms can boost the brightness and atmosphere in your home, to really make your property stand out. Plus, you may be the first to catch the sight of snowfall in your area!


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