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Ways to beat increasing energy costs in 2019

You are most likely aware of the increases in the price of electricity, water, and other utilities. According to the Office for National Statistics the cost of gas has almost tripled, rising by 190 per cent, in just ten years. While the cost of electricity has increased by 120 per cent in the same period, meaning it has more than doubled. These figures may seem alarming, but there are a number of ways that you can avoid paying more for your energy. Here are our top tips on how you can make your home more energy efficient, reduce environmental harm, and save money on your energy costs:

Bristol Property Centre exclusive: Be in with a chance of winning a garden trough planter worth £89.99

We’re collaborating with garden furniture specialist Wyevale Garden Centres to give one of you the chance to win this rustic-style trough planter to keep your flowers, herbs, and plants safe in. Something to look forward to when Spring finally arrives! 

With Brexit looming on the horizon (or is it) we thought we’d share a bit of insight into the market and feelings in general re the UK and what may / may not happen to house prices post Brexit. In fact for Brexit, the most crucial moment for homeowners will not be the scheduled exit from the EU on March 29 2019, but the deals / no deals currently being thrashed out.  

Solar powered properties

Solar panels have been around for a long time now, but as with any technology, it is constantly improving and getting cheaper. While the use of renewable energy is on the rise, the majority of power is still from unsustainable sources, so if people want renewable energy then they have to turn to solar panels in order to power their properties.

Halogen Bulb Ban - What does this mean for your EPC Rating?

You may not be aware that the EU halogen light bulb ban is now in effect in the UK; as of 1 September 2018. This is the final phase of the ban which has been under discussion since 2009 and led to the banning of halogen GU10 spotlights back in 2016. All the halogen bulbs that many people still use in their homes, with a limited number of specialist exceptions such as oven bulbs, are now illegal to import and produce across the EU. Read on to find out what this means