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Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia

Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia

Navigating the Early Stages of Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia: A Personal Journey For many of us over 60, changes in our appearance are expected: a grey hair here, a wrinkle there. But when these transformations hint at something more, it can be unsettling, confusing,...

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Avoid Home Improvement Complaints

Avoid Home Improvement Complaints

Most Home Improvement Complaints can be avoided with a little extra care. You’re planning to spend a lot of money on a product that must last a long time and could potentially affect the value of your house or your ability to sell it. Spending some time on research...

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How to Prevent Mistakes in Home Improvement Purchases

How to Prevent Mistakes in Home Improvement Purchases

Smaller businesses have a vested interest in making sure that you are happy but if you are dealing with a large national company, my guess (from considerable experience) is that you have only a 1 in 7 chance that the salesperson will prioritise your needs before their...

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What Type of Buyer Are You?

What Type of Buyer Are You?

It is worth taking a minute to assess your approach to buying and what is important to you before embarking on your buying journey. If there are two of you involved in the purchase, have this discussion before you start. Understanding your strengths and weaknesses,...

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Will a Home Improvement Purchase Affect Property Value?

Will a Home Improvement Purchase Affect Property Value?

Most products do not make a difference to the value of your home, except for a solid roof extension that adds rooms. This is often something that is said by a salesperson who has a vested interest in you buying the product in question. What they can do is make your...

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Why Buy Bespoke Soft Furnishing?

Why Buy Bespoke Soft Furnishing?

There is nothing like the luxury of fabric to bring your home to life and give it the character and comfort that reflects your personality and the way you want to feel. Debbie Buchanan of Auburn Furnishings talks to us about why you’ll benefit from paying that little...

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10 Reasons to Buy from Smaller Businesses

10 Reasons to Buy from Smaller Businesses

Home improvement buyers are naturally drawn to the larger companies, thinking that they are safer buying from well-established companies. ‘Know, like and trust’ are important factors in consumer buying decisions. Recognising a name gives a false sense of trust. You...

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Half Price Kitchen Sales

Half Price Kitchen Sales

Are they real or do retailers double the price before discounting? Jo Buckerfield has been in the kitchen business long enough to see the start of the 50% sales. In this article, she tells us of her experience with a company that blatantly doubles the price before...

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False Discounts in Home Improvements

False Discounts in Home Improvements

False discounts have long been a feature of the home improvement industry. Some companies are taking advantage of the confusion around the new home improvement scheme to create a new false discount. What type of company uses false discounts? In general, the purpose of...

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Under Pressure Sales

Under Pressure Sales

Why do salespeople want you to sign the order at the first appointment? If you are satisfied on all points of your purchase, there is no reason why you shouldn’t sign an order at the first appointment. Problems arise when the buyer has been put under pressure to sign...

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