OLD AND NEW
Keeper’s Cottage, near Wokingham, may be very old, but draughts certainly won’t ever be a problem.
The stunning property was completely renovated in 2005 and in 2012 it gained an impressive extension. A new roof, rewiring, plumbing and modern insulation have made it very snug, complete with handmade double glazed windows. The internal beams have been sand blasted and stripped to reveal their true beauty and there is also underfloor heating throughout. The extension offers a huge kitchen / dining / family space with doors and windows giving access and views to the incredible gardens. The additional bedroom above lends flexibility.
SOME WARM WORDS
Lianne Burton, Head of Bewley Homes Customer Care, shares her top 10 tips for safeguarding your property before the full onset of winter.
Spend time balancing your heating system (radiators and thermostats) to get the best ambience in your home and individual rooms; this may include bleeding radiators and re-pressurising your system.
Arrange for a boiler service – the last thing anyone wants is no heating or hot water on a really cold day.
If you’re going away for a period of time, check your home insurance policy as you may need to take additional measures such as turning off your water, to ensure continuous cover whilst you are away.
If your heating runs on oil, check the tank level and get it topped up so you don’t run out.
To avoid flooding and damp, clear
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