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Berkshire Life - - Cosy Houses -

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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