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Ever been let down by a building contractor? Experienced unfinished works and the builder cannot be traced? Paid your deposit and never seen the builder again? Reached the end of a project only to...

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Owning a property in such an idyllic location as Portugal, with its year-round sunshine and great beaches, not to mention being voted the number-one golf destination in Europe on more than one...

For most of us, property is a big investment, and one we seek to preserve and enhance in value.

When thinking about remodelling and renovation projects, there are several considerations. A...

Owning a property in the Algarve is a substantial financial commitment, and with significantly increasing demand for holiday rentals, market competitiveness has never been greater.

In...

We all know why we love Portugal, whether it’s because of the beautiful golden sandy beaches, the attractive architecture, or the fact that there’s always something to do – from golf to tennis,...

Reading a map to get from one place to another is not a difficult task, but getting exact directions from Google can be a better option, with exact mileages and estimated travel times too. With...

Make the most of your basement

Basements often get overlooked, or utilised for storage of generally unwanted items.

But give it a second thought, and that wasted space can add some serious value to your home, expanding...

Kitchen layout planning advice

During the early stages of planning a new kitchen there are a wealth of information and options available, which can be overwhelming, so consider the following before you engage with a contractor...

Planning, the key to success

The level of success in everything we do can often be measured by the extent of our planning.

For example, when buying a car we begin the planning by first thinking about what we want. In...

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