Terrazzo trend crosses floor into fashion, beauty and homeware

Terrazzo trend crosses floor into fashion, beauty and homeware Italian flooring composite found in grand palazzos enjoys high-street renaissance It’s more commonly found in Italian palazzos or in the communal areas of government buildings, yet terrazzo – the Italian flooring composite – is currently enjoying a style renaissance above ground. The trend Read more about Terrazzo trend crosses floor into fashion, beauty and homeware[…]

Persimmon's new homebuyers' 'retention' at least shows willing

Persimmon’s new homebuyers’ ‘retention’ at least shows willing It’s obviously an attempt at a reputation fix, but it’s still a sound principle for Help to Buy Persimmon described it as a homebuyer’s “retention”, but could have called it the Jeff Fairburn memorial clause. Buyers of Persimmon houses will be able to withhold Read more about Persimmon's new homebuyers' 'retention' at least shows willing[…]

The Guardian view on rewilding Scotland: an immodest proposal | Editorial

The Guardian view on rewilding Scotland: an immodest proposal | Editorial If undertaken in the right spirit, the restoration of huge tracts of the Highlands could be a hugely beneficial enterprise What exactly is meant by rewilding depends on who is talking about it. The term was coined by Dave Foreman, a Read more about The Guardian view on rewilding Scotland: an immodest proposal | Editorial[…]

My neighbour cut down my trees and I've killed everything in my yard | Brigid Delaney

My neighbour cut down my trees and I’ve killed everything in my yard | Brigid Delaney The permanence of choosing plants is frightening. Once you choose to plant something, it could be there forever Last year I returned from a long overseas trip and flopped down on the couch. I looked around, Read more about My neighbour cut down my trees and I've killed everything in my yard | Brigid Delaney[…]

Persimmon homebuyers can withhold money until faults fixed

Persimmon homebuyers can withhold money until faults fixed Contracts will state that 1.5% of property value can be held back until problems resolved Persimmon, one of Britain’s biggest housebuilders, has responded to criticism about the quality of its homes by allowing homebuyers to withhold an average of £3,600 per home until all Read more about Persimmon homebuyers can withhold money until faults fixed[…]

Country diary: narcissi spring from a derelict market garden

Country diary: narcissi spring from a derelict market garden St Dominic, Tamar Valley: Muddy ways, once trodden by donkeys carrying corn to the mill, are littered with spent catkins and lichened branches Pheasants scuttle from the windswept field to shelter among undergrowth with sprawling flowers of Helio, Fortune, Carlton and Victoria daffodils. Read more about Country diary: narcissi spring from a derelict market garden[…]

How to keep a property transaction on course

How to keep a property transaction on course The collapse of a property sale can have a far greater effect than just disappointment or irritation – it can cost sellers thousands. OnTheMarket.com offers the following tips to keep your transaction steady. The numbers According to YouGov, a staggering 300,000 transactions collapse each Read more about How to keep a property transaction on course[…]

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