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Tips for a biodiverse garden

Posted on April 26, 2023 by Thomas Firbank Removals
Tips for a biodiverse garden

Now you may well ask why, as removal men, we are writing about gardens? Well the topic comes up rather a lot with our customers, many of them treasure their gardens and in recent years we have moved more and more first time garden owners, especially those coming from London. At Firbanks, there are more than a few keen gardeners so we are always delighted to chat about green fingered matters and in this article thought to talk about biodiversity.

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Working in Style: Garden Offices in Bath for Remote Workers

Posted on March 27, 2023 by Thomas Firbank Removals
Working in Style: Garden Offices in Bath for Remote Workers

As more and more people shift to working from home part-time, the market for garden offices and outdoor workspaces has grown significantly in Bath. Many people are now looking for ways to keep up with the trend and create their own stylish and functional garden office. Today, many impressive innovations in Bath cater to the shift in working and commuting habits. Garden offices can be built to carbon-neutral standards and incorporate renewable energy, making them environmentally friendly and cost-effective.

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New housing in Bath and Northeast Somerset to be all net zero 

Posted on February 21, 2023 by Thomas Firbank Removals

Bath and Northeast Somerset have adopted an energy-based net zero housing policy.   What this entails is that planning permission will only be granted to new developments that generate as much energy as they consume.  Furthermore, the construction materials must also cap their emissions at an acceptable level in order to align with net zero.  Informed by industry-leading initiatives such as the London Energy Transformation Initiative, the Royal Institute of British Architects, and the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers, this policy is set to be groundbreaking and lead the way to more sustainable building practices nationwide.  But what exactly is net zero, what is a carbon-neutral home and how can you make your home more energy efficient? This article will look at these different terms in more detail. 

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Maximise Your Space: 5 Storage Solutions for Small Properties

Posted on January 25, 2023 by Thomas Firbank Removals
Packing Service Bath

Small properties can present a unique challenge when it comes to storage. With limited space, finding a way to store all your belongings can take time and effort. Fortunately, several storage solutions are available for small properties, from self-storage units to creative storage hacks. This blog will discuss the five best storage solutions for small houses, including maximising space and making the most of your available storage options.

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An Area Guide to Bath

Posted on December 19, 2022 by Thomas Firbank Removals
An Area Guide to Bath

As UNESCO heritage sites go Bath is a living breathing marvel that you can actually live in.  The Romans bequeathed the Baths and the Temple of Minerva, and the Georgians continued the project with elegant outstanding golden buildings.  Jane Austen documented the high life of Bath elites at the Assembly Rooms, The Pump Room, and strolling in The Sydney Gardens in some of her novels. With architectural treasures like the Pulteney Bridge, which was built in the 18th Century, and the Royal Crescent, there is more than the stately Bath Abbey to delight in. If you are considering becoming a full-time Bathonian, or flirting with the idea, let us unfold the map for you. 

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Whats On This Christmas in Bath? 2022

Posted on November 18, 2022 by Thomas Firbank Removals
Whats On This Christmas in Bath? 2022

Advent approaches and so Bath is adorned with sparkling lights and festive cheer. City illuminations highlight the stunning beauty of this classical city.  Combining Christmas markets, artisan foods, and boutique shopping, Bath is the place to find the true spirit of Christmas.  While Christmas can be overwhelming in other places, in Bath the pitch is perfect for gift hunting while feeling merry and bright. As tourists and locals connect in this mecca of culture and history, there is always a lot to discover and a place to make happy seasonal memories.  For residents, there are plenty of ways to see the city in a new light as there are many dedicated Yule activities.  With nighttime adventures, ice skating, and seasonal markets there are tons of events to put on your advent calendar. 

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What our Customers like Most about our Home Removals Service in Bath

Posted on October 5, 2022 by Thomas Firbank Removals
Tips on Preparing to Sell Your Home in Bath

When moving home, there’s nothing more important than finding a reliable and trustworthy removal company. That’s why so many of our customers choose Thomas Firbank for their home removals in Bath. We’re a five-star provider with years of experience in the removals and storage industry and a flawless reputation for service delivery.

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How Our Moving and Storage Services Can Help AirBNB Hosts In Bath

Posted on September 4, 2022 by Thomas Firbank Removals
https://www.firbankremovals.co.uk/airbnb-hosts-in-bath/

Bath is a timeless magnet for visitors, who want to take in the majesty of this historic Spa town amidst the glorious Somerset countryside.  Aside from its perennial appeal, the growing trend of staycations in the UK sees more people wanting to holiday within the British Isles.  Since the pandemic, Airbnb has noted a steady increase in appeal for longer holidays in more rural locations.  Notably, there is a trend away from tourist areas, and more appeal for the home-based holiday in a lovely setting.  Accordingly, since 2014 there has been a significant increase in the number of Entire Home listings on Airbnb. This reflects the movement in trend from renting a room in someone’s home, to renting the entire place.  If you are considering renting your place as an Entire Home listing, or even part of your property, consider how a storage service may be key to developing an efficient business strategy. 

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Housing Market Predictions and Right to Buy 

Posted on June 6, 2022 by Thomas Firbank Removals
Removals Keysham

News about the Right To Buy scheme

Just before the local council elections, Boris Johnson revealed the possibility of reviving the Right to Buy policy.  The Right to Buy policy began in the early 1980s as part of Thatcher’s Britain.  Millions of council properties were transferred into housing associations and occupants received the right to buy them, after several years of occupancy.  The costs were heavily discounted allowing nearly two million households to get mobile on the property ladder.  While was a great benefit, there has been little replenishing of the houses lost to the social sector.  Controversially it has increased housing waiting lists and made eligibility for housing even more restricted.  While many benefited immediately from this opportunity, it was not a scheme that intended to continue to create more housing for the sector it absorbed.   While it is being proffered as election bait as means to aid the housing crisis for the next generation, it is still hard to say how that will take place.    Read more…

Are You Thinking Of Buying A Home In Bath, Somerset?

Posted on April 26, 2022 by Thomas Firbank Removals
Moving to Bath: Council Info, Waste Collection, and Essential Services

Bath is one of the most sought-after places to live in the UK. Not only is it beautiful, but it’s also one of the most unique cities in England. As the largest city in Somerset, it is a World Heritage site nestled within an Area of Outstanding Beauty.  The Romans knew a good thing when they found it, and even today, people realize the value of relocating to this stunning location. 

Bath – An excellent place to invest 

Even before the pandemic, Bath was experiencing a property boom, and now with the exodus from Londinium, it is steadily becoming the next city of choice for Londoners.    Where the city pulse and historical atmosphere are still strong but within the mellow rhythm of Somerset. 

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