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Tips for First-Time Buyers and Bargain Hunters in Bath

Posted on October 19, 2023 by Thomas Firbank Removals
Tips for First-Time Buyers in Bath

When it comes to life goals and ambitions, many of us will put being a homeowner near the top of any wish list. For people who find themselves in a seemingly endless cycle of renting, the thought of having a house or apartment of their own would be a dream come true. Although a lot of house prices are on the decrease, there are still a lot of obstacles to work around before getting onto the property ladder.

However, there are lots of ways for first-time buyers to get a house or apartment without going into massive amounts of unmanageable debt. At Thomas Firbank, we make a point of passing on information and tips to help our followers and customers. With that in mind, here are some of our favourite pieces of advice on finding affordable properties.

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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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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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Moving Fine Art And Sculpture in Bath

Posted on August 25, 2021 by Thomas Firbank Removals
Fine Art & Antique Relocation

Whether you’re a private collector or your company works in the art industry, it’s essential to know how to move and transport these pieces. In nearly every related situation, the items have a significant value and an element of delicacy. For that reason, it’s necessary to plan thoroughly and avoid any potential issues before the hands-on stuff. You typically get one chance at this, so there’s no margin for human error where it’s avoidable.

By choosing Thomas Firbank as your removal provider, you’ll have a team of experts in your corner. We have plenty of experience packing, securing, and transporting fine art and sculptures. Not only that, but we’ll also provide any additional information and tips whenever a need arises. Let’s make your upcoming task of safely moving artwork a successful one.

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Tips for Summer Event Organisers in Bath

Posted on June 28, 2019 by Thomas Firbank Removals
Adapting Your Home to Become Eco-friendlier in Bath

Bath is a wonderfully versatile city that refuses to be pigeonholed as being popular for any one aspect, although it’s well-known for its year-round events. Summer is one of the busiest times of the year in Bath and Somerset, and it’s usually ideal weather for outdoor occasions. And there really is no better city or county to host all manner of events, and organisers find a lot of support for their work here.

Any event organiser will tell you that their work is more than a full-time job in the months leading up to a major event. It’s a twenty-four-seven type of vocation that can become very stressful and chaotic, to increasing degrees as the date moves closer. Thomas Firbank currently works with several organisers in Bath, and we believe that our range of services is an ideal match for this industry.

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Quality Independent Retail Shopping in Bath

Posted on November 13, 2017 by Thomas Firbank Removals
Articles Bath

Bath is one of the most renowned cities in the UK for many reasons. From the historical sites to the iconic Bath stone buildings, you won’t find a place like it. In fact, Bath has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site – the only city in the UK to be given this status.

One of its lesser-known but equally impressive qualities is its independent retail shops.  If you want the perfect mix of local stores and artisan goods as well as top high street brands, Bath is the destination for you.

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Make More Space at Home with Storage in Bath

Posted on October 20, 2017 by Thomas Firbank Removals

There are times where we look at our home and realise that we need more space. The living room and dining room are cramped, the kitchen cupboards are full, and there’s no space left in the garage. The spare room is a glorified storage unit, and each bedroom is full to bursting point with items.

Cramped living spaces aren’t good for our health. If we don’t feel comfortable, it’s difficult to feel at home. This may lead to you considering upsizing to a larger property in Bath, but there are ways of revamping your house or apartment to make it feel like new again.

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What’s on in Bath this Autumn

Posted on September 19, 2017 by Thomas Firbank Removals
Moving to Bath: Council Info, Waste Collection, and Essential Services

Now that summer moves into autumn you might feel glum about the colder weather. Luckily for Bath’s residents, you live in a vibrant city that always has lots to do. What better way to shake off the autumn blues than taking in some of the best festivals and events that Bath has to offer? Don’t sulk the summer that’s gone, welcome in the beautiful autumn in Bath in style.

Bath has a lot of excellent things to do this autumn, and Thomas Firbank has put together some suggestions for residents and visitors alike.

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Moving Out Of London To Bath

Posted on June 23, 2017 by Thomas Firbank Removals
Moving Out of London for Calmer Surroundings

Sometimes inner-city life can get to be too much and you’ve decided to move out of London for calmer surroundings. Life in the capital is non-stop – a twenty-four-hour city that never seems to pause for a rest. And while that might have been the perfect location for you ten years ago it could be a bit too much now, and you’re ready to trade it in for a more peaceful and toned done life. Luckily enough, there are plenty of places not far from London that many people have chosen to relocate to for this reason.

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Things to Do This Summer in Bath

Posted on June 13, 2017 by Thomas Firbank Removals

Bath is one of the most popular places to visit in the UK and this summer we suggest that you find out why for yourself. After you’ve been to Bath you’ll understand why thousands of people visit every year – there are loads of activities and events for tourists and locals, and with numerous great places to stay, it’s an essential location to mark on your travelling ‘to do’ list.

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