Prepare your home for winter with our essential maintenance checklist

Black timber clad extension to white rendered house on frosty morning
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Essentials tasks to prepare your home for winter are often quick and inexpensive to undertake but could prevent costly remedial work down the line. 

What's more, with energy prices at an all time high, simple, cost-effective measures such as draught proofing or bleeding radiators have never been so important. These energy saving tips are not only small steps towards creating a more energy-efficient home, but one which is cheaper to run!

Claire Lloyd

Claire is Editor in Chief of Homebuilding & Renovating website and magazine. She became Editor of Homebuilding & Renovating in 2016 and has been a member of the team for 15 years. An experienced homes journalist, her work has also appeared in titles such as Real Homes and Period Living.

She has a particular interest in green homes and sustainability, and interior design is a passion too; she has undertaken qualifications in this area. 

After finishing a major renovation of a period cottage, she is now onto her next project: overhauling a 1930s property in the Shropshire countryside. 

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