Property Scene Blackpool 24 Jan 2018

 

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Covering Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde • COMMERCIAL • RESIDENTIAL • LETTINGS • NEW HOMES January 25th 2018 BUILDERS SUPPLIES West Coast Ltd WOODBURNERS & LOGS FLEET7WO7O6D &6 C0LEV0ELEYS www.bswc.biz www.thepropertyscene.com Find us online Make sure you check out our next issue on February 8th! FREE

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2 The Property Scene: 01253 392 064 January 25th 2018 Say you’ve seen it in The Property Scene INDEX • RESIDENTIAL Pages 3 to 27 • SHOWCASE Page 18 • AUCTION SCENE Pages 5, and 32 • PARK HOMES Page 26, 28, 29, 31, 36 and 37 • SOUTH FYLDE SCENE Page 33 to 37 • FINANCE SCENE Page 38 • NEW HOMES SCENE Page 39 to 52 • INTERIOR SCENE Page 53 • LEGAL SCENE Page 54 • LETTING SCENE Page 55 to 58 • COMMERCIAL SCENE Page 59 to 61 • CLASSIFIED SCENE Pages 62 and 63 • FEATURE SCENE Page 64 KICK START 2018 AND SIGN UP TO RACE FOR LIFE IN BLACKPOOL. Blackpool women are being The charity is urging women of all By signing up to Race for Life their local community, are being encouraged to kick-start the New shapes, sizes, ages and abilities to right now, women in Blackpool urged to volunteer at Cancer Year by signing up now to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life. choose their event - and pledge to take part at Lawson’s Showground will make a real difference in the fight against cancer. Money Research UK’s Race for Life. or The Promenade. raised will help Cancer Research For the rest of January, Blackpool women are being offered 30% off entry fees for Race for Life 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy, Pretty Muddy Kids, The 5k and 10k events take place on Wednesday 4 July and Pretty Muddy is scheduled for Saturday UK scientists find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease, helping save more lives. By signing up to Race for Life’s volunteer team, and joining the fight against cancer, Blackpool’s Half Marathon and Hike events 22 September. To enter Race for Life today visit men and women will be playing raceforlife.org or call a crucial part in beating this 0300 123 0770. devastating disease. Also Call for Volunteers BLACKPOOL RACE FOR LIFE NEEDS YOU! As the countdown starts to the 5k, 10k and Pretty Muddy events in People in Blackpool who are Blackpool, organisers are calling looking to make a resolution with on people to sign up as helpers at a difference, and connect with raceforlife.org KNOTT END TO FLEETWOOD FERRY SERVICE TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT EIGHT YEARS CONTACTS Editorial and all other queries: emma@thepropertyscene .com Tel: 07970 711 843 Advertising: advertising@thepropertyscene .com Tel: 01253 392064 Website: www .thepropertyscene .com Design & Print Ltd Mr Richard Russell Tel: 01244 833814 The Property Scene has been a combination of many people’s efforts, time and most importantly encouragement, so a huge THANK YOU to you all. The Property Scene is independently owned by A & R Publishing, PO Box 1273, Blackpool, FY1 9ET. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval system or transmitted in any form by means electronic, photographic, recording or otherwise without prior permission of the publishers. Views expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of the Editor or publisher. Whilst the greatest care is taken to ensure that the information in this product is correct at the time of going to press the Publisher cannot accept responsibility for errors, inaccuracies or omissions. Published by A&R Publishing. Printed by NWN Media Limited at Mold Business Park, Wrexham Road, Mold. The Knott End to Fleetwood the town of Fleetwood agreed to contribute to the arrangement whereby the ferry is to enter a new contract with Wyre Council and Lancashire County Council, following a decision in December. with the rural communities of Knott End, Pilling and Preesall and providing a vital transport link between the communities. running of the ferry service on a 50:50 basis with Wyre Council for the first four years, after which the ferry should be self-sustaining. vessel will become the responsibility of the operator and its ownership transfers to them in full at the end of the eight year contract period. Back in March 2017, Wyre Council was determined to save the ferry running and find a new ferry operator. The ferry is due to undertake its annual inspection and repairs and the new service Now, the new supplier will operate the ferry under an eight year contract, offering a year round, seven days a week service, similar to the current service. will commence when the boat goes back into the water in early spring following the repairs and testing. To view the ferry timetables The Fleetwood to Knott End During the ferry service has been in negotiation recent In addition, they will provide and find out more process, the ferry to the successful information visit www.wyre. operation since 1841 linking Lancashire County Council supplier under a mortgage gov.uk/ferry SUBSCRIPTIONS Please send to: PO Box 1273, Blackpool, FY1 9ET Please make cheques payable to the Property Scene North West Ltd ✁ Name: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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Say you’ve seen it in The Property Scene January 25th 2018 The Property Scene: 01253 392 064 5 NEW YEAR, NEW AUCTION OFFER! NO AUCTION ENTRY FEE BLAWCE KKNPOOWOL AND HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFULLY SELLING AUCTION PROPERTY FOR OVER 50 YEARS GET IN TOUCH FOR A FREE AUCTION VALUATION 01253 629913 sales@metcalfestateagents.co.uk www.metcalfestateagents.co.uk Metcalf’s have been successfully selling residential, commercial and auction property since 1963. We believe our pro-active approach to business is what sets us apart from the competition. • We are licensed with The Property Ombudsman. • Both buyers and sellers are actively contacted with regular property updates. • Extensive marketing packages on offer, which all include full Rightmove & Zoopla advertising.

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Say you’ve seen it in The Property Scene January 25th 2018 The Property Scene: 01253 392 064 7 The results are in.. We’re NO:1 again! McDonald’s agreed more sales in 2017 across the central Fylde area than any other agent. MCDONALD & COMPANY Date 01-01-2017 to 31-12-2017 Property status: SOLD STC Bed: All to: All Price From : All to All Property type: Any McDonald & Company (242) - 11.1% Company 2 (219) - 10.5% Company 3 (196) - 8.99% Company 4 (173) - 7.94% Company 5 (125) - 5.73% Company 6 (113) - 5.18% Company 7 (98) - 4.5% Company 8 (97) - 4.45% Company 9 (95) - 4.36% Company 10 (91) - 4.17% Other - 69 Companies (731) - 33.53% *Based on a survey of property websites undertaken by SavvyAgent Properties have been sold subject to contract or under offer. The number of properties registered as “Sold STC” does not necessarily equate to completed sales. The above Company/Branch with the highest number of properties displayed on the internet as “Sold STC” between the above dates and in the locations shown based on a survey by SavvyAgent. There may be other Companies/Branches which exceed these figures but do not publish their data on the internet. For further information please see www.savvyagent.co.uk If you’re thinking of selling, call McDonalds, because experience matters!

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8 The Property Scene: 01253 392 064 January 25th 2018 Say you’ve seen it in The Property Scene • WORLDW NAL STAFF NG “PLUS” • L O N G S TA N IDE INTERNET MARKETI SALES NEGOTIATOR VACANCY We are looking for a smart, mature and reliable person to oin the leading rm of Estate Agents in Blackpool Town Centre. Suitable applicants must be outgoing and a car owner driver for viewings. Previous experience preferred but not essential. Part time three – four days a week Monday – Friday. All Enquiries with C.V to:- Mr Stephen Miller Duncan Raistrick Estate Agents 99 Topping Street Blackpool DING FY1 3AA L O 01253 751791 CAL PR O F E S SI O “THE TOTAL PACKAGE” No.1 FOR SERVICE AND SUCCESS See all our properties on www.raistrick.co.uk & rightmove Ring for FREE valuation on 01253 751791 or email duncan@raistrick.co.uk

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Say you’ve seen it in The Property Scene January 25th 2018 The Property Scene: 01253 392 064 9 WINTER-PROOF YOUR HOME FROM TOP TO BOTTOM There are loads of simple things you can do around your house to keep it cosy this winter. Here are our eight top tips to make yours with the manual that came with your unit or if you search for your model’s instructions online. your home warm from top to bottom, starting with your roof. 6.Boilers work best at one bar 1.Give your gutters a clear-out or in cold areas of your home, like your garage. Cut the lagging to length, wrap up the straight bits and don’t worry about the kinks. 4.Give your radiators some TLC When protecting your home this winter, it’s important to check your boiler pressure – it should be about one bar. You’ll find the pressure gauge on the front of your boiler or underneath it, where the pipes are. It’ll be either a dial or a digital display. If it’s too high or too low, it’s a good idea Bleeding a radiator can seem like a daunting task. to give a Gas Safe engineer a call to make sure But it’s really easy and will help keep your home your pressure is right. toasty this winter. If your radiators are cold at the 7.Do you know where your stop cock is? It’s not a nice job but at this time of year it’s important to make sure your guttering is clear of sticks and leaves. Once you’re up the ladder, make sure the pipes can carry water away from top and hot at the bottom, they’ll need bleeding. Turn off your heating and get a cloth and a bleed key ready. At the top of your radiator, turn the valve anti-clockwise until you hear a hiss (don’t worry, it’s only air). Hold a rag below to catch any water that drips. Once water starts to flow, tighten If the water in your pipes freezes, pressure can build up behind the blockage and cause them to burst. Although that’s rare, it’s important to know where your stop cock is so you can shut off the mains in an emergency (it’s normally under your sink). Look for a tap or a lever on your copper your home. This prevents damp from getting into the value up and you’re done. If you get stuck, pipes and turn it clockwise to switch it off. If your your walls which can cause damage. take a look at our how to bleed a radiator video pipes do freeze, locate the frozen pipe and apply 2.Add some layers to your loft guide. 5.Keep your boiler ticking over heat to melt the blockage – a hair dryer or hot water bottle works best. 8.Leave the cold at the door If you’re feeling the chill from draughts in your home, sealing them is a quick and simple way to stay warm and save money. Good places to check for draughts are around the edges of your window frames, the gaps under your Loft insulation can really make a big difference to keeping the heat in your home. Even if you’ve got insulation, it’s worth checking it’s up to standard. 3.Wrap your pipes up warm doors, and around your letterbox. Draught excluders are available online for a few pounds You can keep your cold pipes cosy by wrapping When the weather is cold, it’s a good idea to heat which will help with them up with lagging which you can buy online for your home for one hour every day, even when the doors. You could even make one yourself if a few pounds. This could stop them from freezing you’re away. It helps keep things running smoothly you’re feeling creative. For windows and other and avoids blockages and burst pipes. Check the and it’s easy to do from your boiler timer. Each small gaps, just seal the openings and keep the problem areas first, where the pipes run outside boiler is different, but you’ll find out how to set cold out this winter.

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