Property Inspiration | Winter/Spring Collection 2022

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WINTER/SPRING COLLECTION 2022

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Welcome,

to the fourth edition of our magazine, Property Inspiration. We are pleased to report that the property market is still very strong, with the average selling time down by 40% compared to 2019. Values have continued to steadily rise with 75% of our properties achieving their full asking price or higher. This has led to some great results and some very happy vendors. However, buyers haven’t been as lucky, with many missing out on property that has sold quickly or being outbid on property they viewed and offered on. At Arden, we do our best to let our customers know first of any new properties that are coming to the market, but there are several things you can do to be better positioned in this new, fast-paced market. Firstly, register yourself with us for property alerts – this way you’ll be notified before they reach Rightmove. Secondly, get your house valued and at least photographed so that you are ready if you see a house you want. Lastly, but most helpful of all, get yourself into a sold position so you know what your budget is and can make instant offers on any new property. Get in touch with us today and we can start the ball rolling for you.

The rental market has also been incredible. An acute shortage of quality property to let has led to huge demand and rents have increased by around 8%. With Buy-to-Let mortgage rates at an all time low and rent at an all-time high, it’s a great time to become a landlord or increase your portfolio. If you’d like to discuss this, get in touch and we can arrange your buy-to-let mortgage and find you a great rental. We hope you enjoy this latest edition and a snapshot of just some of the property we have for sale across our offices and the services we provide.

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The Old Central Stores. Ullenhall | £550,000 3 3 1 BEDROOMS BATHROOMS RECEPTION

A charming and beautifully presented three bedroom cottage, offered with no upward chain, a spacious open plan lounge/diner, an attractive breakfast kitchen, a modern bathroom and en suite, and character features throughout, situated in the idyllic village of Ullenhall, Henley-in-Arden.

Contact our Solihull Office. 0121 745 5888

Field House, Blakesfield Drive. Barnt Green | £2,500,000 7 7 6 BEDROOMS BATHROOMS RECEPTIONS

A unique opportunity to acquire a magnificent premium family home boasting an incredible 9,300 sq.ft (approx.) of accommodation set over three floors, including a swimming pool complex and cinema room, with the added benefit of being able to personalise the design and build to unique requirements. The property is situated on a 0.3 acre plot and located on one of Barnt Green’s premier roads.

Contact our Barnt Green Office. 0121 447 8300

Great Western House, Shaw Lane. Stoke Prior | £625,000 4 3 2 BEDROOMS BATHROOMS RECEPTIONS

Originally built as the old station house for Great Western railways, Great Western House has been converted into a unique and stunning four double bedroom detached house, nestled within the village of Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove. This character property boasts no upward chain, original brickwork, high ceilings, and generous living accommodation throughout the property to include two reception rooms, a contemporary open plan kitchen/family room, four double bedrooms, two en suites and a large family bathroom.

Contact our Bromsgrove Office. 01527 872 479

Cherry Hill Road. Barnt Green | £1,195,000 5 3 4 BEDROOMS BATHROOMS RECEPTIONS

A charming Victorian residence which has been thoughtfully upgraded and reconfigured by the current owners, located just a stone’s throw from the sought after village of Barnt Green with railway station direct to the thriving city of Birmingham. The property occupies a private woodland plot of approximately 0.33 acres and boasts 2,995 sq. ft of flexible accommodation including four reception rooms, two en suites and separate garage.

Contact our Barnt Green Office. 0121 447 8300

Edgar Street. Worcester | OIEO £700,000 4 3 2 BEDROOMS BATHROOMS RECEPTIONS

A stunning and fully renovated Grade II town house situated over five floors. Located in the heart of the city, this beautiful home offers excellent and versatile space. Sympathetically restored to offer all the character you would expect, with a contemporary finish, and complimented by subtle lighting throughout. Stylish and bespoke wooden kitchen, walk through pantry to utility with WC. Garden to rear with double gates allowing parking.

Contact our Worcester Office. 01905 958 290

Designing the Heart of the Home.

Planning a new kitchen: It’s food for thought

It’s long been said that the heart of any home is its kitchen. The kitchen is where families meet first thing in the morning and gather in the evening to catch up on the day. It’s where the conversations begin. It’s where friends come to laugh, cry or console. It’s where love is given in the form of everyone’s favourite dish and lately, it’s certainly where many have chosen to escape the real world by getting busy baking or creating new cuisine. Whether you’ve just bought a new home, are thinking of selling up or have been happily settled for years in your abode, is it time your kitchen received the TLC that it deserves? Choosing a new kitchen is one of the most exciting home renovations you can carry out, and today, more than ever, there are designs, colours and finishes that can look fantastic whatever your budget. But, if the process is not thought-out properly in advance, it can become expensive, stressful and time-consuming. So, it’s vital you take the time to consider what you really want, breaking it down into these manageable steps to make decisions feel a little easier:

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What’syourinspiration? Just like any other interior project, a new kitchen is a very personal choice. You may already know the exact style you want to create. You may have found a tile choice you want to incorporate or a material such as wood, but if you’re unsure, searching through home magazines, the internet, Pinterest and Instagram can really help. You may find that you’re drawn to white, grey or navy colour palettes, contemporary gloss kitchens or classic Shaker kitchens with a country pastel tone. Although your kitchen will be new, try to make choices that flow with the adjoining rooms. For example, if you live in a period home with character features, a high-tech gloss kitchen may not complement the rest of your property, but a Shaker kitchen could be ideal. Once you know what styles and colours you seem to consistently like, you can start to imagine your own kitchen in those styles and tones.

Let therebelight Lighting in a kitchen requires thought. Will you be having inset spotlights or a single light fitting? If you’re extending, is a glass roof lantern or skylights an option? How about under-cupboard lighting creating a soft glow across the work surfaces by night? Do you want LED’s in your plinth? Are you having an island that would look great with two or three feature lanterns or glass pendants hanging over? If you think about the most attractive kitchens, there will be a flexible lighting system. Popular choices are spots above cooking areas, secondary under cupboard lighting and feature lighting over an island, breakfast island and/or dining space.

Consultakitchendesigner Unless you really know what you’re doing, it’s best to consult a kitchen designer when it comes to the design and installation of a kitchen. An experienced designer will be able to talk you through how you’ll use the kitchen, advising the best layout for storage cupboards and appliances. They’ll also provide a CGI of your new kitchen and an accurate quote once you have chosen your kitchen style, fittings and fixtures. You should be able to see an example of your kitchen in a show roomwhere you can check out the standard of quality of the work surfaces, cupboard fronts and drawers, as well as fixtures such as sinks, taps and handles.

Call in the professionals Once all decisions have been made, you’ll be ready for installation. You may be able to fit the kitchen yourself or know someone who can do the job for you. If not, your kitchen supplier should be able to recommend skilled fitters. Dependent on the scale of the project you may also need to organise builders, electricians and plumbers. It is essential to manage the project thoughtfully, so that each tradesman is able to carry out their part in the right order for the next one to start. Finishing touches Once your kitchen has been installed it’s time to have fun with all the little details. Will you be installing blinds? If so, think about textile and colour choices that will work well with your kitchen style. Installed a breakfast bar or island? What stools will work best? If you’ve gone for oak work surfaces, wooden stools may be more in keeping than contemporary upholstered ones. If you’ve gone for a classic or country style kitchen, vintage finds such as retro storage tins and traditional scales

Last but not least, have fun with it all! A new kitchen will most likely cost thousands of pounds, so be excited by the process and for the endless possibilities and choices available. Understand, that while a new kitchen is being fitted, mealtimes may become a little stressful, so be prepared in advance to cook simple meals in a slow cooker or microwave, and know that eating out and takeaways will be on the cards for a week or two. There could also be mess and dust to contend with. But always remember, all those things will be worth it when your family and friends can enjoy your new kitchen at the end of it all! contemporary, then a more minimal look will work better with some bright pops of colour from plants and some well-chosen work top appliances such as a stylish kettle and toaster. If you’re lucky enough to have the space for a family area, try to keep the style in line with the kitchen. Choose complementary furniture, colours and patterns. For example, if you’ve used Moroccan vintage-style tiles in the kitchen, you could incorporate similar patterns and colours into cushions on a sofa.

on the work surfaces will work nicely and create character. However, if you’ve gone

Highfields Cottage, Truemans Heath Lane. Shirley | Offers Over £1,000,000 4 3 4 BEDROOMS BATHROOMS RECEPTIONS

A well proportioned four double bedroom detached house, offered with no upward chain, four reception rooms plus a conservatory, ideally located in Shirley, Solihull. In addition, the property benefits from having a self-contained annexe with private gated off road parking and a detached double garage.

Contact our Solihull Office. 0121 745 5888

Portland House. Blackwell | Offers Over £650,000 5 3 1 BEDROOMS BATHROOMS RECEPTION

An exemplary five bedroom, three storey, ‘traditional style’ contemporary home built to exacting standards by local developer ‘Fletcher Homes’ and due to be completed in late 2021. The luxury family residence enjoys approximately 2,000 sq. ft of accommodation including a stunning open plan kitchen/dining/family room with high quality appliances, living room with gas stove, underfloor heating on the ground floor, three wash rooms, heated garage as well as a 10 year warranty

Contact our Barnt Green Office. 0121 447 8300

Danford Lane Solihull | £975,000 5 4 2 BEDROOMS BATHROOMS RECEPTIONS

A generously proportioned five bedroom detached house, benefitting from recent renovation and presented to an extremely high standard, offered with underfloor heating throughout the ground floor, spacious kitchen/dining/living space, lounge plus further study, two en suites plus downstairs shower room, and off road parking, situated in the affluent area of Solihull, within easy distance of Solihull town centre and Tudor Grange School.

Contact our Solihull Office. 0121 745 5888

Wharfinger Cottage. Tardebigge | £375,000 3 1 1 BEDROOMS BATHROOM RECEPTION

Idyllically situated overlooking the tranquil Worcester and Birmingham Canal, in Tardebigge, Bromsgrove, is the charming three bedroomWharfinger Cottage. This delightful Grade II listed property boasts character features throughout including stone walls, beams and a log burner to the open plan lounge/ diner/kitchen. In addition, the property enjoys no upward chain, a pleasant rear garden and ample off road parking, whilst being within easy distance of Bromsgrove’s amenities.

Contact our Bromsgrove Office. 01527 872 479

to Save for a Mortgage Deposit. 5 TIPS Before you begin the process of applying for a mortgage, most first-time buyers will need to save for a deposit. Despite more 95% mortgages becoming availa- ble again after the struggles of COVID-19, which was announced on the Budget 2021, it can still be difficult to save up enough for the 5% deposit.

Set a target and plan your budget Decide on the size and location of your ideal home, research the average price and calculate 5% of that for your target, 10% if you are feeling ambitious! Now you know how much you will need to save up in total, the next part is working out how much you’re able to put away each month and set the time frame in which you aim to achieve it by. That’s the easy part! Get a savings account and set up a standing order Instead of hiding your deposit under the mattress, make your savings work for you. Shop around for a new ISA or savings account, some will offer you a higher rate of interest if you commit to locking the money away for a year or more. You will surely have every intent on putting away a sum each month, by setting up a standing order a couple of days after your payday to your ISA or savings account, it will ensure you don’t even have to consciously think about it. Cut out the take-outs Cutting out or substantially reducing the amount you spend on take-outs and opting for home cooked meals will certainly add up over time. This can include making your own coffee and taking it to work in a re-useable cup rather than buying one on your way (much cheaper and also way more environmentally friendly!), meal prepping your lunches rather than buying pre-packed convenience food and making home cooked dinners rather than that naughty order for pizza. Not only will this help expand your savings, but could help slim down your waist line – bonus! Declutter and sell Selling your unwanted and unused items may not make you an overnight millionaire, but you could be surprised by how much money you make. Especially now it isn’t only limited to car boot sales with the many new second hand apps and websites available. Save on your rent Moving back in with your parents may seem like a step in the wrong direction, or even an impossible solution. So alternatively, you could consider the options of getting a house mate to help with the rent or moving into another rental which is cheaper, to allow you to save more money each month, with the possible added bonus of cheaper bills, especially if shared.

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The Ridgeway. Astwood Bank | OIEO £450,000 4 2 3 BEDROOMS BATHROOMS RECEPTIONS

A wonderfully presented four bedroom detached house, being sold with no upward chain, offering generously proportioned internal accommodation and an attractive private rear garden, situated in Astwood Bank.

Contact our Redditch Office. 01527 540 654

Chapel Rise. Rednal | £450,000 5 3 1 BEDROOMS BATHROOMS RECEPTION

A modern, stylish and beautifully presented five bedroom detached house, offered with an attractive kitchen/diner, lounge, two contemporary en suites, a family bathroom, delightful low maintenance rear garden and off road parking with a garage, situated in Rednal, Birmingham.

Contact our Rubery Office. 0121 453 4349

Bungalow, Sinton Green. Hallow | Offers Over £375,000 3 1 1 BEDROOMS BATHROOM RECEPTION

A stylish three bedroom semi detached bungalow in Sinton Green with lots of garden and outside space. This lovely home has a lot of character and benefits from a new home office in the garden, as well as two generous outbuildings. Surrounded by stunning countryside. Viewing highly recommended to appreciate the location and finish.

Contact our Worcester Office. 01905 958 290

Kidderminster Road. Bromsgrove | OIEO £699,950 5 3 2 BEDROOMS BATHROOMS RECEPTIONS

This beautifully presented and truly generously proportioned five double bedroom detached dormer bungalow, is offered with over 3,300 sq ft of living accommodation, including an open plan dining hall, good-sized lounge with multi- fuel burner, an attractive kitchen, three modern en suites and a family bathroom, landscaped rear garden with a koi pond and a large driveway with a triple garage offered with the potential to create a self-contained annexe or home office above.

Contact our Bromsgrove Office. 01527 872 479

The Benefits of Selling Your Home in the Winter.

Feature by Maria Stokes

Although some might say that trying to sell your home during winter is a bad idea, our experience of the autumn and winter market tells a different story, one which has a happy ending for our sellers. Without doubt, selling your property during winter comes with some set backs. For one, gardens won’t be seen at their full potential, which may also affect your kerb appeal. And, if your agent will be carrying out your viewings for you, the weather outside may make leaving your home for a walk or visit to the park with the kids a little unappealing. But that said, there are far more reasons to list your property in the winter than to not.

WinterBuyersAre Motivated.

With the surge in the property market over the last 18 months, there are many vendors out there sold subject to contract, but struggling to find their next home with supply beginning to diminish. Other serious potential purchasers may be looking for property due to a change of circumstances, their living situation may have changed abruptly, or they need to move due to a job change. Whatever the reason, their hunt for a new home is often necessary and sometimes urgent.

There’s something about the cold weather and dark early evenings that seems to filter out those buyers who are not really serious. These potential home buyers who are ‘just looking’ are not so likely to leave the home during cold or bad weather to browse houses for the sake of it, which means the prospective viewers coming through your door during these months tend to be serious, motivated and ready to buy.

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Your Home May Show Better inWinter.

During the winter months supply levels tend to be a little lower, with less choice for buyers during this season. So, unless your property is priced wrong, selling during the winter could actually see you achieve a higher selling price, as there is high demand for each individual property. Your house will certainly gain the right kind of attention if it is priced competitively and presented well, as winter purchasers are less likely to try and negotiate a lower price due to the fear of losing out to a better offer from someone else. We’ve found during the summer months, when supply levels are higher, buyers tend to have more properties they are interested in, and therefore feel more inclined to negotiate the price or terms of the sale.

Some homes just seem to have that cosy warm feeling. It may be down to interior design, the character of the house or even the architecture. But big fireplaces, log burners, lit lamps and candles, soft blankets, cushions and throws, along with that warm feeling as you enter in out of the cold, wind and rain, can only be appreciated during the winter months. In addition, homes that struggle with natural light are better marketed during the winter, as they’ll appear cosy during the darker months with lamps switched on. Whereas the summer months can highlight just how dark a house can feel after coming in from bright sunshine, which doesn’t manage to flood through the windows.

There’s Fewer Properties to Compete With.

You’ll Be Your Agent’s Top Priority.

Many vendors aim to sell in the springtime when the market is saturated, with potential buyers having possibly 30+ properties to choose from. However, during the winter months the choice falls by 30%, when there may only be 10 or 12 properties suitable for their needs. With buyers having less options, your property faces less competition and could become a strong contender for several potential purchasers, which could push your offers up if a bidding war were to develop.

As winter tends to be the slower season, your agent will be managing less properties during this time, so you’ll be their top priority. Your home will be put forward to every potential purchaser, you’ll receive more attention, be listed in all the right places and it will definitely be showcased in the best light possible.

January tends to bring many personal changes. People who had thought about moving the previous year, will be more inclined to put thoughts into action during January. The start of the new year is often the time people take on a new job too. Larger corporations tend to make personnel changes and open up new job positions at the beginning of the year. With this brings relocations, and these movers are looking to get settled quickly. Their goal will be to move once, enrol children into new schools and get their lives back to a new normal as soon as possible – which makes them great buyers. New Year, NewHome.

If you’re thinking of selling, why not try listing this winter? You have nothing to lose! And, it could really improve your chances of selling your home. Yes, there may be fewer potential buyers, but they will be serious about purchasing your home.

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Old BirminghamRoad Marlbrook | Offers Over £425,000 2 2 1 BEDROOMS BATHROOMS RECEPTION

Badgers Sett is a delightful and beautifully presented two bedroom barn conversion, offered with an open plan kitchen/diner, lounge, re-fitted wet room and attractive low maintenance rear garden with lovely views, positioned within a private development adjacent to open fields, in the sought-after area of Marlbrook, Bromsgrove.

Contact our Bromsgrove Office. 01527 872 479

Puddlestone Close. Astwood Bank | OIEO £585,000 4 2 2 BEDROOMS BATHROOMS RECEPTIONS

Situated within a gated community, Puddlestone Close is a charming double fronted four bedroom detached family residence well positioned within the Kendrick Homes development, in the desirable village location of Astwood Bank. The property benefits from two reception rooms, master bedroom with en-suite and dressing room, and detached double garage.

Contact our Redditch Office. 01527 540 654

Wood Lane. Earlswood | £895,000 5 5 2 BEDROOMS BATHROOMS RECEPTIONS

3000 Sq Ft Third of an acre plot. A generously proportioned five bedroom detached house presented to an extremely high standard. The property is offered with no upward chain, excellent sized accommodation throughout, including living room, lounge/diner, breakfast kitchen, conservatory, four double bedrooms - all offered with en suite bathrooms, an idyllic south-facing rear garden and gated off road parking with a detached large garage, situated on a third of an acre plot in a quiet lane in the affluent area of Earlswood, Solihull.

Contact our Redditch Office. 01527 540 654

St. Audries Road Worcester | Offers Over £375,000 3 2 2 BEDROOMS BATHROOMS RECEPTIONS

A beautifully presented three bedroom detached home, situated in the popular Battenhall area of Worcester, with good schools and easy access to the M5 junction 7. Set back from the road, this lovely family home offers good and versatile space with an open plan kitchen diner leading into a conservatory, a WC and storage area with access out to the garden.

Contact our Worcester Office. 01905 958 290

Ashley Cottage, Lickey Rock Marlbrook | £750,000 5 2 3 BEDROOMS BATHROOMS RECEPTIONS

This beautifully presented five bedroom detached house was originally built as a cottage in 1880, and once served as Lickey Rock Stores. The property was later extended in 2007, to accommodate a generously proportioned family home, offered with two reception rooms, an attractive breakfast kitchen, garden room, study providing space to work from home, a contemporary en suite to the master bedroom, a recently re-fitted family bathroom, good-sized south- east facing rear garden and off road parking with double garage.

Contact our Bromsgrove Office. 01527 872 479

West Heath Road. Northfield | £349,950 3 2 2 BEDROOMS BATHROOMS RECEPTIONS

A beautifully presented three bedroom detached house, offered with a stunning kitchen/diner, generous lounge, good-sized family bathroom, a delightful rear garden, off road parking and a garage, situated in Northfield, Birmingham.

Contact our Rubery Office. 0121 453 4349

Princethorpe Street, Norton. Bromsgrove | Offers Over £400,000 4 2 1 BEDROOMS BATHROOMS RECEPTION

A modern and stylish four bedroom detached family home, offered with a well-appointed kitchen/ diner, lounge, en suite to the master bedroom, low maintenace rear garden and off road parking with a garage, situated in Norton, Bromsgrove.

Contact our Bromsgrove Office. 01527 872 479

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Dagtail Lane. Redditch | £570,000 4 2 4 BEDROOMS BATHROOMS RECEPTIONS

An impressive and superbly presented four bedroom detached family home, offered with three reception rooms plus a study, a well appointed family kitchen with separate dining area and utility room, master suite with dressing room and spacious en-suite, and extensive rear garden, situated in a semi rural, sought after location within Redditch.

Contact our Redditch Office. 01527 540 654

The Exchange. Solihull | £230,000 1 1 1 BEDROOM BATHROOM RECEPTION

A unique opportunity to purchase a truly stunning one bedroom first floor apartment finished to an exceptionally high standard, conveniently located for transport connections, offered with open plan kitchen/living/dining area and secure gated parking, situated in Solihull Centre.

Contact our Solihull Office. 0121 745 5888

Hatchling Cottage, Billesley Lane Alvechurch | £475,000 4 3 1 BEDROOMS BATHROOMS RECEPTION

A stunning four bedroom barn conversion built to exacting standards by Twin Oak Developments in 2004, set within their bijoux ‘Hatchlings’ complex surrounded by rolling countryside. This pristine property features spacious accommodation, a south westerly rear garden, double garage and is ideal for those who desire a country life, yet require the convenience of local facilities and the motorway network.

Contact our Barnt Green Office. 0121 447 8300

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Wychall Road. Northfield | £350,000 4 2 2 BEDROOMS BATHROOMS RECEPTIONS

A beautifully presented and fully refurbished four bedroom semi-detached house, offered with a two storey extension, re-fitted kitchen, lounge and dining room, contemporary en suite to the master bedroom, modern family bathroom, rear garden and off road parking with a garage, situated in Northfield, Birmingham.

Contact our Rubery Office. 0121 453 4349

Beoley Hall, Icknield Street. Beoley | OIEO £300,000 3 2 1 BEDROOMS BATHROOMS RECEPTIONS

A sympathetically restored and exquisitely finished four bedroom top floor apartment. This magnificent grade II listed Georgian building is positioned behind a private gated entrance with a sweeping driveway and is situated in the neighbouring countryside of the village of Beoley. The apartment is offered with spacious living accommodation to include an en-suite to the master bedroom, modern kitchen, generously proportioned lounge and enjoys dual aspect views of the immaculately maintained communal grounds.

Contact our Redditch Office. 01527 540 654

Spinach &Goat's Cheese Pizza.

PREP TIME: 25 MINS COOK TIME: 12-15 MINS SERVES: 1-2 PEOPLE LEVEL: EASY/MEDIUM

INGREDIENTS

1 garlic clove

125g mozzarella ball

75g soft goat’s cheese

32g tomato paste

250g pizza base mix

7g dried yeast

Fig relish (or any type of relish)

80g baby leaf spinach

Rocket

Basil

Chef’s Recommendation For an added kick of flavour try a chilli jam topping in place of the fig relish.

Method.

worktop and divide into 2. Coat the dough ball in a light dusting of flour. Press each dough ball in the centre and push outwards leaving the edge of the pizza untouched to form a crust. Keep going until the base is slightly smaller than a side plate. STEP 5 Heat a large wide-based pan over a high heat and once hot, add the pizza base to the pan (one at a time), pushing the dough out to the edge to slightly enlarge. Add 1/2 of the tomato sauce to each pizza and spread out evenly. Cook the pizza bases for 3-4 minutes until the crust has started to puff up, then remove and add to the pre-heated baking tray. STEP 6 Top each pizza with torn mozzarella and wilted spinach. Crumble over the goat’s cheese and add a few dollops of the fig relish. Drizzle the crusts with olive oil and put the tray in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the crust has browned.

STEP 1 Preheat oven to 240°C/220°C fan/Gas 9 and add a large baking tray to the oven. Add the dried yeast to a large bowl with 100ml of warm water and 1 tsp sugar. Mix and set aside for 5 to 10 minutes for the yeast to develop. STEP 2 Finely chop 1 garlic clove then add to a bowl with 32g tomato paste and a pinch of salt, pepper and sugar. Add 4 tbsp of cold water and stir together. STEP 3 In a colander, pour boiled water over the spinach so that it starts to wilt. Rinse with cold water then squeeze out any excess water. STEP 4 Add the pizza base mix to the bowl with the yeast. Gradually add 75ml of warm water and mix until a sticky dough ball has formed. Tip the dough onto a floured

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“An incredible team, who have gone above and beyond in helping us with the sale of our house. Always great at communicating and incredibly swift with paperwork and processing. They are an incredibly friendly and efficient group of people, and I would look forward to working with them again.”

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