October 01, 2016

Fitting Shutters

Fitting Shutters

Shutters can improve the appearance of your home substantially and the good news is that they are easy for a DIYer to install. Shutters are a great alternative to blinds, drapes and curtains. Why do shutters make such a useful addition to your home? From a decorative point of view, shutters can help com...
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How to Build a Koi Pond

How to Build a Koi Pond

Many people enjoy the hobby of keeping fish often in small domestic aquaria and even more people have a love of gardening with a water feature being high on many wish-lists. It is hardly surprising therefore that the outdoor Koi pond has now become so popular. Although the idea of a water garden may hav...
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Engineered wood flooring

Engineered wood flooring

Engineered wood flooring is a great choice for many homeowners: it’s sturdy, durable, beautiful to look at and a pleasure underfoot. But do you know how to install it correctly? If you don’t want to shell out for a professional fitter to lay your wood flooring, here’s how to make sure you fit it correct...
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Boiler Breakdown!

Boiler Breakdown!

If you have problems with your boiler it can be hard to get an engineer out and it’s expensive.  Use this guide to help you understand the cause of your boiler problem and see if you can fix it. Determine when you really need to call out an engineer and learn what the signs are that indicate ...
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Garden Health

Garden Health

It’s not all about looks! Choose the right plants and you can improve the ‘health’ of your garden. When you next head to the nearest garden centre or browse a plant brochure or website what are you looking for when it comes to your plants? Something pretty? Bright? Something that will...
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Skip Hire Guide

Skip Hire Guide

Skips are one of the most popular waste removal solutions in the UK due to their convenience and affordable pricing. They are available in a range of different sizes, making them a great choice for a wide array of DIY projects. Before hiring a skip, there are a few important considerations that you shou...
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Build a Deck

Build a Deck

Everything you need to know in order to build your own decking. Summer is just around the corner, or so we like to think, but regardless of the frosty May mornings and unseasonal wind and rain we still dream of lazy summer days and long warm evenings spent outdoors in the garden. A garden deck ...
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How to build a wall

How to build a wall

Building a wall is something that many people think is a preserve of professionals who have skills in building and construction. However, with the right knowledge, it is possible for someone who does not have prior experience to build a wall. Below is a detailed process that will allow you to build a st...
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Moving House Checklist

Moving House Checklist

Moving house is said to be one of the most stressful things you can experience, akin to divorce or a serious accident. However there are many ways in which you can ease some of the stresses involved and be well prepared. While we can’t mitigate for that unforeseen delay from the solicitor or a las...
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Orangery conservatory

Orangery conservatory

Orangeries began in the 17th century and became very popular during the Edwardian era. Today, an orangery is a popular choice and, like the much-loved conservatory, was initially created to house exotic and citrus plants. The conservatory evolved from the greenhouse, so is mainly built from glass to let...
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LPG Fuel

LPG Fuel

LPG is a by-product of refining oil or natural gas. Because it comes from fossil fuel it is often associated with all the negative environmental and supply security characteristics of petrol. However it should be viewed as a totally separate power supply with its own distinct characteristics. When LPG i...
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Prepping Your Garden For Winter

Prepping Your Garden For Winter

If you were hoping for an Indian summer this year, I’m sorry to say that it’s not going to happen. Autumn is definitely taking hold in my garden already with the leaves beginning to change colour, and everything looking past its best. Although winter is still thankfully a way off, now is the time to ...
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Home Energy Efficiency

Home Energy Efficiency

Are your energy bills higher than those of your neighbours or just higher than you think they should be? Do you try to limit the amount of time you heat your home but still pay large amounts at the end of each month? If so make sure you have taken these 5 simple steps to increase ...
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Painting A Room

Painting A Room

How do you paint a room – just open the tin, grab a brush and slap it on I hear you say. Well actually no. You will get better results, with a longer lasting finish and not get paint all over your furniture, windows and skirting boards if you follow a few basic steps. Prepare, ...
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