September 26, 2018

Modern Veneers

Modern Veneers

Veneer used to be a dirty term – it usually signified something that was low quality and looked fake. However, over the last 20 years, materials and printing have moved on and it is now possible to use veneers to create hardwearing surfaces which are fast to achieve and incredibly cheap. Not only...
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Skirting Boards

Skirting Boards

My husband and I have recently bought a new flat. It is tidy with clean plastered walls the same laminate throughout – basically it’s a blank canvas. All very nice and tidy – but not very homely. It is a bit overwhelming for us, where do we start and how do we create something that ...
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How builders can reduce risks to the public

How builders can reduce risks to the public

If you work as a builder, you might not deem your business to be public-facing in the same way as a retailer, for example. However, your work would still regularly bring you into contact with members of the public. For this reason, you should think carefully about how you can protect the public from you...
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Garden Parties

Garden Parties

With the summer finally here – this is the time of year to think about parties. There’s nothing like a house full of friends and kids, daft costumes, silly games with lovely smells wafting through the air. Even though the summer has now long gone, if we are lucky, we can still use and enjoy ...
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Curtain Sizes

Curtain Sizes

Curtains do not look good or block heat and light if they are flat. As a result, curtains are usually 1.5 to 2.5 times wider than the space they are covering so that they can be pleated or gathered in some way. But how do you decide which sized curtain to buy or to get ...
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Update Your Handles

Update Your Handles

Handles are everywhere in our homes. They are visible, obviously! so they have an impact on the look and feel of our homes. We don’t get to choose the handles on most of our furniture so we can end up with ones that we don’t particularly like or that don’t complement the design scheme...
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Gardening Protection

Gardening Protection

Enjoy Gardening without injury – 7 Inexpensive Must-Have Accessories. Gardening is more than just an activity that results in the growth of a variety of plants, flowers, vegetables and fruits. It’s an instant stressbuster, mood lifter and a total body workout. Ample research indicates that gardening pro...
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Fire Retardant Paint

Fire Retardant Paint

Some of you might not know that such a thing as fire retardant paint exists. There are different types of paint with different levels and methods of protection. They are not normally used in domestic settings however maybe they should be. If you are panting a public space or a business one you should pr...
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Making Sure Your Central Heating Is In Tip Top Shape

Making Sure Your Central Heating Is In Tip Top Shape

With winter just around the corner, it’s time to check up on your central heating system. Making sure your heating is running smoothly and safely is better done early—wait too long and before you know it, you’ll be freezing inside your home on a chilly morning and the heating engineers are all booked up...
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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. Winter has most definitely arrived! Now is the time to check you have prepping your garden for the colder months so you are ready for the worst of the weather. So make the most of ...
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Review: STAYHOLD™ Boot Organisers

Review: STAYHOLD™ Boot Organisers

We were sent a set of STAYHOLD™ Boot Organisers for review. What follows is our honest review of the product. What Are They? STAYHOLD™ Boot Organisers are a bit like book ends for your boot. They are L-shaped and use VELCRO® Brand Technology on their base to securely fix them to the carpet of your ...
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Review: Gerber Centre-Drive Multi Tool

Review: Gerber Centre-Drive Multi Tool

The good people at Gerber sent us one of their redesigned multi tools, the Gerber Centre-Drive, and sponsored us to write a review. A couple of the writers at DIY tips used the tool for a week and we also gave it to our handy man for a professional’s opinion. We have pulled our thoughts ...
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DIY Shops and Opening Times

DIY Shops and Opening Times

The UK has a wide range of DIY shops. Each has their own unique selling points, strengths and weakness. There is a surprising range of opening times and geographical coverage even from the biggest chains. So if you really need a widget at 5.30pm on a Sunday how can you find out who is open ...
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