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Why cavity wall insulation causes damp and mould

finding out if your home has cavity wall insulation

We all hear about the benefits of having cavity wall insulation and the much lauded saving on costly fuel bills but did you know in some properties it can do more harm than good? Let’s first make it crystal clear though, this is not applicable to all homes with cavity wall insulation, in fact in…

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Why keep your car in the garage at all?

A photo of a typical 1960's house

I’ve been thinking quite a bit about our garage at home recently, the forlorn junk room that sits aside our house, built to store a car and yet, not since we have lived here, has it ever seen a car inside there. In fact we knew the people who lived here for several years previously…

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Paths, patios, driveways and paving. How to do it right

summer house we also did in their beautiful garden

Successful patios, paths, or at least ones that have been successfully built, can quickly make a real difference in both use and overall look, and can actually add value to your house if done correctly. The driveway and all the walkways around the home need not be an expensive home improvement and various different materials…

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Why property prices, buying or renting, are not worth it!

Times are tough so invest in your home

Many people nowadays, worry terribly about the crisis facing housing in the UK with entrenched and seemingly endless challenges, such as overvalued properties, a population explosion and a shortage of properties on offer, both to rent, and to buy. If you are struggling to get on to the property ladder, or if you have just…

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Practical steps on what to do with a fire damaged house

A fire engine

Fire is a scary thing if it happens to you. Here is some advice about what to do if your house is damaged by fire, and what to do to make it habitable again, including contacting insurers, arranging alternative accommodation and the typical repair work that is needed after fire damages your home.

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The summer just got brighter with our money-off deal!

sun

Are you thinking about having the exterior of your house painted this summer? Well STOP right there and read this because you could potentially save a small fortune not just now, but for the next 25 years with just one application of a long life wall coating paint finish at a bargain price!

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Take a look at our latest 2 finished jobs!

Exterior and interior wall coatings

We always like to show off our handiwork and these 2 completed house painting jobs are no exception. We often create posts to show off each project in our Case studies category, and sometimes on our featured homes page too, but with not wanting to run the risk of repeating myself, I thought I would…

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How to get your home set for summer

dining alfresco in lliria valencia spain

With summer just around the corner (honestly) it’s time to get your home set for (we hope) a scorcher of a season, so here’s how best to enjoy time spent at home in the heat. You can’t say I’m not optimistic I guess! Easter was great for us, at home we had over 2 weeks…

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5 Decorating and DIY tips for small rooms

painting interiors

Now the better weather is upon us, the yearly onslaught of the keen DIY’er can be noticed in the lines outside DIY stores as we approach the Easter bank holiday weekend, but what can you do when your space to decorate can only politely be described as “Compact and Bijou?”!

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Render, replace or paint? Solutions for pebbledash

flaking pebbledash

Pebbledash covers much of the UK’s early to mid 20th century housing stock and was primarily invented to give a cheap, fairly weatherproof,  low maintenance wall coating over poor quality brickwork. Pebbledash, the traditional British (and Irish) version anyway, should last between 20 and 40 years, so much of the older style homes that have…

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LIKE Never Paint Again on Facebook and stay connected!

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LIKE US ON FACEBOOK! Social media network Facebook, despite what the press may say, is the place to be, to meet people, to do business, to learn, and of course, to make friends. We want YOU to like us on facebook!

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6 Home Improvements for misers, tightwads and skinflints

Charles Dickens ebenezer Scrooge on his way to the pound shop

Does spending money fill you with dread? Are there moths flying out of your wallet? Is it NEVER your round down the pub? Do people know you as the neighbourhood “Scrooge”? Then this article could be just what you are looking for, if you need to do some work on your home but don’t want…

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