Whenever you see a house or apartment portrayed in films, or even on the TV, it’s always spotless isn’t it? Is this actually reflected in “real life” when people have jobs to go to, lives to lead, things to do that are far more interesting than cleaning your own house? The TV shows don’t show...Continue reading
By far the best home improvement you can ever make is an improvement to the outside of your house. It not only creates immediate impact and that “kerb appeal” estate agents salivate over, but there are so many external improvements available for you, no matter what your budget. Some will have a small impact, some...Continue reading
The phrase “exterior wall coating” is to most people, fairly self explanatory I guess? It’s obviously a coating, for the exterior walls of a building, but is it really as simple as that?
When it rains against the walls of your home, does the water quickly disappear? If so, should you be concerned? That water soaking into your house is because your walls are porous, they let in water, and this could be doing more damage to your property than you may think. In fact your walls at...Continue reading
If you are looking for tradesmen or contractors on the internet, with a view to finding one or two to come around to your house to price up some jobs, it is certainly worth choosing the right person to take on the job. However, dear consumer I have a secret to tell you: It’s a...Continue reading
Exterior wall paper? OK, despite the headline and attention grabbing title, you can guess we love decorating, so today we are looking at the concept of exterior wall paper; does it exist? Are there such coatings that are durable, applied to the outside walls, and can behave like a wallpaper? We explore the concept of...Continue reading
Quite apart from the undeniable fact that DIY has a better sound to it than YDIFM, recent studies have shown that DIY is on the decline, so we thought to find out exactly why. I was brought up in the 1970’s and as far as I can recall, my father was ALWAYS doing something DIY...Continue reading
Despite your fireplace being largely forgotten about during the summer, just like my own family, you will all welcome a healthy hearth come winter time. Today we are going to tell you a few tips how to clean and maintain your chimney, how to spot problems with it, both internally and externally, and offer a...Continue reading
Windows: I guarantee that every single day, anyone reading this will have looked through a window, open or closed one, or have drawn back the curtains to reveal what is on the other side, but how well do you know them?
Wallpaper. It’s back “in” apparently. Love it or loathe it, the existence of wallpaper in our homes is often dictated by fashions and fads, and therefore it has come and gone, and then come back again, time after time after time. So why the fascination? Why should we take it seriously this time around? We...Continue reading
In these cash-strapped times what could be more satisfying than finding a cordless drill at a car boot sale for a fiver, or buying some paint for the hallway for only 2 quid a tin, off some bloke with a parrot on his shoulder, in a field in Essex?
Homeowners in the UK love a spot of DIY, but inexperience and using the wrong tools can cost you more than any money you think you will save doing it yourself! And you can forget anything you see on TV property shows too! It’s been proven that many well meaning DIY jobs end at best...Continue reading