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...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...Continue reading
Exterior wall paper? Huh?! 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...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...Continue reading
We wear many hats in this business and one of the hats we wear is of course our customer service hat! We get literally hundreds of calls, texts and emails each month asking questions, but not all of them are relevant and we can’t help everyone and we’re not psychic like our friend Derek...Continue reading
Most people reading this article will perhaps immediately think of the word “Windows” as the operating system on their computer, but no, this article does not mention Bill Gates at all (apart from just then of course), it’s an article about those square glass things that you look through every day. Yes, you just...Continue reading
Wallpaper. It’s back “in”. 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?...
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...Continue reading
We all like a bargain, right? 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 car park...Continue reading
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...Continue reading
If it’s that house painting time of the year again, the dreaded time to get the outside of the house cleaned and smartened up, but there are a few things you really need to know, so we put together some of our best top tips and decorating advice for you....
When snow falls it creates something far worse than a winter wonderland for many people. Snow disrupts work, traffic and travel and causes a lot of damage to your home, especially when it starts to melt. There are various problems that can occur when the snow melts and the temperatures start to rise again,...Continue reading