Does your house need painting but you don’t know where to begin? That should be the FIRST alarm bell ringing just there….You don’t know how, do you? Fair’s fair, I wouldn’t know how to carry out your job, but why are you considering carrying out MY job? It’s easy yes? Oh no it’s not!...
Tree-lined streets can be found across the country, in towns, cities and villages, but is living in a verdant suburb all it’s cracked up to be? Is it the good life? We look at the pro’s and con’s of “leafy living” and whether a street flanked by greenery, urban or rural, can be a...Continue reading
Need a bit more space? A recent study by RIBA (The Royal Institute of British Architects) found that most new build homes in the UK are at least one whole room smaller in square metres, than older houses, in fact they go on to suggest that this is detrimental to our health, but why?...
In London’s over heated property market it seems houses are for now only millionaires and not the likes of you or I any more, and with the cost on average 3 bed home in the capital now reaching the dizzy heights of approximately HALF A MILLION POUNDS! (Source: Land Registry), and the effects of ...Continue reading
Hey buddy! (Good afternoon old chap!) Home improvements remain similar in nature in both the UK & America but words used by contractors vary wildly between the 2 countries, which side of the pond are you on? Do you know your siding from your cladding? Is it a bucket or a pail? Let’s do...Continue reading
Seagulls, or rather Herring Gulls, have made the news in the past few weeks, but for all the wrong reasons. As I myself live a few hundreds metres from the sea, it is a problem that certainly caught my interest so I decided to look deeper into the problems caused by seagulls. Recently, some...Continue reading
There is nothing worse than taking a lot of time and effort decorating a room in your home, or even outside, only for the paint to crack, forcing you to do it again, or even give up and call a tradesman in to do it properly, but WHY does this happen? Similarly, if you...Continue reading
One aspect of our work that defines us apart from your local painter and decorator is the fact we also do rendering, alteration and repairs to render as well as painting houses. We have to be very clued-up about the use of mortar and all it’s permutations, so we thought today we would share...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
Are you relaxed and sitting comfortably? If you are reading this at work or out and about, do you KNOW, for SURE, that when you return to your house, all will be well with nothing missing? Most of us could say “yes” with some certainty, and unless you live in a “rough” area, the...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?...
Today we are looking at Bungalows! No, I haven’t been walking up and down the streets of my locality (Plymouth) looking at bungalows over the past few days (!), but there’s certainly plenty of them in neat little roads around here, and probably in your town too. So why do we love these squat...Continue reading