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Top tips for your DIY and home improvement project

Top time and money saving tips and ideas that you can use to maintain and protect your home right away, even if you are a DIY novice, we’ll show you how. All info sourced from the public domain and hand edited by a qualified surveyor. In 30 years working in the UK building trade we’ve...Continue reading

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Home safety tips for both your family, and your local builder

There’s nothing more satisfying than watching your house be repaired, painted or improved in some way, when workmen come around to carry out home improvements but for the unwary, there are risks involved, but there are many ways to avoid any incidents. When workmen and builders come around to carry out home improvements, if they...Continue reading

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Is trade paint for decorators, better quality than DIY paint?

If you are planning a decorating job this year, which type of paint should you choose? Will you go with trade-only paint, or the paint that’s readily available in your DIY store? Is there a difference between the two types, even paints by the same brand?


When is the best time of year to get the house painted?

If it’s that time of year to paint the house again then you most certainly are in luck! The time to paint your most valued asset, your house, seems to come around far too often doesn’t it? You are now on the UK’s most popular exterior house painting and wall coatings website, packed with over...Continue reading

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10 really fascinating things you never knew about paint

Paint! So you think you know what it is, how’s it’s made, where it’s used and all the different types? Perhaps not! In this handy “all about” article, we look at paint, and suggest ten things that you probably didn’t know about this amazing stuff!

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A smart building that can repair itself automatically? Graphene!

Imagine a building being so “intelligent” that it automatically repairs itself if a problem occurs. The stuff of science fiction? Actually no. The concept of a building being able to “heal” itself seems rather far fetched, but recent research into concrete has uncovered a self-healing concrete that could vastly lengthen the lifespan of buildings, and...Continue reading

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