In these troubled and challenging times, the government has, quite rightly, made us all stay at home to protect from being infected with the coronavirus. If the sheer thought of being stuck at home for at least 3 months fills you with horror, as it does me, then to stay sane, it’s high time you...Continue reading
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
Do you live in a house that needs some TLC to the exterior? Perhaps there may be cracks too, which normally indicates the rendering behind the paint has failed and needs replacing. It’s a false economy in thinking you can just paint over the cracks and the problem will vanish, because it won’t, plus the...Continue reading
Your house needs something to protect the outside walls, something that normal masonry paint will not provide, but protection from WHAT exactly? We look at why most homes don’t have sufficient protection on the exterior walls, we look at what your home needs protecting FROM, and we suggest ways to add protection to your home...Continue reading
Is it that time of year you dread? Time to get the house painted? It seems to come around a little bit too often nowadays doesn’t it? Each year, or every 2 years, you end up paying someone a couple of grand to chuck some paint at the walls but it never really looks good...Continue reading
Here’s a case study of a property in Hull, East Yorkshire, which was in a sorry state and would have reduced any normal painter and decorator to tears, but not so for our wall coating installation contractors. When a house needs a LOT more than just a lick of paint, you know who to call...Continue reading
How to spot a bad contractor from start to finish . This article is collated from 30 years experience not only in the exterior wall coating and paints industry, but also as consumers ourselves. This article does not refer to any particular company or individual IN ANY WAY and is based on firm empirical, anecdotal...
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
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. First and...Continue reading
Just as the health experts advise us to wear sun cream out in the hot sun, and to protect our skin, those UV rays can also do damage to the outside of your house. Houses are generally built to withstand most temperature variations according to the typical weather in the country where they are built,...Continue reading
The aftermath of any DIY painting project is usually what to do with leftover tins of paint. Whilst it may seem a load of hassle and effort to get rid of old paint but actually it’s easier than you think, and hopefully our brief guide will help you.