January 21, 2015
- How to Use Damp Proof Cream
The aim of this will be to explain how to use damp proof cream to solve rising damp problems in the home.
In this example we use Construction Chemicals Envirosafe Damp Proof Cream although other creams are available.
November 3, 2011
- How to build a wine cellar
How to build a wine cellar
Wine is the subject of a ling-term international love affair. From the legion of wine tasting societies across the globe to the evergeen wine gift for someone special, the appeal of wine never goes away.There are a number of ways in which anyone can create a wine cellar out of unused space. There are three options:
September 30, 2010
- How to sell your home using shop merchandising tricks and tips
Guest Post from Mark Cheetham of Shopfit Design, who provide Cable Display for Estate Agents.
Before you even think about putting your house on the market, it is important to think about some initial steps. Consider your house as a marketable product, you wouldn’t just throw a product out there hoping that someone will buy it. You need to groom the product, or in this case your house, and make it look so desirable that everyone wants it.
June 27, 2010
- Our First How-To Video: Wood Weld PU
We've been having a bit of fun this week & have created our first how-to video showing customers how to use Wood Weld.
It'd be great to know what yo think of this video as we feel that videos can really help our customers get a feel for the products we offer & it can save them the worry of ordering the wrong product. As this is our first attempt, there is no flashy editing. It's a 'does what it says on the tin' kind of video, short, simple, to-the-point.
March 29, 2010
- Basement Conversions – Example Case Studies: How to Create a Workshop in Your Basement
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Turning a basement into a more functional space than just a storage area is easier than one might think. Some people may be in need of a spare bedroom. Others are looking for a workshop where they can complete their do-it-yourself projects. The latter is one of the easiest conversions that can be made.
March 14, 2010
- Basement Conversions – Example Case Studies: How to Create a Living Space for Teenagers in Your Basement
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Growing families are always trying to find ways to make the absolute best use of the space they have in their home. It’s possible to add another bedroom to a home without having to make any actual additions. In fact, why not turn that unused basement into a swanky setup for the growing teenager?
March 8, 2010
- Driveway Makeover Ideas
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For the homeowner who truly takes pride in a property’s appearance to all visitors, it is unwise to take a selective approach to home improvement projects. As an example, if the goal is an all-around beautiful home, attention needs to be paid equally to the interiors as to the exteriors. One point of contention is the driveway leading up to a house. Whether it’s a small area of ground to cover or more of a long and winding path, the driveway certainly counts. Here are some ideas for a driveway makeover.
January 22, 2010
- Basement Conversions – Example Case Studies: How To Create a Home Gym in Your Basement
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With the New Year just passed, many homeowners have been mulling over the time-honoured tradition of making a resolution to get in shape yet again. However, as most people already know, one of the most difficult parts of sticking to such resolutions is finding the time to make to the local health club before or after work. Keeping this in mind, for many homeowners with a vacant cellar and a desire to stay in shape, the creation of a home gym in the basement is a great way to stay in shape while at the same time using unused cellar space.
January 7, 2010
- How To Use Basement Tanking Products to Transform Your Cellar
With the global economy slumping, and home prices retreating from the peak values witnessed just a few years back, many homeowners are starting to consider improving the space that they already have rather than an upgrade to a larger home. For homeowners in much of England, in many instances this means expanding their living space downwards, into a currently unfinished basement or cellar space. Finishing a cellar is substantially less expensive than expanding upwards, which requires a great deal of construction, including altering the structure of a home to include new walls, a new roof, and a new distribution of weight, and can drastically increase the amount of living space in a home, essentially adding an entire floor of livable area without altering the structural layout of a building.
December 23, 2009
- How Do I Know if I’ve Got Woodworm at Home?
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There may be an alarming moment in the life of a homeowner when one realises that wood is being attacked by insects or, more specifically, woodworm. It will not take an entomologist to realise when wood has corroded and starts to separate and fall apart. Woodworm can have a dramatic impact on a home, in terms of property value, peace of mind and even structural damage. The worst stages of woodworm infestation are the ones to worry about, but it can be detected beforehand.
December 11, 2009
- How Can Oxalic Acid Be Used In DIY Projects?
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For many homeowners, the thought of mixing acids and starting up a renovation project may be intimidating. However, acids are typically nothing to fear when handled properly. One example is the chemical compound known as oxalic acid, which can be prepared in a laboratory but is also found in nature, specifically in plants such as sorrel. In direct doses, it can be lethal for human beings, but this chemical will come in handy around the house. For the do-it-yourself homeowner with some improvements planned, use oxalic acid for any of these five projects.
October 14, 2009
- How to Convert a Cellar
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Not always is it feasible to purchase a new home when you need extra living space, but what can be an option is to convert an unused cellar into an area that can be used as living space. When you convert your cellar you can have room for a family room, play room for the children, an office area, or you can simply convert the area to use for storage.
September 25, 2009
- How to determine whether damp is a problem in your home.
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A good, dry basement can be a great feature to have in your home. Its uses are numerous… a home office, recreation room, or just for storage. If, on the other hand, you have a problem basement that is damp and mouldy, you have what amounts to a liability. Damp basements are not only unhealthy petri dishes of bacterial growth, they can also diminish the value of your home.
July 12, 2009
- An Introduction to Building Regulations
So, maybe you’ve just taken on a project for the first time and you’re unsure whether you need to apply for building regulations approval? More fundamentally, perhaps you have been asked to deal with paperwork for the first time and you’re not even sure what the building regulations are, let alone how you go about complying with them? Well, worry not. Although the building control system may seem daunting and somewhat confusing, it’s all very simple…
July 10, 2009
- Top Ten Ways to Sell Your Home Quicker
Times are hard for people trying to struggle their way up the property ladder at the moment. Instead of become disillusioned by the constant news articles on falling house prices & a stagnant property market, we want to help you to sell your home despite the hurdles.
June 23, 2009
- How to Find a Trustworthy Builder
When you need any type of construction work done on your home or business, you’ll want to know that you are getting the highest quality work possible. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always turn out that way, especially if you don’t ensure that you hire a trustworthy builder.
- How To Improve Your Home in a Recession
The incredible thing about homes in general is that they almost always remain as a person’s most important and valuable investment, no matter what the economic and financial mood of the times—irrespective of booms and busts, homes are always going to be the most prized possession a family has
June 22, 2009
- How To Give Your Home a Reworking in Just One Weekend
In the world of do-it-yourself home improvements, there is a prevailing—and mistaken—notion that any task that has the potential to add a little value and charm to your home has to take more than a week, or a month! Resulting from a mix of factors, such as the general trepidation people experience when planning a new home improvement project and the general unawareness of certain technologies, tools, or chemicals that can make tasks infinitely easier, people that have the courage to tackle home improvement jobs on their own at home tend to exaggerate the amount of time they will take (and how much money will need to be invested, too). The reality is, however, that there are plenty of truly impactful home improvement jobs that will add real value and elegance to your home that need not take more than just one short weekend. Between getting off work on a Friday evening and a regular Sunday evening bedtime hour, lots of things can be accomplished!