How To

February 23, 2015

  • How to use Oxalic Acid
    In order to use oxalic acid, there’s a simple process you’ll need to follow. We’ve detailed it below & included a video to make the process as easy as possible. Oxalic acid is the perfect chemical for removing stains from timber. It’s made from rhubarb leaves & comes in a crystal form. Oxalic acid is used for: Removal of tannin... Read more >

February 17, 2015

  • How to use PU Wood Adhesive
    In order to use PU wood adhesive, there’s a simple process you’ll need to follow. We’ve detailed it below & included a video to make the process as easy as possible. PU adhesive can be used to bond all timbers (wet & dry) as well as concrete, polyurethane foam, expanded polystyrene, and other porous and non-porous materials. The advantages of... Read more >

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. Damp proof cream comes in different kinds of containers. There are buckets that will need to be poured into an injection cream... Read more >

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... Read more >

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... Read more >

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... Read more >

March 29, 2010

  • Basement Conversions – Example Case Studies: How to Create a Workshop in Your Basement
    [caption id=”attachment_287″ align=”alignleft” width=”150″ caption=”Wood Workshop”][/caption] 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.... Read more >

March 14, 2010

March 8, 2010

  • Driveway Makeover Ideas
    [caption id=”attachment_264″ align=”alignleft” width=”150″ caption=”Driveway”][/caption] 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... Read more >

January 22, 2010

  • Basement Conversions – Example Case Studies: How To Create a Home Gym in Your Basement
    [caption id=”attachment_256″ align=”alignleft” width=”150″ caption=”Home Gym”][/caption] 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... Read more >

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... Read more >

December 23, 2009

  • How Do I Know if I’ve Got Woodworm at Home?
    [caption id=”attachment_228″ align=”alignleft” width=”150″ caption=”Wood”][/caption] 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... Read more >

December 11, 2009

  • How Can Oxalic Acid Be Used In DIY Projects?
    [caption id=”attachment_221″ align=”alignleft” width=”150″ caption=”Renovations”][/caption] 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... Read more >

October 14, 2009

  • How to Convert a Cellar
    [caption id=”attachment_200″ align=”alignleft” width=”150″ caption=”Cellar”][/caption] 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... Read more >

September 25, 2009

  • How to determine whether damp is a problem in your home.
    [caption id=”attachment_191″ align=”alignleft” width=”150″ caption=”Mould”][/caption] 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... Read more >

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... Read more >

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. Although the media paints a bleak picture, sales are still being made, you... Read more >

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. Here are some tips to help you find a trustworthy builder so that the... Read more >
  • 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. And people never cease to plan on improving their home, whether... Read more >

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... Read more >