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 >
Guest Post from Fiona Parker of the Cash Protection Agency, offering credit control services to businesses around the UK.
Unless you’re happy to whittle your cash away into the skip with your builders’ waste on your next home improvement project, you really need to look into creating a comprehensive and realistic budget.
Here are our top tips for what to... Read more >
Guest Post from Karl Donaghey of Bathroom Solutions, suppliers of designer bathrooms including baths, showers and loo seats.
It might not be the first item on most homeowner’s lists, but improving a bathroom can really improve everyone’s life. After all, people spend plenty of time in their bathrooms, though it’s not something that might be thought about. Whether unwinding in... Read more >
Guest Post from James Moulding of M&B Precision Engineers
Considering the fact that engineers are essentially the people that have the obligation of using scientific knowledge to provide real and tangible solutions for society, it is no surprise that society in turn places a tremendous burden of responsibility on their shoulders. Businesses operating in the field of construction engineering and... Read more >
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Boat owners are continually looking for ways to keep their sea crafts looking great. However, there are numerous challenges in maintaining that special shine, as the elements from air and sea are constantly getting in the way. It can be a sad day when rust and other pesky stains begin to appear on one’s boat,... Read more >
Any person who has got a cellar or basement in their home surely knows just what the risks are when it comes to moisture building up and eventually flooding the place. Though the worst case scenarios almost always occur in old buildings where the foundations themselves have cracked in places, even in modern buildings it is common to see water... Read more >
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Aside from enlisting the services of an estate agent, there are many things that homeowners can do on their own in order to ensure a quick sell. Many of the tips are simple cleaning chores and minor improvements that can be done with little to no effort or expenditure.
Mop and vacuum... Read more >
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Living in the U.K., protecting furniture from woodworms is a concern for any household. If the right precautions aren’t taken, furniture can be literally turned into a pile of dust, especially antique furniture with its older wood. The question is: Once woodworms are detected, can antique furniture still be salvaged?
The simple answer is... Read more >
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Maintaining a home in good conditions year round can be a real challenge, and as just about any home owner knows (or ought to know) there is no more complicated a season than winter in this regard. Cold weather—especially really cold weather accompanied by snow, ice and rain—can do a degree of damage to... Read more >
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There are few times of the year more thrilling than the arrival of spring. As the temperature starts to shift ever the slightest bit and the birds return to their favorite trees, it is normal for homeowners to think about the impending warm weather seasons and the home improvement projects which had been put on... Read more >
As time goes by and a homeowner becomes more comfortable with home improvement tasks, the old obstacles will start to diminish. Projects like damp proof course treatment or another task which may require the use of chemicals – once an intimidating prospect – can be accomplished with ease once the initial attempts are done away with. Practice in home improvement... Read more >
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When it comes to the many different kinds of construction materials which are present in your home or place of business, perhaps the most difficult to care for over the course of time is wood. Coincidentally, wood also happens to be one of the most popular and fashionable construction materials to be found in... Read more >
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Anybody that owns their own home these days is surely aware of the fact that the housing market isn’t exactly undergoing its most glorious era: these are the days that follow the bursting of the bubble, and the general panorama is concerning to say the least. Many home owners have entered into panic... Read more >
Have you recently installed a new walkway or driveway at your home or place of business and are keen on protecting the new installation, such as block paving, from the ravages of time and the elements? Or perhaps have you been disconcerted by the increasingly evident effects of these factors as well as general wear and tear on an area... Read more >
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If damp has become an issue in the home, there is no reason to delay in addressing the problem. Excessive moisture in the air can cause mould and have a major impact on respiratory functions. Besides that, the amount of damage which may be inflicted on your property could also be extensive. DPC has been... Read more >
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When tackling a repair project in the home, you’re bound to face a number of obstacles. While those who are handy with a hammer and saw around the house have acquired something of a sturdy, manly image in society, more often than not it will take a healthy dose of science to get a... Read more >
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Every sensible home owner knows how important it is to have the right materials on hand at the right time, which for home owners translates to any time—because that is when something could potentially go wrong around the home, necessitating a home repair of one sort or another. Indeed, the chances of... Read more >
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Any home owner that has been in tenure long enough to have tackled a home improvement job knows that these kinds of projects—no matter what area of the home they are focused on—can turn into nightmare jobs, even in the least likely of cases. The most seemingly innocuous and straightforward task can build up (via... Read more >
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The economy has certainly seen better days. More and more people are losing their jobs, getting cut back on hours, and generally feeling the weakening of the present economy. This momentum has unfortunately transcended to all consumer markets, and made the consumer less able to not only afford larger purchases that they... Read more >
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One of the most common issues that homeowners face is water damage to their homes. No matter how water tight and new your home may be, water issues can always arise. The lake or river next to your house could overflow. Rising neighbourhood groundwater could cause flash flooding. Faulty plumbing, power outage, poor insulation, cracked... Read more >