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September 24, 2009

  • The Damage That Can Be Caused By Damp
    [caption id=”attachment_187″ align=”alignleft” width=”150″ caption=”Basement”][/caption] 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 >

September 23, 2009

August 22, 2009

  • Basement Waterproofing – A Guide to Terminology
    If you’re contemplating renovating your basement, have been given a quote or are in the middle of the process you’re almost certain to come across terminology that you’re not familiar with – especially if you’re not an expert. In this blog post, we’ll do our best to explain to you what the most common words and phrases mean. Cavity Drainage... Read more >

August 20, 2009

  • Working with Ladders
    When you are undertaking DIY jobs like painting and wall-papering you will often need assistance when working in high or difficult to reach areas. In these cases, ladders are an essential piece of equipment. In an interior setting, a simple set of stepladders will often suffice, but for outdoor jobs – like clearing guttering, a larger ladder will be required.... Read more >

July 20, 2009

  • Asbestos in Buildings
    When undertaking maintenance, refurbishment or demolition works, to any extent, one of the most important considerations for any contractor or serial DIY’er is that of asbestos. Asbestos represents one of the primary occupational hazards relating to construction works and causes the deaths of thousands of people each year. The number of asbestos related illnesses and associated deaths is unfortunately only... Read more >

July 7, 2009

July 6, 2009

  • What do you need Planning Permission & Building Regulations Approval for?
    Many jobs around the house do not need go-ahead from your local Planning & Building Authority. However, it is always best to seek guidance from the appropriate authority, as regulations often change over time. If you are uncertain, always check before starting work. 1) Decoration or Repairs (Inside or Out) Planning & Building Regs Approval won’t be necessary unless it... Read more >

June 27, 2009

  • Renovating Old Homes Responsibly and Sympathetically
    Some people seek it out as if it were the greatest joy in the world, while others carry it like a cross under on which they will eventually die: either way, the restoration of old homes is something that elicits very strong responses and feelings in home owners or home improvement aficionados, and there is always plenty of hard work... Read more >

June 25, 2009

  • Oxalic Acid – an Incredibly Versatile Cleaning Agent for Your Home
    When it comes to maintaining a decent appearance in and around a home, any home owner knows that there are a thousand different places and ways in which stains develop and different kinds of crud or grime build up.From oily driveways to faded and stained wood surfaces to rusty metals, the combination of human activities and exposure to the elements... Read more >

June 24, 2009

  • How Important is it to Damp Proof your Home?
    Damp-proofing your house is essential for any property that is at risk of perpetual dampness, which is basically any house that has never been damp-proofed. Damp infiltrates the foundation of the building and it can begin to disintegrate, grow mold, or infest mites, which can lead to various types of illness. Fortunately, several levels of recourse exist to help homeowners... Read more >

June 23, 2009

  • Could You Design & Build Your Own Home?
    Home ownership can be one of the most wonderful things in the world. It can be you and your family’s home for generations or a mere stepping stone on the equity ladder to your ultimate dream home. Whatever you choose home ownership for, your home and homes should make you happy. The best way to ensure that you are satisfied... Read more >

June 22, 2009