July 15, 2013

Living the high life……. on a building site!

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July 12, 2013

Our Clients’ Recent DIY Efforts

  Hi all Here are   The latest in sanitation      The Hot seat   Culinary delights   Car maintenance   And Bike repairs A kitchen install with a handy reading device     Builders have a reputation for being dirty but, in fact, nothing could be further from the truth!   Now, this is what happens if you get a cowboy plumper….  ... Read more >

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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 >

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April 28, 2011

How to treat rising damp in a stone wall house

Here is another question asked by a member of the public relating to timber treatment. We hope that it and the answer, which we include below, are useful. Could you tell me what the best option would be to treat rising damp in an > old solid stone wall house, and how would I calculate how much product to order.... Read more >

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January 19, 2011

Woodworm under floorboards

Here is another question asked by a member of the public relating to timber treatment. We hope that it and the answer, which we include below, are useful. I have woodworm in the underside of the floorboards and floor joists of the ground floor of my house.  There is a cavity under the house in which I can just about... Read more >

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Pro-bond 2000 and Acrylic Windows

Here is another question asked by a member of the public relating to timber treatment. We hope that it and the answer, which we include below, are useful. Would Pro-bond 2000 (clear) be suitable for sealing acrylic windows to GRP substrate, namely boat windows? The windows are applied from the outside and secured with stainless steel screws/nuts. I have heard... Read more >

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November 30, 2010

Crumbly Powder around Wood Holes

Here is another question asked by a member of the public relating to timber treatment. We hope that it and the answer, which we include below, are useful. I cleared out my garage after 15 years or so. I found my old fishing creel – willow I think – “eaten” away so as bits of it were crumbly and a... Read more >

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November 29, 2010

Treating Damaged Timbers

Here is another question asked by a member of the public relating to timber treatment. We hope that it and the answer, which we include below, are useful. We have a large barn with quite badly damaged timbers with woodworm, dry rot and some areas of wet rot on the main A-frames and trusses. Would you reccommend the Timber Paste... Read more >

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November 28, 2010

Treating the Floorboards of a Barn

Here is another question asked by a member of the public relating to woodworm treatment. We hope that it and the answer, which we include below, are useful. I am in the middle of a self build barn conversion in Cornwall. I have all the old floor boards which I removed at the beginning and stored. I want to treat... Read more >

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November 27, 2010

Blending Wood Colour

Here is another question asked by a member of the public relating to cement tiles. We hope that it and the answer, which we include below, are useful. We have stripped paint from our staircase around 6 to 8 inches each side of  the treads and risers back to bare wood. The problem we have is where the  carpet was... Read more >

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