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How to Clean Laminate Flooring

If laminate floors are not cleaned regularly, they can easily become scratched or warped. You do need to be careful though, as harsh cleansers can damage the laminate. General cleaning with a dry mop should be done on a regular basis, however, there are times when your laminate flooring might need some extra TLC. Here…

Beginner’s Guide to Building a Garden Pond

If you were thinking about introducing a new feature to your garden this year, why not make it a pond. Modern ponds use sophisticated filtration systems that are expensive. But healthy ponds have been in existence for millions of years without such gadgets. You can make a natural pond in your garden that will attract…

Eco-Friendly Paints for a Sustainable Future

Before we get into the topic of eco-friendly paints, let’s take a look at the current landscape. Toxic and dangerous. Two words that describe some of the ingredients present in modern paints. They’re bad for human health and damaging to the environment. The ingredients that give paint its colour often contain cadmium, chromium and lead….

DIY Dry Rot Treatment: How To Treat Dry Rot Yourself

Every year, many homeowners face the problem of dry rot, leaving them to spend a considerable amount of money on home renovations and dry rot treatments. Meticulous homeowners stay on the lookout for all kinds of structural problems such as water damage, plumbing, or a foundation problem. Some of these structural problems can cause, or…

Building a House Extension: A Step by Step Guide

Building an extension on your house is an excellent way to improve your home. You’ll gain light, space and comfort. When moving house means hassle and costs, from stamp duty to legal fees, extending your house sounds an excellent alternative. This guide will help you: Understand all the stages Identify the planning requirements Evaluate costs…

How to Board Your Loft Whilst Achieving Good Insulation

In this article, I’ll explain how to board your loft the correct way, whilst achieving the recommended insulation thickness. Boarding out a loft helps increase the amount of storage space within your home. It’s the ideal place to store items you do not need regularly, such as Christmas decorations, collectables, or stuff you cannot store…

Different Types of Damp and How to Treat Them

The appearance of damp in your property isn’t always caused by neglect or falling behind on household maintenance jobs. It can occur from external issues out of your control. For example, damage that occurs to property exteriors from high winds or flying debris can quickly lead to a damp problem without the household ever being…

How to Plaster a Wall – A Guide for Beginners

Get ready to dive into this detailed guide to plastering for beginners by somebody who does it every day! Through my whole experience as a plasterer, I’ve always been lucky to work with people who knew what they were doing. I’ve been shown the right plastering tools to use, the correct ways to prepare a…

15 Essential Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Building Contractor

This is a guest post by Grant Findley. Choosing and hiring the right building contractor for your latest home project is no easy task. The last thing you want to do is hire a cowboy builder or con artist, so you’ll need a way of vetting potential contractors until you’re feeling confident and comfortable with…

A Beginner’s Guide to Japanese Joinery

What is Japanese Joinery? Centuries before the invention of screws and fasteners, Japanese carpentries created their own beautiful and effective woodworking joints (known as joinery), closely related to Japanese architecture. It is the work of tightly slotting together pieces of timber or lumber to hold together and produce more complicated items. Joinery does not require…