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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more