Mark Weir

Mark is a freelance writer and author with 24 years of experience in the property industry. He's sold more houses than he cares to remember and has advised developers and landlords on everything from planning to maximising profits. In his spare time (what's that!), he likes to travel the canals of the UK on his canal boat and take in the local wildlife and scenery.

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lap joint advantages and disadvantages

Lap Joint Advantages and Disadvantages (Is It the Best Joint for Your Next Project?)

Lap joints are commonly used in metalwork, woodworking, and plastic piping. It’s one of the most accessible joints to create, which I found to my advantage during my house renovation. However, is it the be-all and end-all for your upcoming project? I decided to focus on lap joint advantages and disadvantages to give you the …

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How to Remove Laminate Flooring Without Removing Skirting Boards (DIY Guide)

Lifting laminate flooring is easier if you remove the skirting boards, but sometimes that’s not an option. I found this out to my cost when renovating a Victorian house. The skirting was old, rare, and nailed every six inches!  Instead of trashing the skirting, I opted to take a different route to remove the laminate …

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How to Lift Chipboard Flooring (6 Easy Methods) – DIY Guide

Modern houses use tongue and groove chipboard flooring instead of traditional wooden boards. While it’s quick and convenient, it poses challenges when lifting the flooring for repair and replacement.  Experience tells me that lifting the flooring without breaking it is tricky because some are nailed down while others are screwed. In this DIY guide, I’ll …

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How To Prevent Emulsion Paint Drying Patchy in 7 Easy Steps (DIY Guide)

Emulsion paint drying patchy is a real headache for decorators and DIY enthusiasts. And often, the bad news only becomes apparent after two coats of primer and three coats of emulsion – what a waste of all your hard work! Save yourself this headache by following my trusty step-by-step technique for preventing emulsion paint from …

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How Much Does Conservatory Insulation Cost in 2022? (UK Cost Guide)

Your conservatory is a warm and inviting space to relax in the summer. But is your conservatory as welcoming in the dead of winter? Conservatories are notoriously leaky when it comes to heat retention. Don’t panic; there’s a solution! Let’s explore your options and answer the question, “how much does conservatory insulation cost in ?” …

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