Neil Cumins

I’ve been a property journalist since 2003, writing about everything from architecture and construction to interior design and home improvements for property clients all over the world.

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Best Tile Paint – The Top 3 in 2021 (UK Buying Guide)

Tile paints represent a cost-effective and straightforward way of injecting new life into ceramics which have otherwise seen better days.  Generally intended for internal use only, some tile paints are fully weatherproof and apply to materials as diverse as brick, stone or concrete. However, tile paints deliver their best work when lightly applied to internal …

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Best White Gloss Paint UK (non-yellowing) – 2021 Buying Guide

As a regular DIY job throughout the home, finding a dependable gloss paint can simplify the annual (or biennial) task of sprucing up woodwork. It can also transform metallic surfaces, adding new interest and character.  While there’s a bewildering array of products available, we give the award of ‘best white gloss paint UK‘ to Dulux’s …

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Best Radiator Paint in 2021 (UK Buying Guide & Reviews)

Painting a radiator requires precision and diligence to achieve a quality finish that will last for years. Furthermore, choosing the best radiator paint can significantly simplify the task and improve the finish’s longevity..  Today’s radiator paints provide consistent coverage and fewer drips than their poorly-regarded ancestors, generating fewer toxic fumes in the process.  Pro Tip: …

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Best Plunge Saw in the UK (2021 Buying Guide & Reviews)

Increasingly eclipsing the less practical circular saw, the spring-mounted circular blades on plunge saws are ideal for precise and consistent cuts through the hardest woods.  However, with so many plunge saws on the market today, it can be tricky to choose the best model. After testing the UK’s most highly-rated products side-by-side, we determined that …

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Best Emulsion Paint – The Top 3 in 2021 (UK Buying Guide & Reviews)

When it comes to the best emulsion paint, it’s often worth paying a little extra for a higher-quality product. High-quality paints have the texture and finish of single cream, whereas cheaper alternatives can resemble skimmed milk.  Our three shortlisted products all claim to have near-identical coverage of between 12 and 13 square metres per litre. …

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7 Best Circular Saw Blades UK (2021 Buying Guide & Reviews)

When it comes to high-speed cutting, there’s nothing to match the power and durability of a circular saw.  Capable of slicing through anything from timber and plastic to ceramic and metal, circular saws are uncomplicated one-job machines that nevertheless come in various weights, power settings and states of portability. Circle of Strife It would be …

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