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

Neil Cumins
best radiator paint

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: …

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

best plunge saw

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 …

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

best hacksaw uk

Best Hacksaw in the UK – The Top 7 in 2021 (Buying Guide & Reviews)

Whether you’re preparing a pipe, working on wood or moulding metal, a hacksaw is your best friend. However, many hacksaws struggle with anything more challenging than timber and are unsuited to more rigid materials like metal. To separate the wheat from the chaff, we’ve spent hours testing the seven best hacksaws for cutting metal and …

Best Hacksaw in the UK – The Top 7 in 2021 (Buying Guide & Reviews) Read More »

best circular saw blades uk

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 …

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

how to measure stair carpets

How to Measure Stair Carpets

Homeowners often think it’s too difficult to do anything with their stairs. They’re not confident enough to try replacing their stair carpet themselves, and getting a carpet fitted by a professional can be expensive, as we recently explained in our guide to carpet fitting costs. The fact is that sorting out your stair carpet isn’t …

How to Measure Stair Carpets Read More »