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Top 5 Home Improvement Tips For This Summer

Summer is the perfect time to tackle those DIY home improvement projects that you have been thinking about all winter. The days are long and sunny, providing the ideal weather conditions for both indoor and outdoor home DIY projects.  Here are our top 5 home improvement tips to make the most out of your summer […]

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Property Refurb – Top Landlord Tips

Everyone deserves a decent, safe, warm and comfortable place to live. Even if you specialise in social housing, as a good landlord, you should provide a home in which you would feel comfortable living. Getting a distressed property up to such a standard can be a major headache if you have no guidelines and are unaware […]

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Best Paint Sprayer UK – The Top 5 Reviewed [2019 Edition]

Please note that this article contains affiliate links. Clicking these does not affect the price you pay, but we will earn a small fee if you do purchase something.Paint sprayers are a great choice for making large painting projects quick and easy. They can be used to paint anything from interior walls to furniture or […]

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5 Ways To Deal With An Artex Ceiling

Artex is a water-based covering that is used to decorate ceilings with a textured finish. It had its heydays in the 1970’s, when the spiky or swirling effects it produces were considered high fashion. However, in today’s IKEA generation, an artex ceiling looks very dated and is a pain to repair and clean. If it’s time […]

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Dry-Lining Stud Partition Walls – A Beginner’s Guide

Dry-lining stud partition walls is a project any homeowner can take on; you just need to have the right tools, materials, and knowledge. This guide will walk you through the whole process of dry-lining, from selecting the right plasterboard to taping and jointing. Note: If you’re dry-lining brick walls, please check out Dry Lining Brick Walls – […]

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Dry Lining Brick Walls – The Complete Guide

Dry lining is fixing plasterboard to walls, which, if done correctly, produces a nice smooth finish that you can decorate straight away. There are two main ways to fix plasterboard to your wall:​​​​​1. Stick directly onto walls with adhesive2. Nail/screw to a timber/steel frame attached to the walls In this post I’ll cover #1. Quick Navigation Dry Lining Pros […]

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How To Plasterboard A Ceiling

Do you want to remove dated artex or repair a damaged ceiling? If so, you should consider covering your ceiling with a new layer of plasterboard using this guide on how to plasterboard a ceiling. The process of covering your ceiling or walls with plasterboard is know as dry lining. Dry lining is probably the easiest […]

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How Much To Plaster A Room? [2019 Edition]

Does your plastering look worn out, or does fresh paint never seem to last long? If the answer is yes to either of these questions, maybe it’s time you re-plastered your room? Unless you have experience wet plastering, I recommend you hire a professional. Wet plastering (as opposed to dry lining) is a real skill, so […]

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Painting New Plaster – A Step-by-Step Guide

Transforming your home decor often involves painting new plaster, which has some key differences compared to painting ‘old’ plaster.  Fortunately, producing a nice smooth finish in the colour you love is a relatively simple and cost-effective way of giving your home a stunning new look. Before you get started though, there are three common questions that DIY […]

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Painting A Room With No Mess – 27 Top Tips

Do you manage to get more paint on the floor instead of the walls when you’re painting a room? If so, protect from splatters, spills, dripping, staining and other messy disasters by following these 27 top tips. Quick Navigation Planning TipsMake A PlanGet The Right Tools & MaterialsTips For Preparing The RoomMake Sure You Have Good […]

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How To Paint Kitchen Cabinets

When faced with a tired and dingy kitchen, our first instinct is to rip it all out and start again. However, if your cabinets are structurally sound, simply painting them can transform your kitchen without the cost and pain of a major refurbishment. This guide will teach you how to paint kitchen cabinets through our step-by-step process […]

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