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painting floorboards

Painting Floorboards – The Complete Guide

Painting floorboards is an easy way to update the look of a room. A classic style is white painted floorboards, that can then be jazzed up with a colourful rug to fit the theme of the room. This look can work anywhere from the kitchen or bathroom, to a living or dining area. Our simple guide […]

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How To Use A Paint Sprayer Like A Pro

Paint sprayers are recommended when painting a large area that requires a smooth, even finish. Sprayers are also a good idea for covering objects with lots of detail, as the paint can be precisely sprayed into all the nooks and crannies.This article looks at how to use the two most common types of paint sprayer: […]

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skip hire prices

Skip Hire Prices – What Should I Be Paying?

Any big build or renovation generates vast amounts of rubbish, and the best way to remove this from the site is via a skip. But what size skip do you need? How long should you have it for and what will it cost you? This guide aims to answer these questions and provides helpful tips to […]

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carpet cleaning prices

Carpet Cleaning Prices – What Should I Be Paying?

Dirty carpet getting you down? We’re here to help. You could clean it yourself, but if several rooms need doing, it might be better to hire a carpet cleaner. Read on to find out exactly what a professional carpet cleaner does and how much it should cost you. How to Clean a Carpet – The Professional […]

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carpet fitting cost

Carpet Fitting Cost – What Should I Be Paying?

Fitting a new carpet is something best left to professionals, but what does the job entail and how much should you be paying for it? We’ve compiled this guide to answer these questions, looking into price ranges for carpets, how long a job should take and helpful tips to make the job go smoothly. Quick Navigation […]

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wet rot treatment

Dry Rot And Wet Rot – How To Diagnose And Treat Like A Pro

Buying an old property that has fallen into disrepair can be a great way to get a bargain in today’s housing market, but neglected properties often suffer from rot which will need treating before a home can be lived in. This guide will teach you how to diagnose dry and wet rot, looking at the signs […]

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types of nails

Types Of Nails – The Complete Guide To All 21

Even the most novice DIYer will be able to recognise a common nail, but did you know there are 21 types of nails? You can get ones with special heads for later removal, upholstery ones to attach fabric to furniture, and even specially shaped brads and staples for different projects. This complete guide to the 21 […]

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wood battens

Wood Battens – How To Prepare A Wall For Dry Lining

While the bare brick look is trendy, many people still prefer a smooth wall. One way to achieve this is by attaching plasterboard over the masonry, using wood battens to provide support. This is a good method to use if you want to install insulation, as the battens provide a gap between wall and plasterboard […]

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woodworm

How To Treat Woodworm (and prevent it coming back)

You approach your roof timber, floor board or beautiful piece of solid wood furniture. You look closely, and there it is. Tiny little holes bored into the surface. You brace yourself, and turn to the internet. ‘How to treat woodworm’. Thankfully then this guide pops up and you relax, because I’m here to tell you exactly […]

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plasterboard fixings

Plasterboard Fixings – The Top 7 You Need To Know

I’m guessing you arrived at this guide after going to the DIY store for some plasterboard fixings, expecting to have a couple to choose from, and then getting a little dizzy from all the choice. That’s what happened to me when I started writing this guide. I knew there would be different size fixings, and reckoned […]

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