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Blogger who spent childhood suffering through many house renovations, but at least now is old enough to design rooms to her taste

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Lammas Eco Village – Sustainable Lifestyle Infrastructure (Lessons in Best Practice) – 2022 Case Study

A Google search for top environmental projects quickly reveals one British build prized above all others. The Lammas eco village, in Pembrokeshire, Wales, was built in 2009 and has since been nominated for a host of awards and is held as an example of how eco-building should be done. This article investigates the background of …

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How to Turn a British Period Home into an Eco House in 2022 – DIY Guide (UK Edition)

New builds are designed with sustainability in mind, but period houses, while beautiful, often lack eco-credentials. This guide will show you how to turn a period house into an eco house. We will examine when a listed building consent is needed and explore the top building materials and techniques used in sustainable housing. Get Consent …

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How to Use a Paint Sprayer in 2022 (Complete DIY Guide and Top Tips) – UK Edition

Paint sprayers are recommended when painting a large area that requires a smooth, even finish. Sprayers are also great for covering objects with lots of detail, as the paint can be precisely sprayed into all the nooks and crannies. In this article, we look at how to use a paint sprayer and the advantages & …

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How to Batten a Wall for Dry Lining in 2022 (Step-by-Step DIY Guide) – UK Edition

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 guide will teach you how to batten a wall with vertical and horizontal wood battens to ensure a stable framework to attach …

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How to Treat Woodworm in 2022 (and prevent it from coming back) – Complete DIY Guide

You approach your roof timber, floorboard or beautiful piece of solid wood furniture. You look closely, and there it is. Tiny little holes bored into the surface, the dreaded woodworm signs! You brace yourself, and turn to the internet and type: ‘How to treat woodworm’. Thankfully then this guide pops up and you relax, because …

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7 Best Plasterboard Fixings (and how best to use them) – 2022 DIY Guide

With so many options available, it’s difficult to know which plasterboard fixing is best for your specific job. Picking the wrong one can mean disaster for your favourite painting, mirror, etc. In a Hurry? Here’s our top pick for the best all-round plasterboard fixings kit in : To save you this headache, we’ve spent hours …

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Screw Sizes UK – How to Pick the Best Screw for the Job in 2022 (Complete UK Guide)

In this short, but comprehensive guide, we will explore the different types of screws, including their size and head type. You will also learn the difference between metric and imperial screw sizes UK. By the end of this guide, you’ll be able to make an informed decision on which screw you need for the job …

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How Many Drops in a Roll of Wallpaper in 2022? (Complete DIY Guide) – UK Edition

Blank walls are boring, so it’s fashionable to liven them up by papering them in a bold print. However, wallpaper has a reputation for being difficult to apply. Even before you start wrestling with paste and paper, you must work out how much wallpaper you will need. This guide will explain how to do precisely …

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