property refurbishment

Property Refurbishment – 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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how to hang wallpaper

How to Hang Wallpaper Like A Pro

As most DIY enthusiasts know, hanging wallpaper has the reputation of being a tricky job if you’re a novice. The truth is, as long as you avoid wallpaper with complicated designs and patterns with horizontal lines (because they have to be matched up perfectly), hanging wallpaper couldn’t be easier. Here are some professional tips to give […]

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how to box in pipes

How to Box In Pipes

Unsightly pipes can completely ruin the interior of a home. Well, unless you’re opting for that trendy industrial vibe of course! Pipes covered in layers of thick paint, or pipework that’s messily sprawling across a wall in your home, can all become a bit of an eye-sore. If you want to sort out your pipework so […]

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how to build a cupboard

How To Build A Cupboard

Regardless of how beautifully decorated your room is, if it’s filled with clutter, you can’t appreciate it. Cupboards complete rooms by giving you a place to hide away clutter or giving much-needed storage. I needed a full height cupboard with plenty of shelving, but I just couldn’t find anything in shops that met my requirements. I […]

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acrylic splashbacks

How to Fit Acrylic Splashbacks

Practical and visually pleasing, acrylic splashbacks are a hugely popular choice for use within both kitchens and bathrooms. They provide a backdrop against the wall, which is durable and easy to maintain, protecting walls from grease when cooking, or water splashes from a tap. Acrylic splashbacks are inexpensive and a great choice for use within […]

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damp

How to Treat Damp in Your Property – Useful Tips and Advice

Having damp in your home is a common problem that can be easily solved if you spot the warning signs early. If damp is left to fester too long it can cause huge damage and run up a sizable bill to put it right. Don’t let damp ruin your home by following this guide on identifying […]

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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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scrim tape

How To Apply Scrim Tape – A Step-by-Step Tutorial

Scrim tape, also known as panel joint tape, has a very specific job. The tape seals the joints between panels of plasterboard to prevent cracking in the plaster applied over the top of it. Scrim tape is easy to apply, inexpensive, and essential in making sure your plasterwork retains its perfect finish. If you have used […]

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home improvements that add value

31 Home Improvements that Add Value (and 7 that Don’t!)

Whether you’re renovating a property or looking to update one before putting it on the market, this guide has everything you need to know about adding value to your home. We’ll take you through 31 different ways to increase your property value, with tips on how to maximise your profit and make your money go further. We’ll […]

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how to use a paint sprayer

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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