eco village

Lammas Eco Village – Lessons in Best Practice

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 Lammas, how […]

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eco house

How To Turn A Period House Into An Eco House

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 listed building consent is needed and explore the top building materials and techniques used in sustainable housing. Get ConsentFirst of […]

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renovation project management

Renovation Project Management – 11 Pro Tips You Must Follow

Starting a project can be a daunting task, especially when it’s related to a property you’ve just bought, having cost thousands of pounds! You may have a mortgage to pay, costs on the horizon and you need to get your renovation project finished so you can sell it or rent it out.In this guide I’ll […]

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property refurbishment

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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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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how to fit 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 Before It’s Too Late!

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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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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hardwall plaster

How To Use Hardwall Plaster

Cost Time Difficulty Have you been meaning to update that cracked and crumbling old brick wall at home? You’ve probably been putting the project off because a professional plasterer gave you a heart-stopping quote. The good news is you can take on this project by yourself. Plastering your brick wall requires a steady hand and attention to […]

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how to fit plaster coving

How To Fit Plaster Coving – The Complete Guide

Plaster coving is often used to provide the finishing touches to a room. Coving is a decorative feature fitted to the top of the wall where it meets the ceiling. Coving is often considered a period feature, although it does have a place in contemporary finishes also. Coving, like this one from B&Q, comes in many different […]

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decorators caulk

How To Use Decorators Caulk

I love decorators caulk, it’s like a magic wand for giving a perfect finish! Cheap and easy to use, decorators caulk is a versatile filler, applied with a caulking gun. Even after it’s dried, the caulk remains flexible. These attributes make it a brilliant option to fill cracks, as they stay looking perfect even if there […]

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skip hire prices

Skip Hire Prices UK – What You Should Be Paying In 2019

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

UK Carpet Cleaning Prices in 2019

Dirty carpet getting you down? Don’t worry, 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 – […]

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carpet fitting cost

Carpet Fitting Cost UK – What You Should Be Paying In 2019

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. If you just […]

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