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Key steps for building a veranda

You wish to extend your house by building a veranda? This is a beautiful – and complex - project that should be taken seriously; it is the extension of your actual house.

Breathable materials for construction

Construction is an industry full of variables, and managing those variables is often the biggest challenge facing contractors and crews working hard against tight and aggressive deadlines.

3 jobs that you can do from home

If you need more flexibility with your time, then you may want to find a job that you can do at home. Far away from the office 9 to 5, these jobs can help you to regain your freedom and make money from the comfort of your own home.

5 tips for decorating on a budget

We could all do with giving our homes a bit of a makeover now and then. Sometimes, even a small change in our surroundings can make quite a big difference to our overall attitude and outlook.

How to make your home more marketable before giving it to an estate agent to sell

When you’re thinking about putting your home up for sale with an estate agent, it’s not something you should jump right into. When they initially come to view the property, they will form their first impression, which is then hard to change later.

The easiest home improvement hacks you can achieve before the New Year

If you’ve had an exceptionally busy life in recent times, the state of your home may have dipped down in quality. That’s okay, as this is where home improvement can help!

Three trade secrets you didn't know plumbers could do

Three trade secrets you didn't know plumbers could do

Everybody thinks they know what plumbers do. You call them when your pipes are leaking or if your boiler is misfiring or you have problems with anything to do with water in your home or business.

Useful tips to choose the right curtains and blinds for your home

Curtains have a way of adding aesthetics, class, and flair to any space, but they can get quite expensive if you are looking for quality.

Eco-proof your old appliances

It’s good to know that the world is becoming more aware of environmental issues. With reports of the effects of plastic on our oceans and how carbon emissions are impacting our cities (with London reaching its limit for air toxins in under a month in early 2018!) people seem to be taking pride in looking after the planet.

The Used Kitchen Company launches ‘The Big Green Postcard Drop’

The Used Kitchen Company launches ‘The Big Green Postcard Drop’

Dedicated and dynamic kitchen recycler, The Used Kitchen Company (TUKC), is launching a sparkling new initiative – The TUKC Big Green Postcard Drop - to help its clients derive the feel-good factor that comes from saving a kitchen from landfill and finding it a loving new home instead.

How to enhance your lifestyle with these bedroom-friendly plants

Have you ever considered how helpful plants can be to your health? According to studies from NASA and the American College, certain houseplants are best suited in our bedrooms — but which are they and why?

What is the cost of gardening?

Many Brits take pride and joy in keeping their garden looking its best — but it can be costly! It’s estimated that over the course of a gardener’s lifetime, they’ll spend £30,000 on tending to their garden.

Choosing a water filter? Ask yourself these questions

Everyone seems to be buying water filters these days. The business is booming, and when you consider the reasons, you can understand why.

How to make a barbecue pit in your garden

Summer’s nearly here and it’s time to start making the most of the nice weather with some al fresco dining. But why not put a twist on the standard barbecue by creating a barbecue pit?

Your guide to fire retardant paint

Your guide to fire retardant paint

Fire retardant paint, also called intumescent paint, is a passive form of fire protection that surprisingly few people are aware of but is increasingly being used in a variety of settings and in different industries.