Archive for December, 2009

Cheap Bathroom Refurbishment

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Giving your bathroom a thorough refurbishment need not cost the earth. In fact, for around £75, you can freshen up even the most jaded room and all it takes is a little paint and some inexpensive DIY supplies. Firstly, take a look around the bathroom. Flooring and plumbing tend to be costly to replace, so [...]

Is Underfloor Heating Cheaper Than Radiators?

Monday, December 28th, 2009

The simple answer to this question is yes; underfloor heating is most definitely cheaper than using normal central heating radiator systems. Firstly this is a more logical system, as it acknowledges the principle that heat rises and starts the heating process from the lowest point in the room, rather than two or three feet above [...]

Gazebos – great for giving shelter and shade to your garden

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

A gazebo is a structure that is built in parks, public spaces and private gardens, but away from the main residence.  They can be freestanding, or attached to a wall, roofed and open at all sides.  They may be used as a rain shelter, to provide shade, to provide a place for solitude and reflection [...]

Save Energy and Money with Your Existing Heating System

Monday, December 21st, 2009

If your radiators don’t already have TRVs (Thermostat Radiator Valves) they are worth adding to your heating system as they could potentially save energy and money. Giving you control over each room’s temperature and also having frost guard for unused / spare rooms. If you want to add TRVs to all the radiators in your [...]

Fitting Bathroom Cabinets

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Adding bathroom cabinets are the easiest and most effective way of increasing floor space in your bathroom. However, many homeowners seem reluctant to take on the work themselves, perhaps reasoning that they stand to spoil or damage the bathroom walls if they make a mistake. This need not be the case; simply following a few [...]

How to Sand a Floor

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Whether you’re working to a tight budget in property development or just trying a DIY facelift to a tired room, one way of hitting the mark is to check the state of the floorboards. If they’re grimy but intact, a good option is to sand them back. A room, or even an entire house, can [...]

Health Benefits of Underfloor Heating

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

There are numerous benefits to having underfloor heating systems installed in your home. One of the key features that should never be overlooked is the potential health benefit. It is not immediately obvious that underfloor heating is any more beneficial to your health than having a warm house heated with conventional radiators, but when you [...]

Power Showers and mixer taps

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Showers come in all shapes and sizes. Although most households tend to opt for an electric shower, there is no reason not to choose one of the alternatives on offer. A mixer shower utilizes a simple shower valve to mix hot and cold water to the exact temperature you find most comfortable. They operate by [...]

Fitting decking in your garden

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

If you’d like a nice, clean space to sit in the garden in the summer, but don’t fancy the backache of building a patio, here’s a DIY project that should suit. Putting decking in your garden space is probably somewhere between painting, decorating and plastering as far as skill-level is concerned, but you won’t need [...]

Where is Travertine made?

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Travertine is not man made, but is a wholly natural product that is formed through centuries of geothermal heated supersaturated alkaline waters, and is a natural stone material from the limestone family. It is made of calcium carbonate and is usually found in the form of deposits near warm or hot springs; it was frequently [...]