Archive for February, 2010

Tips on choosing a new shower

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

There are many showers on the market which can be purchased on a small budget, but there are many others which are at the more extravagant end of the spectrum. It is important to consider whether or not you are looking to purchase an electric shower or a power shower. These are known for their [...]

Aesthetic advantages of Underfloor Heating

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

When you are planning where your furniture will be placed in a room, the position of the windows and doors has to be taken into consideration. In homes with traditional central heating systems, you will also be restricted by where the radiators or storage heaters are positioned. If you position a wardrobe, sideboard or a [...]

Tips for Your Wooden Gazebo

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Wooden gazebos can create a stunning centrepiece for any size of garden or outdoor area. As they are meant to be long lasting it is important that they are cared for properly in order to prevent wasted time and money. Think carefully about where you will erect a wooden gazebo, because once the garden gazebo [...]

How to Repair a Leaking Pipe

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Anyone who’s driven a nail into the wrong spot will know the panic that hitting a hidden pipe instils; bursting a water pipe isn’t fun. Prevention is the best policy, so always use a pipe and cable detector before nailing or drilling. However, even experts in the building trade have been known to accidentally burst [...]

Choosing the right shower tray

Friday, February 19th, 2010

The shower tray can come in a variety of materials, but more popular than most is the plastic shower tray. Lightweight ABS plastic shower trays tend to flex slightly during use so it’s particularly important to seal the edges carefully, using a good- quality silicone sealant (it is recommended by most experts not to rely [...]

Plastering a Wall

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

This does require a degree of skill, but if you never try new DIY projects you never get any new skills that can be used again in the future. Plastering a wall is as good a place as any to begin. Pour water into multi-finish plaster, mixing in a bucket extremely thoroughly until you have [...]

Insulation for underfloor heating

Monday, February 15th, 2010

For an underfloor heating system to work efficiently it needs an insulation layer below, to ensure all the heat goes up directly into the floor. This also allows the floor to heat up more quickly and keeps running costs down. The type of underfloor heating insulation will depend on the type of system that you [...]

How to screed a floor

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Laying expensive stone tiles on a new kitchen or bathroom floor requires a very level surface or very shortly they’ll be looking like a set of dodgy teeth, wobbling alarmingly if you so much as touch them. To avoid such a dismal outcome, a sure-fire way of getting a dead-level floor is to use a [...]

Preparations for fitting a bathroom sink

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

When it comes to fitting bathroom sinks, planning the exact location of your bathroom sink needs careful consideration. Bathroom sinks require sufficient space around them in order to ensure comfortable use. Bathroom sinks that are to be wall-mounted need to have substantial fixings – ensure that the wall is in good condition, with something solid [...]

Bathroom design considerations and ideas

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Bathrooms are an integral part of any household and are considered to be a very important part of any home. Whether bathrooms are cupboard-like or palatial, there is a huge range of features that can be applied to bathrooms to make them work well for you and the family. Choosing the right bathroom furniture, basin [...]