Archive for March, 2010

How to choose the right shower tray

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

One sentence you will see from time to time while shopping for shower enclosures is, “Shower tray not included.” That’s not necessarily a bad thing, though, as shower trays come in different materials and styles, and you will want to pick the right one for you and your shower. First, choose your shower tray material. [...]

Live in Harrogate? Need a Builder?

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

If you live in the Harrogate area and you need a builder, whether it be for a small job like building a garden wall, or perhaps a larger job such as buildig an extension, then you are in safe hands with Knox Developments, Harrogate Builders in Yorkshire. Knox Developments have experience of all kinds of [...]

Underfloor Heating with Renewable Energy

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Although underfloor heating uses less energy and heats more evenly than conventional central heating, it still relies on carbon energy sources. However, solar or geothermal energy are increasingly used to power water underfloor heating systems. They are ideally suited to this technique as it requires lower temperatures than traditional radiators. Electric underfloor heating cannot however [...]

The Benefits of Gazebos

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Gazebos have a number of benefits that make them a popular addition to many home gardens throughout the year. Whether you prefer a wooden gazebo or a less permanent one, a gazebo can add that extra something special to an otherwise boring outdoor area. Gazebos will usually last for a long time when maintained and [...]

Travertine tiles are great for any home

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

If you are looking to update your home then using travertine tiles is a great idea. Travertine has been used as a building material for many years and is so versatile that it can be used for a range of different applications like flooring, wall claddings and even worktops, but can also be used in [...]

Mere Towel Rails

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Towel rails have become a popular feature of modern bathrooms. All too often individuals have decided that they do not want a traditional bathroom radiator but they do still want a cosy room and somewhere to heat their towels – hence the towel rail. Many of these towel rails are actually produced with style in [...]

Why choose a quartz worktop?

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

There are many reasons why people choose quartz worktops in preference to more traditional granite. These worktops can offer a less expensive alternative, but they also give a wide choice of colours as well. Natural quartz surfaces deliver exceptional depth and clarity as well as the cool, solid feel which is normally associated with, and [...]

Energy used by Underfloor Heating

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

In most cases underfloor heating consumes less energy than traditional radiators or air conditioning when it is the primary form of central heating.  This does depend on the type of system, and assumes correct installation and adequate insulation. Underfloor heating requires a lower temperature, normally around 50 degrees, to heat a room to the same [...]

How to Build a Patio Wall

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Building a low brick wall to edge the patio requires slightly higher than average DIY skills. But it’s hardly the stuff of architects and other experts. When the sun arrives, few of us want to be indoors painting, decorating or plastering: constructing a garden wall is an ideal summer job. Begin with the foundation, or [...]

How to Lay a Carpet with Underlay Separate

Friday, March 12th, 2010

If you’ve never laid carpet before, then you need to start small and build your way up. Remember, the cost of replacing a carpet you’ve cut wrong could be more than the cost of having it fitted professionally. So start small, take your time, and always remember: measure twice, cut once. There are two types [...]