Archive for March, 2011

Window blinds - what you should know

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

For those unfamiliar with the blinds industry, some of the terminology and jargon associated with it can often be decidedly confusing.  In order to hopefully help to alleviate this problem, here we continue our guide to some of the more commonly used terms used in the blinds industry.  CHILDREN’S BLINDS – This refers to roller [...]

DIY Tips - Patch Rendering

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Moisture can often find its way under a rendered surface and form cracks.  As a result, whole sections of rendering can come away from the underlying brickwork.  Cracks are generally tackled by using a cold chisel to widen them and undercut the edges before brushing out the debris and treating with a PVA bonding agent [...]

Obtain Home Insurance Quotes

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

Home insurance is something that every property owner needs to have in place, to protect both the structure and contents of the property against damage, whether by acts of nature or other unforeseen events.  Buildings insurance covers the cost of rebuilding the property should it suffer catastrophic damage by, for example, subsidence, or flooding.  It [...]

Ready Made Roman Blinds

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Blinds are a great way to add decoration to your house without spending a lot of money. There are many types of blinds in the market. The look of your house can be easily transformed completely even without applying a fresh coat of paint. A clever choice of window blinds greatly improves not only the [...]

Varnishing a Floor

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Once you have finished sanding your wooden floor there are several more tasks to be carried out before you can relax and enjoy it.  First, you have to protect the wood with either sealant or varnish. Even if you intend applying a decorative stain or paint effect, you still need to seal the wood with [...]

Using a Power Sander

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

One of the most useful and flexible tools you can have in your DIY armoury is a power sander.  They come in all shapes and sizes, depending on the job you are undertaking.  For example, you would use a smaller model for detail work and a bigger one for large surfaces. The detail sanders have [...]

Comparing Different Window Blinds

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Perhaps the quintessential window blind is aluminium blinds.  These blinds date right out of the 1980’s and are still a very practical material for your window blinds.  Back in the 80’s aluminium, blinds were commonly used by interior decorators but the truth is that they do not really lend a warm feeling to a room.  [...]

Making a Statement with Bathroom Radiators

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

If there is one room in a house where it is likely that people will be peeling off their clothes, then that room has to be the bathroom.  And because people will be stripping off in this area, it is imperative that the space is adequately heated in order for everyone to be able to [...]

How to Replace a Damaged Brick

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

There are a number of reasons why people choose to replace a brick.  Sometimes bricks get damaged, or crack, or get stained.  Replacing a brick is not a difficult process, but it does require a power drill, a cold chisel and a lump hammer.  The first step is to drill holes into the brick and [...]

Pleated Blinds

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Pleated blinds are a popular option and have become a stylish choice for virtually any area of the home.  These blinds have a unique look, created by two pieces of fabric being properly folded.  The look is simple enough to match any decor you may have.  The blinds easily pull up and come down, giving [...]