Archive for May, 2011

Vertical Blinds – a great choice for any home

Monday, May 30th, 2011

When considering the type of window dressing for your rooms, vertical blinds might be a good solution.  Vertical blinds are particularly suitable for doors and windows that are wider than they are tall when measured from side to side. This type of blind features a series of overlapping slats of fabric that is able to [...]

DIY Tips - Guttering

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

The primary purpose of guttering is to collect rainwater from the roof and channel it to drains under the ground.  There is great variation in the shape, size and materials used for guttering.  The original material was cast iron, but plastic is normally used these days.  You can also come across guttering constructed from galvanized [...]

Types of Plasterboard

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

Plasterboard has risen in popularity and dropped in price since its introduction around the 1950s.  It is now the standard covering material for ceilings and partition walls.  Due to its inherent ease of use, a competent DIYer can certainly do plasterboard work themselves.  Anyone preparing for a job should be aware of the different types [...]

Blackout Blinds – have a good night’s sleep!

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Blackout blinds are a great option if you want to be able to block out the sun at times, for example in nurseries or media rooms.  They can also provide extra privacy, such as in the bedroom or bathroom.  Blackout blinds come in a variety of styles, colours and options to match any home and [...]

Bathroom Renovation Inspiration

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Selecting a style for your new bathroom can be intimidating and overwhelming.  There are so many options to choose from, so many colour palates, so many fixtures and finishes that it is simply too difficult to decide.  This is, especially true if you have lived with a bathroom that has been in need of updating [...]

Pulling up nails and tacks

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

Every DIY enthusiast should have a range of tools that can be used for gripping smaller items.  These will include pincers for pulling out nails and combination pliers with cutting and gripping features.  There are plenty of tools of this type available in DIY stores, and you can pick a selection depending on your typical [...]

Characteristics of the Best Home Insurance Providers

Friday, May 20th, 2011

There are several characteristics you should look for in any home insurance provider.  These signs signal that the provider is reliable, honest and eager to help when you are in need.  It is easy to see if a provider meets this criteria or not through a few simple checks. Answers Your Questions A home insurance [...]

Cleaning Your Paint Brushes and Rollers

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Painting your property can improve its looks and also its financial value.  Covering walls, ceilings and other surface areas with your chosen colours can make an old property look new and fresh. There are many possible types of painting jobs, some taking just a few hours to complete, and others taking days or even weeks.  [...]

Fitting a Replacement Fireplace

Monday, May 16th, 2011

It is a fairly easy job to fit a replacement fireplace.  The main thing is to make certain that you have a completely clean and open flue before you even think of connecting your new replacement unit.  If you have a blocked flue it will cause smoke and fumes to come back down and fill [...]

Blinds Galore

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Whether you’re looking for specialist energy saving blinds, blackout roller blinds or ordinary kitchen blinds, roller blind UK and other window blinds outlets are sure to stock all you require.  Window blinds are available in most DIY outlets in the high street as well as on the internet through blinds direct and other sites, and [...]