Archive for the 'Property Development' Category

Filling Larger Holes in Exterior Masonry

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Larger holes, as opposed to cracks, in exterior walls require a mixture of sand and cement ,rather than simple filler.  This is also the way to treat areas of blown render.  Rainwater can quickly penetrate such defects if you do not address the issue promptly, bringing all sorts of damp-related problems to the building. Mix [...]

Long-Term Property Checks

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Once you have lived in a property for a considerable amount of time, it is important that you check a number of things, in addition to the regular property checks that are undertaken every six months. First, head outside and check the chimneystack.  If you do not have one, there is nothing to worry about, [...]

General Property Checks

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

You should generally evaluate your property every six months to see if there are any signs of wear or problems that need urgent attention.  First, check all of the doors and windows in your house to see if they are sticking or creaking.  A little WD40, or something similar, will fix up poorly functioning windows [...]

Loft Conversion: Common Terms

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

The following list of terms will help give you a basic understanding of many of the key factors involved in loft conversions. While this list is certainly not comprehensive, it does aim to offer a quick overview of some industry-specific terms that you may not be familiar with that can help you begin a discussion [...]

Gazebos – perfect for lazy summer days!

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Whether you’re in need of a sheltered area for a social function, want to improve your garden by providing it with a useful focus, or need to knock something up in a hurry as economically as possible for a private party, a garden gazebo is the natural choice. The open tents familiar from garden fetes [...]

What are Gazebos Made of?

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

Gazebos run the gambit from the prestigious red cedar ones to the simplest of canvas. The material you choose for your gazebo is important for its longevity and durability. Red Cedar is expensive but maintenance costs are low because red cedar naturally resists damage and decay because of weather and insects. Grade One Western red [...]

It’s easy to find a new property with online property websites

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Buying or renting a house for the first time can be daunting, but there are plenty of websites out there that are dedicated to finding you the right property. Online estate agents offer a wide range of properties from houses to flats and can give you a list of local properties for sale or rent [...]

Persian Gazebos – a brief history

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

For thousands of years, people have viewed the peace and beauty of a garden and surrounding countryside from a gazebo. We know that gardens have been a central factor for wealthy members of society for thousands of years.  In modern day Iran, The Persians designed gardens filled with lush plants of striking colours at odds [...]

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 [...]

Wooden gazebos – ideal for any garden

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Purchasing a garden gazebo is a sound investment if you want to have a spot in your garden where you can go to relax. A gazebo sited in a spot, out of sight of the house and with a beautiful aspect is the perfect place to escape the stresses of modern living.  Hidden from prying [...]