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May 23, 2016

Bathroom Installations

Filed under: DIY,Services,United Kingdom — Tags: , — needahand @ 4:43 pm

Bathroom Installations – When your old bathroom is looking tired and shabby, the time has come to think about getting yourself a new bathroom. Now even if you are a keen do-it-yourselfer you might find this task a bit beyond your capabilities, with specialist plumbing, tiling and electrical tasks involved. Finding yourself a decent bathroom fitter with be your first priority and then you can sit back and relax while an expert gets to work transforming you old bathroom into a shiney new place. A great place to start might be Rated People where you can post your job and get quotes from local bathroom fitters. No matter where you live in the UK, from London to Liverpool, Grantham to Glasgow or Salford to Swansea, you should be easily able to find someone near you who can do the project.

March 29, 2016

Trades Search

Filed under: DIY,Services,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 11:40 pm

Trades Search – A new website to help you track down tradesmen in your local area Trades Search is very handy for this purpose. You will be able to get quotes and find the cheapest tradesmen in your town, no matter what type of job you have in mind. You can easily locate plumbers for all your plumbing and heating jobs, electricians for your electrical wiring, lighting and appliance installations, and plasterers for any plastering, rendering, dry lining or screeding. So why not pop along to Trades Search and give it a go?

March 3, 2016

Florida USA

Filed under: Facts,Travel,USA — Tags: , , — needahand @ 12:34 am

Florida USA – Ranked only 22nd in the USA according to area, Florida is still larger than England and Wales combined and it enjoys considerably better weather conditions as well, with long hours of sunshine and a healthy climate which has attracted many expats to move there and is especially popular with the older generation. The population of Florida is some 20.2 million, making it the eighth highest in the USA for population density. Florida has over 1,300 miles of coastline making it a popular holiday destination. The largest city is Jacksonville, while the state capital is Tallahassee. The nickname of Florida is “The Sunshine State”.

March 1, 2016

The County of Kent

Filed under: England,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 11:15 am

The County of Kent – Often called “The Garden of England” the county of Kent is one of the Home Counties and is located to the south-east of London, actually bordering the Greater London area and also bordering the Thames Estuary, East Sussex and Surrey. Kent has an area of around 1,440 square miles and a sizeable population of over 1.7 million, making it the 6th largest county by population in England. Kent has one city in the shape of the historic Canterbury and has many fine attractions making it a worthwhile place to visit when you are in this part of England. Other large towns include Maidstone, Dartford, Ashford and Dover.

February 18, 2016


Filed under: England,Travel,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 1:23 pm

Wiltshire – A pretty county located in the South-West of England, Wiltshire has a wealth of tourist attractions that make it a must visit place if you are in that part of the UK any time this coming year. The most famous of its attractions is of course Stonehenge, but don’t suppose this is all there is to Wiltshire, because you will find plenty more to astound and amaze in this delightful county. Be sure to visit Salisbury where you will find the fantastic cathedral and a great visitor centre, also have a look at Old Sarum. Don’t miss out on Wiltshire’s other historic towns such as Devizes, Malmesbury or Trowbridge, where you will find lots to see.

February 12, 2016

Repointing Brickwork

Filed under: Services,United Kingdom — Tags: , , — needahand @ 12:54 am

Repointing Brickwork – When weathering and rot have made your brickwork look untidy and unsafe, you might need to call on a bricklayer or repointing expert to put the job right and make your brickwork look like new. Make sure you get someone who knows what they are doing because it is not a job to be taken lightly, the mortar need to match the old mortar and the joints need to be profiled correctly to avoid future weathering.

February 9, 2016

Tree Surgery

Filed under: Services,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 3:18 pm

Tree Surgery and Tree Care – Whilst you might think that you can prune and maintain your trees yourself, it often pays to get the advice of an expert tree surgeon or tree care specialist to make sure you are doing everything correctly. Better still get them to do it for you and then you can be sure that your trees have been trimmed properly and without causing any damage. This will also make sure that everything is carried out safely because this can be a dangerous task if you don’t know what you are doing.

February 5, 2016

Garden Decking

Filed under: DIY,England,Gardens,Scotland — Tags: , — needahand @ 1:44 pm

Garden Decking – With the Spring fast approaching you might be thinking about getting some new decking installed in your garden. This is a great way to spruce up your outside space while giving you a nice spot to entertain guests or simply relax on those warm days. This might be a job you could tackle yourself if you are a confident do-it-yourselfer, though most people would probably choose to get in a proper deck builder, carpenter, garden expert or handyman, all should be capable of doing the job. Make sure you do all the correct preparation and know exactly what you are getting before you start.

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