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February 27, 2018

Kitchen and Bathroom Tiling

Filed under: DIY,Services,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 5:51 pm

Kitchen and Bathroom Tiling – There are very few home improvement projects involving the kitchen or bathroom that do not include some degree of tiling being done. While this is a job that you might attempt yourself, you will need to be pretty confident in your own ability. Tiling is a pretty straightforward task but to get a final result that looks neat, tidy and level is something that takes quite a bit of time and more than a little skill. Care has to be taken in both the preparation of the wall or floor surfaces and the setting out and cutting of the actual tiles. Getting all the joints to look equal and getting all the edges lined up is also important because even the smallest uneveness between two tiles will show up shockingly when daylight shines upon it, so beware. Calling in a professional tiler is normally your best bet and he should be able to handle anything you throw at him so long as he knows what he is doing. Ask to see pictures of his work and try to read some reviews of his services online if any are available. You could post your job on Rated People and then you will be able to study reviews for local tilers in your area. Good luck and good tiling!

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February 8, 2018

Roofing Problems

Filed under: United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 12:32 pm

Roofing Problems – It is the fear of all home owners that at some point their roof will be damaged beyond repair and need replacing. Now this is going to be an expensive undertaking if you need to do it, so you should make all precautions over time to keep your roof in a good state of repair. Unforeseen accidents can of course happen and windy weather conditions, lightening strikes and falling trees can cause problems with your roof that are beyond a simple repair. If this happens to you then you will have to find yourself a decent roofer who you can trust to carry out the work in a confident manner. This type of work needs to be done properly if you are to avoid further problems later on, and of course water leaking through your roof can cause huge problems inside the house. Try to get recommendations from people you know and study online reviews so that you can avoid cowboy roofers. Long established roofing companies in your local area should normally be the best bet, but in any case get several quotes before deciding which roofing contractor to use.

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