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June 4, 2020

Awnings

Filed under: DIY,Gardens,Services — Tags: , , — needahand @ 4:56 pm

Awnings – A fantastic accessory for your home and backyard an awning can supply you with a little pleasant outdoor space while shielding you from the sun and rain. Getting a patio awning fitted to your dwelling will provide you with a protected area where you’ll be able to have your dinner outdoors with your loved ones or invite guests in the summer evenings. Awnings really need to be fitted professionally thanks to the severe pressure that is put on the supports whenever it’s gusty. Subsequently you need to make certain that you retain the services of a qualified awning installation provider and not that bloke next door who does a few odd jobs. When fitted properly your canopy or awning should give you several years of pleasure and the sheltered space established will become a part of your living area, as your property opens out into your back garden, enticing you outdoors whenever there is an opportunity. You will find there are several kinds of awnings and canopies to select from with variations like shade sails, motorised awnings, gazebos, carports, freestanding awnings, fixed awnings and retractable awnings available to buy.

To find out everything you need to know about awnings look here: http://www.awningz.uk

February 24, 2020

Wallpapering

Wallpapering – When you want to dramatically change the look of your home from a decorative point of view, there is nothing better than wallpaper to accomplish that. With such a wide variety of styles, designs and colours you are able to achieve effects that would be pretty much impossible with paint or any other decorative finish. When you want to make a room stand out from the crowd you can either wallpaper the whole room or just wallpaper one wall to give a great impact. This is known as a feature wall and in recent years has become very popular with homeowers as a very dramatic effect can be created with very little preparation or work. Wallpapering is not however the easiest thing to accomplish, so it is best to call in some professional help whenever you have wallpapering tasks that need doing.

To learn more about wallpapering look here: http://www.wallpaperers.uk

December 17, 2018

Tiling and Tilers

Filed under: DIY,Services,Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 11:26 am

Tiling and Tilers: There are plenty of jobs that need doing around the home that require the attention of a professional tiler. DIY fans will be keen to do tiling work themselves but this may be a mistake if you want the resulting tiling work to look good and up to standard. Some plumbers will include a tiling service when they are fitting a kitchen or bathroom and some of them are very good at this, though perhaps not as good as somebody who specialises in this kind of work. Proper tilers know just what they are doing and can make an accurate assessment of how many tiles you need to complete the task in hand, how much adhesive is required, and exactly how long it will take. So for your planned tiling project whether it be a new installation or the replacement of an existing area of tiling, you woul be best to contact a professional local tiler to get the work done correctly and efficiently.

http://www.budgettrades.uk/

 

September 13, 2018

Improve Your Doorway With a Porch

Filed under: DIY,England,Services — Tags: , , — needahand @ 8:58 am

Improve Your Doorway With a Porch – You can greatly improve the look of your main entrance by adding a lovely new porch. You can add value to your property, stop draughts, get extra security and have a place to keep dry when entering your home. If you’re on the lookout for a decent porch installer in your local area, there are a number of ways in which you can do that. But to make it much a bit easier you could simply choose to visit our website where we will supply you with all the information and facts that you need about choosing a porch installer and what to consider if you have porch installation tasks to do in your house or office. Uncovering a really good tradesman is not always simple therefore it really helps to have access to some advice in this respect. A scenario that you unquestionably want to avoid is getting lumbered with a cowboy porch installer who’ll simply screw up the job and leave you needing to contact someone else to put the job right. Count on us to show you in the right direction and you will shortly have a good porch installer getting work done in your property.

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August 22, 2018

Add Space With a Loft Conversion

Add Space With a Loft Conversion – Many people move home when space is at a premium and the family is outgrowing their existing property. It could be that you don’t really need to move house, just create some more living space in the property you already have. Not so simple you might think, yet having a loft conversion or garage conversion can easily create a new room or two and save all the hassle of moving. Expensive you might think, well yes it can be quite expensive to do a loft conversion but the work will add at least the comparable value to your property and save you the expense of moving which can also be costly and is basically lost money. You should be wary of the ceiling price of properties in your area however, as you do not want to be the most expensive house on the street if you later DO need to sell, that could make your property hard to sell, although it may be the most spacious house in the road. You have to weigh up all the options but consider it carefully and it may just be worth putting up with building work for a few weeks and making the most of your loft. Having a loft conversion may make the rest of your house warmer and save on heating costs, so there are additional benefits to be had.

http://www.loftconversioners.uk

August 21, 2017

Have Some Coving Fitted

Have Some Coving Fitted – If the rooms of your house are looking a bit tired and drab you might want to consider having some coving fitted to give your rooms a bit of a lift by adding some decorative and attractive features. If you decide to use some of the cheaper polystyrene or polymer coving that is readily available at DIY stores, you might be able to do this job yourself if you are that way inclined, but even using this readily prepared coving with corner sets included, you might find that it is a bit tricky once you get started. So you might need to call on the services of a specialist coving fitter to either do the job from scratch or finish off you feeble attempts at the project. If you already have coving installed, it will be something of a bigger job to remove all the old coving, clean up the walls and ceilings, and cut and fit the new coving. In this case it would really be better to call in the help of an experienced coving fitter (or plasterer) who will breeze through this job in no time at all, having all the correct tools and equipment readily to hand.

If you are looking for a coving fitter look here: http://www.covingo.uk

If you have other similar work that is a bit more involved than simply coving, you may need the assistance of a plasterer, in which case you could look here to find information abour plastering and plasterers:

http://www.plasterered.uk

April 6, 2017

Need a New Staircase

Filed under: DIY,England,Scotland,Services — Tags: , , — needahand @ 5:49 pm

Need a New Staircase? – There comes a time for most of us when that tired old staircase starts to look a bit dreary and delapidated. What do you do? Do you restore or renovate your existing staircase of do you replace it with a shiney new model? Perhaps the first step might be to call in a staircase fitter to have a look at what you have currently got, maybe he can make some suggestions as to what might be the best course of action. You might be able to change your whole house around by moving or switching round your staircase, you might be able to incorporate a new style of staircase, maybe a spiral staircase or a floating staircase. This could dramatically change the look of your house and you could be the envy of your friends and relatives. This is not going to be cheap though, so be ready to shell out some serious money if you are planning this type of remodelling. If you live somewhere like London, you could find that you will actually add more to the value of your home than the cost of doing the job, of course this does not just apply for London, this could be true wherever you live, so you might want to investigate just how much value you could add to your property in your particular area.

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