Feb 1, 2013
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New bathroom designs look back to how the Victorians took to plumbing

When designing a house, designers will look back in time for influences far more frequently than looking at what the contemporary has to offer. Some believe that no idea is original which partly explains the nostalgia phenomenon that permeates modern day culture, especially interior design.  A good bathroom is essential in any home, so a good plumber will help with the design and installation from fitting the pottery to tiling the walls. Continue reading »

Sep 8, 2012
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Safeguarding your home

You work hard to be able to buy your house, car and possessions and do not want to have them stolen or damaged. Being burgled is not just about the theft or damage to property. It often leaves those involved with emotional responses such as anxiety and even depression. At worse people feel unable to remain in the house after the event for fear of it occurring again. Although you may not be able to safeguard your house 100 per cent you will be able to minimise the chance of your property being broken into. If you are unsure about what you could do, seek advice from your local police station. Many have crime prevention officers who will come to your house and give you advice. Consider joining or if there isn’t one in your area forming a Neighbourhood Watch area. Most areas will have notices which show that it is a neighbourhood watch area which can deter burglars. If in doubt, contact your council or nearest police station.

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Aug 31, 2012
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Gutters to be proud of with these easy maintenance tips

Gutter maintenance should be an essential part of your household routine! Gutters need to be thoroughly cleaned out at least twice a year, in order to prevent the risk of them overflowing. An overflowing gutter can cause damage to the outside of your house, and lead to costly bills in the future. This article looks at simple gutter maintenance tips, which will keep your gutters clear and running freely. For further information on gutter repairs Leicester residents should consider hiring professional help in.

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Aug 30, 2012
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What to expect when installing a Sky Dish

Installing a Sky satellite dish is not a simple task but is one that can be undertaken by someone who has experience of home projects.  To put up the Sky dish you will need the following equipment; ladder, spirit level, hammer drill, screwdriver and 13mm and 10mm spanners or sockets. To help align the dish a compass is vital but devices called signal meters can also be purchased.

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Aug 25, 2012
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How to Mix Plaster Properly

When mixing plaster, it is important to be well organised and to work swiftly and thoroughly. Swiftly because plaster dries quickly, and thoroughly so as to achieve a good quality plaster mixture.

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Aug 25, 2012
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Finding commercial cleaners for end of tenancy

Even if you consider that the property is clean, some office leases demand that commercial cleaners are brought in to do a proper clean before they will return your deposit.  You will need to take into account the cost of this when you take out the lease in the first instance.  The lessor will want to ensure that the property is left in a clean and suitable condition for the next tenant and having a contract cleaner to clean the premises is one way of ensuring that the office is up to standard.  Offices and other commercial properties get a lot more footfall than domestic properties, and when you are handing back the property to the owners, you will want to list any defects such as worn sections of carpet which should be considered as normal wear and tear.   Making sure that everything is in order will ensure that you receive your holding bond which may be as much as three months rental, depending on the lease.

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Aug 24, 2012
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Perfect freesat tv reception with the right aerials

Freesat is a digital satellite TV service available from the BBC and ITV which was launched in May 2008. To watch it you will need a freesat receiver (set-top box), a satellite dish and a television. In the simplest of terms it's the satellite equivalent of digital terrestrial television, generally known as Freeview. With freesat you can watch over 160 TV channels for a small cost. There is a one-off payment for the set-top box, satellite dish (unless your home already has one installed) and an installation charge. Once you have paid for these there will be no more ongoing costs, such as monthly subscription charges.

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Aug 22, 2012
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How to prevent locksmith emergencies from taking place

No matter what locks are available or what type of door locks you have installed in your home, locks can let you down at the most inappropriate moments, like when you're leave the house or want to enter your home after a hard day’s work. You can prevent a locksmith emergency from occurring and prevent intruders from picking locks by following a few preventive and maintenance tips for your door locks. You don’t need to be a professional locksmith or have completed your locksmithing apprenticeships to keep your lock in good working condition.

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Aug 22, 2012
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How to select a central heating system for your home

You’ll need a company who offer expert plumbing & heating if you want a properly installed and well functioning central heating system which can warm up your home, as well as provide hot water wherever required. Compared to a localised heating system that provides heat only locally where it is positioned, a central heating system spreads the heat from a boiler through a mesh of pipes and duct work. However, if you are purchasing a new central heating system or replacing an existing one, there are several factors such as the fuel type, boiler type, property size and energy efficient ratings that you need to consider when installing the system in your property.

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Aug 9, 2012
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How to undertake minor repairs to felt roofs

If your felt roof develops a leak it is essential that you attend to it immediately. As any roofing guide will advice you, even if only a small quantity of water is seeping through your roof, it won’t be long before it can damage the structure of your home. There are several minor felt roof repairs such as cracks, splits and dampness that you can easily rectify on your own by using a few roofing supplies. However, for major felt roofing jobs, you can get in touch with this roofer in Birmingham for a professional job, or find local roofing firms in your area.

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