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What Is Engineered Wooden Flooring?

More and more households have been opting for wooden flooring in recent years and one of the driving factors behind this change has been the emergence of engineered wooden flooring which is now a more popular choice than solid wood … Continue reading

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How To Change A Tap Washer

If you’re tap has started to drip after use or you’re finding it takes increasingly more work to turn it off, then chances are the tap’s washer has worn out. The washer is a small coin shaped piece of rubber … Continue reading

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How To Paint Newly Plastered Walls

Fresh plaster is a super-absorbent surface and this can present a problem when painting it for the first time. Because of its absorbent nature, paint doesn’t bind well to it and will simply peel or flake off as it dries.┬áIn … Continue reading

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How To Seal Around A Bath

First off, I want to warn you that sealing around anything with silicone sealant is tricky. Without a few pointers, things can go wrong very quickly and you’ll end up with your hands covered in sealant which is nigh on … Continue reading

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How To Cut In When Painting

A lot of people think that there’s not a lot to painting and there are countless sayings in the building trade, some of which are probably too crude to quote here, about how easy it is. But if this is … Continue reading

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How To Remove Wallpaper Easily

Stripping wallpaper is one of those tedious tasks we all have to do at the start of any major redecoration project but it needn’t be as time-consuming or backbreaking as you think. There a few tricks to removing wallpaper that … Continue reading

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How To Set Out Tiles

The planning stage (often referred to as ‘setting out’) is probably the most overlooked aspect of tiling. Yet it’s the thing that can really make or break a tiling project and mean the difference between a professional looking tiled area … Continue reading

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