Having a roof overhead symbolises two cherished aspects of any home: safety and comfort.
But there is a lot more to roofs than just shelter – Roof appearance, shape, cost, maintenance, and durability will all come into play with your choices as a homeowner. That’s why it helps … Continue reading
When it comes to your home, an ounce of prevention is most definitely worth a pound of cure. In other words, regular maintenance is good for both your home’s appearance and your wallet. Putting off needed repairs might save you in the short-term, but it will end up costing you … Continue reading
Joists and beams are two types of structural elements that have similar and related functions in home construction. Both are horizontal members, meaning they are installed level with the ground or floor below, and both are supported on their ends (and sometimes in their middles) by load-bearing walls, columns or … Continue reading
#Floor-joists are a critical part of the overall frame design in a building’s structure. These supports run horizontally across the span of the building and are an important part of the engineering, helping to make the house solid and sturdy for the long term. Floor joists also provide a … Continue reading
Masonry walls are built of a series of individual units – generally brick, stone or flint – with mortar acting as the glue that holds them together. The external face of the finished wall therefore consists of masonry units separated by mortar joints. These joints are known as pointing.
Mortar … Continue reading
Secrets For Successful Open-Plan Living
Airy, spacious and versatile, open-plan living is a popular design choice for the modern home, but a successful scheme requires careful planning. We’ve rounded up the best-kept design secrets to help you transform a large empty room into a warm and welcoming sociable hub for … Continue reading
Although there are many ways to reduce condensation problems in the home, truth is, relying on a quick fix won’t get rid of your condensation problems permanently or prevent them from returning in the future, it will only reduce them in the short term!
Condensation forms on … Continue reading
A quote is a promise from a contractor to do the work at a fixed price. Don’t rely on a verbal quote – get it in writing, as this will be useful before, during and after completion.
Some contractors charge for quotes – ask about this first, in any … Continue reading
Hiring someone to work on the exterior / interior painting can be a huge ending for house owners who are looking to redecorate upgrade their homes. Whereas they might believe they could hold this sort of gigantic, demanding tasks by themselves, they normally perceive that they are in over their … Continue reading
Want a wet room, but not sure whether it will work in your home? Read on for the advantages and disadvantages of wet rooms, along with some expert design tips
Wet rooms are becoming more and more desirable, and they’re a great way to add value to your home. But … Continue reading