Sunday, December 21, 2014

How to Soundproof Your Home

How to Soundproof Your Home

Noise pollution is becoming an ever-present aspect of modern life. You may have reconciled yourself to the fact that unwelcome sounds may never go away, but they don’t have to ruin your life – it is possible to find solutions by blocking or damping down excessive noise. Sources of Noise Noise from outside the house, […]

How to Repair Wooden Flooring

How to Repair Wooden Flooring

Timber flooring may deteriorate as the boards age and develop faults. Many faults are repairable, but sometimes one or more floorboards will need to be replaced. Repairs Over time, wooden floorboards can develop a number of faults. They may become loose, cracked or damaged, and they can develop rot. They may also warp or ‘cup’ […]

How to Repair Slab Paving

How to Repair Slab Paving

Concrete paving slabs are a common choice of paving for patios. The same slabs can also be used for paths, but for drives, stronger and thicker, hydraulically-pressed slabs must be laid on a much stronger base. Normally, paving slabs are set on dabs of mortar on a sand base, but they may also be laid […]

How to Repair Plaster Mouldings

How to Repair Plaster Mouldings

Cornices Cornices are fitted to cover the gap between wall and ceiling. With an ornate plaster cornice, you may want to dig out the encrusted paint to reveal the original profile; a small pointed stick and lots of water will do the job, but be patient – it will take time. Adding a cornice is […]

How to Fit an Extractor Fan

How to Fit an Extractor Fan

If the basic ventilation measures have been undertaken, such as installing trickle ventilators and airbricks, and condensation is still a problem, the answer is to fit an extractor fan. These can be incorporated into walls, windows and ceilings and have the advantage that they get rid of moist and stale air from close to where […]

How to Restore Tiled Floors

How to Restore Tiled Floors

If you’re really lucky, you may have an encaustic tiled floor in your hallway, if not in perfect condition, it may be worth considering restoration, or it could even benefit from a thorough cleaning, as would any tiled floor, whether it be quarry or ceramic. buy microsoft office outlook 2007 download One of the distinguishing […]

How to Motivate Buyers to Take Action

How to Motivate Buyers to Take Action

Selling your own home can definitely be an exercise in frustration. You may have “hooked” a few buyers but they aren’t moving fast enough to suit your needs. It can be very hard to tell how far you can push someone without scaring them away from your home entirely. However, there are a few ways […]

How to Renovate a House

How to Renovate a House

The hardest part of renovating a house is knowing where to begin, but whether you are faced with a fairly simple task or something much more ambitious the same approach to the work involved is needed. To ensure the result you want and to avoid any disasters, the whole job has to be planned properly. […]

How to Repair Doors

How to Repair Doors

Doors can develop all sorts of problems, from simple squeaks and rattles to suddenly refusing to open and shut properly. Fortunately, most of the problems are easy to solve, though for most door repairs you will need to remove the door from the frame. Some faults can be cured by fitting a draught excluder and […]

How to Replace a Socket Outlet

How to Replace a Socket Outlet

Most socket outlets in the home, whether fixed on to the wall surface or flush-mounted (inset), have a white plastic faceplate, but more attractive metallic, coloured plastic and wooden finishes are also available. If you want to change a faceplate as part of a room makeover, it is a simple job to unscrew and disconnect […]

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