Tuesday, September 2, 2014

How to Repair Damaged Plaster Before Decorating

How to Repair Damaged Plaster Before Decorating

I can hear my dad saying to me time and again, all those years ago, ‘The finish is only as good as the prep work that goes into it!’ How right he was! You can expect to spend two days preparing and half an hour painting, rather than the other way round. Above all, you […]

How to Repair Steps and Repoint Brickwork

How to Repair Steps and Repoint Brickwork

Solid concrete steps are very prone to damage, especially at the edges, while the mortar in brickwork all around the garden is likely to need replacing at some point, or at least freshening up. You need only a minimum of tools to carry out the necessary work, but make sure you have the right safety […]

How to Insulate Walls and Floors

How to Insulate Walls and Floors

The walls of any house represent a huge part of the building and it is essential that they are well insulated. The type of insulation required depends on the fabric of your home – solid walls require one method, cavity walls another. It is also imperative to insulate your home at ground level, as around […]