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Safely Clearing Snow and Ice

Winter snow and ice can look beautiful as it glitters and sparkles in the morning sunshine but it can also make the area around your home extremely dangerous. The Met Office actually advises immediate action following even the lightest of snowfalls. Here’s a brief action plan to help you when ...

Cockroach Infestation! Prevention and Cure

There are 4,300 species of cockroach across the world but only 35 of those species are considered to be pests. This much maligned creature is one of the most successful insects on the planet. They can eat virtually anything and can survive in any climate from Polar to desert. They are however unwe ...

8 Tips to Cat-Proof Your Home

Cats and kittens are cute make very popular pets but a new arrival can cause havoc in your previously immaculate home. Here are 8 tips to kitty-proof your home before you welcome that furry bundle of fun into your family this Christmas.1. Kitchen work surfacesCats are by nature curious and as preda ...

How To Prevent Ice Damming This Winter

Ice dams are the bane of homeowners’ lives during the freezing winter months and can prove to be a very expensive headache. Ice damming is caused by an accumulation of snow and ice on the eaves of your home. It can be an indication of poor loft insulation as heat escaping through the roof me ...

Give Your Hot Water Heater A Check-Up!

Hot water is something we take for granted. Just turn the tap on and you have a bath full of steaming water; the washing machine works just fine and everyone’s happy. Winter time places much more demand on your water heater and this can account for anything up to 20 per cent of your utility ...

Install A Japanese Bamboo Water Hammer

Bring the ambience of a peaceful Japanese garden to your outside space by installing a traditional oriental water feature; a bamboo water hammer, or Shishi Odoshi. Kits are available from garden centres or water garden suppliers and you can install yours in a day with a little DIY know-how.You will ...

How To Strip Wallpaper in 4 Steps

Stripping old wallpaper can be a real pain, especially if it’s been up for many years. Here’s how to get the job done in double quick time; and you don’t need any specialist skills either!You’ll needDust sheets (polythene is best)Wallpaper scorerWallpaper stripping knifeBuck ...

Make a Cheap, Natural Slate Planter

Whilst strolling around my local garden centre last weekend, I was horrified at the price of planters and troughs, particularly those made from natural materials which are currently en vogue and hence stupidly expensive! Fortunately, if you have basic DIY skills and a few free hours at your disposa ...