Home Improvement Information

Home Improvement Information

Conservatory Planning Permission in the UK

It is quite unusual in the UK for a new conservatory to require planning permission. However, as we shall continually state in this article it is always sensible to check with your local authority.

Bathroom Wall Cabinets - Create Extra Space with a Touch of Style!

Is your bathroom looking cluttered? How about fitting new bathroom wall cabinets to store all your toiletries and appliances? These days we all tend to have a myriad of lotions and potions to keep us looking our best, but the result of having so many bottles in our bathrooms is that our bathroom vanity surfaces can become untidy and crowded. Adding more bathroom storage cabinets can give you welcome space to store all your accessories, leaving your surfaces tidy and clutter free!The traditional bathroom medicine cabinet fitted above the sink is no long used just for storing medicines.

Cordless Impact Wrench - Not the Same Tool as Your Cordless Drill

The cordless impact wrench is quickly gaining in popularity among professional mechanics and the hobby mechanic as well. You may be thinking "I already have a cordless drill that I use for impact applications, why do I need a cordless impact wrench as well?".

Vinyl Replacement Window Terminology

With so many homeowners in the market for more energy efficient windows and doors for their home, I thought I would use this week's article to cover the more common terms used to describe a window's ability to insulate your home from the elements. There is an organization called The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC).

Fixer-Uppers: What To Fix

You've bought a house, a fixer-upper you can make some money on. What improvements and repairs should you make? First of all, you need to know this before you buy, as I explained in another article.

Replacing Steel Casement Windows

I have been getting quite a few emails from homeowners wanting to know how to replace their old steel casement windows. Those are the type with the handle that you crank and the window opens outward.

The $27,000 Toilet Seat - Funny DIY Story

This story was told to me by a plumber I know and it brings home the reason why there are times to call a professional.I received a call from a homeowner asking for someone to come estimate some repairs.

Shopping For Carpet

The allure of carpet lays not only its soft and luxurious texture, but also in its ability to enhance and match any décor. It is suited to both formal and casual environments, while offering a palette of colors that cannot be found in any other flooring material.

Add A Room To Your Home With A Patio Awning

Do you need a patio awning for your lovely patio off of your backyard that only gets half the use it could because of rain or far too bright sun? Installing a patio awning to shade and protect it can be almost as good as adding a room to your home!When choosing a patio awning, you'll need to consider a number of things - the area that needs to be covered, the structure on which the awning will be installed (usually your house), the weather conditions in your area, the cost and the aesthetics. There are many types and styles of patio awning available to suit your needs - once you're certain what your needs are.

Popular Trends in Home Technology

As a former home automation installer and a former manufactures rep, I have observed many trends. The following items are certainly the hotest trends this year in home technology.

Log Homes - Whats Different About Log Homes?

Newcomers to the world of log homes will notice that log homes look different than conventional "stick-built" homes. But are log homes really different, other than in appearance? If so, how?Let's take a look at some of the ways in which log homes differ from conventional homes.

Building a Backyard Play Structure

A child's dream backyard includes a play structure complete with a slide and swings just like the one at the neighborhood park. Once you have made the decision to make your child's dream come true then you have several avenues from which to select depending on the amount of money and time you can invest.

Planning Permission Tips UK - What To Show And What Not To Show On Your application Drawings

Many successful business deals are the result of being a bit canny with the information that you already know - keeping a tight lip when needed and only letting the other side know just the bare minimum requirement of information and never laying all your cards onto the table. Successful negotiators use this tactic all the time.

Planning Permission Tips UK - How to Avoid Boundary Disputes when Extending or Redeveloping a Site

The quest for more living space these days means making more efficient use of the sites available space in which to extend or develop. This invariably means building right up to the properties boundary line in many cases.

Planning Permission Tips UK - Rights of Light to Adjoining Neighbours Windows - What You Should Know

Rights of light - What a minefield this topic is when developing or extending a property. This is potentially one of the most subjective Planning issues their is.

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02/12/2018 08:15 AM
Make Home Improvement on Budget a Reality
It is said that the energy in your home overrules the life situations. Probably this is why most of us just love to invest and improve the way our home looks. But you need not spend a fortune to bring those positive changes in your life.
01/24/2018 09:52 AM
Simple Tips For Low Cost Home Improvements
Have you been thinking about remodeling your home? Keep in mind that you can often achieve your goal without a giant expense. Small improvements introduced in almost every room, including the exterior of the house can make all the difference. Here are a few tips to get you started: Keep it clean and keep it simple! A clean and neat house is appealing and eye-catching...
01/19/2018 09:43 AM
Four Ways To Design Your Place For Peaceful And Quiet Ambience
Living in an area with noise issues is one of the biggest problems that have to be eliminated as quickly as possible. Landscaping is one such solution to overcome this noisy issue where you let your landscape designer know everything in advance about the sound issues you're facing and what sort of landscaping you're thinking of getting at your place. Make things clear so as to make everything less bothersome for you and your designer.
01/11/2018 08:06 AM
Why Ipe Wood Is the Best
Ipe wood is also referred to as Brazilian walnut. This is very beautiful and exotic wood that comes from South America. The structure of the wood is very strong and hard and it is resistant to insects, weather, abrasion, and rot. This is what makes it such an amazing choice.
01/10/2018 03:31 PM
Convert Your Living Room - A Home Improvement
For many people, the living room in their home no longer functions. Once a favored room for entertaining, that room has become a target for innovation.
01/09/2018 03:55 PM
How to Avoid Home Improvement Fraud
There are many unethical contractors out there that will rip you off, take your money, and never think twice about it. Learn how to avoid these scams and who to trust for reputable work.
12/26/2017 11:17 AM
How to Protect Your Home From Winter
The winter season is upon us. Just as we change our lifestyles and routines to fit with the seasons, we must also adapt our homes to the changes.
12/19/2017 09:33 PM
Why Is It Important To Hire A Licensed Contractor?
No matter what state a builder is from, it's important for each builder to apply for and get a license. What is the purpose of these laws? The purpose is to protect property owners against dishonest or incompetent contractors. The important thing is that the licensing process is a proof of the basic competency and weed out dishonest contractors. If a contractor has a valid license, it's a sign that the professional is qualified to get the job done to your satisfaction. If you want to know the importance of licensing, we suggest that you read through this article. Read on to know more.
12/19/2017 09:33 PM
Importance Of Licensing, Bonding, And Insurance For Contractors and Homeowners
If you sign a contract with a contractor who is not licensed, you are not going to break a law, but you are going to take a big risk. At times, shoddy workmanship may cause a good deal of loss. Therefore, many states in the USA spend a considerable amount of resources in order to catch and punish unlicensed contractors. Read on to find out more.
11/10/2017 10:38 AM
The Advantages and Benefits of Using Spray Foam Insulation at Home
If you have heard about spray foam, you are probably aware of the benefits as an insulator. In fact, this is an insulator and is considered better than most of the home insulators.
11/10/2017 10:28 AM
Mom and Pop Home Improvement Verses Big Box Stores
Which better serves my home improvement needs, the local mom and pop or the big box store? These two entities have been battling for superiority since the early 19th century.
11/08/2017 07:58 AM
The Benefits Of uPVC For Your Home Or Office
As far as building materials is concerned, you may have heard of uPVC. But what exactly is it? This article will give you the answer to this question in addition to shedding some light on the benefits of uPVC. After reading this article, you will come to know why local builders go for this material instead of other stuff out there. Read on to know more.
10/29/2017 08:56 PM
Why Homeowners Prefer Solar Letterboxes
Make use of solar letterboxes to enjoy better features. In addition, these letterboxes are easy to install which can help you cut down your expenses in making homes more appealing.
10/26/2017 04:31 PM
3 Reasons to Love Glass Stairs
More and more home owners are choosing glass staircases over traditional wooden or metal designs. Here's why...
10/23/2017 07:53 AM
Know the Pros and Cons of Having Aluminium Curtain Walling
Are you planning to give your premise or business a completely new sphere? Are you thinking of using aluminium as your strong base for the wall? From Perforated roller shutters to solid shutters, there are various options that are in accordance with the need of an individual.
10/20/2017 09:02 AM
A Look At The Various Benefits of Installing The Retractable Awnings
If your residence is at a place which has no natural shade then you better contemplate about the summer months which won't offer you any shade at all. The solution is to use residential retractable awnings and in this regard there are different types of such awnings to choose from, there are the stationary awnings, attached to the house. Yet another option is to use residential retractable awnings. These awnings can be pushed in or pulled out whenever needed. Residential retractable awnings offer shade, they offer sunlight when retracted.
10/11/2017 04:12 PM
Know How Acrylic Rendering Can Benefit You and Your House
Rendering has become one of the most acceptable forms of exterior coverage for residences, commercial places along with the workplaces. Whether you want to have a classic appearance to your house or want a contemporary look for your home, there is no better option than to put a cover on the wall.
10/06/2017 09:34 AM
Tips In Using Pre-Blended Mortar Mix
Use the right type of cement mix to ensure that you can make homes and properties appealing. In addition, these types of cement can also help you make properties more valuable.
09/29/2017 08:35 AM
Attic Ventilation - Ensuring Enough Attic Air Circulation
This article contains some answers to the most common questions about ventilation. And an easy-to-follow guideline on what to do with attic problems.
09/21/2017 08:59 PM
Mistakes In Choosing Posts For Letterboxes
Make use of the right letterbox post to secure mails and packages easily. In addition, using the right post can improve the looks of letterboxes.
09/18/2017 08:15 AM
The Important Pros and Cons of Vinyl Siding
If you are looking for a great siding option, you should take a minute to consider vinyl. In fact, you should take longer than a minute and really learn why vinyl is such a popular and wise investment for your home.
09/14/2017 04:06 PM
How Do I Make My Asphalt Look Better?
Your asphalt pavement is something that requires ongoing maintenance if you want it to look new and last for a long time. Learn what you need to do to make your pavement look great for years to come.
09/11/2017 08:42 PM
Reasons Why Using Outdoor LED Signs Is a Good Idea
The use of LED signs outdoors is a great trend in today's world. What you should know is that it has become a very important part of business today. The signs have actually been proven to increase awareness in the community as well as sales.
09/11/2017 09:00 AM
How to Make Your Home a Quieter Place
The houses today are constructed on the basis of modern, light-weighted and open-floor plans wherein it becomes difficult to find a little peace and quiet environment. In most of the houses, the walls are removed to increase the available space, kitchens are filled with larger appliances, and rooms are surrounded by home theatres making noise an essential part of our lives. We are the only creators of a noisy environment and we can only help ourselves in reducing it.
09/06/2017 11:03 AM
Qualities of Great and Professional General Contractors
If you want to become a great and a professional one General contractor at a managerial level, then you need to possess these qualities in you. To complete your project in a great way, to complete hundreds in some specific tasks in prescribed time, to possess leadership qualities in you, this is what great and professional Home contractors do! Here you will know that which are those main and crucial abilities if you want to count yourself as the best and great one contractor's at the managerial scale:
09/05/2017 12:57 PM
4 Tips for Maintaining Vinyl Siding
Keep your home's vinyl siding looking better than ever. Use these tips to keep it looking like new for years.
08/15/2017 03:30 PM
Better Sleep Means Knowing These Top 5 Things About Your Bed Sheets
Chances are we've all gone to bed, waking up either sweaty or miserable in the middle of the night. Most of us don't realise that our bedding could be the culprit. Here are thing to know about your sheets.
07/27/2017 09:31 AM
Quick Home Maintenance Tips
If you have been looking for some home improvement tips that won't take more than a few minutes from your precious time, you are on the right page. This article is for you, especially if you are a busy homeowner. Read on.
07/27/2017 09:28 AM
8 Tips to Consider Before You Buy Plantation Shutters
If you want to buy plantation shutters, you may want to consult an experienced professional. They will help you buy the best plantation shutters to help you meet your needs. However, if you are going to purchase plantation shutters for the first time, you may want to consider the following tips.
07/24/2017 08:18 AM
Best Trees for Indoors
We all know how trees are beautiful accents to our outdoor spaces. What are some of the best trees to use in indoor decorating?
07/19/2017 08:18 AM
Types Of Mounted Mailboxes And Their Benefits
Secure mails and packages properly by using a mailbox. As of now, there are numerous types of letterboxes that can make homes appealing.
07/18/2017 03:37 PM
Things That a Water Damage Restoration Company Can Do for You
Water is indeed very beautiful. We have glorious waterfalls, rivers and even oceans. However, water can cause a lot of damage to the home. Flooding and water leaks can impact the home negatively. Water seeps through the home and finds all those precious places to affect. If you are ever faced with water damage, you totally understand the stress and anxiety that comes with it. However, there are companies that have been set up so as to offer you the much needed help should water damage occur in your property. The water damage restoration companies have come as a great aid to all who need it most.
06/23/2017 09:03 AM
Copper Awnings - A Beautiful Protection for Your Homes
Our homes are our paradise and we do everything to make it look beautiful and protect it from all harm. One way of doing so is by using of Copper Awnings. Awnings are a protective sheath made of different materials that are stretched on top of doors and windows to get protection from rain and sun.
06/05/2017 11:43 AM
Building the Best Home Office for Freelancers
As telecommuting and freelancing becomes more common these days, designers should also consider designing effective home offices. Here are tips on how to build a functional home office for freelancers.
06/05/2017 08:00 AM
4 Common Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Post Mount Mailbox
If you are planning of getting a new mailbox, you have to be aware of the usual mistakes that can cause this fixture to be easily destroyed so that you will know how to avoid or prevent them and get more from your outlay. Below are the 4 common mistakes you have to avoid so that you can get more use from your mailbox.
05/31/2017 12:27 PM
Staircase Design - Five Top Trends
There's a world of choice out there for anyone planning to install a new staircase or refurbish their existing stairs. We take a look at some of the most popular design trends.
05/16/2017 02:33 PM
How to Make Your Home Child-Friendly
If you have a baby or child in your home, making it safe for them is one of the best things you can do as a parent or guardian. This article will give you tips on how to make your home child-friendly.
05/10/2017 01:00 PM
Log Cabins - What to Look For
Thinking of getting a log cabin? Here are some useful pointers, including advice on building regulations and whether you need planning permission.
05/02/2017 12:08 PM
Planning Your New Staircase - 8 Great Tips
Eight things to consider when preparing to replace or refurbish your staircase. Don't order any stair parts until you've read this!
04/27/2017 08:49 AM
How To Choose Professionals To Resolve Your Home Repairing Issues
You must be facing several problems in your home on a daily basis. Either the blockage in draining pipes or damping issues. You may want to change your wall paints, and your electric appliances got defective, etc. For any problematic situation, you look for an expert without thinking of what kind of professional you are looking for. Various scams are in the market offering multiple services in a single package through one person.
04/09/2017 05:47 PM
Top 8 Home Improvement Tips
When it comes to home improvement, you have a lot of things to do, such as upgrading fixtures, adding on your existing square footage and so and so forth. No matter what improvements you have on your mind, you can use the following tips throughout the process.
04/05/2017 08:17 AM
Tips for Buying Home Siding
Choosing a replacement from your home's siding does not have to be stressful. But it will require you do some homework. By using these tips, you can simplify the process.
03/28/2017 08:12 AM
Water Damage to Your Ceiling
One of the first things that you need to do as soon as you notice water damage to your ceiling is to locate what is causing this problem. In order to prevent any future damage you have to fix the problem. After the problem has been fixed then you can clean up the mess. The problem with water damage to your ceiling could be something as simple as drying the ceiling or as serious as removing mold from the ceiling. The last thing you do is focus on is any cosmetic repairs or structural damage to the ceiling.
03/27/2017 08:36 AM
Four Areas of Asphalt Maintenance
When looking at asphalt maintenance it can be divided into four areas. The primary cause of asphalt failing is the penetration of water into the asphalt base. Overtime, it will become brittle and dry with the aggregate beginning to wear away and cause cracks that will let water penetrate into the base of the pavement. When the water seeps into the crack it causes the base material to move and settle.
03/23/2017 08:55 AM
How To Choose The Right Mailbox For Your Property
There are plenty of mailboxes offered in the market today. Each has their own purposes. Be sure to buy one that suits the overall look of your property.
03/16/2017 11:49 AM
How A Balcony Can Help You Save Money?
Without a doubt, balconies are the perfect choice for an outside room extension. Small-sized balconies are wonderful additions which enhance any living space, while large-sized balconies can be used as main living areas which bring the wonderful outdoors into view.
03/14/2017 03:13 PM
Dry Rot Remediation
Wood destroying fungus in home structures. Dry rot can be very costly to repair. If you use the proper materials and adequate installation you will avoid this costly repair.
03/14/2017 09:29 AM
Tips on Choosing New Staircase Parts
Replacing the banisters on your staircase can make a huge difference to the look and feel of your home. We take a look at the choice of materials and designs available, as well as the relevant safety regulations.
03/13/2017 12:05 PM
How High Quality Door Mats Can Be Extracted From Coir
Coir is a tough and fibrous material that is made up of the outer husk of the coconut. High quality doormats can be made out of this material.
03/07/2017 08:22 AM
Sheetrock - What Is It?
Sheetrock is a type of drywall and is manufactured and a trademarked product by US Gypsum Company, one of the leading suppliers of drywall in the world. It is also referred to as gypsum wallboard. Sheetrock is a blend of natural gypsum, water, and sand that is pressed between two heavy sheets of paper. It is a construction material that is used worldwide to build architectural elements like ceilings and walls. It was invented in 1916 but it took another thirty to forty years before it caught on with builders, who had traditionally constructed walls from plaster.

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