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May Gardening Tips

May Gardening Tips

/ May 3, 2013 11:10 am

Now that we’re in to May the Sun seems to be coming out a lot more, which is a great thing for our Gardens. As we have a reasonably warm May bank holiday weekend ahead of us, let’s make sure we get some gardening done. Here are some tips for what to do in your garden this May: Start sowing seeds for outdoor vegetables such as carrots, spinach, swedes and [...]

Painless Painting pt.3: How to paint a wall with ease

Painless Painting pt.3: How to paint a wall with ease

/ April 26, 2013 9:00 am

Part 3 of the Painless Painting series is about painting walls inside your property. The actual painting itself isn’t so hard, but what’s crucial to getting good results is making sure the walls are prepared. To prepare bare walls for painting you will need some sandpaper – for most normal walls 120-grit sandpaper will be suitable. Sand down the entire walls and dust off any remaining debris – making sure [...]

Painless Painting pt.2: Painting a Garden fence

Painless Painting pt.2: Painting a Garden fence

/ April 24, 2013 11:17 am

Painting a garden fence takes a bit more planning than painting indoors as you need to make sure you paint in a period of good weather. It’s important that you paint when there are at least 2 consecutive days of sunshine, so that the paint can dry properly. Once you’ve planned out what days you’re going to paint on, it’s time to head to your local DIY/hardware shop. You’ll need [...]

Painless Painting pt.1: Ceilings and how to paint them

Painless Painting pt.1: Ceilings and how to paint them

/ April 22, 2013 12:09 pm

This week we’re doing a feature called Painless Painting, which will be small series of guides on painting various parts of your property from walls to garden fences. Today we’re going to be kicking things off with one of the trickiest surfaces to paint in your home – the ceiling! Painting a ceiling will require you to prepare the room more so than painting walls. The first step should be [...]

April Gardening Tips

April Gardening Tips

/ April 8, 2013 12:01 pm

March was a very cold one and we’re still seeing frosts across the country, but temperatures do seem to be increasing. This means many of us will be more inclined to get back into the garden to tend to the plants and lawn we’ve most likely neglected over the past month or so. So here’s some tips for what you can do this April to your garden: 1. Cut your [...]

Bristan Electric Showers

Bristan Electric Showers

/ March 11, 2013 10:22 am

The Bristan electric shower range are a great selection of simple to use and reliable electric showers designed for regular day to day use. As they’re relatively new to the electric shower market, compared to leading manufacturers such as Mira, not many people are that familiar with them. There are 4 showers in their electric shower range: Smile, Glee, Joy and Bliss – all of which offer unique features but [...]

Freezing at night? Keep your bedroom warm with these easy tips

Freezing at night? Keep your bedroom warm with these easy tips

/ February 27, 2013 11:01 am

If you’re trying to save money by not using your central heating system throughout the night then you’ll probably be getting quite chilly as the nights are currently at freezing temperature or below. Unless you have decent insulation, you’ll probably be looking to cheaply keep warm at night so you get a good night’s sleep. Here are some tips to do just that… 1. Lay down rugs It’s quite important [...]

Gardening tips for this late February weekend

Gardening tips for this late February weekend

/ February 22, 2013 11:06 am

We’ve reached the final weekend in February and even though the cold weather is still here, it’s about time we spent some time in the garden maintaining our prized outdoor spaces. If you’re a bit stuck for what to do this weekend in the garden, here are some tips: Prune shrubs which have over grown, to aid their growth into Spring. Lily bulbs can be planted now. Make sure you [...]

How to make a dark room appear lighter

How to make a dark room appear lighter

/ January 25, 2013 2:21 pm

Often rooms in properties have the curse of lacking natural light, and unless you enjoy a cave man style existence, you will probably be looking for methods to brighten up the room. It’s actually quite easy to do this, but you will have to spend out some money on redecorating. Let’s get to it… 1. Paint the walls in a light colour Dark coloured walls will always make a room [...]

How to protect your garden from Foxes

How to protect your garden from Foxes

/ January 23, 2013 11:56 am

Foxes have found their way into urban spaces and their population is increasing. Most of the time they don’t really cause any distress, but for some property owners they can be a real headache. The properties that are mainly affected are ones with gardens, especially where pets such as rabbits are kept in outdoor hutches. Foxes are natural scavengers, and will do whatever they can to feed themselves. Most of [...]