DIY- Troubleshooting And Repairing Your Gas Fireplace

As summer ends and autumn begins, it’s time to crank up the old gas fireplace. As you go through your annual pre-season maintenance routine you notice something isn’t right. You could call your local repair person and spend a fortune, or you can start learning how to maintain and fix your gas fireplace yourself. On […]

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Is A Septic Tank Suitable For My Property?

A septic tank is a small-scale sewage system that allows you to carefully and responsibly treat a small amount of waste. These tanks are most commonly found in areas that have little or no connections to the local authority’s main sewage pipelines. Rural areas are the ideal location for installing septic tanks, in fact, as […]

Must Have Garage Power Tools

There’s always  repair to be made somewhere, whether it’s indoors or outdoors, winter or summer; so it’s essential that you have the right tools for the job. The garage should always have a tool for every possible scenario that you may need to use it for because you know there’s nothing more annoying than knowing […]

Three Amazing Garage Transformation Possibilities

Some people require a little extra space, and the garage is seen as the best viable alternative for that space. There are some great ideas for transforming the garage into a workspace or a place for added entertainment value. Depending on the local climate there may be additional modifications to be made first; the garage […]

Bathroom Heaven – 5 Great Additions To Any Bathroom

For some people, a bathroom is the flagship room of the house. Although it might seem a strange thing to say, the chances are that you can recall the moment when you visited a friend’s stunning new bathroom and thought: ‘ I wish mine looked like this!’. Bathrooms often receive the least decoration, love and […]

The 3 Most Dangerous Tools Used On A Daily Basis

Many people will go ahead and start using tools without even thinking twice about it, but you have to realise how dangerous tools really can be. It is a fact that there has been a rise in the amount of people going to the hospital with injuries relating to using tools at home, however statistics […]

Solving The Problem Of Energy Labels

After an episode of ‘This Week’ on the BBC, which featured Martin Lewis, a financial journalist, I want to take this time to understand the thoughts of others about energy labels that are misleading, when looking into the efficiency of boilers for hot water and heating. There have been pressures in the UK consumers, since […]

How to Replace Your Emergency Brake

Many people have never had to actually utilize their emergency brake (also referred to as an e-brake, parking brake, or hand brake), but that does not make it any less an integral part of your vehicle. The fact of the matter is that the e-brake is there so that if your hydraulic brakes fail or […]

How to Paint the Exterior of Your House

Painting the exterior of your home doesn’t only increase the aesthetic appeal of the property, it can also increase the value of the home, as well as protect the structure of the building itself. Since you will have to invest time and money into this project, getting it right the first time will help you […]

3 Fun Things to Make Out of a PVC Pipe

We all know we should be recycling, but taking your household waste to the local recycling centre or popping it in the correct wheelie bin outside aren’t the only ways you can help the environment. At school I was taught the ‘Three Rs’ – Reducing, Reusing and Recycling. Actually, I think there should be a […]

Kitchen Catastrophes 101: Broken Refrigerators

Whenever a tried and trusty home item like a refrigerator breaks it can wreak havoc on the rest of the home. Luckily a few options exist these days for those who come home to a broken apliance besides calling a repair person. Those who have tackled DIY projects before are familiar with the expanse of […]

Who Uses Anti Ligature Devices?

This week I’d like to talk about the challenges of designing fixtures for maximum security prisons. It’s a strange subject, but one which requires merit. High security institutions have special needs for their fixtures; for example a regular ceramic sink just won’t stand up to the abuse, any hard object can crack the ceramic, that […]

Give the Gift of Life (Skills)

Buy your recipient one of these gifts and set them up for like!

5 Practical Tips for Soundproofing Your Home

Learn how to soundproof your home effectively with these handy tips.