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January 10 2018 0Comment

How Often Should You Paint Your Home?

The exterior of your house tells a story to everyone passing by. A house in good repair isn’t always easy to see, as a lot of the signs are inside. The exterior, on the other hand, tells it loud and proud (or not, as the case may be). It’s important to maintain your external paint […]

January 03 2018 0Comment

When Does Your Exterior Need Re-rendering?

Good-quality render is very durable indeed; in fact, you can expect it to last for at least 20 years, maybe even 40 or more. In Europe and the UK there are some buildings with centuries-old render still clinging to the walls… However, eventually, due to the action of sun, rain, winds and general wear and […]

December 27 2017 0Comment

Preparing to Hang Wallpaper

If you’ve been redecorating or even renovating, then wallpaper is most often the final stage in the journey. You’ve been tiles, plastered, rendered, sanded, blasted, painted and stripped, so you’ll be relieved to start on this last leg. However, this is no time to rush; you need to take as much care with wallpapering as […]

December 20 2017 0Comment

Getting Ready for a Big Paint Job

The painting itself is actually quite fun and can be done and dusted (well, once it’s dry, anyway…) in no time. The tiresome stuff comes before you crack open that can (of paint, that is) and get going. Yes, you have to make sure you’re fully prepared for it. It’s dull, but it’s necessary and […]

December 13 2017 0Comment

What IS Rendering?

You’ve probably heard people talking about getting their house rendered and you may or may not have wondered what it means exactly. If you did wonder and found out at the time, great; if not, read on to fill in the gaps. Rendering is the application of cement to (usually) the external walls of a […]

November 29 2017 0Comment

Coping with Renovations

Work with what you have Unless you want to tear down your house and build it up again entirely, renovations are limited by what you already have. If your bathroom has a north-facing window, it’s never going to be a sun-trap, so why not bring in an enclosed hamam-style to your ablutions? Once you’ve come […]

November 22 2017 0Comment

How to Stay Sane While Your House is Being Rendered

Rendering your house is something you’ll probably only do once or twice in your lifetime, unless you’re a developer, in which case you most likely won’t be living in the place while it’s done… So, if you’re a rendering newbie, you’re probably wondering how on earth you’re going to get through it unscathed. Have no […]

October 16 2017 0Comment

Is it time to update the exterior brickwork of your home?

Are you looking to update the exterior of your home with a render or paint? The latest exterior finishes not only provide a weatherproof coating, but also modernise your property. If you’re not happy with how the outside of your home looks now and prefer a clean, contemporary style, then we would suggest that a […]

September 16 2017 0Comment

Spruce Up Your Home for Spring

Now that springtime is approaching, it’s time to get your house in tip-top condition, not only on the inside, but also to consider the exterior of your property. Kerb appeal means more than just an attractive looking house – it’s a house where the door is flawlessly painted, the railings are in perfect condition and […]

August 14 2017 0Comment

How to spend your tax return cash

Many people use their Tax Refund as an unexpected windfall, and as there is no place like home, what better way to spend these spare dollars on keeping your home in tip top shape and looking amazing. Home renovations are a great excuse for spending your tax refund cash allowing you to take care of […]