Category: restoration

Flood insurance: Does your excuse hold water?

(HIB) - We know the old saying: when it rains, it pours... and when it pours, it floods. With winter snow storms coming to an end, the threat of flooding increases as the snow begins to melt and the rivers and creeks begin to swell. It's easy to forget...

Home Foundation Problems

Due to poor soil conditions homeowners often encounter foundation problems in their home or business. It is quite common that over time buildings to shift and sink. When a property experiences a cracked foundation, it can lead to a multitude of issues with the structure. Being of aware of signs that cause foundation failure can prevent …

A Buyer’s Guide to Bathroom Tiles

If you’re renovating your bathroom, the thing that’s going to make the biggest difference is the tiling. Knowing what to go for and visualising how it will look with your suite isn’t easy, which is why we’ve complied this comprehensive guide for those looking to retile their bathroom. Get Some Samples Whether you pop into a …

Home Building on a Budget

Building a home does not have to be a financial nightmare. There are a number of ways that you can make building your dream home a bit more affordable. If you are working with a specific budget in mind, you can stick to this and still get the home that you want.   Here are a …

Choosing Commercial Balustrades and Handrails

Earlier in construction history, cut stone and concrete were preferred choice for commercial balustrades and guardrails but today lighter materials are popular and it is possible to achieve an artistic look with the help of brass, wood, glass and steel balustrades, guardrails and banisters. If your main criteria for guardrails are strength, then it is advisable …

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Extend, don’t move

Does it ever feel as if your house has shrunk? Mine has definitely got smaller in recent years. I suppose this has something to do with the fact that my babies aren’t babies anymore, and that our puppy Max is now a fully-grown black Labrador. We moved into our three-bed semi in south-west London five years …

Home Restoration & Finishing Tip

Maintaining outdoor fencing and decking can be quite the challenge, particularly for those of us living in areas where there’s seasonal snowfall. Similarly, decks overlooking pools can be difficult to keep up because of the constant chlorine damage. It can become quite habitual to seasonally stain and re-stain a deck the same color it was previously, …