How To Look After A Wooden Log Cabin

For your garden log cabin to enjoy a prolonged lifespan, it is essential that you maintain it properly. Below, we look at a few things to focus on. The Main Areas • Treat the cabin as soon as it is assembled. • Be sure to choose the right treatment. • Ensure that you re-apply treatment as necessary. • Look out for any leaks or rain damage. • Take the necessary measures to control moisture around and in the cabin. • Ensure that the cabin can settle properly. • Make sure your cabin is always secure. Treatments Wooden garden log cabins… [Read More]

Protect Your Oil from Theft this Winter

Home heating oil is more vulnerable to theft in the winter months. Of course, the main reason for this is that it’s colder, so there’s more demand for it. If thieves are selling it on they’ll get a better price per litre or if they’re using it for themselves, they’ll be “saving” even more. Thankfully, increased awareness and security in recent years has meant a significant drop in the numbers of oil thefts, but it does still happen. Here’s what you can do to make your tank and its precious contents fresh from Emo Oil safer over the colder months…. [Read More]

Four signs that the pipes in your home may need replacing

It’s very easy to just take the water pipes in your home for granted. Most people just assume that they will always work as they should. But, water pipes are just the same as most things in the home; they can wear out over time. Once this happens, it’s important that the pipes are repaired or replaced. If you do not have this work carried out you could end up with a serious burst to deal with, or the quality of your water supply could be adversely affected. But, how can you tell if the pipes in your home need… [Read More]

JYSK Feel the Happiness Campaign #ad

I have recently teamed up with JYSK, the Scandinavian store group that sells everything for the home. Our partnership is to celebrate JYSK’s 2,500th international store which opens in October and I’m delighted to support the Danish store group with its ‘Feel the Happiness’ campaign. Even better, I have a fabulous JYSK VEDDE three door, mirrored wardrobe to give away. I know it’s excellent, I’ve just had one delivered at home and assembled it easily and in short order. The delivery was smooth, packages in perfect condition, everything was good quality and the instructions were well laid out. The first… [Read More]

5 Signs You’re Dealing with a Trustworthy Plumber

The difference between a good plumber and a bad plumber is the one who puts a minimal fix on the leak to get paid today and the one who troubleshoots the root cause and finds all the places the corroded plumbing joints need to be replaced. A trustworthy plumber saves you money by fixing things right the first time and never replacing things that don’t need to be replaced. Here are five signs you’re dealing with a trustworthy plumber. Their Reputation A trustworthy plumber has a long history in the community and a good reputation. An untrustworthy plumber closes up… [Read More]

Easy Kitchen Makeover

The kitchen is often considered as the heart of the home, especially in family homes. It’s full of the lovely smells of cooking and baking. It’s where the food is and, more importantly, it’s where the kettle is. Get it can often be the room in the house we neglect the most. Re-decorating the kitchen can seem like an expensive venture, or inconvenient – how are you going to cook while the oven is standing in the middle of the dining room? Image But it doesn’t have to be an impossible task. Here are some ideas for decorating your kitchen with… [Read More]

Me And My Ladders

Regular readers will know that I am a painter and decorator.. I’ve been doing this for twenty years and during that time I’ve found that there are a number of very important tools I need to help me do my jobs to a standard that I’m happy with. One such item is a pair of ladders, and I’m quite convinced my wife thinks I have a fetish for ladders judging by how many I have! Ok, I admit it, I probably have haha! Just recently I was employed to paint a property in a residential area. It’s a semi-detached house,… [Read More]

Protecting Your Floors From Your Favourite Furry Friends

If you own a pet, you already know the score. With all that cuteness and love that they give you, takes a great deal of responsibility. We’ve created a handy little guide to tell you, the best flooring for your pet, as well as any advice you may need to deal with accidents and their hair. So, first and foremost. What is the best flooring for pets? We would always suggest that Luxury Vinyl Tiles are by the best flooring for your pets. For a start, vinyl has a decent amount of friction, which will allow your pets to run… [Read More]

Tips for The Perfect Loft Conversion

Once you have decided to convert your loft there is no going back. You want to convert it for that extra space it provides, maybe you need an extra room for your growing family or you just want a nice guest room. Whatever your reason for wanting to extend your house you will need to think very carefully about every decision you make. To make sure your loft conversion gets off without a hitch, ensure you are speaking to professional architects and interior designers to optimise your space as best as possible. There are some critical things you need to… [Read More]

How To Keep Your Water Bills To A Minimum

The cost of fresh water is something which is steadily climbing over time, so it is something that we should not take for granted for the benefit of not only our pockets but also our planet. You can get some excellent water saving advice on various blogs and websites to help teach you how to conserve water in your place of work, as well as in your home. So if you are looking to try and reduce your water bills, here are some useful tips to help get you on your way to saving money, as well as saving the… [Read More]