Overcoming The #1 Reason Home Renovation Projects Fail

As a fan of DIY and home renovations, it is almost certain that you will have experienced the odd failure along the way. In many ways, there is no particular harm to this: after all, you’re not a professional, so the chances of getting everything right, every single time, are incredibly slim. However, while understandable, it is incredibly frustrating when a home renovation project doesn’t work out the way it should. You will experience a series of losses: the time lost to a project that didn’t deliver the expected result, financial losses, and – in the worst cases – a… [Read More]

Creating A Disney Themed Bedroom

We moved into our current home about three and a half years ago and like a very typical painter and decorator, I never get around to doing any decorating in our own home! My six year old twin girls bedroom was in desperate need of re-decorating. The walls on one side had been plastered in football player posters using sellotape by one of our girls, and the curtains were Disney’s Frozen themed which the girls had up in our previous home, and they were looking seriously tatty and were definitely passed their sell by date! Their bedroom was in need… [Read More]

How to Create a Solid Steel Building Foundation

When you are building any type of steel framed buildings, the most important aspect is always the foundation. When the foundation of your steel buildings is not solid, this can cause many problems over time such as structural damage, leaky basements and shifting walls. As you can see, a poorly laid foundation can be disastrous. Here, we take you through the different foundation types for your steel buildings and how you can ensure that yours is properly laid. The Different Foundation Types The first thing that you will need to decide for your new steel framed buildings is what type… [Read More]

How to Build a Retaining Wall

Surrounding our homes and businesses, and often barely acknowledged, retaining walls can be a crucial part of any property. Whether they’re being used for boundary purposes, decorative reasons or even to keep soil and water at bay, they must be laid properly in order to function as well as they can. Here, the team from iMix are going to detail the various steps required in order to install a retaining wall on your property. 1. Area measurement The first step is to measure out the area that you want your wall to cover. The easiest way to do this is… [Read More]

Air Hose Reel Mounting Ideas: Where Should You Install It?

If you’re someone that spends your nights tucked away in your garage, then you’re probably well-versed in DIY. Now, maintaining your car, fixing things around your home and embarking on imaginative projects is great, but most garages don’t have sufficient equipment to do so. One thing that professional garages have, that home garages don’t, is compressed air. With compressed air, you can quickly pump up those flat tyres or attach air-powered tools to take care of bigger tasks. Although, installing a retractable air hose reel is relatively simple, and financially-friendly considering the value you get with them. But, you need… [Read More]

So You Have Brought Your Flat-Pack Furniture: What Next?

So you have decided to upgrade and re-new the furniture in your home, and this can be an expensive business. Like a lot of people to reduce costs you go for flat-pack furniture. The selection is vast, and there are many shops nowadays you can go to, to pick what you want, and they always look awesome when they’re fully assembled in the shop, or in the catalogue online in a beautiful setting, the perfect bedroom or lounge. The only problem of course is when you get home with your new furniture it doesn’t quite look like it did in… [Read More]

Fire Safety in Hotels And Office Buildings And Your Home

Fire safety in public areas like an office building, hotel or a shared area in a block of flats is of course regulated, and has to be up to a certain standards to comply with the law. If you go to any office building or hotel you will find fire doors everywhere, and for very good reason, which is to stop the spread of fire in the event in the building. The fire doors are always closed, and of course that’s the way it should be. Of course that gives a very closed in feel about any given area, but… [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]