The Modern Tradesperson: Are They Your #LocalHeroes

In the past, tradespeople were seen in a certain light, whether you were a plumber, electrician or a painter and decorator. The stereotypical idea was that tradespeople could only talk of limited subjects such as sports, the latest football news, or talk about the latest cars and how fast they will go, and of course talking about sex always seemed to be on the conversation list between tradespeople. Of course that was way back in the dark ages. I can definitely relate to how it used to be. My trade is painting and decorating, and some of the chat between… [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]

How to Combat Draught in Your Home Extension

It can be a great idea to build an extension to your home. This is one way to increase the amount of living space you have, which is especially useful if you have a growing family. It’s also a means of increasing your property’s value. But how do you make sure your new room is up to the same standard of the rest of your home? And how do you ensure that it doesn’t adversely affect other rooms? Well, to answer these questions it’s probably best to look at just one area, and we’re going to focus on draught. This… [Read More]

Tips For Removing A Radiator When Decorating

Over the years I have often been asked to remove radiators before decorating. As such this is now second nature to me, but there was a time when I first became self-employed as a painter and decorator that I didn’t quite know what I was doing. On one such occasion many years ago I was decorating a kitchen and I had to wallpaper all the walls. You can of course just wallpaper around so that you just pass the radiator. and the chances are nobody would know any different. For me that’s simply not good enough. I’m a perfectionist and for… [Read More]

6 Garden Renovations to Make the Most of Your Outdoor Space

Unless you’re super green-thumbed, the garden is usually the last part of the house to get a makeover when you’re doing things up. But especially if you live in a part of the world that enjoys warm weather, making your garden a great space to spend time in has heaps of benefits – including reducing stress and keeping you physically active. If you’re unsure how to get the best out of your outdoor area, here are some ideas to help you to plan your garden renovation. 1. Patios A classic patio or outdoor decking area is the perfect foundation for… [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]