How Technology Can Help With Home Maintenance

When I was growing up and in the early days of doing my job as a painter and decorator, I would find out how to do a particular job by watching an experienced painter and decorator, but the world has changed. We now have the internet and you can literally find out anything when it comes to home maintenance. Technology has definitely helped everybody in that respect, including me. So I have teamed up with EON’s Master of your own home campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to show how home owners and renters are not confident in tackling… [Read More]

How To Create The Perfect Adult Bedroom

As a parent, it’s likely that your home is overrun by children’s toys, socks, shoes, sweetie wrappers, and generally anything else that you can find in your home when you’ve got children. There’s nothing better than a well lived in home, so you wouldn’t want it any different. However, there should always be a space for the adults to kick back and relax without the children’s belongings over running the space that you’re in. This room is usually your bedroom, and if yours is in dire need of an update, take a look at these tips and ideas on how… [Read More]

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]