I Had A Go At Repairing My Sash Windows

I’ve had a look at the outside wooden sills on my sash windows and I really think that it might be a job for a DIY enthusiast. Sash window repair doesn’t seem all that complicated, to my understanding we simply cut out all rotten section of timber, treat it, splice the timber back as neatly as possible, and then fill joints with a two part filler designated for external repairs. This is within range for a DIY effort I think. Here’s a look at the problem, I’ve marked in pen around where I intend to cut: I would then sand… [Read More]

The Stress Of Moving Home

Over the years I have moved house more times than I can count. This was something that started when I was a child. We seemed to be moving house every other week. Part of the reason for this was my mother used to rent and we seemed to change homes every few months. I always said that this would never happen when I grew up, even as a child, I knew all too well the stress of moving house. Never seeming to have my own bedroom for longer than six months always made me feel unsettled. Unfortunately the cycle of… [Read More]

Finding The Time To Sort out Your Garden Can Be So Difficult

With spring fast approaching our attentions start to turn to getting our garden ready for when we can enjoy sitting out in the garden having family around, getting the barbecue lit and spending more time outdoors, especially during the long warm summer months. It is also good to see the children outdoors enjoying the garden after having to spend many months indoors during the winter. Of course since last summer we all tend to neglect the garden because the weather usually stops us from finding the motivation to do anything. So if you are anything like me the garden will… [Read More]

3 Problems That Can Derail DIY Jobs (And Their Solutions)

It’s fair to say that, for most people, DIY jobs rarely reach their conclusion without a hitch or two. There’s always at least one unwelcome surprise or unforeseen circumstance that sets progress back, and all you can do is try to adapt and move on as quickly as possible. These things happen and, for the most part, they’re out of your control. Pixabay Image (CC0 Licence) There are, however, DIY setbacks that can be controlled – and we’ve explained a few of the most common issues, and their solutions, below… PROBLEM: Running out of supplies while the work is ongoing… [Read More]

Replacing The Windows In Our Home

One of the most expensive jobs in your home is replacing the windows and consequently getting it right is so important because they are going to be there a long time. However, you’ll want the best price you can get for double glazing windows. It doesn’t always pay to go for the cheapest option so it’s important to decide exactly what you you want and then decide which is the best deal all round, because after all once they are fitted it is not something you want to think about again for years. It is particularly important for me to… [Read More]

The Importance Of Getting The Right Central Heating For Your Home

I have grown up in a world where I have never lived in any house that has not had central heating. In fact I often wonder how I would cope if I had to live in a home that doesn’t have central heating. I don’t like the winter months, especially in the UK where it can get very cold. There is no doubt that our central heating works very hard to keep us warm during winter. It is very important to me that we have the best possible central heating system in our home so whenever I have moved to… [Read More]

5 Lifesaving Tips for Moving House with Kids

Moving into a new home is always stressful but moving with young children has its own unique challenges. There are, however, many ways you can make the process of moving house easier for your kids, which will help lower your own stress levels. Here are five tips to make moving with children as easy as possible.  1: Pack Early  Start packing much earlier than you think you need to. Even if you’ve moved house before. Moving with kids is a much lengthier process due to the additions of your children’s clothes and toys, and the kids themselves may also slow… [Read More]

Is It Time For You To Finally Get That Home Office You Need?

When you’re someone that works from home, you probably know that you should have an office. But because most of the time, when you first get started it’s on the side, you may not always get around to this. Because when you do get the time to work as a busy parent, the last thing you’re thinking about is where you’ll work from. Whether you have a blog or you work freelance or you have your own business, you’ll probably just grab the laptop and get to work. On the sofa or at the dining room table. But, secretly, it’s… [Read More]