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How to remain independent in the toilet

Whether they admit it or not, as people get older they do start having problems with their ability to do things they have taken for granted all their lives. And when it comes to ‘bathroom’ matters, people are even more unlikely to admit to difficulties. You go to the loo on average eight times a day! However, a surprising number of health conditions impact the ability to do so, easily, regularly, and to be ...

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How to choose the best retirement home for you

If you want to maintain your independence as you get older and are thinking about downsizing into specialist retirement property, there is a key choice that you have to make. Do you want to move to a retirement property with only limited on-site services or support, or would a development offering additional services, including care when and if you might need it, suit you better? Many retirement development ...

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How to prevent subsidence at home

If you’ve heard the number of horror stories about subsidence down the years, you’ll know that it is something you never want to go through. Insurance policies usually rise and it can result in a particularly expensive and time consuming remediation process. Unfortunately, the biggest problem is that many cases are naturally occurring, due to the soils and moisture levels that foundations are built upon. Th ...

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How to tell if your home is affected by subsidence

Subsidence is by no means a new problem, but it is now something that people know much more about. Knowing if your home may be under threat from this nuisance can help you deal with it sooner and ultimately mitigate any extensive, and potentially expensive, damage. Common signs and signals of subsidence You may have a problem if you find any of the following subsidence indications cropping up around your ho ...

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How to make sure your renovation or extension projects runs smoothly

You’ve decided to extend or renovate your home, and you’re researching contractors to undertake all or part of the work – what do you need to know to protect your interests? Your home insurance won’t cover the work – you need separate insurance The majority of household policies exclude contract works – some insurers will take you off cover immediately if they know you’re having work done. Cover extensions ...

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How to create a bespoke Door-Stop door online

Would you have your home decorated the same way as everyone else? We thought not! When it comes to expressing yourself through the design of your home, start with the outside to add a touch of kerb appeal through a distinctively bespoke front door. Door-Stop, the manufacturer of high quality composite doors and internal fire doors, provides homeowners with thousands of options to create a one of a kind fron ...

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How to renew tired bathroom sealant with UniBond, in three easy steps…

Breakthrough innovation: UniBond RE-NEW, your sealants like new! Is the sealant in your bathroom mouldy, yellowish or cracked? UniBond has recently launched the first simple, easy and effective solution: UniBond sealant RE-NEW. With RE-NEW’s innovative silicone technology, existing sealants can be easily repaired without the need for any preparation work, tools or expertise. There’s no need to remove the ex ...

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How to choose the right sliding door hardware for your project

By using sliding door gear systems the floor space available can be increased. Used as room dividers they can help to create a flexible living space, and provide an ideal storage solution as wardrobe or cupboard doors. When specifying external door systems, design and security are two of the most important factors to consider. Due to the opening size and considering the multiple points to secure, there is a ...

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How to make the most of South Devon this autumn

Cofton Country Holidays like to help their guests make the very most of the autumn season. Situated in 80 acres of glorious park and woodland, Cofton's customers are spoilt for choice when it comes to watching the changing colours of the season and its wildlife. Both the Exe Estuary and Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve are on their doorstep and that means you can spot everything from Grey Plovers to Oystercatc ...

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How to have an enchanting winter

In mid-November, Efteling Theme Park Resort transforms itself into an enchanting winter wonderland. Join them for heart-warming bonfires, an array of live entertainment under thousands of twinkling Christmas lights plus a wide range of winter attractions, from the likes of ice skating to their very own cross country ski track! Look on with rosy cheeks from around the bonfires as the Fire Prince and the Snow ...

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How to create your floor with EarthWerks® Styl´iT Herringbone

Finding the right flooring and the right design is a very personal decision. The floor has a great influence on the overall room impression and, therefore, it should be selected with utmost care. With Styl iT by EarthWerks® you can be the 'designer' yourself and create your personal flooring, individually and according to your preferences. For this purpose, six sophisticated wood decors are available. The m ...

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