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Five ways to clean your house with food

Bread, salt, lemon, vinegar and bicarbonate soda - no, this isn’t the world’s weirdest sandwich creation - these common household products actually have another use. They’re fantastic cleaning aids. So take a break from the bleach and open up your kitchen cupboards instead. Cleaner Urszula Zaleska, uses only natural products to clean her house from top to bottom. Here are some of her tips and tricks to give ...

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Things to conisder when planning & designing your bathroom

When planning and designing your bathroom, whether large or small – the key starting point is knowing what you have to work with.  It’s all very well having your heart set on an enormous freestanding bath – but if you don’t have the room for it, no amount of money will make it fit!  It’s also important to consider the water-pressure into your property – you will need a decent level of pressure – 2 bar or ab ...

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Join the caravan security club

As the weather warms up opportunist thieves ramp up their activity, with statistics showing May to August are the peak months for caravan burglaries. With this in mind the security experts at Yale are sharing their top caravan security tips, so owners can keep their valuables safe and secure while they go off and explore the great outdoors.   It’s the inside that counts Remember, it isn’t just your car ...

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The wonders of the kitchen worktop

The time has come to renovate your kitchen; what style are you going for? Cool and contemporary? Traditional? Retro? Whichever you choose, you need to find the perfect style partner for your units: cue the Wonder Worktop…   Wood Often considered the farmhouse must-have, wooden worktops bring a warm, traditional feel to your kitchen. They are easily transitioned into a number of colour schemes, contrast ...

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Polished plaster for the office

If you’re looking for an original decorative option for your home, beyond the obvious choices of wallpaper, vinyl wall coverings, traditional paint or even tiles, consider Italian plaster wall finishes. But how suitable are they for the commercial business or office interior? Polished plaster finishes are ideal for commercial use, providing a natural, hard-wearing and original design statement. The finishes ...

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The evolution of balustrades

What are balustrades? Balustrades are posts, which support railings on staircases, balconies, decks, verandas and entrances. They are more than a practicality, however, as they can be used to enhance the look of both your indoor and outdoor spaces.   The evolution of balcony balustrades  Since first appearing in Europe in the 16th Century, balustrades were traditional made out of materials such as wood ...

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Laughter fuels Llandaff ladies

Marjorie Harmer downsized to a two bedroom apartment in Cwrt Pegasus in Llandaff, Cardiff, a few years ago and with the move came a whole new life. She says: “I lost my daily routine when I moved here and it was unsettling for a short time, but I soon made new friends and we got into a new (better) routine quite quickly. I haven’t really looked back. Everyone here has had to start again, but it is made very ...

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Polished plaster for the home

If you’re looking for an original decorative option for your home, beyond the obvious choices of wallpaper, vinyl wall coverings, traditional paint or even tiles, consider Italian plaster wall finishes. But how suitable are they for the home? Polished plaster finishes are ideal for residential use, providing a natural, hard-wearing and original design statement. The finishes can be used to create a wide ran ...

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Stop damp from taking hold

Recent research has shown that thousands of houses in the United Kingdom have problems due to damp, a source of irritation and misery for both occupants and house owners. Excessive damp can be caused by a wide range of factors, and many people think that the problems are beyond our control but this is not the case. There are three causes of damp - penetrating damp, rising damp and condensation. Penetrating ...

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Can you really afford your mortgage?

Before falling head over heels in love with your dream home, take a reality check and ask the most important question of all. Can you really afford the monthly repayments on a mortgage for this property? A home is the largest investment most of us will ever make, so seriously engage brain and calculator before whipping out a paint colour chart. Under new rules issued by the FCA, your mortgage lender has a r ...

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