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How to use SureCav® to the best advantage

1) SureCav enables construction of outer leaf without block backing wall Problem: How can I build with random stonework without a block backing wall? Solution: SureCav®25 or SureCav®50 is a moulded, 100% recycled, polypropylene panel with spacer protrusions, forming a 25mm or 50mm clear cavity respectively. This will allow for a stone, slate, brick and flint outer leaf to be built without the need of an add ...

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Feeling nautical

Its summertime, and even if the weather isn’t quite what you hoped for this year, you can draw inspiration from the seas and the coastlines, their colours and beauty, and bring these into your homes. Working with greys and blue tones can be most versatile, with strong historical and obvious nautical connections. Since ancient times, blue pigments have been considered to evoke luxury. Lapis Lazuli, the semi- ...

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Top tips for a stress-free summer getaway

It’s the start of your summer getaway; the car is packed, the papers are cancelled, and the only thing left to do is upload an ‘on-route’ photo to Facebook to make your friends jealous. But did you know that over 75% of burglars use information on social media to locate potential targets*? A recent warning from the UK’s financial watchdog has revealed that break-in insurance claims can be rejected if it loo ...

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House rules

Shoes off the sofa, always use a coaster for cups and no food in the bedroom have been named among the 50 house rules for Britain’s homes, a new study from home security specialists Yale reveals. Research into the home lives of 2,000 people found never leaving items on the stairs, always hanging coats on the hook not the banister and keeping the toilet seat down are strict rules to abide by. The 50 ‘house r ...

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How to MOT check your home

This may sound like a crazy idea, but is there much difference between how we look after our cars and how we should look after our homes? Each year, a car (over three years old) would have an MOT and a service. The MOT will check to see if the car is road worthy by checking the safety features (brakes, lights, seat belts, tyres), making sure that the car drives in a straight line and the steering works, mak ...

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Accessorise your pad

Accessories don’t just mean shoes, bags and jewellery, there are plenty of pretty bits and bobs that can jazz up your home as well… ...

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