Unfortunately, having a blocked drain is a fairly common occurrence for most homeowners. At some point in time, you may well have a blocked internal or external drain. There are, however, a number of common causes for blocked drains, which you can generally sort out yourself without the need for a plumber.
If you decide to remove the Artex from one or more ceilings, you can do it yourself if you wish. If not, a local member of this plastering association can help. There is one important aspect to check first: does your Artexing contain asbestos? If so, it will require careful and expert handling.
Plumbing problems can be tedious and annoying at the best of times, but plumbing emergencies nearly always seem to occur at the most inconvenient times possible! And matters can be exacerbated if you end up with an emergency plumber who is incompetent or unreliable. For that reason, it’s a good idea to try and find an emergency plumber who you can rely on if the worst happens. We’re happy to recommend FAB Gas services who can be found clicking here. Here are some pointers of what to consider when choosing your plumber.
Made to measure radiator covers are becoming increasingly popular with discerning home designers and decorators – and it’s easy to see why. Radiators come in all styles and sizes – so it can often be difficult to find suitable ready made radiator covers. Also, it’s not always possible or desirable to install radiators along the middle of a straight wall. To maximise space or for aesthetic reasons, you may want to position radiators in alcoves, corners, between two walls or under bay windows. Made to measure radiator covers from a company such as this one can be fitted to radiators in the most challenging and unconventional settings and locations. Continue reading “Choose made to measure radiator covers – for a perfect fit”
Do you love the idea of owing an attractive garden, but loath the thought of having to tend to the plants and maintain them? A no-maintenance garden may seem like a distant dream; however advances in gardening technology have considerably reduced the time and effort required to create an aesthetically appealing garden.
If you use carpets and rugs in a lot of areas in your home, you should consider non-toxic rug cleaning solutions to keep your indoors clean and free from chemical contamination. Non-toxic carpet cleaning is a healthy and environment-friendly alternative to commercial carpet cleaning. It effectively removes dirt while minimising indoor air pollution and creates a healthy living environment for your household.
Many people consider themselves to be DIY experts. Some are even prepared to tackle quite major decorating jobs around the home. But what if you lack those ‘do-it-yourself’ skills, know your limitations, or just want to use the time for another purpose? Time to find a skilled painter and decorator.
If you are considering the installation of a central heating system, either from scratch or as a replacement for an existing system, there are a number of points that must be considered. One of the first decisions is, perhaps, should I do the work myself or contract a plumbing company? This may be better answered once some other information is reviewed.
Roofs of tile and slate have been with us for a very long time, with early examples of fired clay tiles found in Greece dating back to 3000BC. Of course, fashion, climate and available materials have varied styles as time has passed. In Southern Europe the terracotta half-pipe tile, or pantile, is very popular. Cheap to produce from the local clay and easy to fit, they date back several millennia and panoramas of cities such as Florence would not be the same without them.
All your worst nightmares have come true; the kids and the dog have trailed mud across the house and guests are arriving in a few days. Do you try to clean up the mess yourself, perhaps with the help of a piece of hired equipment, or do you look for a professional cleaner? Generally, this will depend on the extent of the mess, the quality of the carpet and, of course, what you are prepared to spend.