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Dampcoursing
Dampcoursing
How to identify damp and the problems it can cause. The difference between damp problems and condensation and steps you can take to reduce problems....
Dealing with a Burst Water Pipe
Dealing with a Burst Water Pipe
The procedure you should follow if you encounter a burst water pipe at home. The importance of switching off the electrics of the boiler or heating system as well as…...
Finding a Reputable Tradesman
Finding a Reputable Tradesman
this feature outlines the rules involved in locating and employing a tradesman. It concentrates on the need to work out the job and costs in advance, and to obtain…...
Minimising Storm And Weather Damage
Minimising Storm And Weather Damage
How to take steps to minimise the damage to your home which can be caused by extreme weather. The things you can do to maintain the structure of your home and measures…...
Plumbing Hazards
Plumbing Hazards
Tackling plumbing jobs in the home safely plus the most common plumbing emergencies and how to deal with them while waiting for the plumber to arrive....
Preventing Electrical Fires
Preventing Electrical Fires
Article describes the most common causes of electrical fire, and simple preventative checks....
Re-mortgaging for Renovations
Re-mortgaging for Renovations
What is a re-mortgage, the benefits of re-mortgaging for renovations plus how to find a re-mortgage suitable for your needs....
Repairing Structural Defects
Repairing Structural Defects
this feature advises the most common causes of structural defects in older properties, and ways to counteract the problems caused....
Staying Safe When Painting
Staying Safe When Painting
Painting safely in the home, advice on using solvents and ladders correctly plus making sure children and pets are safe....
When You'll Need Planning Permission
When You'll Need Planning Permission
The importance of obtaining planning permission before you make any structural or other major external alterations to your property. How you can be forced to return…...
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