Rainwater Drainage System

In the UK, as in many other Northern European countries, an efficient and well maintained rainwater collection and drainage system is essential. The average yearly rainfall in the UK adds up to around 750mm, and if your gutter, gullies and downpipes aren't up the job, you will soon start to see … Continue reading

Clearing Blocked Drains

Clearing blocked drains can often be a tougher job as the blockages will generally be bigger and can sometimes be a sign of a bigger problem such as a break in the pipe. However, you can tackle blockages yourself if you have the right tools and the inclination. Most drain clearing jobs will require … Continue reading

How to Fix Sticking Doors

Sticking or Binding Doors are a common problem in both old and new houses. There are several possible causes of a door sticking, including moisture being absorbed into the wood and build up of paint on the frame, and all of them are reasonably easy to diagnose and fix. The first thing you need to … Continue reading

Causes of Condensation

Condensation occurs when warmer air (the air inside your house for example) comes into contact with a cold surface such as a window. Warm air can carry much more water vapour than cold air, so when warm air cools due to proximity with a cold surface, the water vapour is released and condenses into … Continue reading

Lining a Floor With Hardboard

Lining a floor with hardboard is one of the easiest way to level an uneven floor. If you are planning to lay vinyl sheet, tiles or even laminate, and your subfloor is old floorboards, it is more than likely that the floor will need to be levelled. The easiest way to do this is to cover the boards … Continue reading