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How to remove pebbledash

Pebbledash is a dated design which many homeowners are looking to remove, yet often struggle to do so as it is not a straightforward task. If you’ve got pebbledash removal woes, then our guide should help you to remove or improve the look of your exterior walls. What is Pebbledash? Pebbledash was frequently used between...

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10 Affordable ways to give your home that ‘WOW’ factor

Whether you’re improving your home for your own benefit or are seeking out ways to make affordable improvements before you sell your property, there are a variety of ways in which you can make those additional touches which will give your property that ‘WOW’ factor. You might be looking to create that rustic, homely feel...

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paint on new plaster


How to paint on new plaster for perfect results

Newly plastered walls can add a sleek and stylish element to your home. However, correctly painting fresh plaster can be somewhat challenging. This is why it is essential to take a look at a handful of steps so that this surface will retain all of its beauty for years to come. Although we always recommend...

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internal sliding doors

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Internal door guide

If you’re moving into a new home or considering a renovation, then you might need to buy some new internal doors. The sheer choice available can be overwhelming, so in this guide, we’ll detail how you can find the right door for the right price. Internal door materials There are several different door options on...

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Don’t hang about, hire a wallpapering decorating expert

Unlike other technical trades, wallpapering decorating is something people often try to do themselves. Our wallpapering specialist Morley Lane of M J Lane Decorating Services explains, it is obvious when wallpapering has been done professionally. Decorating with wallpaper can be rather hard and stressful, even for a professional, especially if it features a chimney breast,...

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exterior wall rendering


Cost to render a wall

Rendering walls is one of the UK’s most popular forms of finishing external walls – and for a good reason. Here’s how to get it right. There’s a lot to be said for rendering walls. It’s part of our building heritage, it creates a subtle, uniform finish; it doesn’t require an additional foundation for support;...

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hanging wallpaper


Hanging wallpaper

It’s the most visual of DIY jobs – so why risk having a go when getting an expert in gives guaranteed results? How do you wallpaper a room? Well, if you’ve done it many times before, or if you’ve got all the time in the world to learn, then it’s something that you can do...

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