Electrical Wiring Colours In The UK: A Complete Guide
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by Harry Taylor
1M ago
Electrical wiring colours in the UK can be confusing. There are at least 5 of them: blue, green and yellow, red, black and brown. All electrical connections only need three types of wires. So, it’s understandable for people to get confused. This article will clear up that confusion by exploring the meanings and reasons behind each electrical wiring colour. We will even provide tips for identifying wires that need replacement. The Different Types of Wires in an Electrical Connection As stated in the introduction, all electrical connections need three types of wires. These three are live, neutra ..read more
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Repointing Brickwork: A Step-by-Step Guide
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by John Davies
1M ago
Brick structures are extremely durable and weather-resistant. They will last even longer if you maintain them properly. One such maintenance practice is repointing. In simple terms, brickwork repointing is the process of repairing the worn mortar joints of a brick structure. Repointing brickwork improves aesthetics and protects the structural integrity of a brick structure. Professional brickwork repointing costs around £40 to £60 per square metre. However, this is something that you can handle yourself to save costs.  DIY brickwork repointing costs £12 to £24. So, it’s an attractive opti ..read more
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The Ultimate Guide to a Replacement Conservatory
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by Harry Taylor
6M ago
If your conservatory is damaged beyond repair, outdated or no longer working property, it might be time to replace it. Sometimes, that’s the only solution. Then, you no longer have to worry about heat loss, exorbitant heating bills, condensation and those other annoying problems that usually occur when a conservatory is on its last legs. This article is about conservatory replacement but we must mention that there are alternative solutions. A replacement conservatory is not your only option. You could also solve these problems with windows or roof replacement alone. In some cases, replacing th ..read more
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How Much Does Conservatory Refurbishment Cost?
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by Harry Taylor
6M ago
Like every other structure or building, conservatories are not invincible. Over time, the glazing and frames show their age and signs of wear. When this happens to a conservatory, you can refurbish it to reverse those effects and renew its lifespan. With all the new techs available, the refurbished conservatory will probably be better than what you originally installed. So, those are two good reasons to refurbish a conservatory- to renew its lifespan or modernise it. Refurbishment is a cost-efficient way to achieve these effects, too. A complete conservatory replacement is much more expensive ..read more
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What Does Conservatory Cleaning Cost in 2023?
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by John Davies
6M ago
With glass structures, dirt, debris and mould are conspicuous and exaggerated. The buildup will also cause structural damage (like leaks and cracks) over time. Therefore, regular cleaning is essential to the aesthetics and health of a conservatory. So, let’s tell you how much it costs to hire a professional for the job.   On average, conservatory cleaning costs £100 to £500, depending on the type of service and other factors. However, this is just an estimate. The actual cost could be higher or even lower. No figure, no matter how accurate, will be enough to answer your question anyw ..read more
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How to Convert a Conservatory into an Extension: An Essential Guide
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by John Davies
6M ago
As the seasons change and our homes evolve to accommodate our growing needs, the conservatory concept has often represented a delicate balance between the indoors and outdoors.  However, the dynamics of home improvement are ever-shifting, leading homeowners to explore innovative ways to maximise their living spaces. This comprehensive guide sheds light on how to convert conservatory to extension.  By delving into the “why,” “how,” and various considerations associated with this project, we equip you with the knowledge needed to embark on this exciting journey. Why Convert a Conservat ..read more
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What is a Lean-To Conservatory?
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by Harry Taylor
6M ago
Welcome to an exploration of the lean-to conservatory – a harmonious blend of elegance and functionality in architectural design. This guide delves into its origin, defining features, benefits, and considerations, presenting a comprehensive view for those intrigued by its allure.  From its historical roots to the cost-efficient advantages it offers, we’ll uncover how this straightforward yet versatile structure can seamlessly complement diverse home styles.  Whether you’re seeking extra space, ease of installation, or energy efficiency, the lean-to conservatory is a compelling choice ..read more
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Double Glazing Grants: Your Comprehensive Guide
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by John Davies
6M ago
Double glazing costs around £700 to £1000 per window, depending on the material and other factors. So, you’ll need around £5,500 to £10,000 to upgrade all the windows in an entire house. Yet, this upgrade is necessary to fight this energy crisis and reduce your carbon footprint. So, let’s discuss how to install double glazing if you don’t have that much money lying around. Let’s talk about double glazing grants and other financial aids that can help. This includes any scheme that will support you with funds to cover all or part of a double-glazing installation or repair project. We will even s ..read more
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22 Small Conservatory Ideas to Enhance Your Space 
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by John Davies
6M ago
Step into a world of boundless creativity with our collection of 22 small conservatory ideas to elevate your space.  From lush vertical gardens flourishing on wall-mounted trellises to cosy reading nooks adorned with plush cushions, each idea offers a unique twist to transform your conservatory.  Unwind in a tranquil meditation retreat, or embrace the allure of a bohemian retreat with colourful tapestries and lanterns. Discover the joy of cultivating your own herb garden or escape to a tropical paradise surrounded by vibrant textiles.  Dive into our guide and unlock the potentia ..read more
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Conservatory Kitchen Ideas: 20 Wonderful Styles for Your Home
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by Harry Taylor
6M ago
A conservatory is one of the best ways to extend your kitchen. It’s cheaper than a regular brick kitchen extension and better in some ways. For instance, a conservatory kitchen is airier, more open and better lit. So, if you want a kitchen extension that’s flooded with natural light and connected to the outdoors, you are on the right webpage. We have 20 wonderful conservatory kitchen ideas that could be perfect for your home. Any of these ideas will help you get the most out of a conservatory kitchen. Some will even fix the problems usually associated with using glazed structures as a kitchen ..read more
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