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Everyone is pretty familiar with how a standard mortgage works, however with a self-build mortgage it is not quite so simple as you will not have built the house to borrow against. The good news is that it is still possible to get a self build mortgage. We cover the different types of self build Read on...

What is a Self Build Mortgage?

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Feature walls, sometimes referred to as an accent wall, are a great way to introduce colour and style into a room without needing a complete makeover. There are many different variations of feature walls, and each type has endless possibilities. We chose five of the most popular type of feature walls to show you just Read on...

The Five Most Popular and Effective Feature Walls

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How to Fund Your Dream Self-build Home There are some major advantages to building your own home; you have complete control over what you get (within the building regulations and planning approval). The size, quality, configuration are all completely down to you! Another significant benefit is the savings that are possible if the project is Read on...

How to Fund Your Dream Self-build Home

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Storage is one of those things we simply cannot ever have enough of! These are the only 4 things you need to know to make sure you store your belonging well. The trick is to make the most of the storage that you have, rather than what we all do is revert to trying to Read on...

The 4 Best Tips for How to Store Things in Your Loft or Cellar

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It is a relatively common question that people ask us – Can I replace my windows myself, or do I have to get a FENSA approved tradesman to do it? The answer is very simple – Yes, you can do it yourself! The thing is that you must follow the building regulations and get a Read on...

Can you Replace Window are Doors Yourself – The Rules and Regulations for DIY Window Replacement

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You will sometimes hear people talk knowingly about electrical zones, so what are they? In a domestic setting there are essentially two types of ‘electrical zones’ that you need to be aware of: Electrical Zones in Bathrooms Electrical Zones for Cables Both types of zone are designed with your safety, and that of the electrician Read on...

Electrical Zones Explained – What are the Different Types of Domestic Electrical Zones and What are They for?

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Recently the Sunday Times published an article about how to manage your builder. You can read their article here (although you do have to register to see it, but at least you don’t have to pay). It is actually a pretty good article, and in general we agree with what they have to say, however Read on...

How to Get the Best Results from your Builder – 10 Tips from the Sunday Times for Managing your Builder

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Low water pressure in the home can be a bit of a problem, especially if you have a power shower, en-suite, and several kitchen appliances all competing for water. Many people just put up with this problem, even though there are solutions out there to suit most types of system, that are very cost effective. Read on...

Are you Suffering From Poor Water Pressure?

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When people think of refurbishing the bathroom or fitting a shower their first stop is usually the wall tile showroom. A great alternative however; is to use decorative waterproof panels. Choosing shower panels instead of tiles makes installing a waterproof surface easier and faster for the competent DIYer. A shower panel is usually 2.4m high Read on...

Have you Thought About Shower Panels Rather Than Tiles in the Bathroom?

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Before we go into exactly what top tips we have from our experts on using a jigsaw, we firstly have to say that these tools are not really to be used for cutting straight lines. Although, if you take your time and use a straight edge as a guide then you can successfully cut a Read on...

5 Top Tips for Using a Jigsaw to Cut Timber and Other Materials

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