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There is a reason most lawns are open spaces. Most grasses prefer full sun and need between 4-6 hours of direct sun each day to thrive. If you think about wild grassy areas they are most successful in open spaces, woodland clearings and moorland where trees are not obscuring the light. A lawn in shade Read on...

What you Need to Know to Grow a Lawn in the Shade

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If you have decided to create a lawn from scratch and want a lawn with a difference why not consider a grass free lawn? We thought we would look at what is involved in grass free lawns, how do you go about choosing the right plants for a grass free lawn and then maintaining it? Read on...

Grass Free Lawns – What are They and how can I Grow one?

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Finding a self build plot is hard. And it is getting harder as more people are realising that it doesn’t have to be just a dream to build your own home. Not to mention the enormous satisfaction of being part of the creative process for your home, there are significant financial benefits to building your Read on...

What to Look for When You’re Scouting for a Self-build Plot

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On the face of it using artificial grass is just not the right thing to do at all – a bit of a cop out! Before you dismiss in out of hand, have a look at our section on maintain a perfect lawn and you’ll see that there is a lot of work! We agree Read on...

Is There Alternative to Looking After a Real Lawn – The Top 5 Benefits of Artificial Grass?

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There are a number of benefits of installing a hot tub or spa in your garden, and they are well documented. They assist with debilitating ailments from arthritis to stress or even diabetes to insomnia. While we are DIY Doctor, we are not real doctors so can only really tell you about how to install Read on...

Benefits of Installing a Hot Tub or Spa in your Garden

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The carpets in most homes take an absolute hammering on a daily basis. From heavy and regular footfall to kids in mucky wellies and pets with mucky paws they take it all. For those that have ever had new carpets in your home, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of walking on them. Their soft Read on...

How Should I Clean my Carpets and What Should I be Using?

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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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