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Roof Ladder Hire

July 2, 2015

In the construction industry, there is nothing more important than ensuring that the equipment you use is up to scratch, and is suitable for the task at hand. Roof ladders are a specific tool used for working at height, with a configuration that allows for additional stability. As most jobs require certain tasks to be […]

How to maintain fireplace and chimney

How To Maintain Fireplace and Chimney

January 5, 2015

Maintaining your fireplace and chimney is not only a necessity, it can, in some cases be a lifesaver. Chimney fires are a common occurrence, especially in the autumn when people start using their fireplaces again after the summer period. The best time to maintain your chimney is after the cold season so that you know […]


How To Install Windows

Replacing and installing a window may seem like a daunting task but with a bit of pre-planning it is actually relatively easy to do. First pre-order your replacement window and check that it is the right size before you start work. Once you know that the new window fits, start to gather all the tools […]

How To Felt A Shed Roof

How To Felt A Shed Roof

December 22, 2014

Making sure your roof is totally watertight means that the structure of your building will last longer and need fewer repairs in the future. Whether you are felting a shed roof or preparing an underlay to go under shingles or tiles for a larger structure, laying the roof felt correctly is key when it comes […]

How To Install CCTV

How To Install CCTV

December 19, 2014

Installing CCTV can give you ultimate peace of mind when it comes to safeguarding your property and your home. It also deters thieves. The key is to make sure that you have the right cables for the job. For most CCTV systems, the industry standard is the RG59 Siamese cable which consists of positive and […]

How To Install A Chandelier

How To Install A Chandelier

A chandelier creates a really beautiful centrepiece in any home. The reflection of light from countless crystal droplets can give a very special effect but installing such a complicated light fitting can turn into a nightmare if you don’t plan ahead and use the right equipment. Follow a few simple steps and installing a chandelier […]

How to install fascias and soffits

How To Install Fascias and Soffits

December 12, 2014

Many people are put off by carrying out repairs and refits when it comes to fascia and soffit boards on their home. It really is a straightforward task and providing you use the right equipment and adhere to a few rules then there is no reason why you can’t do it yourself. Safety is the […]

How To Paint A House

How To Paint A House

Painting your house needn’t be complicated. Nor do you necessarily need to call in the experts. Providing you are reasonably fit it is likely that you will be able to tackle this job yourself. The first stage is to inspect your paint work. It might be that you can get away with touching up the […]

How to fix roof tiles

How To Fix Roof Tiles

December 8, 2014

Every householder has to cope from time to time with deterioration of the fabric of the property resulting from ageing, the weather or other causes. Some are minor jobs a busy home-owner may choose to put off for a while. But one job that cannot be ignored is a leaky roof. It’s vital to replace […]

How to install guttering

How To Install Guttering

Installing your own guttering can save you money and isn’t difficult if you are reasonably fit and handy. But as with all jobs that entail working from height, safety is a crucial factor. Falls can be deadly. If you choose to use a ladder, make sure it’s on firm ground, properly upright, with its base […]

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