How to effectively install UPVC fascias & soffits

If your existing timber fascias and soffits are rotting or covered with dirt, it is time to replace them. Failing to replace them will prevent the rain water from flowing to the outlet during heavy showers, and cause it to pond, which will spoil the foundation of your home. By using a few tools for joiners and following the guidelines listed below you can easily replace ineffective fascias and soffits with long-lasting and durable UPVC ones.

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Simple decorating tips to liven up your home

Sprucing up your home is something that everyone will want to do from time to time. But it can be overwhelming knowing where to start when it comes to decoration for the home! And, as many of us are on a budget these days, it's hard to know what to do that won't cost a fortune. You could consider going on some decorating courses to get inspiration, but here are some simple tips to help get you started. 

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Earn money with your roof

If you are thinking of ways to save money on your energy bill, you may want to consider installing photovoltaic solar panels to the roof of your house.  The panels will be connected to the power supply and energy supplied from the panels will help reduce your electricity bills. Any power not being used can be fed into the national grid and, depending on the size of the installation, you can be as much as £1500 per year.  There are two ways you can earn money using your roof.  The first is the Generation Tariff which earns revenue for power generated through the system, and the second is the Export Tariff which pays you for any extra electricity supplied to the National Grid. The money is paid by the government to any electricity supplier who has signed up to the scheme which is known as the Feed in Tariff (FIT).  The revenue is calculated on each kilowatt hour of electricity provided, which means that your roof is not only an important part of the structure of the property, but earns you money.

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How fitting solar panels in your roof can reduce your energy bills

Call in a company like Yorkshire Solar and your house can become a mini electricity generating station by installing solar panels in the roof, reducing your electricity bills and earning you an income through Renewable Heating Incentives (RHIs).  Using the sun to generate electricity is not a new concept and is just one of the renewable energy technologies on the market.  Continue reading

Rug cleaning recommendations for speciality rugs

No two rugs are created alike; which is why the various types of rugs have cleaning techniques that differ, one from the other. For instance, the cleaning methods for woven rugs will be quite different from those for oriental and fur rugs. In fact, when purchasing rugs, you should get as much advice as possible on care and cleaning tips from the seller. Right from how the vacuum cleaners are used to the cleaning techniques involved, specialty rugs require unique cleaning techniques to help you maintain their cleanliness and extend their lifespan.

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Simple repair techniques for flat felt roof leaks

If you experience water leaks from your ceiling or signs of damp areas on the surface, you are possibly experiencing a leak from your flat felt roof. You can get in touch with qualified roofers associated with the Confederation of Roofing Contractors to repair the roof for you, or if you require experienced roofers in Birmingham more can be found here.

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What does the interior decorating process involve?

interior decorating is about making the most of your interior space, effectively projecting your vision of how you want your room to look and with the help of decorators, turning it into reality. Interior decorating is an art and should be approached with a plan. If you’re at all unsure of how to decorate, you might want to seek advice about paints, wallpaper or other decorating tools from your local DIY store. Click this link to hire a decorator in Manchester or try one of these local decorators in Tyneside.

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Understanding the different types of burglar alarms available

Burglar alarms serve as a deterrent to potential criminal activity and are a valuable investment in safeguarding your home and business from undesired access and burglary. In fact, studies reveal that properly fitted and correctly maintained burglar alarms reduce your likelihood of becoming a victim of a burglary, as your house looks less inviting to burglars.
Yet, deciding on the appropriate burglar alarms for your home or office may seem like a tedious and nerve wracking task. What with the advancements in technology, you have numerous options available. While you do not need to contact your electricity providers, or change the existing wiring in your home, you must understand the various types of burglar alarms that are available to easily make the right selection for your specific security needs. If you reside in Glasgow, this expert sparky can provide an end-to-end burglar alarm installation service.

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How often should your home be re-decorated?

First of all, it is important that we are clear on what is meant by redecorating. In this article, we are looking at having new decor in the home – the type that professional painters and decorators would do – interior painting and wallpapering the walls, painting the doors, banisters, skirting boards and picture rails, adding in new curtains and carpets, adding new rugs and so on.

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