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Benefits of a roller shutter garage door for your home

Posted on February 21, 2018 at 1:51 pm

Were you thinking of replacing your old garage door with another that has paint flaking off after a year? If so, maybe you should think again. Roller shutter garage doors have plenty of benefits and are far more efficient in many aspects, hence why so many people choose them to protect their vehicles. Installing one will also cost you less in the long run, and that’s why we feel this practical and good-looking alternative is a must-have. (more…)

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Repairing Tears or Holes In Divider Screens

Posted on June 17, 2017 at 5:41 pm

Divider screens are often moved around and handled, and as a result, they can be easily damaged. If the damage is not too severe, such as a hole or tear, it can often be repaired using a few basic tools and materials.

When repairing a tear in a screen, be sure to look for a guide on how to do it beforehand. Tears are usually a case of simply patching the torn area with another piece of fabric, but it helps to know exactly what you are doing before anything is stuck down or sealed.

Sometimes screens can be tricky to repair. Certain screens may be made from kinds of fabric, rice paper and even metal. If the screen has an ornate design or is made in a complicated way, it might be a good idea to take it to a professional furniture repair workshop.

 

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Fitting The Right Roofing Gutter

Posted on November 16, 2016 at 9:01 pm

Fitting guttering is easy, but only on face value. When it comes down to doing the job its amazing how many installers often get it wrong. It’s been reported that nearly a quarter of the owners of new build homes have had guttering problems that subsequently had to be worked on again.

It can be easy to make a mistake, fitting a profile that’s too small could cause problems in heavy rainfall. Or if an ordinary domestic system is used on a large project like a school or sports hall, it will need more down-pipes than usual, which may not fit with the aesthetics of the building.

Installers need to give some careful consideration to a number of factors if they are to avoid callbacks. This means considering not just the profile and colour, but more importantly for the system not to fail, it’s size.

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Telescopic Motorised Awnings For Home Use

Posted on August 11, 2016 at 2:41 pm

One of the most popular awning styles, telescopic motorised awnings are among the most well known sun protection systems, being widely used both in the domestic and commercial sectors.

Awnings of this style are commonly installed on walls or under roofs. The telescopic arms push the end of the awing out, which rolls the awing cover over the awning profile. The high stability of the jointed or telescopic arms enables a free floating and secure cover, without the need of additional supports. The use of the telescopic arms makes it possible to achieve very large projections of up to 5 metres and thereby create huge areas of shade of up to 90 m2 per awning.

Telescopic motorised awnings are supported entirely from the wall and don’t need vertical support rods. This makes them easy to use and operate, being controlled simply by a switch located near the awning, and opened and closed with an electric motor.

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The Varying Roofing Materials and Their Uses

Posted on September 30, 2015 at 11:15 pm

A roof depends greatly on what it is made out of. The materials used to construct it will determine what kind of building it is best suited for, its lifespan and how much it will cost. This post looks at some common roof types.

Metal Roofs

Areas where moisture and precipitation occur may benefit from a metal roof. However, metal roofs can be more expensive than other roof types, and copper or lead structures may be targeted by thieves. Copper, steel or aluminium structures have the advantage of being highly wind, sun and rain resistant, which offers a lifespan of around 50 years.

Shingles

Shingles are a specific material and more a construction style, using overlapping elements, such as roofing tiles made from; wood, slate, ceramic, fibreglass, asphalt and asbestos cement. Although an attractive and cost-effective option, shingles require regular maintenance to combat moss build-up, and need sufficient ventilation due to the overlapping design.

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Long-Term Home Decoration Tips

Posted on July 30, 2015 at 8:57 pm

Decorating a home can take years, if not decades to get right. You spend a lot of time in your house and in that time you may see opportunities to change things or make things look just slightly different. Because of this its important to make a long-term home decoration plan. It may seem like a drastic course of action for something which should be an enjoyable part of owning a home. But it isn’t as dramatic as it sounds.

Planning to decorate a home over a long period of time can actually make it easier to decorate. Thinking about it over a period of years instead of a few days can take the urgency out of the task.

As you decorate certain rooms, other rooms will feel different in comparison. Because of this you might redecorate rooms several times before they all match. This is a lengthy process and shouldn’t be seen as something that can be done in a weekend.

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