Archive for the ‘Repairs & Renovation’ Category

Solving water damage on your property

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Prevent  water damage, home careWater is an extremely important resource for various domestic and commercial purposes. Life without water is indispensable. But sometimes this life saving resource can also become a source of life threatening problem for many people in various forms. When it comes to home related issues it can cause severe destruction of wooden and metallic surfaces. Not just that, severe withering can also be caused due to it.

Before water ruins your property and the health of your family, you should take some steps. If you are already suffering from one of these problems then you should probably consider emergency help with a professional. This is the reason that before getting a home insurance policy, it is important to check whether water damage is covered under it or not. Apart from these steps you can also practice little things at home which help you to a large extent. Trying and keeping your house free from unnecessary moisture is extremely important.

Estimating charges of construction for a home renovation project

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Home remodelling, home renovationBefore you plan to go for some renovation project in your home, the first thing you need to do is to make arrangements for the amount that you require. Now before you can make arrangements for the amount, what you need to do is to get an estimate for the construction. You can call a contractor and tell him what you are exactly looking for. Depending on the work to be done, the contractor will give you a rough estimate of the work to be done.

You can also get an estimate on your own by carrying out research of the market. Depending on the works you want to do make a list of the items you will require during the construction work. Visit the shops and take a rough estimate that you will require for the things. This will also help you to negotiate with your contractor if he gives you an estimate which is much above what you have got from the market.

Important home remodeling mistakes to remember

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Home remodeling mistakes, home renovationRenovation or remodeling a house always is a big work to do. Avoid common mistakes that might take a lunge at your pocket later on.

1. It is not wise not to try and make remodeling a DIY job. Hire a good contractor after thorough research and discuss the planning and specifications in detail before rolling.
2. Plan according to the future of the house. Extensions add to the value of the house but if nothing should be overdone so that the attractiveness turns into a clumsy property.
3. Set a budget and clearly discuss it with the professional contractor to avoid any kind of over budgeting.
4. Do not ignore structural damages while the work is in progress. Molds and water damage could ruin the new installation completely costing you a hard buck.
5. Keep check on the work progress in person to avoid getting what you never wanted.

Planning a home extension: the things to be considered

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

Tips for home extension, home renovationWhile you are planning a home extension, you must do it after a lot of planning and research. You must also consider some tips while you plan for the home extension. The home extension that you do must be legal. The very first thing that you must do is to consult the builder. The builder must be authentic and reliable and you can ask your family and friends for recommendation. You must consider that the extension you do is within the legal limits so that you do not have any hassle after you are done with the construction. You have to see the materials that are needed for the construction. You should not pollute the neighborhood, so keep in mind the fact that the neighbors can be disturbed by the noise of the construction. You must also see that the water that is needed for the construction is provided by you, and also it does not hamper the water supply of the neighborhood. All these factors have to be considered while you will plan for a home extensi

Home Insulation: Fix it before winter

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Are you really frustrated with the winter season? Do you hate getting chilled even in your house? Well we can help you out; just fix your home insulation before winter. It helps to keep your home warm during winters and cold during summers.
What you can do is search the net for the various options available in home insulators. Do check out the net for it. Like in case of Scotland, the Scottish government has agreed to offer free insulation to that of lower income groups, whereas higher ones will get it at a discounted rate. So therefore do take prior information before purchasing it, consult someone who is apt in this arena.
The cost of these is affordable and not anything out of the world. So why not enjoy the winters, we guarantee getting the home insulation fixed before winter will help you enjoy the season to a great extent.

Utilize your old furniture in an efficient way

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Are you confused as to what to do with your old furniture? Have you created such an emotional bond that however old it is you can’t bear to part with it? Well we understand your sentiments and we tell you how to utilize your old furniture in an efficient way.

Suppose it is a furniture which has lost the lustre, go in for a polishing and repainting, there are different types of painting techniques like spray painting, go in for one of these and see your old furniture transform into a new one. If your sofa cover has become tattered, then you can possibly change the cover. A table might have incurred itself some scratches which looks bad, what you do is – cover it up with a decorative table cloth.

If your furniture is totally broken, you can use that material to remake a new piece, so do utilize old furniture in an effective way.

Leaky tap: get rid of it now

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

In case you have problems with leakage of taps leading to a lot of water flowing out, you need to get it fixed at the earliest. In today’s world, you cannot let water drain out unused. One should take special precautions to not let water go down the drain. The scarcity of water is increasing everyday. The question is – what can you do to help prevent this leakage.

There are special plumbers who can fix this problem permanently or at least for years to come, in case the taps were installed a few years back. Often due to constant usage, the stopper inside gets decayed. A plumber can get it changed and plug in a new washer of good quality to fix this. Also, in case you are renovating your home, it is ideal to ensure that the taps are of top quality and are approved of by qualified bodies. So, say goodbye to leaking taps.

Ways of repairing staircase by yourself

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

A walk through a lovely staircase can definitely make it a walk to remember. Lots of homemakers overlook the staircase when it comes to interior decoration. They don’t think that a staircase can make a lot of difference in shaping the look of your home.

Staircase repair and renovation is an extremely tedious task. The stronger and harder your staircase, the more difficult it is to repair.Staircase repair again depends a lot on the particular problem. Like when the interior parts of the stairs crack; then what it needs is screw tightening.  If screw tightening doesn’t work then the gaps need to be wedged and hammered. If repairing doesn’t work then only replacement can help.

 In the situation of split wooden treads, one difficulty is the gashing of the wood into parts. So whenever it happens, the greatest thing to do would be to replace the old tread with a new one.

A guide to repairing wooden furniture on your own

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

There are many easy ways to repair your furniture on your own. Right from smaller scratches to bigger bruises, you can deal with anything related to wooden furniture by following the steps below.

Buy Wooden Polishes which you can apply on the surface of the wooden furniture. These polishes will cover the scratches and fill them. Moreover they will give a shiny look to your furniture. So, you will get furniture which looks as good as new.

But large wood missing can’t be covered with these polishes. In those cases, you will have to buy wood and sand fillings and place them in the areas which need to be filled using a gouge. Then you should smooth the excess area using sand paper. Later, you should apply wood paints to cover the repair. You can bet that no one will ever find that your furniture was once broken!

Residential Reroofing

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

You have to consider several factors while deciding for a reroofing. When you roof is more than 20 years old and have developed serious damages like curling, bald, missing and other wears and tears just find ways to manage the damages to provide your roof both longevity and strength. If your roof has withstood severe climactic hazards just make sure to take care of the sagging parts of the roof. If there is leakage try to fix it up. Take help of someone who has the right knowledge about reroofing.

Your contractor should be a certified person or else things can surely go for a toss. Before reroofing is done a proper inspection of the area is absolutely essential. Most contractors would suggest a reroofing over the already existing shingles. Never go for this option. Have a proper removal of the entire roof and then opt for a rework of the construction. Along with these there are other tips to follow as well. Take into account all necessary suggestions for a constructive residential reroofing.