The history of door locks

Lock on a castle door

In the UK, and most of the developed world, we wouldn’t dream of closing our front doors without locking them, it’s just instinctive. But where did the idea come from and just what does the history of door locks teach us? The first locks Like many of today’s everyday mechanisms, there is a dispute about where […]

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When to replace your front door

A worn door knocker

There comes a time in a homeowner’s life when front door repairs simply won’t do, and you have to replace your front door. For those of you whose front doors are pre-hung with a wood, steel or fibreglass unit, removing and replacing both door and frame is a fairly easy process. So when do you […]

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Know when to repair your front door

A door in need of repair

Imagine the scenario. You spend an age choosing your front door, taking all the salient points into consideration from aesthetics and security to budget. Finally, you make a choice and install your perfect front door. A few years down the line, after suffering from exposure to the elements, and the constant opening and closing from […]

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How to repair worn window sills

Worn concrete window sill

We have already explored how versatile window sills can be.  With internal sills being constantly in use and exterior ones open to the elements, let’s take a look at how to care, properly, for both internal and external window sills. Damage to a sill is often the result of a fault in the construction of […]

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Ladderless guttering systems

A well cleaned gutter

There seems to be a bit of a war raging between ladderless guttering systems, and we have ringside seats. Ladderless gutter cleaning is the new wave of clearing out the debris and leaves from the guttering, but how do you choose between the vacuum and the new iRobot Looj? Vacuum cleaning With both domestic and […]

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Monkey’s make great guttering cleaners

Squirrel monkey

There are many ways to clearing guttering, but who would have ever thought that monkey’s make great guttering cleaners. Well, according to a company in Croydon, they are the most superb at clearing guttering. This time of year it’s a nightmare to rid gardens, paths and guttering of fallen autumn leaves, and if left alone they […]

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Spooky Halloween window decorations

Halloween decorations on a window sill

So, it’s that time of year again when Halloween window decorations are brought out from the cupboard ready for fright night. With all manner of ghoulish and ghostly artwork available to adorn your windows, let’s take a look at some of the most popular homemade designs: Bloody Candles For this you will need – tall […]

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