Standard Safety for Gas Meter Boxes

Different things come to mind while purchasing the gas meter box. We should follow some safety measures while installing a gas meter box: ventilation resistive material insertion of box Image credit Correct Ventilation The ventilation should be minimum for the gas Meter box. This rule is a legal rule to install the box. The dangers of fire eruption are always higher in case of gas meters if you ignore the ventilation rules. The ventilation must be kept in the required range for the gas meter box, otherwise consequences may be…

Exploring Windsor and Eton

Most of us associate Windsor and Eton with the Queen and the boys school respectively, but these two towns both on opposite sides of the River Thames have a fascinating history, lots to see and do and are a fantastic place to visit. During the winter it is actually a great time to come and explore, as the busy summer period has calmed down and there are much less people around which means that there will be less queues, plenty of great places to eat out such as the Christopher…

When to know your Angio from your Gymnosperms

There are many types of trees. All of them need care and attention and they fall into two distinct types. It also happens to be the same as the hardwood, softwood debate that goes on around them. The names Angiosperm and Gymnosperm is the scientific name for the different types. Simply put Angiosperms are hardwood’s that use pollination to make more of themselves whereas the Gymnosperms are softwoods that use seeds. Angiosperms are deciduous, in other words they shed their leaves in the Autumn and grow them back. Gymnosperms keep…

How well do you know your lawn?

Our lawns are often left unattended until we realise that they have become overgrown. We then quickly reach for the lawnmower to give it a quick cut. That is as long as the mower is working. Of course if you need Mountfield Spares you can contact companies like DIY Spare Parts which will see your lawnmower in full working order again. Image credit   The grass that grows in our lawns is much more important than you might first think and here are a few lawn facts that will help…

Where does super glue come from?

There are very few ways to get metal to bond together successfully. It was a very real issue in the twentieth century from about the 1920’s onwards. Material that designers, architectects and manufacturers wanted to bond was seemingly impossible unde the existing ways of doing things. All this was about to change with the invention of what we call cyanoacrylate better known as superglue. Before the invention of this sticky stuff the only way that metals could be bonded was by overlapping and riveting pieces together (which was perfect for…

How to keep your carpet fresh for longer

There’s nothing like carpet underfoot for a warm and comfy feel, especially during the colder months. However, winter can take its toll on our carpets with heavy traffic and wet, muddy shoes. Here are some cleaning tips to keep your carpet looking great: Roller If your vacuuming efforts still leave the feeling that bits are on the carpet, such as hard to pick up crumbs and hair, for example, consider running a lint roller over any areas that annoy you. This will help to remove all those pesky little bits…

How to Get your Garage Well Organised

Many people have a garage – they are such a useful space to have. But not everyone uses it to it’s full potential! It is all too easy to let a garage become a bit of a junk room, often full of clutter that is no longer working, or is no longer any use. One of the things that will most revolutionise your home is a really good garage sort out! Image Credit First things first, you will need to go through everything in your garage. If it is a…

Building a Home on Brownfield Land

Many more people are deciding to build their own home. Rather than compromise and buy a house they aren’t really suited to, building a home of your own gives you the freedom to design a home how you want it to be – so you can see the appeal! Image Credit Because of this, the demand for land in the UK, that was already high, is now even higher, and finding a suitable plot is one of the challenges that people who decide to build a home of their own…

Why is the property market booming?

You might think that with the current pandemic and the UK heading for a recession, that the housing market would be suffering. However, despite the uncertainty, the housing market is performing well. The demand for new homes is still strong. What could explain this? Image credit Stamp Duty Holiday The break on stamp duty lasts until the end of March 2021 and with a substantial saving of £15k, this is a key motivating factor for those looking to move home. The change means that those who missed out on moving…

How to get the most out of loft conversion space

Homeowners have loft conversions to gain valuable living space and to add substantial value to the property. With the property market so tough at the moment, adapting an existing property is an attractive prospect. However, lofts and attics present some interesting dilemmas, with unusual sizes and sloping roofs. So, how can you maximise the space available? Use daylight – Try to gain as much natural light as you can with the clever positioning of windows and skylights. More daylight will obviously mean greater visibility and a better sense of space…