Whether concrete or stone and wood laid over earth, old solid floors can be subject to a number of ailments
Ailing roofs need not spell disaster for a renovation project. From slipped slates to sagging roof slopes, chartered surveyor Ian Rock explains what to look out for and what’s involved in fixing common roofing problems
The charm and character that an original staircase can bring to a house is undoubtable, yet over time, subject to the usual wear and tear, they can begin to show their age. We explain how to restore an old staircase sensitively
Building a stud wall can be a bit fiddly — but, with our guide, should be a job you do not have to rely on the professionals for
Underneath the carpets in your new (old) house is a great wooden floor just waiting to be restored. The good news is that you can restore it yourself — the bad news is that, to do it properly, you’ll need to do much more than simply hire a sander
One of the great skilled trades, the results of a good plasterer will live with you for years. We explain the plastering options for both new and old walls
Open fireplaces ooze character and charm and can be a DIY job for keen renovators. Before you tackle the task of opening up a fireplace, here’s all you need to know
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