It's not the sexiest of jobs, but finding the best grout cleaner makes it far easier to keep tiled areas looking their best
Not only can injected damp treatments be a waste of money, they can also do untold damage when applied to homes that don’t need them
Taking on some basic home maintenance or repairs before the cold weather sets in can negate the need for more serious remedial work when temperatures thaw. Make sure your home is ready for winter with these handy hints
It can be an incredibly rewarding experience to take on the renovation of a timber frame home. But what is involved when it comes to repair and maintenance?
We often adopt an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ approach when it comes to our chimneys, but restoring neglected stacks is money well spent, says chartered surveyor Ian Rock
Whether concrete or stone and wood laid over earth, old solid floors can be subject to a number of ailments
From cracks in the plaster to soundproofing (or lack of it), internal walls can throw up all sorts of problems in old homes. Step in chartered surveyor Ian Rock with the solutions
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
Repairing windows will help retain the character and charm of older buildings and can often be the cheaper choice in the long run. From rotten frames to panes that mist up, find out how to fix common problems
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