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
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
Damp is simply an excess of moisture that can’t escape. As expert David Kinsey explains, dealing with it requires a methodical approach to solving both the obvious and hidden causes
Updating your conservatory with a solid roof is becoming a popular way to make a conservatory habitable throughout the seasons. We look at the main options available
Wondering how to patch plaster? This is one of those home maintenance jobs that will keep your home looking as fresh as the day it was decorated and patching up plaster just one task you can undertake on a DIY basis
Whilst original floors might be a beautiful and sought-after feature in period homes, they can also be problematic. The key to repairing and renovating an old floor is all about what lies beneath
Condensation is a problem in both period properties and newer homes, but what causes it and what can be done to prevent it?
From cracks and bulging to dreaded artex, ceilings can be subject to a whole host of problems. Step in chartered surveyor Ian Rock to provide the answers
Need to know how to treat damp? Take a look at the various different areas where damp can occur and the most effective ways of making an old home dry — and ensuring it stays that way
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