Mortar mix can have a massive effect not only on the finished look of your project but also on the speed at which it is built. Here’s what to consider
Looking for the best gutter cleaning products to sort your gutters DIY-style? We’ve made it easier to choose with a selection of 5 top tools in our round-up
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 can help prepare your home for winter — and prevent serious remedial work when temperatures drop. Here's our top tips
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
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