Ah, the garage - the place where the forgotten items of our lives reside. It's the unsung hero of the house, dutifully storing your childhood memorabilia, rusty tools, and, of course, the occasional car.
Are you considering converting your old concrete garage floor into stylish epoxy-finished flooring? This article provides some valuable tips and insights. Your garage floor can be something other than the old-styled concrete floor. You can spruce it up with stylish epoxy flooring.
The use of Asbestos in the construction industry was banned in 1999 but the United Kingdom is still left with a legacy of Asbestos riddled buildings in every corner of the country. Some eye opening facts:1. 5 million commercial buildings that still contain Asbestos in the UK. At least 75% of schools and universities contain Asbestos. 50% of homes constructed before 1998 contained Asbestos at some point. The latency period, the time before you notice any symptoms, is between 10 and 40 years. Each year 2500 people die from Asbestos related diseases. Only 50% of those diagnosed with Mesothelioma will live more than one year. The Most Common Places to Find Asbestos Products in Your HomeSoffit BoardsThese are part of the roofline and are located underneath the fascia boards. They were very popular as they never rot, can be painted and were cheaper than timber.
Shipping containers are being increasingly used as a home building material and as small business premises, but there are also many innovative uses for them around the home and garden. Used shipping containers are cheap to buy, readily available, solidly built, easy to transport and very versatile.
With the prolonged downturn in the economy (5 years and counting in the UK), people are still reluctant to spend on DIY related items - even though they have lots of plans for their home (dreaming up plans are free, fulfilling them, sadly not! ). But business wouldn't be business if it wasn't about answering a need. Hiring items - instead of buying them - is a much more viable option for cash-strapped home improvers.
While many of you looking to purchase a house to make it into a home, may already know what style you have in mind, there are so many different styles available in the market, that it makes sense to understand them before you take the final step of purchasing one. While shopping for a house, you need to narrow down your choices to only those styles that are most suitable for your family.
After March's hot weather, people are looking forward to the summer and wondering what they can do to make sure they make the most of the sunshine. Many gardens across the UK will have suffered the wrath of a cold winter, leaving plants dead and paving stones damaged.
Sometimes the annual spring clean just is not enough. The season of transformation may inspire some homeowners to go one step further and make some real changes about the house - both internally and externally.
From late 2010, the local planning regulations in relation to our door structures were changed to include garden sheds, log cabins and summer houses. This was mainly due to the fact that in the the UK we have seen a lot of out-buildings being converted to illegal living accommodation - basically bits of sheds and garages have been turned into bed sits! Apart from being unsightly, they look down-right dangerous. Who knows if the wiring has been installed correctly or that the plumbing and waste water is not being dumped into some one else's property ? So to combat this blight on the landscape the local planning regulations were changed to try and make it simple to understand what you can and can not do with an outside structure such as a log cabin. Although it all sounds rather complex, don't worry it is not.
My best advice and most useful tips for people who want to get started in a DIY lifestyle is one that I have been using for many years. I can only guess at the thousands of dollars it has saved me because I buy hardly any paper towels or dishrags any more.