How to Avoid Plumbing Disasters

I recently had the pleasure of staying with a great friend of mine. She and her husband (a great friend of my beaux) bought a big Victorian house in Peterborough, which they have been modernising for a couple of years now. Continue reading “How to Avoid Plumbing Disasters” »


Real Wood vs Laminate Flooring

Why is Real Wood Flooring so much better than Laminate?

Engineered Wood Flooring
Let’s face it – laminate flooring is cheap, easy to lay and readily available from most DIY and hardware stores. But is the, often small, financial saving really worth the many long term drawbacks of laminate flooring? In this article we look at the negatives of laminate flooring and explain why choosing a quality engineered or solid wood flooring is a much better investment for achieving the best long term benefits in your home. Continue reading “Real Wood vs Laminate Flooring” »


Style Your Home from the Floor Upwards

When thinking about the look, feel and style of your home it can be all too easy to concentrate on the furnishings, the walls and the paintwork. Get the floor right first, however, and you’ll find you’ve created a backdrop against which to work and a foundation upon which to build. Choosing an option like solid wood flooring will open up a whole world of aesthetic and decorative possibilities which will allow you to utterly transform the feel of your home. Continue reading “Style Your Home from the Floor Upwards” »


How to lay an engineered floor if I am not a Carpenter

A few points to look at before you start-

Firstly you need to consider how your flooring is going to be held down and what it will be laying onto. Is it going directly onto floor joists? If so, the floor joists should be no further apart than 400mm. It would be a good idea at this stage to think about taking up the opportunity of laying an insulation product such as Celotex between the joists. A simple timber baton can be nailed onto the sides of the joists and the Celotex laid on top with the top surface laying level with the top of the floor joist. The additional heat saving and comfort within your room will be noticeable if you use this very simple method. Continue reading “How to lay an engineered floor if I am not a Carpenter” »


Designer rugs- the perfect finishing touch for an interior revamp

If ever there was a time to embrace the adage ‘out with the old and in with the new’, then spring is definitely it…and what better place to start on this quest than with our home interiors? From the tired looking dresser in our spare room to the faded sofa covers that have turned from a vibrant red to a barely there pink, no stone should be left unturned in our bid to give our home a thoroughly revamped look. Continue reading “Designer rugs- the perfect finishing touch for an interior revamp” »


A Homeowners Guide to Wood Flooring

In this guide we will explain about the various options a typical homeowner should consider when buying wood flooring. Whether you plan to purchase online or at your local retailer, the outcome is the same. The more you know, the better prepared Continue reading “A Homeowners Guide to Wood Flooring” »