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Harry's Home Improvement Blog

Hello, my name is Harry and this is my home improvement blog. Welcome! On this blog, I will be discussing many different home improvement and construction topics. I should explain that I am not a professional contractor. However, I have just come to the end of a home renovation project which took over 2 years to complete. During that time, I worked with dozens of different contractors in order to get my house into shape. I have spent hours working alongside plumbers, electricians, surveyors and roofing specialist. I learnt so much about their different trades that I decided to start this blog.

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Naturally Strong, Resistant Woods for Your Outdoor Projects

19 July 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Wood is a beautiful material, cherished for its traditional, natural look and its versatility. Choosing a timber for a project you want to do can be surprisingly difficult, with loads of different woods available, many of which you've probably never heard of before. It's an even tougher choice if you're planning on building something to stay outdoors. Whether it's for decking, garden furniture, gates, fences or any of the other vast array of timber structures you might want to build outside, it's important to get the wood right. Read More …

Going To The Wall: Choosing The Best Type Of Insulation For Your Garage Walls

19 July 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

In many homes, a garage serves as far more than simply a place to store the car; they can also provide an excellent place to work on mechanical projects, a handy storage area, and can even be converted into a multi-purpose room like the others in your home. However, if you plan on spending any considerable time in your garage, you may have to contend with a problem common to many modern garages -- poor insulation. Read More …

Plumber’s Putty: Elementary Tips for Using It on Various Plumbing Installations

19 July 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

When it comes to plumbing, a little knowledge can be of great help when an emergency strikes. This includes knowing how to use some of the basic tools, equipment and accessories used by plumbers in the course of their work. Plumber's putty is a good example of such things, and it is elemental for helping you deal with leaks as you wait for your plumber to come and sort the mess properly. Read More …

Four vital questions to ask your building contractors

18 July 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Home renovations and re-modelling are a popular alternative to moving home. Why go to all the hassle of leaving an area where you are settled just because you current home doesn't quite meet your needs? It's cheaper and easier to make changes to your home to make it suitable, rather than looking for a new place to live. Home renovations come in many different guises. Are you considering adding an extra bedroom, or a side extension to your property? Read More …

Benefits of Using an Architect for Your Dream Tiny Home

18 July 2017
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Tiny homes are generally considered a do it yourself project. You purchase the plans and then begin gathering the materials to build the home on your own. There are even some tiny home enthusiasts that strive to build the tiny home of their dream with only recycled materials or as a full-time living option that is as off-grid as possible. You may find that some of the available plans don't fit the ideas you have. Read More …