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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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3 Refrigeration Retrofits That Can Improve Energy Efficiency

29 March 2019
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For many food retail businesses, the cost of running refrigeration equipment makes up a significant part of the company's budget. Here are three features that you can retrofit onto your refrigeration system to make it more energy efficient and therefore reduce your running costs. 1. Glass Doors  If your business currently uses open coolers to display products, you can enjoy significant savings simply by adding a glass door to each refrigerated case. Read More …

4 Benefits of Mixing Ceramic Tiles With Your Glass Splash Backs

5 March 2019
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Few materials can make your kitchen shine and stand out like glass splash backs. During daily food prep activities, you'll be surprised just how much staining can occur on your back walls, countertops and floors. Glass prevents such staining from occurring by providing a durable and stain-resistant surface to make cooking more fun. You can make your splash backs even better by mixing glass with ceramic tiles. Ceramic is flexible, durable and cost effective. Read More …

How Builders Hardware Can Enable Wheelchair Access

6 February 2019
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

When building a custom new home for yourself and your family, it can be a true thrill to examine the blueprints as you imagine the completed product. Delve further, and your builders will also have a list of all the individual items that will be required to deliver that final product, and this list is going to be rather extensive. Many of the items will be obvious, even to a layperson, and yet some of them might be largely unknown items given an industry specific term. Read More …

Why Wooden Sliding Windows Would Be Right for Your Home

16 January 2019
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Sliding windows are becoming an increasingly popular option for homeowners. Available in an assortment of materials, styles and finishes, you can rest assured that they will seamlessly blend in with your current d├ęcor preferences. Below are some of the reasons why sliding windows would be a worthwhile addition to your home. Outlines the spectacular sights of your outdoors One of the primary reasons why people opt for sliding windows for their home is their unsurpassed ability to provide you with unobstructed views of your premises. Read More …

Three Reasons Why Steel Piles Are Better than Concrete

22 October 2018
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

The structural integrity of your entire home depends on the strength of the foundation. When the foundation is well installed, the whole home will be stable for many years. On the other hand, if there are problems in the installation of the foundation, signs like new cracks, doors and windows that will not open as they did before and walls that are separating from each other will start to affect your building. Read More …