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Garden Decking Ideas – Angled Deck with Access Panels

Angled Decking with access panels Garden Decking Ideas Angled Deck with Access Panels This deck is still an easy one to build but has a few more issues that need to be addressed before the work can be started. The position of the deck coincides with a manhole cover, two drains and a drainpipe. Fortunately, these elements are all easy to work into the finished deck and the design is such that they are still readily accessible. The Read more ...

20. February 2011 by admin
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How to Fit A Door Under the Stairs and Under Stairs Storage

How to Fit A Door Under the Stairs and Under Stairs Storage Fitting a Door Beneath the Stairs With the basic panel below the stairs completed you could just decorate it to match the room. However, adding a door, fielded panelling and other details will create a more finished appearance and you can choose the look which best suits the overall style of your home. Tools for the Job: tape measure & pencil fine handsaw or jigsaw sharp plane hammer G-cramps nail Read more ...

15. December 2010 by admin
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Home Improvements: Fitting New Bathrooms

Improving bathroom facilities is one of the most popular home improvement projects. In its simplest form, the job involves replacing like with like: taking out the old appliances and installing new ones in their place. The benefits are largely aesthetic — you can choose the equipment in a colour and style that you like — but there are also practical gains in having new, easy-to-clean surfaces, Read more ...

07. June 2017 by admin
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Budget Planner

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07. June 2017 by admin
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Managing the project yourself

Managing the project yourself There is, of course, one person who could potentially manage the project: you. It seems temptingly easy at first. Materials will arrive, contractors will turn up, and the work will proceed until it is done, which is more or less now it does happen. More or less. However, the noise levels, the unpredictability, and the fact that it all takes place in your home can leave Read more ...

06. June 2017 by admin
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Extensions and Conversions – Managing the Project Yourself

If you are supervising the job yourself, your main priority while work is under way is to ensure that the job is carried out according to the specification and the contract. Do not get too involved in the day-to-day running of the project: you will only get in the way and annoy the workmen, who generally hate being watched while they ply their trade. Intervene immediately only if you see something Read more ...

06. June 2017 by admin
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Planning a Loft Conversion

Loft conversions Although an empty loft can seem like an open invitation to extend your living area, loft conversions can be quite tricky. They usually involve dealing with an older, established structure and reorganising the loads it has to cope with. The change of usage in the top part of the building may nave unanticipated knock-on effects elsewhere if not properly thought out. Perhaps most importantly, Read more ...

06. June 2017 by admin
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Garden Perennials

TENDER PERENNIALS AMONGST THE LOVELIEST and most desirable of summer flowers are those which will not withstand frost. Less-hardy plants make excellent subjects for pots and containers. Grouped together on a terrace or beside a door they can form an attractive feature. Lobelia syphilitica - These elegant blue spires would enhance most situations. Soil should be kept moist. 1.2m x 30cm/4 x 1ft Lobelia Read more ...

06. June 2017 by admin
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Ski Clinic: FAQs

Do I need to wax my ski soles? The Polyurethane low friction base will have the sliding quality improved by waxing – melt on and scrape down smooth. The block waxes are colour coded – Red for wet snow, Blue for below freezing and Neutral for general snow conditions. Is a special skiing holiday Insurance necessary? It is important to be covered for accident, rescue facility costs and any Read more ...

14. May 2017 by admin
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Ski Clinic Fault Diagnosis

Skiing involves the learning of movements and changes of posture while in a sliding motion over the skis. Some of these movements are not instinctively natural and require instruction to acquire the correct feeling. Outlined here are some of the mistakes made when progressing through the fundamental stages of learning to ski. General stance in motion Too upright and stiff, no flexibility. Sitting Read more ...

14. May 2017 by admin
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Ski Clinic

Analyse the experts Watch an expert ski down an undulating slope; it is a picture of effortless fluency. To achieve this proficiency the expert skier has had to learn by experience how to adapt ski technique to meet each new situation. Years of skiing practice will have helped develop a highly sensitive feeling for the skis, so the skier is always ready to make a change in direction according to the Read more ...

14. May 2017 by admin
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Skiing Safety Fun

The total skier practises the skills and techniques learned for turning and controlling the skis by selecting the most friendly parts of the piste. Anticipate the terrain and the snow to give the most satisfying run down. At the same time develop a respect for the hazards to be avoided or treated with care, and always choose a sensible speed and skiing line which does not present you with unnecessary Read more ...

14. May 2017 by admin
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