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  1. Best Loft Ladders Guide

    Range of FAKRO Loft Ladders

    Every loft, big or small requires a way to get into it and for most of us that way is a loft ladder. These are much more than a simple means of getting from one from place to another however, they are a safety feature in of themselves with a myriad of types and sizes to choose from. It may not sound a daunting task but finding the right ladder for you is not always as simple as it may first appear. So, let’s start with asking ourselves the right questions.

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  2. Cost of Replacing Roof Tiles

    blue tiled roof with white chimney

    Roof tiles can need replacing for a whole host of reasons. A heavy storm may have led your tiles to break or come loose. Maybe time has worn away the material and your tiles have simply reached the end of their lifespan. Or perhaps you’d just like to switch up aesthetics and create a different style for your property? Whatever the reason for replacement, it’s likely that the potential costs of the task ahead are one of the first thing’s you’ll consider.

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  3. Eco-Friendly Insulation Guide

    workman installing sheeps wool insulation

    When it comes to Sustainable homes, a conversation can hardly be had without mentioning Insulation. A well-insulated home ensures that your interior is kept warm in the winter and cool in the summer thus cutting down on energy costs and the associated wastage that comes along with them. Wastage, that left undiminished, can led to the increased carbon emissions that have been inextricably linked to climate change.

    Insulation materials are used in our roofs, our floors, and our walls to such an extent that both Building Regulations for England & Wales as well Scottish Standards have clear guidelines and requirements for its use. Safe to say, insulation is a key solution in keeping our homes comfortable and our expenses low. However, what you may not know, is how equally important it is in the journey to a fully sustainable lifestyle.

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  4. How to Fit Ridge Tiles

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    It was way back when the Romans first landed that we on the British Isles got a glimpse of tiles and ridges, but it wasn’t until the 13th century they become a staple across our entire country. They are durable, resistant to fire and high winds and even recyclable at the end of a long-life. Of course, regardless of whether they are made of clay, slate or concrete no ridge can last forever and this is doubly true for the mortar that keeps older ridges in place.

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  5. What Home Renovations Could Your Social Media Pay For?

    couple painting a room together

    Whether you’re refurbishing your entire property, or just giving one room a makeover, we all know that home renovation projects can come with a hefty price tag. But what if there was a way to pay for some or all of the costs? We compared average earnings across some of the biggest social media platforms with the cost of common renovation projects, to discover how many followers you’d need to cover the cost of each.

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  6. Types of Flat Roof


    If you could go back only a few decades you would see that flat roofing, as a whole, did not have the best reputation. Often getting damaged, letting water in and needing replacing. However, the times have changed, and with new materials developed to offer them far greater strength and durability these types of roofs have had somewhat of a resurgence.

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  7. How Long Do Roof Tiles Last?

    grey tiled roof panorama

    Does my roof need to be replaced? It is a common enough question amongst homeowners and one that, more often than not, requires a clear and concise answer. After all, for all intents and purposes your roof is your home. If it gets damaged or fails in anyway the results can be devesting, both on your health and your wallet.

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  8. How to Cut Roof Tiles

    edge of tiled roof

    The increasing number options offers a far greater variety of freedom to your average homeowner and roofer. More choice in the styles, costs and practical features so as to really personalise your home but, of course, before you can install a tile (new or old) you first need to know how to handle it. More specifically, to work around the design of your roof, you’ll need to know how to cut them.

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  9. How Dangerous Are Asbestos Roof Tiles?

    old building with asbestos roof

    That Asbestos is dangerous hasn’t been a disputable fact for over two decades, however there may still be some confusion about exactly how dangerous and, more importantly for those of you living in older houses, how to spot it and whether or not it need be removed.

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  10. How to Dispose of Asbestos Roof Tiles

    Grey Asbestos Roof Tiles

    It’s been over two decades since the use and import of Asbestos has been banned in the UK. However, we’re still feeling the effects of its remarkable popularity in and across the 20th century with countless roofs still lined with it to this day. It’s identification and removal has become an industry in of itself, and that’s no surprise given just how dangerous of a substance it can be.

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