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  1. How to Fit Ridge Tiles

    redland concrete angle ridge charcoal grey

    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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  2. 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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  3. How to Fit Lead Flashing

    rolls of lead flashing code 3 to 8

    It is difficult to question leads suitability for your home, so how is it handled and fit? Fortunately, despite its myriad of potential applications years and years of repeated use by professionals around the world have led to some innovations for you to reap to benefits of. First things first however, let’s make sure you order the right kind of lead.

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  4. How to Calculate Roof Batten Spacing

    top corner of tiled roof with exposed battens

    Battens play a key role in any pitched roof structure. As the supporting base for your roof tiles or slates, it’s critical that your battens are installed correctly to ensure a safe, durable, and aesthetic finish. The first step in doing so is figuring out what roof batten spacing you need. This can be confusing at first, particularly if it’s your first roofing project. Thankfully, calculating the distance between roof battens is actually quite straightforward.

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  5. How to Do a Loft Conversion

    wood panelled bedroom in converted loft with several velux windows

    If you’d like to breathe new life into your home, nothing beats adding square metres of usable living space. Whether yours will become a spare bedroom, a home office, or even a gym, converting your loft won’t just give you and your family more room to live, it can even add significant value to your home when it’s time to sell.

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  6. How to Build a Garden Room Yourself

    Kyube Timber Framed Garden Building Anthracite Grey with French Doors

    Building a garden room is a fantastic way to improve your outdoor area, increasing living space and even adding significant value to your home. Now more popular than ever, garden buildings have become more than just extra space; they are used as garden offices, playrooms, gyms, yoga rooms, and even home pubs right across the country.

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  7. How to Build a Conservatory

    large victorian conservatory

    Are you in considering building your very own conservatory? Or maybe you’ve already hired a professional, but you’d just like to know more about the construction process? No matter what stage of the project you’re in, arming yourself with as much knowledge as possible is always a good idea. This will allow you to plan your time and budget effectively, so you’ll be able to achieve the best end result possible for your conservatory build.

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  8. How to Install and Remove VELUX Blinds

    GGL Blackout Blind in Blue in Children's Room

    Designed with user convenience in mind, VELUX blinds are easy to install and remove. In this article, we’re going to take you through the process step-by-step, so you can revamp your VELUX roof windows with minimum fuss.

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  9. How to Lay Decking

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    Installing a deck is a fantastic way to bring new life, style, and purpose to your outdoor space. With an attractive selection of styles, colours, and materials available to purchase, it’s never been easier to create a deck that perfectly suits your tastes and your garden. Whether you’re an avid DIYer ready to tackle the project, or a homeowner who’d just like to save a little money, building your own decking area is simpler than you may think.

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  10. How to Install a Breathable Roof Membrane

    Klober Permo Forte Breathable Roof Membrane

    Breathable roof membranes are a vital part of a healthy roof structure. Learn how to install one today.

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