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Five benefits of uPVC windows

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Unplasticised PolyVinyl Chloride (uPVC) is a popular and affordable choice for windows. It is a big decision to renew the windows in your home and it is important that you get it right. There are several available options including aluminium, composite and wood. However, uPVC has a well-earned reputation for being the best overall option.

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Here are five reasons why uPVC will be the most cost-effective and practical option for your home.

1. Cost effective in the long-term

Some homeowners are put off investing in uPVC windows because they think the initial cost is prohibitive. The advantage of uPVC is that it costs less than the alternatives and will last a lot longer. A single investment can last for decades without you incurring the costs of on-going maintenance. It also has a timeless appeal that will not date the appearance of your home.

2. Maintenance and durability

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A ‘revolution’ in home shelving

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Shelving has been revolutionised, according to gift and housewares firm Design Ideas. The company has unveiled a new MeshWorks shelving system that it says perfectly combines the flat surface of wood or solid metal with the dust-free appeal of wire shelving.

The system is based on expanded metal mesh that was first introduced to the domestic market in America by Design Ideas in 1986. Design Ideas’ president, Andy Van Meter, said that MeshWorks shelving offers the stability of a solid surface while still allowing air to circulate to prevent dust and preventing objects from falling through the wire.

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An alternative idea

Many people will never be tempted to veer away from traditional forms of industrial shelving in Ireland, England, America and around the world, but Design Ideas believes that the future lies in their expanded metal mesh, which apparently offers a combination of functionality, strength and style that …

Should I Choose a Light or Dark Floor?

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When choosing the perfect hardwood floor, the first big decision you’ll probably make is whether you would prefer light or dark. Below are some things to keep in mind when choosing the most suitable floor for your home:

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•       Your own personal preference
•       The décor of your home
•       How busy your home is
•       How much you are willing to spend
•       Size of rooms and/or home
•       The style and colouring of furniture

 You may also wish to consider:

1) Which Is Easier to Keep Clean?

With regards to cleaning, light wooden floors have the edge, since the contrast between the surface and what’s underneath is more apparent with darker hardwoods, Click here https://www.woodfloors.org/what-to-expect.aspx for more information on how to clean and maintain floors.

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2) Which Shows Scratches More?

Again, light wooden floors have the advantage over dark hardwood, since scratches on the …

Why you should choose a cold room instead of an ice house

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Ice houses, which were used to store food at cold temperatures, were purpose-built brick buildings; however, with the advent of indoor refrigeration for the home, many ice houses fell into disrepair and disuse. The latest form of cold storage solution does not involve any construction; instead, it is now possible to get an indoor cold room for when you need substantial amounts of cold storage. Here we look at the advantages of these and the importance of storing food correctly to avoid illness.

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According to the NHS, there are some very basic rules to follow when it comes to storing food. Following these rules could mean that you are less likely to suffer from food poisoning. Although ice houses used to keep produce at cold temperatures, things have moved on. From a food safety point of view, cold rooms are much more hygienic.

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Don’t Get Stuck With A Bad Home Improvement Job – Use This Advice For Success

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If you are stressed about taking care of home improvement around your house, you are not alone. Like anything else, doing a proper home improvement job requires the proper advice and information. This article contains great tips and suggestions that will help you make your next home improvement project a success.

Improving your home’s energy efficiency is a type of home improvement that could deliver significant returns in both the short and long term. Possible improvements to consider are: installing solar panels on your roof, cavity wall insulation, loft insulation and replacing any single-glazed windows with double-glazed or even triple-glazed windows.

When doing a DIY home improvement project, put safety first. Make sure you wear protective equipment such as a hard hat and goggles when needed. Use power tools (especially ones you are not familiar with) with extreme caution. Read the directions and ask for help when needed. Home improvement …