table
Painting & Decorating

First clean the table thoroughly. Modern Varnishes are quite excellent and come in a variety of tints and finishes. Choose matt, semi-gloss or full gloss depending on the look you want to achieve.

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Cleaning

Here are some simple tips that can save you many hundreds of pounds in replacing rusty tools. Tools get rusty because when left in damp conditions, oxygen in the water comes into long-term contact with the metals in the tools and oxidation occurs. Salt water is even worse for tools because there

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flooring
Building

Laminate flooring is very popular because it is hard wearing, easy to lay (more on that later) and looks good. I just finished laying a laminate floor running from the kitchen (concrete base) to the dining room (floorboards) and I am very pleased with the result. If you take things slowly

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self levelling compound
Building

Creating a level floor is an important part of getting a home refurb job finished.If you are laying laminate flooring then you need to start with a flat base. Flat really means flat, and dips and bumps of just a few milimetres can really cause problems later on.

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Building

instructions to pour a slab of concrete  for large DIY projects requiring concrete often forget to tell you how to mix and pour a slab of the stuff. Well, here are the basics made simple:

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Cleaning

Get Upholstery Clean. Here’s how to remove stains from upholstered furniture and how to remove greasy stains such as accumulated sweat on the arms of a sofa.

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candle
Cleaning

Candles add atmosphere to a room. Candles spread a warm, flattering light that makes any room more inviting. There is a German word ‘Gemutlichkeit’ that doesn’t have an English equivalent but ask any German speaker what it means and invariably candlelight comes up in the conversation. Candles are a lovely

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three post
Gardening

A Grape arbor is a support or trellis which a grape vine can grow over. Providing a trellis for a vine not only provides somewhere for the plants which are natural climbers, to grow against; it also provides a secluded spot to sit and enjoy the garden.

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bee house
Gardening

Bees are essential to food production. Approximately one out of every three mouthfuls of food comes either directly or indirectly from plants that were pollinated by bees. Without bees the world goes hungry. Do your bit to help our bees  by giving them a home.

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fence
Gardening

When a garden fence blows down, someone needs to repair it. This is a fairly easy job that can be taken on by most unskilled people. A bit of strength is needed to lift fence panels and posts.

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