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How to Paint a Window Sill: What You Need to Know

How to Paint a Window Sill: What You Need to Know

The average window sill goes through its fair share of wear and tear. Not only do we use them as a place to stand everything from vases and pictures to candles and ornaments, but they also have to stand up to damage from sun, rain and condensation. With all that in mind, it’s no surprise […]

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The Secret to Coloured Skirting Boards: Your Colour Guide

The Secret to Coloured Skirting Boards: Your Colour Guide

Obviously, we love skirting boards. They’re literally in our name. But even we have to admit that skirting boards haven’t always been at the sharp end of interior design. Traditionally, colour choices have been pretty limited, with everyone from professional designers to homeowners preferring glossy white skirting boards or – on rare occasions – natural […]

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How to Remove a Skirting Board

How to Remove a Skirting Board

Though the idea of removing a skirting board seems relatively simple, it’s essential to do it properly to ensure the plasterwork behind remains undamaged. We’ve put together this handy guide on how to remove a skirting board to take you through the process, making sure you get the job done properly! What you’ll need to […]

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How to Paint Skirting Boards: Your Ultimate Guide

How to Paint Skirting Boards: Your Ultimate Guide

Skirting boards are perhaps one of the more underrated elements of the home, but they can really lift a room and provide extra depth to your colour scheme. In essence, they are the perfect finishing touch. But over time, our skirting boards can take a bit of a beating, whether that means being knocked with […]

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How to Keep Period Property Features

How to Keep Period Property Features

At the heart of Britain’s property ladder lies a hub of beautiful period homes. Whether you own a pre-Georgian cottage or a Victorian terraced house, it can be hard to maintain the traditional appearance of a historical property. We’ve outlined some tips on how to keep period features as authentic as they were in their […]

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A Materials Guide to Woodwork in Your Home

A Materials Guide to Woodwork in Your Home

From flooring to furniture, there are countless uses for woodwork in the home. But with so many different types out there, how do you decide which kind of wood would look best in your house? Each variety has its own properties and carries its own qualities. This article will talk you through the main types […]

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An Introduction to Buying Skirting Boards

An Introduction to Buying Skirting Boards

Like any specific aspect to renovating or interior decorating, buying new skirting boards can be a bit of a minefield when you start out. Perhaps you’ve got an image in your mind of how you’d like your room to look, but don’t know where to start with the terminology or sizing. Don’t worry if this […]

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How To Clean Your Skirting Boards Properly

How To Clean Your Skirting Boards Properly

Like any other piece of furniture, a skirting board requires basic maintenance to prevent it from looking worn out, old, or worst of all – dirty. Whether you’ve got or ones made from solid oak, they will all need to be cleaned regularly to ensure they continue to look great and stay in good condition. […]

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How to Fit a Skirting Board

How to Fit a Skirting Board

As well as being a fundamental feature of your home, skirting boards can add an aesthetically pleasing touch to a room, giving outdated or rundown properties a fresh makeover. If you’re wondering how to fit a skirting board without having to pay for a professional, this easy-to-follow guide will walk you through every step.   The best […]

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How to Fit a Window Sill

How to Fit a Window Sill

Fitting a window sill Window sills are an integral part of any window. As well as protecting the wall beneath from rain and condensation, and in turn preventing rot and mould, they add beauty, style and value to a property. If you choose the right type of product, you’ll be able to fit a new […]

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