Choosing a place to scatter ashes

Whether you are getting ready to say your final goodbyes or you just want to scatter your loved ones’ ashes, a number of top places for scattering ashes are available to you. Each family is different and what is best for them may not be what is best for you. Because the choice you make could have such a profound impact, you want to be sure you make the right decision. You should be sure to understand exactly what you are getting into before making any final decisions. There are…

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Should I Demolish a Property?

There are a number of questions that people have when thinking about getting services from a company to demolish a property. One of the most important questions is how do I do it safely? If you do decide to demolish a property, there are a number of things you need to be aware of in order to ensure that you get value for money. Here are some tips to follow when deciding on whether to demolish a property or leave it as is. Image credit If you have decided to…

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Ant infestations

An ant infestation is not the worst pest problem in the world and ants generally do not do much real damage. Most species of ants in the UK are not harmful and actually serve a useful purpose – such as soil aeration or control of destructive pests such as aphids. However, ants roaming around the house is not pleasant, and they sometimes can spread unwanted bacteria. If you have a very aggressive ant problem, the key is to target the queen and this can be very tricky because nests are…

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The sheer magic of a boltless shelf unit.

Shelving is a necessity that we all need in our lives be it in the home or in our business. The shelf is a great way of storing or displaying a variety of items for a variety of purposes. Many examples of shelving involve screwing the shelves to the wall of the house or dwelling. Others require bolting together in quite complicated ways. Both need work but there is a type of shelving unit that removes the need for all of that and this is the boltless shelf. Image credit…

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How to Plan your own Funeral

Although most funerals are traditionally organised after the death of a loved one by friends and family, a growing number of people are choosing to arrange their own funeral. This may sound quite morbid, but it is actually a good way to ensure that you have the sort of funeral that you want, and it takes the pressure away from grieving relatives. People who have a terminal illness often choose to do this to relieve pressure from their loved ones – if it is something that you would like to…

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What might have blocked your drain?

Hair One of the most common problems is the build-up of hair that begins to clog your drainage. Often, this is a fairly easy task to ‘get rid of hair’, but if not promptly removed – it can cause a lot of problems along the sewer line. Hair loss from the body in the bath or while washing in the sink and in the shower is one of the causes of clogged drains. Waterways blocked from plants and dirt Natural debris such as trees, shrubs, dirt and leaves can be…

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Dos and don’ts of scaffolding use

Falling is one of the main causes of death at the construction site and accounts for more than 40% of all construction deaths each year. A high percentage of these deaths are associated with scaffolding falls and accidents. Important things to do It’s important that everyone who will be working on scaffolding is trained by a qualified person. This training should include instruction on identifying electrical hazards, the potential risk of falls and danger from falling objects and how to deal with these dangers when they occur. It is also…

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Signs you need a new drive

Think your drive is looking a little tired? Have you had it for years? There will come a time when resurfacing will not cut it anymore and it’s time to install a new one. This is a significant investment, but if you’ve seen one of these issues, then it’s time: Ruining your curb appeal Let’s be honest. Does your drive look good? If the answer is no, then it is time to act. If there is a crack, crumbling, oil stains or faded patches, this can affect the exterior curb…

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What is Concrete Curing?

There is much more to the production of concrete than you might think. Have you ever pondered what this process involves? It’s an essential element of the concrete-making process for tough, resilient concrete, however, what is involved and why must it happen? When water is added to cement, hydration occurs, which is a chemical reaction. During the course of time, this hydration process between water and cement turns into a compound of calcium silicate hydrate. This is a fancy name for the glue that makes the cement stick together. It…

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Tips for Moving with Baby

Trying to move house when you have a baby may be an off-putting thought but it is possible, and a lot of parents do it every day of the year and don’t lose their minds! The following are some tips for planning the logistics of a move as if it were a military campaign to make sure it all runs like clockwork. Image credit Make a list Lists can be your saviour and help you avoid wasting time hunting for things. Pack non-essential things and mark the baby box ‘nursery’…

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