An Introduction to CIPP Lining

If you have leaking pipes to deal with, then you will want to know about CIPP lining and why it is such a popular solution when it comes to rehabilitating failing pipe work. Image Credit First Steps CIPP stands for cured in place pipe, or what could be described as a pipe that is inside a faulty pipe, which can be very effective in repairing many kinds of pipes of varying diameters. A pipe or drain lining company will initially investigate the piping with a camera to see if anything…

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Keep your boiler working effectively with these top tips.

We have put together four simple tips to keep your boiler working effectively. Boilers are the heart of your home. They give you hot water and keep you and your family cosy and warm in winter. Boilers breaking down in winter is very common, is a disaster for your home, and can cost hundreds of pounds to fix or replace. Here we have five simple ways to ensure your boiler works effectively. Image Credit Regularly service your boiler No matter how old your boiler is, annual checks of your boiler…

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For a sky full of balloons…

Whether you love the idea of floating hundreds of feet in the air in a basket with fire above your head or the idea terrifies you, you can’t deny the beauty of hot air balloons. Graceful, peaceful and offering incredible views, whether you’re a partaker or a watcher – here are some of the most impressive displays of hot air balloons around the world: Bristol International Balloon Fiesta Every year in Bristol, hundreds of brightly coloured balloons take to the skies in the largest balloon fiesta in Europe. It is…

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Garage Door Trends

This year will see lots of exciting new trends in garage doors with new technology unveiled and attractive new finishes. Garage doors are no longer seen just as a functional utility item for protecting the garage and storing cars safely: they are now becoming an important part of the home with fun colours and a personal touch. Image Credit Glass and Wood One of the most interesting developments in garage doors in recent times is the new approach to materials that doors can be made from. For example, glass doors…

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STIs left untreated due to embarrassment

STI tests can be nerve-wracking and sometimes time-consuming, but they are a necessary part of having a healthy sex life. Nobody likes to feel embarrassed, especially at the doctor’s office, but leaving STIs untreated can lead to long-term damage. For example, diseases such as gonorrhoea, chlamydia, and bacterial vaginosis can cause pelvic inflammatory disease in women and potentially lead to infertility in both men and women. STI classic symptoms Classic symptoms of STIs include (but are not limited to) pain or discomfort when urinating, discharge from the penis or vagina,…

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5 tips for keeping your child’s identity safe at school

According to Cifas, a not-for-profit fraud prevention membership organisation, 2017 saw a 30% increase in the number of people under 21 who were victims of identity fraud. It’s a figure that’s likely to increase as more and more information is stored electronically, including in the school system. While it’s impossible to completely remove the risk that your child’s data will be stolen, there are things you can do to help stop it happening. Image Credit 1. Don’t provide information just because you’re asked With the school year just starting, it’s…

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Is painting my floor a good idea?

If you take a trip to your local home improvement exhibition, you won’t find any stands concerned with painting your floor. Image Credit There’s no aisle devoted to it at the DIY store either. Tiles, carpets, laminate flooring and real wood lays are all an option – by why is a painted floor taboo? Old world charm Simply put, it’s a flooring solution you can carry out yourself, and one that you don’t need any professional qualifications to do. It’s also a flooring style that has been popular in the…

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Keeping heating bills low in your park home

Park homes have become increasingly popular in recent years, especially amongst older people looking to downsize, and often because there’s less maintenance required. Another advantage of park homes is their price – most cost much less than standard bricks and mortar houses, starting at around £70,000. Image Credit There are several reasons for this, the main one being that park homes are pre-fabricated, made offsite and delivered to a residential park home site, where they’ll sit on land owned by the site, not the park home’s owner. How energy efficient…

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Where to See Britain’s Natural Autumn Wonders

In the natural world, the autumn months offer some of natures most spectacular sights – even though the days may be feeling a little more chilly, now is the time to go out and explore the beautiful autumn landscape of the UK. Treat yourself to some mens designer clothes and head out for a day or even a weekend break to one of these stunning places… Image Credit Westonbirt Arboretum – Go to Gloucestershire to visit the beautiful Westonbirt Arboretum. This is the time of year when the changing of…

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How to Upgrade Your Conservatory

If you want to have a conservatory that is truly luxurious then there are a number of very important tips and tricks for upgrading your conservatory. The first thing that you need to do is to measure your conservatory, and this is the most important step in upgrading your conservatory, because once you know the exact size of the space you are going to have, then you can easily plan and construct your new conservatory. There are a number of different plans and designs that you can use for upgrading…

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