How to protect your home from burglaries

Collaborative post with our friends at FBD Insurance How to protect your home from burglaries There is no doubt that having your home burgled is a very distressing experience. That is why FBD Insurance...

How to attach a skirting board

We had a bunch of electricians and plumbers lifting floorboards and removing skirting boards as they completed the insulations works. Unfortunately, a few of the skirting boards were discarded and needed to be replaced...

How to use an electric sander to sand a banister

We have an original 1950’s oak wooden banister in the house we’ve just bought. The problem is that it is covered in the old varnish that hadn’t aged very well and was a horrible...

How to stain and varnish wooden floorboards

This is part two of a post, where the previous one focused on how to sand wooden floorboards. Now we need to finish them off. This is how to stain and varnish wooden floorboards....

How to sand wooden floorboards

We had just lifted our carpet to find out that the original 1950’s pine wooden floorboards were in reasonable nick. I decided to test the water whether we should get somebody in to do...