Category Archives: Some of your DIY questions answered

Guest article on solid wood flooring

This article is from   written for Bayley Property Services. Wood flooring is popular in many homes and commercial properties across the UK. Real wood flooring (also known as ‘solid wood flooring’) can last up to 50 years, but this will … Continue reading

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Please visit our facebook page and like us. We have more photos of projects and references on there. You can also keep upto date on any discounted rates we are offering. Please feel free to comment on our projects or … Continue reading

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Whats the best way to prepare an area for concreting ?

Q I want to put a large shed up in my back garden, I want to lay a concrete slab to put it on but need to so as much of the work myself as I can to keep costs … Continue reading

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Fencing and gravel boards

Q I would like to know if it is ok to use timber gravel boards with concrete fence posts rather than concrete gravel boards. Timber is working out cheaper and I think the concrete ones dont look very nice your … Continue reading

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How to remove soot from brickwork

Q I have a wood burner in my livingroom and the flue was not fixed properly and has now been sorted but there is black soot over all the brickwork. What is going to be the best way of removing … Continue reading

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Plastic dry verge or mortared verge

Q I have a house with two gable ends. I have noticed that the mortar is starting to come away from the tiles.  I cannot decide whether to have it all re-pointed or go for plastic dry verges.  Your advice would … Continue reading

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Sealant around a shower tray

Q The joint between the tray and the tiles has failed. Water is getting through the grout, it seems that the water comes from behind the joint and so the seal is not waterproof? I used Ban microflex grout and … Continue reading

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What is needed to make a cellar habitable?

Q Our cellar appears to have been half-converted by previous owners – some of the back walls have a black coating on them, radiators have been fitted and electrical points are down there. I’m just wondering what it would cost … Continue reading

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What do we need to do about cracked render?

Q When we bought our house six years ago the surveyor noted it had been poorly rendered. Over the past couple of years I’ve notice more cracks appear in the surface across the house. Can these be repaired or do … Continue reading

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How to remove paint from floor tiles!!

Q HELP ME GUYS – ok so I tried to paint my floor tiles in my bathroom yesterday. All was well until I had a shower this morning. It’s started to chip and flake off! DISASTER! What should I use … Continue reading

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