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Maintenance

Floor maintenance

Floor maintenance

Floors see a lot of wear and tear, but if they're properly cared for and maintained most floor surfaces can be kept looking great for decades.

How to reseal flagstone or slate flooring

Over time, slate and flagstone sealant will be scratched off and worn. Resealing your floor will help to restore it to its original glory.

How to polish floorboards and parquetry

If your floorboards or parquetry floor are looking tired and worn, a good polish may be all that's needed to rejuvenate them.

How to clean and repair carpet

Properly cleaning carpet on a regular basis is a good way to keep it looking fresh and new, and to keep allergens under control.

Which floors are easy to maintain?

The time you have to spend cleaning a floor and how well it copes with stains will directly contribute to your long term satisfaction with it. Find out how to choose the right floors.

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Decking

Deck and pergola footings and supports

The footings and supports used for your pergola will directly affect how stable it is. They will also determine how resistant it is to rot and termites, among other things.

Lighting
Light shelf

Light shelves

Light shelves work on a fairly basic principle. A shelf is installed outside of a window, which reflects additional light back into a room. They are particularly effective for houses where eaves might otherwise reduce the amount of light entering a window at certain times of the day.

Cooling
Cooling regulations

Cooling regulations

We’ve all seen the energy efficiency labels on whitegoods, but what do they mean when it comes to air conditioners?

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