Preparing your guttering for the winter  

Posted by Technique Web, on September 21, 2022. Tags: , , , , ,

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Over a period of time your guttering will begin to deteriorate. This is usually caused by a combination of hot sun during the summer and the cold winters we experience in the UK.  Guttering comes in a multitude of materials including aluminium, plastic and even cement if your home is an older property.  Unfortunately, as […]

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How to bring a neglected Victorian fireplace back to life

Posted by Technique Web, on September 21, 2022. Tags: , , , , , ,

victorian fireplace after

Victoria Fitz-Gerald – @fixing_up_58  Having completely gutted and transformed our Victorian London terrace along with my wood-working extraordinaire husband (“Mr-58”) we consider ourselves highly experienced DiY-ers. I document our progress alongside publishing step-by-step tutorials on my social media profiles, utilising various #gifted products along the way. I have a love for the old and a […]

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DIY your own decking with Ronseal

Posted by Technique Web, on September 21, 2022. Tags: , , , , , ,

diy your own decking - do it with cans - after

by Victoria Fitz-Gerald – @fixing_up_58  Intro Having completely gutted and transformed our Victorian London terrace along with my wood-working extraordinaire husband (“Mr-58”) we consider ourselves highly experienced DIY-ers. I document our progress alongside publishing step-by-step tutorials on my social media profiles, utilising various #gifted products along the way. This time it’s Ronseal’s Decking End Grain […]

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Top tips from a professional painter and decorator

Posted by Technique Web, on November 8, 2021.

 by Nige the Decorator I have been a professional painter and decorator for over twenty years. During this time I have learnt many tricks that make the job of painting and decorating much easier and save time and effort. It can be something very simple or something that can make a difficult job easier to […]

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How to save money when painting and decorating

Posted by Technique Web, on November 8, 2021.

 by Nige the Decorator I have been a professional painter and decorator for over twenty years and there’s no doubt that I have learnt many ways to save money on any painting and decorating jobs that I may be doing for a customer.  It is, however, very important to remember that while decorating costs can […]

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How to get the perfect finish on painted skirting boards

Posted by Technique Web, on October 25, 2021.

Nigel Higgins – DIY Daddy I have been a painter and decorator for over twenty years and there is no doubt I have learnt over that time how to get the perfect finish on many different surfaces.  When I have undertaken a painting and decorating job for a client, the one comment I hear so […]

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How to keep your wooden sheds, fences and garage doors in good condition

Posted by Technique Web, on October 25, 2021.

Nigel Higgins – DIY Daddy When you are a homeowner, you will without a doubt have a list of jobs to do around the home. Of course, that list never goes down, it only ever increases. And there are a few jobs that should be done on an annual basis to retain a good condition […]

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Making a homemade cheeseboard

Posted by Technique Web, on October 25, 2021.

By Helen, Whitewood & Linen Were it not for the precision and patience required of a carpenter, I might indeed have been one. Watching a master quietly perform his task with an old piece of seasoned oak, gives me the greatest joy and I love to fill my home with a variety of natural woods […]

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Varnishing a wood box for outdoor use

Posted by Technique Web, on October 25, 2021.

By Helen, Whitewood and Linen I recently came across a variety of wonderful French wine boxes each crying out for reinvention. I spent a happy while imagining a number of possibilities for the particular box I am using today. Ranging from fireside kindling storage to a custom-made sewing box or maybe even a magazine rack-cum-filing […]

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Painting a junk box find

Posted by Technique Web, on September 14, 2021.

By Helen, Whitewood and Linen I have long favoured a chippy aged patina to my home decor preferring its time worn elegance to a more modern look. One item I am frequently on the hunt for when I am out thrifting for the home is an interesting old photo or picture frame. I am usually […]

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