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7 Reasons to choose asphalt paving for driveways

Due to its capability to withstand harsh weather conditions and other damaging forces, asphalt is the best choice for property owners.  Whether you are preparing for the installation of the parking lot, driveways or a general paving project, a business that provides asphalt driveways Dublin can help you with each step of installation. We are going to discuss the top 7 reasons to choose asphalt paving for driveways.

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How new sash windows are more energy efficient

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Mon, 03/30/2020 - 7:38am

Whether you already have sash windows in your property that need updating, or you are thinking of installing new sash windows to replace a different style entirely, they are a great way to improve the energy efficiency of any property.

Below we explain their benefits, why installing triple glazing with Argon gas works so well and how our bespoke service can help your property.

Benefits of New Sash windows

How to Plan a Family Getaway in Your Rear Garden

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Fri, 03/27/2020 - 8:18am

Summer plans might be dashed this summer, but that doesn’t mean you cannot have a great time with the whole family. All you need is a rear garden and some simple camping equipment, and you can transform your garden space into a summer family getaway kids will love.

It can be hard to explain the necessity of social distancing and quarantine. Kids just want to head outside and explore. They want to run wild and have fun. You can’t give them everything that they want, but you can build an adventure right on your property with this guide:

How to Improve the Kerb Appeal of Your Home

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Fri, 03/27/2020 - 8:03am

Whether you’re looking to sell your home or have just moved into a property that needs a bit of TLC, the exterior of your home is the very first impression visitors get, so they are sure to pass judgement on its overall look. With this in mind, it’s essential to boost your home’s kerb appeal. You don’t have to make any major changes or spend a fortune in order to make your house look attractive; it’s all about being aware of the minor details.

Check out the tips below to point you in the right direction when it comes to boosting your home’s kerb appeal:

Signs of Iron Contamination in Your Well Water

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Thu, 03/26/2020 - 8:19am

People who live in the city and depend on tap water don’t have to worry about the iron levels in their water supply. However, people who receive their water in wells need to look out for this problem. Iron is one of the most common contaminants in well water. Yet, it can be easily noticed in the color, taste, and stains it leaves in the water.

Where to Find Custom Built Personal Generators

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Thu, 03/26/2020 - 7:59am

Electrical generators are machines that help meet all our electricity needs. Generators provide electricity when power from a grid is unavailable. In general, generators come in all shapes and sizes. For example industrial applications are aid in providing backup power to major factories, businesses, or whole homes during power outages. However, sometimes they are used as a stand alone electricity generation machine for communities that are not hooped up to the grid in remote areas.

The rise of the houseplant and is it set to stay?

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Tue, 03/24/2020 - 11:57am

It was reported by RHS in 2019 that the sale of houseplants had soared by 50% in 2018 which suggests that more and more people are bringing plants into their home. Looking back further, the Office of National Statistics reveal that the UK spent £925,000 in Q1 in 2013 on plants and gardens compared to £1,480,000 in Q1 of 2019, that’s an impressive rise of £555,555.

Options To Sell a House That Needs Major Repairs

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Thu, 03/19/2020 - 8:04am

The real estate business and the housing market is an industry that is booming with success, but sometimes it can get a little tough selling a home that needs a lot of repairs. Depending on how bad the damages are, the home might take several months until an interested buyer who is willing to do renovations themselves shows up. There are ways for homeowners to sell their damaged home as fast as they can and it's not impossible to achieve. So, here's a list of options for you that might help you sell a house that requires major repairs.

Cleaning Jobs You Just Can't DIY

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Thu, 03/19/2020 - 7:08am

There is an ongoing trend in numerous households and companies where  DIY cleaning has replaced hiring professionals. But that can be extremely difficult or dangerous in some cases. It's admirable to be independent and resourceful, but there's nothing wrong with asking for help or hiring professionals that can do the job perfectly and easily. 

So, here's an interesting list of cleaning jobs that you just can't get done on your own.

The Low-Down On Organic Bed Sheets

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Wed, 03/18/2020 - 11:46am

The world is turning green, and now manufacturers are finding ways to incorporate environmental-friendliness into production. Consumers are also taking care to buy only the best in quality, but they are favoring companies that care about the environment. If you are environmentally conscious, then this article is for you.

From left Andy Rowden from Charles Church South West, with Tom, Stacey Harris and Robert Hart of Charles Church South West , in Tom's new home

Family finds forever honey after life changing injury

Authored by Sarah
Posted: Tue, 03/17/2020 - 3:56pm

A family of five has found its “forever” home after their lives were rocked by a life-changing accident which left their eldest son in need of extra care.

The Coe family, from Exeter were struggling to find a home to accommodate all their needs after son Tom suffered a devastating brain injury after being knocked down by a car in 2015 – but with the help of local developer Charles Church they have found the perfect solution.