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Skirting board heating

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Warm Colours, Warm Rooms – Plastering, Decorating and Skirting Board Heating

A heating refit, to save energy and money, doesn’t have to start and stop with just fitting the skirting board heating. Once you have calculated the area of each room in cubic feet or metres; and worked out how many feet or metres of active heated skirting board you need, you’ll be ripping off the existing skirting, getting rid of your rads – and then of course your home will suddenly have all these bare stripes at the bottom of the walls. Or, even worse, stripes showing the original colours before all those years of wear and tear dulled them down significantly…

Of course if you’re refitting your heating you are probably looking to raise the energy performance levels of your home. This can be achieved by only putting in the skirting board heating – or you can raise your property’s energy performance still further by taking off the existing plasterboard and fitting insulated board instead.

The extent to which you take back a room, or all the rooms in your home, before you begin to build your new and more energy efficient environment depends on the type of building you live in. Older properties, notoriously inefficient when it comes to insulation, may benefit from a proper decorative refit – having all the old  plasterboard taken away, the walls dusted and sealed and the insulated board mentioned above fitted and decorated.

In a newer or more recently furbished property, you don’t need to go to such drastic measures. But it can still be a nice time to get plasterers and decorators in to give the place a bit of a spruce up. A new colour, perhaps a warmer tone to go with your new efficient heating system, can give a room a whole new lease of life. Or if you want to go the whole hog, you can retrofit with heated skirting board and then finish with a new coat of plaster and some insulating paint – which reflects heat back into the room.

Rejuvenating your home’s heating is a perfect time to change the overall look and feel of the place. When you switch to skirting board heating, you’ll expose areas of wall that used to be blocked by radiators. At the very least these will need the attentions of a painter and decorator.

Heated skirting board presents a smart, modern appearance – and can be specified in a variety of finishes and colours to suit most interior designs. As such, you can either choose the skirting boards that go with your existing decorative scheme – or, working with a painter and decorator to design a new one, you can develop the interior you’ve always wanted. Warmer, cheaper to run, and smart too.

Home improvement tools

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Title: 5 Tools For Your Home Improvement

When it comes to home improvement, many people like to take the do-it-yourself approach. Of course, certain tasks around the house require a professional hand – but thanks to improved selections of professional grade tools and gadgets, as well as the prevalence of thorough instructions easily accessible online, there is always more that people can do on their own. However, whether you’re new to DIY home improvement, or an experienced veteran, and whether you’re in a new home or renovating one you’ve lived in a while, it is always important to start with the right tools. With that in mind, here are five of the hottest products, gadgets and tools in home improvement.

1. Rolson Tool Kit

You may have the most essential tools stocked away, but no do-it-yourself home improvement effort is complete without a full, professional tool kit. Rolson’s tool kits are available in multiple editions at My Smart Buy, each with a different number of tools for different purposes, and at different prices. A one time purchase of one of these dynamic tool kits will give you everything you’ll ever need for most tasks around the house.

2. Milwaukee 12-Volt Jigsaw

There are plenty of different tools for cutting boards of wood, but none are as efficient, portable, or simple as this Milwaukee Jigsaw. Featuring changeable blades and a rechargeable battery, the Milwaukee 12-Volt Jigsaw is an excellent power tool for slicing up plywood, which is necessary in a number of home improvements and upgrades (for example, building shelving units).

3. Ryobi TEK4 Stud Sensor

Stud finders are necessary tools in a number of common home improvement tasks (anything that involves invading your walls), and this is certainly one of the best on the market. Featuring an LED screen that locates and defines studs, as well as a warning against driving into live voltage, the Ryobi Tek4 Stud Sensor is a great addition to your tool kit.

4. Bosch PS130-2A Hammer Drill/Driver

A drill and driver combination is one of the most useful power tools in any home improvement arsenal, and few on the market have the same combination of portability and power as this one from Bosch. The power in this device can punch through brick and wood alike, making it perfectly adequate for any use you could find for it around the house.

5. Skil 1400-2 Oscillating Multi-Tool

Handy for tasks like sanding floors and scraping away excess caulk or grout from between tiles, these multi-tools have become more and more common in home improvement kits. There are more expensive, higher performance models available, but the Skil version is affordable and versatile, and should ultimately get the job done all the same.
This is a guest post by freelancer Tom Sizemore. Tom is a blogger who writes on a range of topics related to home improvement and upkeep.

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