Posts Tagged ‘advice’

The top 10 DIY time-saving tips

Posted in Home Improvement Advice, Top Tens in DIY on September 26th, 2013 by Julian Cassell – Be the first to comment

Time is always precious and finding the required time to do some DIY is no different in that respect. Therefore below, I’ve compiled a list of my top 10 tips to save time when carrying out DIY jobs. You’ll notice that most of my suggestions are related to planning and how to approach jobs, as I’m really not one for recommending so-called ‘time-saving’ products, as there aren’t many out there as far as I’m aware. Instead, get organised, plan well, and have a read through my more practical time-saving recommendations below. read more »


Colour Republic

Posted in Home Improvement Advice, Tradesmen on July 19th, 2013 by Julian Cassell – Be the first to comment

Colour Republic is one of the south coast’s foremost property refurbishment companies. Based in Brighton they offer full design, supply and installation services in both the residential and commercial sectors – a genuine one-stop shop for all your building, fitting, and decorating requirements. read more »


10 Products that I leave on the shelf

Posted in Home Improvement Advice, Top Tens in DIY on March 12th, 2013 by Julian Cassell – 1 Comment

In DIY stores across the land, there are great products for sale……but amongst these are an equally large number of items that I really don’t think help the DIY cause in any shape or form. My top 10 (or rather bottom 10!) listed below are products that I find to be generally unnecessary, or trying to provide a ‘quick fix’ when the tried and tested option is for me, so much better. I’m not trying to single out manufacturers, as with those featured below, I will often sing their praises in other articles, with different products in their ‘catalogues’. However there really is some stuff that I wish they wouldn’t produce, and that I’d advise you to leave on the shelf. read more »


Wayne de Wet

Posted in Home Improvement Advice, Tradesmen on February 14th, 2013 by Julian Cassell – 1 Comment

Wayne de Wet is quite simply one of the nation’s finest decorators. He was the Grand Winner of the Dulux Select Decorator of the Year in 2011, and runner-up in 2008. He also hand picked a Team of Dulux Select decorators, and they painted show homes and room sets at the 2011 London Ideal Home Show (Swedish house open plan living) and 2012 (The Santiago Town House and Dulux Design Service room set) – the same team produced great results at London’s Exel Grand Designs Live 2012, decorating multiple room sets, and Kevin McCloud used one to open the show. read more »


How much is a new bathroom?

Posted in 'How-to' Guides, Bathrooms on December 1st, 2012 by Julian Cassell – Be the first to comment

Working out how much a new bathroom is going to cost can seem like a complicated calculation, as the final price tag is dependent on so many factors, but if you break down the whole job into its component parts, it is possible to come up with a very accurate estimate. How much your final figure adds up to, will also be very much dependent on the amount of work you yourself carry out, and this is clearly the area where big bathroom savings can be made. read more »