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- A Quick Guide to Decorating Your Door At Christmas!
If you've always wanted to decorate the outside of your house but just haven’t known where to start, door decoration is a nice place to begin! The front door is the focal point of the outside of your house. It’s usually the most eye-catching feature and even if it’s not, whoever approaches your home to enter it will be greeted with the festive cheer of your decorations.
- The Ultimate 2014 Christmas Decorations Buying Guide
Yes, we’re finding it hard to believe, too. It’s November and Christmas is less than 2 months away; where did 2014 go?! Although the arrival of winter means that we’re going to have to once again suffer the cold and miserable weather, it cannot be denied that this time of year is full of fun due to the holiday celebrations and partying!
- Understanding the Diseases That Affect British Trees
To continue our series of posts celebrating National Tree Week, we wanted to share some useful information about tree diseases and why it is so important to manage them. In the UK trees and woodlands provide an ecosystem that’s valuable to the economy, society and wildlife. There are many threats to our tree population and tree diseases are just one of these perils that we can help to manage.
- Tree Spotting: How to Identify British Trees
The British countryside is beautiful and unique, and much of this is down to our diverse range of native trees. With National Tree Week coming up it’s time to turn our attention to caring for the future of our British Trees. If you are thinking of planting a tree for National Tree Week, it’s useful to be aware of what to expect when the tree grows so you can make an informed and appropriate decision about what to plant and where to plant it.
- Endangered Trees: Around the World
All the trees listed in this post are on the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES) list. Be aware of these restrictions when buying furniture or home improvements made out of these woods. Whilst the trade of these species may not always be illegal, they all have restrictions to their trade.
- How to Plant and Care For a Tree
Planting a tree isn’t a difficult task, however if you want to make sure your tree has the best possible start in life, it’s important to get it right, and to care for the tree properly afterwards.
- Understanding Burglary: Know Your Enemy, Stay Safe
A burglary occurs approximately every two minutes in the UK, so it’s understandable that security is a big concern for UK homeowners. Not only can a burglary result in the loss of sentimental and irreplaceable belongings, but increasing evidence demonstrates that burglary can have a serious lasting impact on the victim too.
- How Green Are Brits at Home?
The UK has a target to reduce the country's greenhouse gas emissions by a massive 80% before 2050 - an ambitious target no doubt, but most certainly achievable. In just 8 years, the average UK property has increased its EPC (energy performance rating) from an E to a D, and we're seeing increasing numbers of new properties built to Zero Carbon
- How to Trim a Door to Size
Internal doors are made in several standardised sizes. Most modern doors are 1981mm x 762mm, but there are bigger and smaller doors on the market too. If you live in a property that has unusually sized door openings, you may find it difficult to find the door you want in a size that matches the opening. The best solution is to buy a door that is slightly too large and trim it down to fit.