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How to Choose the Right Decorating Roller

Posted By: John Published: 20/08/2019 Times Read: 29 Comments 0
How to Choose the Right Decorating Roller

So, you have to paint, but you don’t know where to begin with, or what tools to use? Our guide to rollers is here to help!

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How to Damp-Proof Garden Sheds

Posted By: John Published: 15/08/2019 Times Read: 76 Comments 0
How to Damp-Proof Garden Sheds

We’ve been fortunate enough to get some lovely weather in the UK recently, but soon the tables will turn, and it’s important that we, and our garden shed, are prepared for the upcoming seasons. Often a prized staple in the garden, and home to our most treasured tools, have a look at our handy guide for damp-proofing your shed.

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6 Things You Need to Refurbish Your Home's Exterior

Posted By: John Published: 08/08/2019 Times Read: 134 Comments 0
6 Things You Need to Refurbish Your Home's Exterior

So, you’ve got some garden furniture that is now home to cobwebs, dust and debris. The first step to getting the furniture prepared for refurbishing is to give it all a brush down. A hard bristle brush is the best tool to do this with, as it will be thorough but won’t damage the wood.

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Guide to Fire Retardants and Intumescent

Posted By: John Published: 04/08/2019 Times Read: 162 Comments 0
Guide to Fire Retardants and Intumescent

Here we have created our handy guide to help with the confusion of fire retardants and intumescent, what they should be used with and why they should be used!

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How to Permanently Remove Mould on Walls

Posted By: John Published: 01/08/2019 Times Read: 128 Comments 0
How to Permanently Remove Mould on Walls

Mould is up there with one of the worst things to happen to walls in the home, and no home is safe. Not only is mould unsightly, but it’s also bad for your health, can affect your timber structures, and its ability to spread fast is unrivalled.

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A Guide to Teak Deck Preservation

Posted By: John Published: 17/07/2019 Times Read: 228 Comments 0
A Guide to Teak Deck Preservation

Taking care of wood in all seasons is really important, as weather and general wear and tear can cause damage. So how can you look after it?

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What is Rising Damp and How Can You Treat it?

Posted By: John Published: 01/07/2019 Times Read: 304 Comments 0
What is Rising Damp and How Can You Treat it?

Rising damp can occur in the masonry of buildings and can cause significant damage. Read here to find out exactly what it is and what you can do to stop it.

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How to Care for Exterior Wood in Summer

Posted By: John Published: 27/06/2019 Times Read: 318 Comments 0
How to Care for Exterior Wood in Summer

The time for DIY is here, so ensure your outdoor furniture is prepared for the year ahead with our guide to caring for exterior wood during the summer.

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What is the Difference Between Fire Retardant and Flame Retardant?

Posted By: John Published: 21/06/2019 Times Read: 347 Comments 0
What is the Difference Between Fire Retardant and Flame Retardant?

Fire retardant and flame retardant both work to prevent fires. We take a look at the differences between the two and what they each offer.

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How to Identify and Treat Rot in Timber

Posted By: John Published: 12/06/2019 Times Read: 301 Comments 0
How to Identify and Treat Rot in Timber

Rot can affect timber at any time and can be either wet or dry rot. We look at how you can identify wet and dry rot and treat it properly.

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How to Stop Condensation in the Bedroom

Posted By: John Published: 30/05/2019 Times Read: 231 Comments 0
How to Stop Condensation in the Bedroom

Condensation can cause many problems for your home and health. We take a look at how to prevent condensation in the bedroom with our guide.

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Tips for Maintaining Quality Decking

Posted By: John Published: 21/05/2019 Times Read: 227 Comments 0
Tips for Maintaining Quality Decking

Decking can become worn down over the years. Just a few simple tips will help transform the appearance of your decking, and extend its life by many years!

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How to Fireproof Sheds and Garden Timbers

Posted By: John Published: 15/05/2019 Times Read: 461 Comments 1
How to Fireproof Sheds and Garden Timbers

We take a look at why garden timber should be fireproofed and the ways in which you can better protect sheds and furniture from fire damage.

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How Can Hot Weather Cause Damage to Your Home?

Posted By: John Published: 09/05/2019 Times Read: 217 Comments 0
How Can Hot Weather Cause Damage to Your Home?

We take a look at some of the issues and damage that may occur to your home’s interior and exterior during the hotter weather of summer months.

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How to Protect Fences From Rotting

Posted By: John Published: 30/04/2019 Times Read: 211 Comments 0
How to Protect Fences From Rotting

When it comes to wooden fencing, rot is often an issue that can cause considerable damage. Luckily, there are a number of ways to protect your fence from rot and stop it spreading.

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The Conservation of Masonry

Posted By: Tim Published: 08/10/2018 Times Read: 817 Comments 0
The Conservation of Masonry

Stone is a natural, durable and strong building material of great value and beauty. However, in common with most building materials, it’s prone to deterioration from several environmental factors:

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ACS to introduce the BCF VOC Globe

Posted By: Tim Published: 25/09/2018 Times Read: 911 Comments 0
ACS to introduce the BCF VOC Globe

ACS Ltd is now part of the VOC Globe scheme

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PROTECTING RAINSCREEN TIMBER CLADDING

Posted By: Tim Published: 07/09/2018 Times Read: 873 Comments 0
PROTECTING RAINSCREEN TIMBER CLADDING

For many years, over-cladding masonry buildings with timber has been seen as an economical way of improving both the appearance of buildings and increasing their thermal insulation.

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Frost spalling damage to bricks and stone

Posted By: Tim Published: 30/08/2018 Times Read: 630 Comments 0
Frost spalling damage to bricks and stone

We look into the problem of frost spalling into brick and stone walls.

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CALLING ALL PROFESSIONAL DECORATORS

Posted By: Tim Published: 09/08/2018 Times Read: 418 Comments 0
CALLING ALL PROFESSIONAL DECORATORS

ACS products designed for use by the professional decorator

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Student digs

Posted By: Tim Published: 02/08/2018 Times Read: 331 Comments 0
Student digs

Property maintenance for student lets.

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