These 7 Bank Holiday DIY Home Hacks Will Blow Your Mind

With a bank holiday weekend coming up, there’s no better way to spend that extra to yourself than to give your home some extra love and attention. While a little bit of DIY can be daunting, it doesn’t have to be. These 7 DIY home hacks will help you to get the biggest results with the least effort. Sounds good to be true? Read on and see for yourself.   DIY Tip 1 – Upcycle Old Drawers Into Stylish Shelves   If you want to save money and save the... Read More 14/03/2019

How much does it cost to install Laminate Flooring?

When pricing the cost of installing laminate flooring, sometimes you can be in for an unexpected surprise. The cost of the actual work of installing the floor can actually rival the price of the floor itself. Crazy, right? Laminate flooring can be picked up for as low as less than £6.50 per square meter, but a standard installation could cost anywhere between £8 to £12 per metre squared. Most fitters will charge per metre squared, while others will charge a daily rate – generally around £150. Most fitters or installation... Read More


Design tips for combining practicality with style for your home décor

Often when it comes to decorating our homes, we’re forced to choose between style or practicality, but we just don’t think that’s the case. With some clever furniture choices and lots of inspiration, you can have a home that looks great, but that also suits your needs too. It’s the best of both worlds. Here are our best design tips for combining practicality with style for your home décor, for a house you’ll love to live in. Laminate flooring When it comes to flooring, the need for both practicality and... Read More


Brushed or lacquered? Which flooring type is right for you?

When you’re choosing a new floor, you want the best choice of wooden flooring options available, from colours, to grain to price to finish. Many people don’t really consider what kind of finish will be right for their floor, but it’s actually an important factor to take into account, as it could mean the difference between loving your floor and wanting to show it off, or regretting your choice and hastily covering it with a rug. So, when it comes to the most popular flooring finished, which is right for... Read More


What to do with your left over wooden flooring

Here’s the scenario – you’ve just installed a beautiful new wooden floor at home, and thankfully you measured correctly and had more than enough to do the job. But now you’ve got a lot of scraps left – what should you do with them? We understand you’ll be reluctant to throw them away, after all you paid good money for your floor and it would be a shame to see it go to waste. So, here’s a few ideas as to what to do with your left over wooden flooring... Read More


How to use wooden flooring as a stunning feature wall

Anyone with a keen interest in home interiors will no doubt be aware of the trend for wooden plank effect wallpaper used as a feature wall to great effect. This style was embraced very quickly as the trend for using naturally sourced materials in our home décor really took off, and of course it doesn’t hurt that this effect can instantly transform a room into a cosy, warm and inviting space to be, whether it’s a bedroom or a living area. One of the disadvantages of this trend though is... Read More


What is a suspended timber floor?

We’ve been asked a few times by our customers, ‘What is a suspended timber floor?’ and how it will this impact on their final flooring choices. We thought we’d take some time to clear this question up and discuss how it’s likely to affect you if you have one. Q: What is a suspended timber floor? Floor structures are generally one of two types – solid or suspended. Suspended timber floors, which are typically found in older houses, are normally made from timber floorboards which are then attached to joists... Read More


Is Your Wooden Floor lifting? Here’s Why

It’s every homeowner’s worst nightmare – you’ve just laid a beautiful, and expensive, solid wood floor and after only a few months it seems like your wooden floor is lifting. What’s causing it to do this? And more importantly, what can you do about it to reduce the amount of damage done to your floor? Find out more in our blog post below. When your wooden floor starts to lift, this process is also known as buckling or bulging. It’s common for this to happen in any area of the... Read More

House Guests Infographic 06/10/2016

House guests – a great idea in theory but what really annoys you about them?

Check out the survey results via this infographic detailing the things British home owners find annoying about house guestsCheck out the survey results via this infographic detailing the things British home owners find annoying about house guests. Having guests over in your house is always nerve-wracking – is your house clean enough? Do they like your interior? But house guests themselves also need to adhere to certain standards of behaviour and etiquette. We asked over a thousand people what they felt were the biggest house-guest etiquette faux-pas, and we arrived... Read More