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17 Aug Summer maintenance checklist: Driveways & Walkways
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Over the next few weeks, we’re taking a look at some home maintenance jobs that are perfect for the hot summer months. This week we’re focusing on how to clean the driveways and walkways outside of your home.Whilst it may be tempting to try and use a good old fashioned hose and brush, the results you’ll get will be far less impressive than if you w..
07 Aug What makes underfloor heating more efficient than Radiators
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We’re all used to having radiators in our homes. Generally, unless something goes wrong with them you probably barely notice it’s there. However in recent years the trend for underfloor heating has begun to steadily grow, and for good reason. Underfloor heating can help provide evenly distributed warmth to your home and the price of installation is..
30 Jul How to care for your garden in the summer heat
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With the long summer heatwave we’re currently experiencing in the UK, unfortunately our gardens are likely to be suffering whilst we’re building on our tans. To prevent excessive damage, taking precautionary steps and altering your gardening habits is the best option to preserve its health.Spend less time cutting and pruningWhilst pruning to allow ..
25 Jul 3 step checklist for choosing the right builder
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Finding the right builder to carry out any kind of work on your home can be an incredibly tricky business. Checking references and establishing trust are vitally important, but until you’ve built a relationship with a tradesperson you’ll always be wondering. At Frank Key, we know how important it is to find the best builder for your project. We hop..
10 Jul New Blog Post
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Whilst wet plastering is the more favoured choice for home construction or improvement. It requires a lot of practise and time to execute correctly. In this article we’ll cover the pros and cons of both wet plastering and plasterboard.Wet PlasteringLet’s start go over the wet plastering basics. Wet plastering is the prefered choice due to its versa..
10 Jul Should I use wet plastering or plasterboard?
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Whilst wet plastering is the more favoured choice for home construction or improvement. It requires a lot of practice and time to execute correctly. In this article we’ll cover the pros and cons of both wet plastering and plasterboard.Wet PlasteringLet’s start and go over the wet plastering basics. Wet plastering is the preferred choice due to its ..
30 Jun Lawn care: how to care for your lawn
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Overlooking your grass whilst taking care of other garden work is common. In a lot of cases grass takes care of itself. There are times when our lawns can end up looking a little worse for wear, however.Whether its due to overuse or poor weather conditions, sometimes all grass needs is a little TLC and it’ll be as good as new. With lawns, it’s ofte..
29 Jun How to choose the best lawn mower for your garden
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Budget, size, blade type and adjustability are all important factors to consider when deciding on the best lawn mower for your garden. To help you have a better understanding of the significance of these factors and how to identify the differences, we’ve put together this quick guide.Lawn mower typesRotary – Extremely versatile, the rotary lawn mow..
17 Jun Garden screening for overlooked gardens
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As the demand for housing continues to grow, there is a decrease in traditional walled properties and an increase in open plan living. Our gardens have become more public causing it to be more difficult to find space on our land to relax in privacy while enjoying the sun. Ideally, we want our gardens to be a place where we can unwind from our busy ..
12 Jun Raised planting beds – How to grow vegetables in any garden
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We’ve all got a bit of green thumb in us, the feeling of eating something you grew yourself is hard to beat. But in most cases we don’t have the luxury of a large well maintained field to work with, nor the funds or time to justify an allotment plot. So how can you get the growers fix without lots of resources? The answer is planting beds. Planting..
30 May Top tips for creating stunning garden edging
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Plan well, build simpleLike with any job, garden or not, its best to plan before you begin. How do you want your edging to look, what materials are you planning to use and do you have a time limit? These are all questions to ask yourself before you start. It’s a good idea to measure out your garden and create a visual plan for what your edging will..
09 May 4 Ways to keep your garden in good shape on a budget
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When we think about revamping our gardens, we’re usually put off by the thought of how expensive it can be. However, this doesn’t have to be the case as there are many ways to prevent yourself from overspending on items you may not not need. Keep reading to hear our suggestions on the best way spruce up your garden, whilst saving money.Plan aheadMo..
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