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Choosing a trade? These handyman jobs pay the best, and worst

When entering the handyman line of work, it can be tough to choose which trade to focus on. Tasks like painting, roofing and masonry require different skills, and often qualifications as well. So, where to focus your efforts? Two considerations are important to many: job availability and pay. Most prefer a profession where they won’t be struggling for work. Good compensation is highly desirable, as well.

Whether you’re just choosing your trade or re-training for a career change, here’s what […]

5 Ways to Stop Condensation in Your Home

Condensation occurs when warm air contacts cold surfaces, or when a large amount of humidity exists. At home, many activities contribute to the release of warm moisture in the air which quickly turns to water.

It tends to be worse in winter as our windows are usually closed, and the heating is generally cranked up. Leaving condensation simply isn’t an option, as it can turn into black mould, which as well as being awful to look at, can also lead […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Cost Management in Construction

In the United Kingdom, the construction industry contributes over £117 billion to the national economy. From civil engineers to electricians, carpenters to scaffolders, there are many different types of construction workers. However, they all have one thing in common – the need to manage costs in this multi-billion-pound sector.

A finished construction project is a combination of raw materials, specialised (and often expensive) equipment, and hours of hard work by a team of professionals. Each of these components comes at […]

5 unique ways to utilise your loft space

The humble loft… it’s dark and dusty, it’s filled with junk and your kids think it’s haunted. Actually, it’s also the most overlooked and underutilised space in your home. For many the loft is filled with untapped potential, essentially waiting for you to use that real estate, that square footage, to create something wonderful for you and the family.

For you to actually use this space, however, the first (and most important) step is to have your loft boarded. Now, […]

The hidden costs of buying an older property

If you’re thinking about moving home, then you could be tempted to get an older property. They definitely have several traits that make them more appealing than a new build, for example a more interesting look or more space. Yet they can also have surprise costs thanks to having to pay extra for utilities, or for having to repair problems associated with older properties.

Why older properties can be appealing to buy

The experts at LDN Properties know all about buying […]

What Front Door Should I Have Installed On My Front Door From A Security Perspective

The best front door for security is the one which will stop anyone from forcibly entering your property. Unfortunately the days of leaving your door unlocked are long gone. Your front door is the achilles heel of your home and the point in which between 60% and 70% of burglars gain entry to your property. It then becomes evident that if you want peace of mind the best thing to do is to acquire a secure door for yourself, […]

The Benefits of Using Steel for Your Next Home Project

So, you’re thinking about your next DIY project for your home, and you aren’t sure what materials to get a hold of. Timber? Steel? Brick? The possibilities are endless, but this doesn’t have to make it a complicated process. Starting a home or DIY project should be fun and allow you to get the most out of what you have.

As huge advocates for everything steel, why not consider steel for your next project? There are many different benefits to […]

Simple Steps for Sustainable Heating

As energy costs continue to soar and concerns about carbon emissions gain further traction, it is not so surprising that people look to become more efficient with their energy use.

In fact, the UK government signed the Paris Agreement back in 2016, agreeing to become net-zero on greenhouse gases by the year 2050. This means achieving a state of equilibrium by which greenhouse gases that occur due to human activity are removed from the atmosphere.

So, its clear big changes are […]

The importance of hi-vis clothing

Is hi-vis clothing taking over?
High visibility workwear arrived in Great Britain five decades ago – in 1964, to be precise, and it is safe to say, it is here to stay!

Helping to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities, hi-vis clothing is now much more widely used than ever before.

Moving outside of construction sites, we now see hi-vis clothing, in some capacity, being used by joggers, schools, healthcare professionals, traffic wardens, and more!

Helping to ensure its proliferation was the […]

Driveway Surfacing Master Guide 

Did you know that a new driveway can increase your property value from between 5-10%? Well, it’s no surprise why so many people are deciding to go ahead and get their driveway done. A relatively small investment today can help improve your property for many years to come. If you’re looking for a relatively cheap way to increase property value and improve the appearance of your property, a new driveway will be the perfect option for you. 

Replacing your driveway […]