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Black & Decker

Black & Decker is an iconic brand name for power tools. The company is the world’s largest producer of power tools and accessories. They produce a huge variety of power tools such as saws, workmates, drills, grinders and sanders. In addition, there is an extensive range of garden tools including lawn mowers, hedg...13:08 Fri 16th Jul 2010

Creating Expectations: Using Door Handles, Door Fixtures and Door Furniture To Impress

 When a guest comes to your home the first thing they're likely to look at with any scrutiny is your front door. More directly, beyond the door and it's general surrounding the handle, fixtures and knocker (is applicable) are the first thing your guest is likely to interact with. With this in mind it makes se...10:45 Thu 17th Jun 2010

How To Make Your House A Home

Many of us have, at one time or another, picked up a paint brush or a screwdriver and done a bit of DIY. Whether it is to redecorate a new home or simply spruce up your existing one people are DIYing it for themselves often every weekend. It can be relatively easy to give your home a new look without breaking the bank....10:45 Thu 17th Jun 2010

John Lewis

John Lewis is now one of the top ten retailers in the UK. The brand is known for its slogan "Never Knowingly Undersold" which has been in use for 76 years. The stores are synonymous with quality goods and stock homewares, clothing, electrical, toys and sporting goods. The John Lewis Partnership also owns Waitrose.The f...14:47 Wed 02nd Jun 2010

Dulux

Dulux is an internationally recognised brand of paint. This paint is used in homes across the UK everyday; it is a trusted brand that everyone has heard of. Other brands from the company that makes Dulux include Cuprinol for wood care, Glidden for trade paint, Polycell for predecorative products and Hammerite for metal...13:47 Wed 02nd Jun 2010

Very

Very is an online retailer of clothing and accessories. Their range covers womenswear, menswear, childrenswear and homeware. Very also has clothing from a wide range of designers and celebrities including Holly Willoughby, Fearne Cotton, Peaches Geldoff, Jasmine Guinness, Preen & PPQ to name just a few. Very is th...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Matalan

Matalan is a totally unique out of town retailer. They are committed to providing outstanding value for money; offering up to the minute fashion and homewares at prices up to 50% below the equivalent High Street price. Their range includes womenswear, menswear, childrenswear, accessories and shoes. During the 1970&rsq...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

House Of Fraser

House of Fraser is renowned for its designer brands and exclusive collections. House of Fraser offers luxurious items at affordable prices. From beauty essentials to home accessories, the premium department store strives to offer its customers an enjoyable and pleasant shopping experience both, online and in store. Th...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

TK Max

TK Maxx is best known for fashion. However, their stores sell fabulous accessories, luggage, toys and homeware too. They offer brand name and designer clothing, footwear, bedding, furniture and beauty products at up to 60% off their recommended retail price. Whether buying online or in store TK Max always gives great v...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Next

Next is one of the UK's largest clothing retailers. Whether buying through Next Retail, the Next Directory or Next International customers are always assured of quality and value from the company. Next offers a huge range of clothing and accessories for women, men and children as well as home and furniture essentials. ...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Argos

Argos is the home of catalogue shopping. They offer everything you can think of but are most known for their electrical goods, toys and jewellery. The online shop is just the same as the high street shop with easy to find products and bargain prices. Most goods ordered online can be delivered to your door. With over 1...15:37 Mon 24th May 2010

Wood Flooring Maintenance Guide

Wood Flooring Maintenance Guide Having natural wood in your home is once way to give a house a sense of peace and calm. On top of this wood flooring is usually durable and will last for years as long as you look after it. Cleaning Wooden Floors The simplest and best way of keeping your wooden floors in good co...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Reducing Clutter Guide

Reducing Clutter Guide We all have busy lives, work and family vie for our time constantly, and while this is all going on we would sometimes like to keep the house tidy too. This task proves to be monumental as clutter seems to simply seep from the floor, from between the cracks in the floorboard and gestates in th...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Removing Wallpaper Guide

For a long time wallpaper was “in” and people covered every single inch of their house in the stuff. It has been known, on occasion, that some have even wallpapered their ceiling! One of the biggest problems withwallpaper is that it is very hard to remove; luckily there are some tips and tricks for getting ...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Removing a Radiator Guide

If you are painting and decorating you want to do it properly. There is little point lovingly choosing colours and designs for a house – and then doing the job in a lacklustre way. Ultimately, if a house is intended to tell people what kind of person you are missing out certain parts because they were hard to do ...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

How to Unblock a Sink or Toilet

It’s something we all have to face eventually whether we are renting a property or living in our own – it is inevitable that the drain will become blocked. Rather than call a plumber most of us would like to do it ourselves and save the expense – but where should you start with a blocked drain. Whe...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Replacing a Broken Tile Guide

If you have a broken tile amongst many in your bathroom or kitchen you may think it’s the end of the world. You need not worry of course. You can easily replace a tile with only a small amount of time and materials. You are more likely to have trouble finding a tile which is an exact match for you old ones than a...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

The Real Costs Of DIY

When times are hard many of us seek to improve our current homes rather than moving to a new one. Perhaps we need more room as the children get older. Or maybe an elderly relative has to move in for long term care. We spend quite a bit of time in our houses and so we want them to be as pleasant an environment as possib...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

Homeowners Out Of Pocket On Fuel Bills

When the weather is cold we automatically turn up the heating and don’t think about the bill until it arrives. However it seems that we can do something about the bill before it becomes too much of a burden. As homeowners face another threatened rise in gas and electricity rates, Which , the consumer watchdog, h...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

TrustMark Sends Cowboy Builders To OK Corral

Many of us can do simple DIY jobs from changing a light bulb to unblocking the sink and even putting up a shelf. However, for more ambitious jobs obviously we would have to ‘get a man in’. It is true to say that most of us would prefer to rely heavily on word of mouth when it comes to getting a handyman in...15:36 Mon 24th May 2010

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