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artificial grass, fake grass, how to clean fake grass 23/11/2021

Artificial Grass: Everything You Need to Know Before You Buy

What is artificial grass? Artificial grass – also commonly referred to as fake grass – is a synthetic alternative to natural grass. It’s usually made from durable plastics polyethylene and polypropylene, and sometimes nylon. Offering all the greenery of natural grass without any of the upkeep, artificial grass is a popular option for homes and commercial properties. Where can I use artificial grass? Because of its versatility and easy upkeep, artificial grass can be used in a wide range of different areas. These include: Home gardens Terraces Balconies Roof gardens Conservatories Children’s... Read More

Benefits of Pocket Doors 05/10/2021

6 Benefits of Pocket Doors

​​Pocket doors can be a stylish and creative dividing solution for a more compact living space –  whether that’s separating an ensuite in a small bedroom or sectioning off a study in a studio apartment.  So, are pocket doors a good idea for your home? Here at Build & Plumb, we know there are multiple benefits of adding pocket doors to your space – from creative solutions to open plan living, to introducing a subtle, minimalist aesthetic.  What are pocket doors? Pocket doors are sliding doors that disappear into the... Read More

All You Need to Know About French Doors 05/10/2021

All You Need to Know About French Doors

Timeless and classic, French doors add a stylish touch to your home. Whether you’re stepping from your conservatory to your garden or opening the kitchen doors to your patio in the summer, French doors are a perfect way to welcome natural light into a room. Here at Build & Plumb, we’ve accumulated a wealth of knowledge on French doors. Here, you’ll find everything you need to know, from measuring advice to soundproofing methods. What are French doors? French doors are designed with full-length windows and open outwards. They are generally... Read More

how to paint a fence 13/09/2021

How to Paint a Fence With a Roller & Brush

Time to spruce up your garden fence? Whether your wooden fence is old and in need of some TLC or you simply want a change of colour, a fresh lick of paint can completely transform your outdoor space. Painting a fence not only does wonders for the appearance of your garden, but the right paint will also help extend the lifespan of the wood by protecting it from rot, UV rays and weather damage. Here at Build & Plumb, we’ve created a simple five-step guide on how to paint a... Read More

how to put up a fence 13/09/2021

How to Put Up a Fence

Want to learn how to put up a fence yourself? Here at Build & Plumb, we’re going to show you how. Installing a garden fence is a relatively straightforward task and one you can do yourself if you’re looking for a DIY landscaping project and want to save the cost of hiring a professional.  There are three stages to putting up a fence that we’ve detailed below: installing the fence posts, the gravel boards and the fence panels themselves. Our guide will take you through each step, so you’re ready... Read More

How To Varnish Wood 13/09/2021

How To Varnish Wood

Sometimes furniture or flooring needs some TLC. If your wood is looking worn or needs some extra protection, a coat of varnish can give it a new lustre and prolong its lifespan.   Whether you’re looking to varnish your hallway floor or dining room table, you’re in the right place. Here at Build & Plumb, our handy guide will tell you all you need to know about how to varnish wood. You’ll learn how to apply wood varnish like a pro and all the tips and tricks you need to get... Read More

How to Stain Wood 13/09/2021

How to Stain Wood

Timber surfaces can look fantastic when left untreated; the natural colour of wood can be visually very interesting. However, there are a variety of wood stains that can change the colour of your timber furniture and hardware and give a measure of protection as well. Here at Build & Plumb, we’ve created a guide on how to stain wood and elevate the appearance of your wood furniture. What is a wood stain? Primarily a decorative change, a wood stain seeps into the body of the wood and brings out the... Read More

Why are bifold doors a good idea? 13/09/2021

The 5 Top Benefits of Bifold Doors

Contemporary, space-saving and aesthetically pleasing, there’s no wonder that bifold doors have surged in popularity in recent years. If you’re trying to decide whether they’re right for your home, we’re here to help. Choosing new doors can be tricky – it’s a big commitment, and you want to make sure you’re getting it right. Here at Build & Plumb, we’ve created a quick guide to help you decide. Read on for all the reasons why bifold doors are a good idea for many homes. What are bifold doors? First thing’s first;... Read More

How to Plaster a Wall 13/07/2021

How to Plaster a Wall

Plastering a wall is a job often left to the experts, but if you’re a dab hand at DIY and have a home project that you want to complete, you might be considering doing the job yourself. The good news is, it’s fairly easy to do once you know how.  To help you ensure you get the best possible finish, here at Build & Plumb, we’ve created this step-by-step guide on how to plaster a wall from start to finish. You will need: Dust sheets Plaster Plasterers Trowel Plasterers Float... Read More

How To Lay a Patio For Beginners 13/07/2021

How To Lay a Patio For Beginners

A patio can completely transform your garden. If you’re looking to overhaul your outdoor space and perhaps add a new seating area for dining outdoors, paving slabs can be a really worthy investment, acting as an extension of your property and elevating the appearance of your home.  If you’ve decided on a patio and want to learn how to lay paving slabs yourself, here at Build & Plumb, we’ve created this handy step-by-step guide to follow.  You will need: Paving slabs Sharp sand Cement Jointing compound Cement mixer or alternative... Read More