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Expert Tips

Timber window & door maintenance

There’s nothing worse than trying to force a window open or having to slam a door just to get it shut. When windows and doors aren’t working they have to be repaired, for both peace-of-mind and security reasons; well-fitting windows and doors are much more secure, and much less annoying!

Save your walls with skirting

Skirting boards were originally used to cover the joint between the wall and the floor, and also for decorative purposes. But they do more than just finish off the look of your home. They protect the bottom of your walls from everyday wear and tear, and damage from pets, kids, furniture and vacuum cleaners.

Decking decisions

When planning an outdoor deck, there is a wide range of decking materials to choose from. This includes solid hardwoods and low-maintenance composite decking. Solid hardwood timber decking looks great but can be high-maintenance. Composite decking also looks good but is man-made and won’t stain, warp or rot. So, when making your decision, there are a couple of things to consider such as the amount of maintenance you are happy to do, and how much you want to spend.

Squeaky floorboards

Squeaky timber floorboards are very annoying and can be caused by two boards rubbing against each other. For a quick fix, try dusting a bit of talcum powder or powdered graphite between them. If this doesn’t solve the issue it may not be the floorboards that are causing the problem. Sometimes squeaking is caused by the sub-floor timber framework, which supports the flooring. For this you’ll need a carpenter to check things out and fix the problem properly.