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5 Essential Security Items That Every Homeowner Should Have

As a homeowner, your house is your castle and when it comes to your castle, you have the right to defend it in anyway you see fit. In fact, in this day and age, it can be hard to feel comfortable in your own home without a few essential security tools. However, when it comes to choosing those security items, it can be hard to know exactly what will make you feel the safest. Sure, a security alarm... ❯❯❯

Aluminium Fencing vs. Picket Fencing - How Do I Choose?

If you are going to be installing a new fence in the near future, choosing what type of material the fence will be made out of is a big decision for several reasons. First of all, the cost of different materials can vary greatly. You do not want to go broke putting in your new fence, but you also want a fence that is going to last for many years and increase the value of your property. Certain... ❯❯❯

Open Sesame: 5 Reasons to Invest In an Automatic Garage Door

Getting in and out of the house is something that most of us spend little time thinking about because it's such a common and mundane activity. However, after giving it a little bit of thought, you'll instantly realize how much time and effort you can save by replacing your manual garage door with an automatic one. We're all busy people, so efficiency is key to living a stress-free life. If you... ❯❯❯

Top 5 Safety Tips For Your Christmas Lighting

Christmas lights are key in creating the festive, welcoming atmosphere that characterises Christmas. The last thing you want is for an unexpected fire or electrical short to occur as a result of your Christmas lighting. Fortunately, such accidents are usually preventable. Here are our top five safety tips for your Christmas lighting. Get lab tested Christmas lights Not all Christmas lights are... ❯❯❯

Five security measures to consider when renovating a property

When it comes round to renovating an old property you shouldn’t just think about structural and aesthetic alterations but also consider whether there are any new security measures you can include in the process. As you make changes around the building, the opportunity to install new security features often arises and should be taken advantage of. Whether you’re renovating your own... ❯❯❯

De-Stress Your Home With These Simple Tips

Home is where you are supposed to relax and enjoy your free time. Sadly, for many of us the home has now become a place where tensions can be increased. There are all sorts of contributing factors as to why this may happen. It could be cold callers, salesmen knocking on the door, nuisance neighbours, or difficult teens. While not all problems can be simply removed, there are a few ways you can... ❯❯❯

5Home Safety and Security Tips for Young Children

Of all of the places in the world where we want our children to feel secure, our homes would have to go on the top of the list. And with good reason. It’s the place where they eat, where they sleep, where they bathe and where they play. Yet even with our love, affection and a constant eye, it’s still important to have some home safety tips in place just for (extra) precaution’s... ❯❯❯

6 Window Treatments to Prevent Sneaky Neighbors from Spying on Your Family

Have you ever had that neighbor? You know the one — always in your business, looking at your house from the street, possibly even looking in your window? Keep that neighbor out of your business and out of your life with these window treatments. Wood Blinds for French Door Windows Image via Flickr by Andy Melton Wooden blinds are perfect for French door... ❯❯❯

Insuring Your Flood Risk Home

We might have just had a particularly dry July, but wet weather is becoming an increasing problem for many householders in the UK. Flash floods after storms are becoming annual news stories, complete with TV news footage of helicopter evacuations and the resulting damage to homes. One in six of us live in an area at high risk of flooding, and while most of those that do will never actually see a... ❯❯❯

Don't Lose Your Top During Australia's Storm Season

Sydney’s Macquarie University found that natural weather patterns pose a substantial threat to structures in the Land Down Under. Hailstorms, rain and high winds damage cause Australian residents to experience roof leaks, tears and cosmetic dents. Companies specialising in roof maintenance Perth stay busy due to the country’s severe storms. Despite the common occurrence of roof... ❯❯❯