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Need advice getting started

November 28, 2016, 2:45 pm

My family just closed on a home. This is the first home we have ever owned. This is an older home and much larger than any home i have ever lived in. Now that we are sleeping here, it seems like ther... Read more »

Replacing kitchen worktops

October 22, 2016, 1:11 pm

Our kitchen worktops must be quite old as they were in the flat when we moved in 15 years ago. As we need to replace our sink, built in oven and hob it seems a good time to put in better ones. T... Read more »

glass tile backsplash

October 19, 2016, 4:25 am

We are installing a glass subway tile (3x6) kitchen backsplash. Because of time constraints, we were not able to do it all at once. We just finished part of the job - of cutting and placing the tiles... Read more »

What is the function of the thermal cut out switch on a AEG cooker

September 25, 2016, 7:46 pm

My AEG cooker switches itself off after about 15 minutes, the light in the oven goes off and even if you increase the set temperature on the thermostat the heating light does not come on. After about... Read more »

Understanding ECO Grants

August 4, 2016, 9:18 am

Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a stupendous initiative by the UK govern ment to reduce the country’s carbon emissions and at the same time help the residents upgrade their gas heating boiler... Read more »

Recommendation of household help

March 21, 2016, 2:29 pm

Hello everyone, I have been investigating several home service companies. Can anyone tell me if they subscribe to one of the following or has tried them before? Is it a good experience? Thanks in adv... Read more »

Husband just said our sump pump "container" has cracks so how do ...

March 18, 2016, 8:38 pm

Sump pump quit and flooded the basement Read more »

furnishing a living room with pallets

March 3, 2016, 2:49 pm

what do you think? Read more »

House rewire

February 28, 2016, 9:02 am

good morning i am about to undertake rewiring my 1930's edwardian semi as i am on a very limited budget. i intend to contract an appropriately qualified electrician to make cu connections, testing ... Read more »

Die Dietrich double oven

February 21, 2016, 12:32 pm

I have a Die Dietrich which I've had for years. I have turned on my main oven today, and the smaller right hand side oven (with the rotisserie) came on too, and is now coming on every time I switch ... Read more »

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Black Mould rating: 5

I have just ripped out the old kitchen units and am staggered at the amount of black mould present on the walls behind even though the walls are dry and there are no leaks in the pipework or nothin... Read more »

Gutter not draining - help! rating: 5

I've only just got a conservatory built but the downspout for the gutter is at the highest point. There is only one downspout and I was told before it was built that there was only one downspout s... Read more »

Shoe repair rating: 5

Hi, and sorry about being slightly off-topic. I couldn't find a more relevant list. I am wanting to repair some sandles. The straps and inner sole have pulled away from the outer sole, so I need a g... Read more »

help required garden fencing gravel boards rating: 5

im about to start a fencing project, which requires concrete gravel boards & posts , the posts aren't a problem, but the gravel boards will be laid on the earth, it might seem obvious but how do I s... Read more »

Mira Sport 9.8 Shower - Intermittent Fault & Mira 'threat' of Call Out ... rating: 5

My Mira Sport 9.8 is literally days from the end of the 2 year guarantee, and has developed an intermittent fault. Two days ago, when I tried to use the shower, there was only a dribble of water comi... Read more »

Kitchen Light Fixture - I can't open it. Can anyone show me how? rating: 5

I have this kitchen light fixture which is very annoying to open. My light bulbs need replacement. Can anyone advise me on how to open this thing? I posted pics of it at Read more »

Hand tamper with some extra power instead of plate compactor rating: 5

I have a very small area about 3' x 4' I want to add some layers of crushed granite and compact it to make a nice little patio area. In addition I might have some other similar sized areas I would li... Read more »

Dishwasher upper spray arm not turning despite water flowing rating: 5

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Hi, I have a Beko DE 2541 FX slimline dishwasher. The upper arm is not turning/spinning/rotating, even though water pours out the spray arm's holes. I have thoroughly cleaned the entire ... Read more »

Airlock After Draining Cold Water Tank rating: 5

Drained my cold water tank to clear out all the sediment in it(no lid!) When I re-filled it,all hot and cold taps worked except the bathroom washbasin - not a drop of hot or cold. I'm guessing the... Read more »

Keeping brass shiny? rating: 5

After polishing brass on the outside door can I paint it with something to stop it from tarnishing again ? Some one told me to use clear nail varnish, any thoughts. Read more » is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.