Although they offer a much harder and more durable surface to their carpet counterpart, tiles and stone still require on-going care and maintenance to ensure that they remain at a high standard for as long as possible and any signs of degradation are prevented. Several factors need to be taken into account when it comes to maintaining tiles, especially those made from travertine.

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Whether you are considering having a conservatory or other extension built onto your home it’s always best to check with your local council whether or not you need planning permission. There are certain rules governing whether you will need planning permission and it is in your own interests to be aware of them at the start.

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Whether you are building a new property, making structural alterations to an existing building, or simply looking to make a property safe; fire protection should always be at the forefront of your thoughts. There are various products and technologies available on the market that can help to prevent fire and prevent them from spreading should they occur. All of these fall into the category of either active or passive fire protection. However, unless you work in a related industry, there is a real chance that you aren’t too sure which particular category covers which products. Hopefully we can help to clear up some of this confusion.

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Garden ponds are a popular feature and can be found in many homes across the UK. In most instances, homeowners choose to install either a waterfall or fountain, or sometimes both. This of course means that a pump is required to circulate the water round the pond or to the fountain. If you are looking to create a garden pond that will require a pump, there are a few things that you should know first to ensure that you get a suitable solution and to keep the pump working properly.

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