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Installing a Wood Burning Fireplace Insert like a Professional

A wood burning fireplace insert has many benefits over traditional gas and electrical alternatives. Most significantly by choosing to heat your...

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Simple on Making your Home More Comfortably

For most people making your house your home is a non topic but there are many “little things” that can be done to enhance your space...

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Lawn Maintenance: Is Your Lawn Revealing About You?

Taking good care of your lawn is necessary for ensuring that it becomes healthy and resistant to disease, pests, weeds and weather conditions. Lawn...

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How To Choose The Right Water System For Your Home

Choosing the right water system for the home requires some careful thought. There are several different types of hot water systems to choose from,...

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Working with a Builder you can Trust

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Helpful Tips on Selecting the Right Contractor

Helpful Tips on Selecting the Right Contractor

by 411HomeRepair on Feb 24, 2010

Selecting a reliable contractor can be a difficult and time consuming task, due to the fact the industry has a variety of terms, cost, availability, specialist in a trade, knowledge, quality, and professionalism. Most licensed contractors are competent, honest, and financially responsible; however like all businesses, contractors are in the business to make money. To avoid having problems with the property, go for a contractor that's backed by a credible institution. Fly by night contractors must be avoided, making those referred by friends a very ideal prospect. Continue reading →

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Avoid Plumbing Disaster: Five Reputable Things Consider

Avoid Plumbing Disaster: Five Reputable Things Consider

by Guest on Apr 5, 2010

Don't throw your money down the drain! What is important when choosing a plumbing company? While you may be tempted to find the cheapest or closest one available in the phonebook, consider everything that can go wrong if you aren’t careful. Plumbing emergencies and disasters are expensive to fix as well as stressful. It’s always best to find a qualified and professional company to handle the problem so you’ll have more peace of mind. Here are some things to look for in potential plumbing companies. Continue reading →

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What Is an Ombudsman?

What Is an Ombudsman?

by Guest on May 29, 2010

An Ombudsman is someone to whom you can address a complaint about an organisation or body. If you feel you have been dealt with unfairly or have suffered some financial or other loss you would like investigating an Ombudsman is someone you can address the complaint to. Some Ombudsmen are Government appointed, for example, The Local Government Ombudsman and The Financial Services Ombudsman, whereas others are industry appointed, such as the Telecommunications Ombudsman and the Surveyor Ombudsman. The Double Glazing Ombudsman is a similar non-statutory scheme. Continue reading →

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Why Use an Accredited Double Glazing Installer?

Why Use an Accredited Double Glazing Installer?

by Guest on Jul 31, 2010

Finding any new tradesman or service provider can be a daunting task. Which company to go for? Are they trustworthy? Will they do a good job? Will I not get ripped off? Consumers therefore have a very high level of protection in place and can be secure in the knowledge that they are using an installer that the ombudsman is satisfied has a proper level of competence and adequate administration procedures. Continue reading →

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What Type of Licensed Contractor Should You Hire?

What Type of Licensed Contractor Should You Hire?

by 411HomeRepair on Feb 24, 2011

Looking for a specialty project? There are many types of contractors available for your home improvement needs. Finding the right type of contractor is just as important as finding a professional and properly licensed contractor. Continue reading →

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Choosing a Landscape Contractor

Choosing a Landscape Contractor

by Dan Eskelson on Apr 28, 2012

Well designed and installed landscaping adds considerable value to your home (14 - 17 percent), allowing you a return on your investment of 100 to 200 percent. Choosing the right contractor(s) can determine the success or failure of this important investment. The following guidelines should be used when evaluating choices for your landscape installation. Continue reading →

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Landscape Designer vs a Landscape Contractor - Part 2

Landscape Designer vs a Landscape Contractor - Part 2

by Guest on May 2, 2012

The most important quality for a landscape designer is “qualification.” Not whether the person is a “designer” or a “landscaper” or a “gardener” but pure and simple qualification built on education, experience and ability. In Oregon, where I work, we see bad designs provided by landscape designers, architects and landscapers. We also see each facet produce good designs. Usually, the main disabling factor for design ability is a lack of in-the-field work experience - planting, digging, replacing, raking, rolling, mulching, etc.. Continue reading →

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Landscape Designer vs. a Landscape Contractor - Part 1

Landscape Designer vs. a Landscape Contractor - Part 1

by Guest on May 2, 2012

Whether you have a small back yard or an acre estate, the right landscape plan can create an outdoor masterpiece. Starting with a professional landscape design enables homeowners to begin their project right, whether they intend to do all the work themselves or hire a professional landscape contractor. A designer can help you assess your immediate and long range goals and desires. This includes practical suggestions about everything from where to put a patio, what plants should go where, and to what degree of maintenance is involved. Continue reading →

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Do It Yourself or Hire a Landscape Professional?

Do It Yourself or Hire a Landscape Professional?

by Guest on May 2, 2012

If you're a prime candidate for creating and installing your own landscape, gather all the knowledge you can, understand the processes and relationships between them, plan well, and then work hard and HAVE FUN! Landscaping is one of the most satisfying of all home improvements - the initial changes to your home are extremely satisfying - and it gets even better over time as your landscape matures... or do you want a quote for your landscape project? Continue reading →

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Why You Need to Hire a Professional Electrician

Why You Need to Hire a Professional Electrician

by Guest on Oct 11, 2012

At one time or the other each one of us has experienced some sort of power outages be it for a short period of time or a considerable amount of time an experience that will most certainly have proven to us what a critical role electricity plays in our lives. Most of the devices we operate on a daily basis be it in the office or at home all need to be powered, with electricity being the main form of energy to power them. Continue reading →

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