Local Traders Guides

Top Authority Pest Control Services – Part 3

Chris Nelson is a Pest Control Officer at Harrogate Borough Council, his job role involves dealing with rodents, flying pests and crawling insects across the Harrogate district. In addition to conducting service calls to both domestic and commercial customers, Chris and the rest of the Pest Control Team work closely with the Councilís Environmental Health department to keep the area pest-free.

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Filed under: Pest Control - posted by Brittany on May 21, 2012

Top Authority Pest Control Services – Part 2

LocalTraders interviewed Steve Hughes, Principal Environmental Health Officer at Liverpool City Council. He has been instrumental in the development of the Councilís Pest Control and Animal Warden Services.

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Filed under: Pest Control - posted by Brittany on May 21, 2012

Top Authority Pest Control Services

Common pests like mice, rats, fleas and bedbugs can be a real hassle and can essentially make life at home or a day at the office a nightmare! As well as private pest control services, your local council can help you achieve and maintain a pest-free lifestyle using tailor-made measures and protection programmes.

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Filed under: Pest Control - posted by Brittany on May 21, 2012

Home Owner Guide to Wooden Floors

laminate floorHardwood flooring is one of the more common types of flooring, especially in the UK where property owners tend to feel very passionate about their decor. Wood been a natural material can enhance the look of any room and give it an inviting warm feeling, so is able to suit many different interior designs. If you are new to hardwood flooring, and you are considering fitting this type of floor, the sheer amount of options may seem overwhelming at first. Here is a helpful guide which will explain about the various flooring types and hopefully answer all your questions.

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Filed under: Flooring & Carpet Fitters - posted by Sarah on January 27, 2011

How To Make Your Own Chrome Shower Curtain Rail

shower and bathIf you’ve just redecorated your bathroom, want to enhance your existing bathroom by updating your accessories without the expense of a new bathroom suite or are completely renovating your bathroom, you may be looking to replace your old shower curtain rail, or fit a new rail if you didn’t have one previously.

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Filed under: Kitchen & Bathroom Installation/Design - posted by Sarah on November 4, 2010

Different Types Of Shower Curtain Rail

shower enclosure and chrome shower curtain railWhen doing up a bathroom, apart from the obvious expenses of flooring and wall tiles and a new bathroom suite including toilet, pedestal sink or a basin in a vanity unit or storage cupboard, shower and or bath, there are a lot of smaller items that also need to be considered but that can add a significant amount to your budget when added together.

If you have decided to have a shower over the bath, whether it’s to save space or because there isn’t room for a free-standing shower as well as a bathtub, one particular accessory you will need to purchase to prevent water spraying out into the bathroom is a shower curtain rail.

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Filed under: Kitchen & Bathroom Installation/Design - posted by Sarah on November 4, 2010

Granite Kitchen Worktops – Care and Maintenance

Dru Bloomfield via FlickrKitchen planning can be a long and difficult task with so many different options to consider, from task lighting to types of kitchen work surfaces; flooring to cupboard casings and doors. Finding the right type of worktop to suit the rest of your kitchen design and meeting the requirements of your kitchen use is important and granite work surfaces can often provide a practical and stylish solution for most homes.

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Filed under: Kitchen & Bathroom Installation/Design - posted by Sarah on November 1, 2010

How to Convert your Attic into Living Accommodation

Source: Martin Pettitt via FlickrWhen you find yourself in a position where you need more living space than you can afford, or wish to extend your home without the traumatic moving process, converting your attic can be an ideal solution for homes with good height and roof space.

If the traditional image of an attic evokes piles of dusty boxes overflowing with household junk, then take a second to consider the raw potential and added value that you can tap into.

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Filed under: Builders,Roofers - posted by Kay on October 27, 2010

How to Increase Security at Your Property

Source: Mukumbura via FlickrThere are a number of different steps that can be taken to improve security at your property, whether you have a home that you own, a rental property, a holiday let or a holiday home such as a caravan or boat. It depends on how concerned you are about security at your home as to which security equipment will best suit you.

There are general security measures that can be installed that are advisable to offer protection to all homes, or if you have high value items in your home or the grounds of your property, you may want to fit more and higher quality security or surveillance systems to monitor your home. Whatever size house you live in, you can find a type of security product that can help keep your family and belongings safe and secure so you don’t need to worry about intruders when you’re asleep, on holiday or away from home.

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Filed under: CCTV/Security and Alarm Specialists,Locksmiths - posted by Sarah on September 14, 2010

How to Increase Living Accommodation in Your Home

Source: stevecadman via FlickrThere can be a number of reasons why you may want to increase the amount of living accommodation in your home, from growing families to needing to provide space to care for relatives. Moving house isn’t always practical or preferential, especially if there are options available at an existing property to expand within the current layout or to build an extension in land surrounding your home. If the current home you live in is located close to places of work and amenities such as schools, uprooting the family can be the last thing you want to do.

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Filed under: Builders - posted by Sarah on September 8, 2010
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