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How the Middle Ages gave us the Mortgage

Posted on: June 25, 2020

The Middle ages roughly date from the end of the Dark ages to the 15th Century. We like to think of it in somewhat romantic terms of Castle’s, Knights and Damsels in distress. It was, in fact, a time of disease, religious intolerance, a life spent toiling in fields for a Baron and then having to toil on your own small piece of allotted land. It could be brutal and harsh. The Feudal system, along…

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Choosing a Tree for a Smaller Garden

Posted on: June 17, 2020

The presence of trees is one of the most soothing things in nature. The calming effect that trees have on us is enormous, as well as the fact that trees are good for the planet and provide a valuable habitat for wildlife to live. If you are considering adding a tree to your garden but are concerned by the size of your garden, there are some trees that are better suited to a smaller garden.…

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Modern day systems we have to thank the Romans for

Posted on: June 15, 2020

The Roman Empire shaped a lot of Britain and there are many modern day systems that we have to thank them for. Here are just a few of them. Image credit Plumbing – the Romans used aqueducts to bring fresh water into their homes and developed some of the earliest drains to take away the wastewater from their homes and streets. It was a much more sophisticated system than had been previously seen in the…

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How to Improve Your Home’s Exterior with Paint

Posted on: May 27, 2020

With so many different options for remodelling your home, the first step of how to improve your home’s exterior is deciding what your needs are. There are plenty of things that you can do for your home, but you may have to consider some very basic things. You may want to get your gutters cleaned every year or so, or perhaps there is a crack in the pavement and you are considering fixing it. It…

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8 Top Tips for Installing a New Laminate Floor

Posted on: December 12, 2019

Read these tips to make sure your laminate floor looks great and lasts well. Image Credit 1. Check the Skirting Boards If you want to retain the skirting, you’ll have to remove it during installation and then re-lay it. Some older houses have a beading at the bottom of the skirting board, and this will need to be taken up. 2. Check Door Clearances The door needs to be able to clear the new floor,…

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