Electric Garage Doors: Maintenance and Repair

By |2021-05-21T12:34:12+00:00January 31, 2012|Repair & Restoration|

Garage doors are virtually the only moving parts in a garage although if they are electric there are a fair few components that can go wrong. Repair is possible, but, as with anything mechanical, regular maintenance makes repair less necessary. Types of garage door and opener We have already covered [...]

Maintaining Garden Offices and Similar Buildings

By |2021-05-21T12:34:12+00:00June 7, 2010|Repair & Restoration|

Working at home is becoming more common these days and garden offices are a relatively cheap way of adding the office space a home needs. Year Round Garden Buildings Many businesses start out in the corner of the lounge, on the landing, or in a spare bedroom but garden offices [...]

How to Repair Felt Roofing

By |2021-05-21T12:34:11+00:00September 18, 2009|Repair & Restoration|

Roofing felt is very common on garden buildings, particularly wooden ones, as it's cheap, lightweight, easy to lay and remains waterproof as long as it is looked after. But there's the rub, it's not as resilient to the elements as proper tiles or solid roofing sheets. That's where regular maintenance [...]

Regular Maintenance for Garden Sheds

By |2021-05-21T12:34:11+00:00September 16, 2009|Repair & Restoration|

Garden sheds are getting more popular as modern living appears to demand that we all have more stuff to store. Regular maintenance of a garden shed makes a lot of sense as it can seriously improve its lifespan. Work From the Ground Up The lifetime of a wooden garden shed [...]

How to Repair a Metal Garden Building

By |2021-05-21T12:34:11+00:00September 11, 2009|Repair & Restoration|

Metal garden buildings are durable and long-lasting as long as they have been proofed against rust and other corrosion. Maintenance should be straightforward and repair should really only be necessary if damage has occurred or the building is very old. Keeping Metal Buildings Straight The sheets of metal that make [...]

Maintaining a Metal-framed Greenhouse

By |2021-05-21T12:34:11+00:00September 10, 2009|Repair & Restoration|

Metal-framed greenhouses are light and relatively cheap compared to their wooden alternatives although harder to heat and more prone to condensation. Regardless of the preference for wood or metal frames there's no doubt that regular maintenance and care of any greenhouse will make it last a lot longer. Corrosion on [...]

Keeping a Summerhouse in Good Condition

By |2021-05-21T12:34:10+00:00September 9, 2009|Repair & Restoration|

A summerhouse is a valuable addition to a home and a garden. It gives you and your family a place to relax and enjoy the summer. It can provide shelter that allows you to extend your enjoyment of the garden for longer than the climate of the United Kingdom would [...]

Restoring and Maintaining a Wooden Greenhouse

By |2021-05-21T12:34:10+00:00September 9, 2009|Repair & Restoration|

Wooden greenhouses have made a bit of a comeback in recent years thanks to cheap imports. Aluminium framed greenhouses had dominated the cheaper end of the market for many years because of their light weight and durability but a wooden greenhouse has a lot more charm and is generally considered [...]

How to Care for Plastic Sheds and Storage

By |2021-05-21T12:34:11+00:00September 9, 2009|Repair & Restoration|

The main point about plastic sheds and outdoor storage cupboards is that they are cheap, certainly compared to wooden alternatives, so we shouldn’t really expect too much of them. They are not expected to be able to withstand a great deal of shock or damage but it’s unusual to be [...]

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