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Removing carpet grippers from floor boards

Removing carpet grippers from floor boards

If you are completely re-doing the flooring of a room (to go from carpet to wood flooring, or to lay sound proofing for example) you might need to remove the old carpet grippers. Here is how I removed the carpet grippers in one room. I used: A chisel with a fine sharp end that could get under the carpet gripper Another item to use as [...]

Ikea assembly service

Ikea assembly service

My flat is full of Ikea furniture. And until now I’ve assembled it all myself. I’ve either had it delivered by Ikea themselves, or used one of the taxi vans outside the store to get it back. For my new Ikea PAX wardrobe I decided to get it assembled for me. The main reason is because of its size and weight. The wardrobe is 236cm high and [...]

Extending a leasehold, Section 42 and the LVT

Extending a leasehold, Section 42 and the LVT

I recently completed a leasehold extension which involved issuing a Section 42 notice and applying to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal. It was a long process but now that it is over I can share an account of what happened. If you have bought a property in the UK there is a high chance that you have bought a leasehold. A leasehold is like a [...]

Estimate the value of your house or flat with a graph

Estimate the value of your house or flat with a graph

If you want to know what the current value of your house, flat or property is (useful if you are buying, selling, or extending the leasehold for example) you can go for the easy option of asking an estate agent to do a valuation, or use a tool such as Nationwide’s house price calculator. Both have their disadvantages; the estate agent will [...]

Clothes moths attack!

Clothes moths attack!

I have spent a lot of time in the past few weeks helping a friend whose flat is under attack by clothes moths. The species in question is known as the common clothes moth, the webbing clothes moth, or if you are really posh, as tineola bisselliella. There have been clothes moths in this property for many years eating the carpets but it is only [...]

Tips and advice for buying windows

After recently buying some windows myself here are some tips that I have put together. This advice is aimed at people living in Britain but much of it applies for where ever you may live. 1. If you can, inspect windows previously installed by the company. The window company may be able to provide addresses of people whose windows you can view. [...]