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As the summer approaches, you might be looking forward to leaving work and life worries behind for a week or two of relaxing and exploring.
Whether you're going on an exotic beach break, a city escape or a camping holiday in sunny Britain, leaving your home unattended is something that many people worry about doing.
Here we give you a few tips on how you can look after your house and your garden whilst enjoying your time away:
Bonfire Night can be great fun. Wrapping up warm, throwing on your wellies and watching a local firework display can be one of the highlights of the year and the kids love the excuse to stay up slightly later than usual, eat lots of yummy food and be amazed by the sparkling sky.
However, it can also be dangerous and cause a lot of damage to your garden, particularly if you decide to have a bonfire or firework display on your own property.
But how can you ensure that everything is protected?
We've put together a few tips to make sure that your garden and home stays in perfect condition and your family stay safe this year...
During the cold winter months, a wood burning stove is the perfect way to make your home cosy and warm. But what about maintaining your wood burner?
We've put together this guide to help with cleaning a wood burning stove. We've divided it up into sections so that you can easily learn how to clean the various parts and sections of your stove.
As an alternative way of heating rooms in your home, a multifuel stove can be a great choice over the central heating that you normally use. And with a range of benefits, multifuel stoves have become increasingly popular in recent years.
If you have a traditional wood burning stove, you'll know exactly what you need to do to heat your home – burn some wood, as the name handily suggests.
But what about a multifuel stove? Here's a simple guide to the advantages and disadvantages of the different kinds of fuel available for multifuel stoves, which should help you to choose the appropriate option for you.
When the weather is warm and sunny, the chances are that you probably love to spend a good few hours in the garden.
Whether you're hosting a barbecue, getting lost in a good book or simply sitting back and soaking up some rays, it's great to enjoy the outdoors while you can. And if you've invested in a quality garden furniture set, you can rest safe in the knowledge that you'll have little maintenance to do.
Teak garden sets in particular are extremely easy to care for. But what happens if it does require a helping hand to return it to its former glory?
If you've bought a teak garden set and are now wondering how to care for it, the good news is that teak actually requires very little looking after.
One of the most common questions that arises in relation to teak outdoor furniture is whether or not it should be oiled. There are many oil based products available that are designed to be used on wooden garden furniture sets, and some of these are marketed towards teak furniture.
The summer is almost here, and it's a time when many of us take every opportunity we get to enjoy some outdoor living in the sunshine and warm weather. It can be even better to spend some time outdoors if you have a luxury garden furniture set to relax on and soak up some of the summer rays.
But do you know how to care for teak furniture? Taking care of teak properly can help to protect your furniture and ensure that it is perfect for use over many summers. Teak is actually a very durable and tough wood, so it is able to withstand much of the hardship thrown at it by nature and the weather. With that in mind, it's a great option if you don't want to be spending too much time caring for your teak outdoor furniture.
However, there are still some steps that can be taken to make sure that your teak is cared for properly. Here are some top tips for teak furniture care that can keep your garden set in top condition.