Doug's Home and Garden Development Blog

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Doug's Home and Garden Development Blog

Hello, my name is Doug and in this is my home and garden development blog. On this blog, I will be passing on everything I have learnt about designing, building and maintaining your dream home and garden. And believe me, I know a lot. I am not a professional contractor, but I have spent the last 2 years working with a range of different contractors to develop my home and garden. The guys have done a fantastic job and I am really pleased with the results they have generated. I hope you find this blog useful and enjoyable to read.


Keep Your Garage Roller Door in Working Order with the Following Tips

21 March 2016
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Roller doors on the garage in your home are very important. Once you have locked them in place, you are certain that your car is safe because a burglar will have a lot of work to do before they can successfully break in. The sad part is that most people often forget the importance of keeping their garage roller doors in good condition, forcing them to pay a lot of money for major repairs or replacement of worn out parts. Read More …

Leaking Shower Tray? 3 Steps To Waterproof The Grooves Between The Shower Tray And The Glass Screens

7 March 2016
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

If you have a separate shower stall in your bathroom, then you know that waterproofing is vital to ensure that water doesn't leak into drier areas. Waterproofing the grooves between the shower tray and the glass screens will help prevent water from spilling in your bathroom, so follow these steps for getting it done right. Get The Right Waterproofing Sealant For Wet Shower Areas For this waterproofing task, you will need silicone sealant for wet areas. Read More …

Factors to Consider when Selecting the Right Supplies for your Bathroom

19 February 2016
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Having a complete and well equipped bathroom can be a great achievement for many upcoming house owners.You might consider buying a full bathroom set or just adding a few bathroom supplies to the system you already have during renovations. In case you are planning on installing a modern bathroom system, these are the factors you need to think about: Your budget decides  This is very important. Depending on how much you have set aside for the bathroom installation, there are options for you to consider. Read More …

Things To Look Out For to Avoid Plumbing Nightmares

8 February 2016
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Plumbing emergencies always occur when it is not convenient to be dealt with by a homeowner. Trying to install home plumbing appliances by yourself could quickly turn disastrous in case you happen to cause even further damage. Should a plumbing emergency catch you off guard, you will vow never to let it happen. This piece discusses several areas to regularly check on, thereby reducing chances of having plumbing problems in your household. Read More …

Five Tips for Boosting the Temperature of Your Solar Hot Water

26 January 2016
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

If your solar hot water heater isn't producing water that is hot enough, there may be several things you can do to boost the temperature of your water. If you're tired of lukewarm showers, take a look at these heat boasting ideas: 1. Eliminate shading. Ideally, your solar collectors should get as much sunlight as possible. Track the path the sun takes over your house during the day, and look for any areas of obstruction. Read More …