How to render a garden wall


Brick walls in gardens are prone to deterioration over time, leaving them looking tired and weathered.

Rendering instantly revitalises your landscape, offering a protective shield from environmental elements, boosting the durability of the underlying wall, and creating a uniform yet customisable surface.

Before embarking on the rendering process, consider your options. You may render a garden wall as it is or want to rebuild it for a fresh start. If you decide to demolish and reconstruct, consider hiring a skip for the hassle-free removal of rubble and unwanted brick waste.

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How to grout tiles in your kitchen or bathroom

You can transform your kitchen or bathroom using grout, whether you’re retiling a wall or refreshing old grout.

Grout’s job is to fill gaps and prevent tiles from moving around on the wall, but it also acts as a protective barrier against dirt, moisture, and other damaging elements.

If your tiles show signs of ageing, consider retiling. Alternatively, regrouting provides a fresh look when tiles don’t need replacing but the grout is permanently stained.

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Six unusual things found in a skip

Skips are an easy, affordable way to dispose of waste from home renovations and garden projects, construction and demolition sites, and house clearances. They enable you to dispose of large amounts of rubbish conveniently, so they’re typically filled with building rubble, broken furniture, plastic, and metal.

However, some skips have been known to contain the unexpected. Join us as we journey into skip history and explore six surprising items discovered in skips over the decades.

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A quick guide to various waste types

In England, the staggering 409 kilograms of waste per person collected in 2021 by local authorities is a stark reminder of our collective impact on the planet. Yet our waste footprint extends far beyond the confines of our homes, whether at work, dining out, or enjoying a holiday.

In light of such extensive waste generation, we all must ensure proper categorisation and disposal of waste. Everyone, from individuals to companies and recycling centres, is responsible for checking recyclable materials are appropriately recycled and non-recyclables are disposed of in the safest manner possible.

Join us as we explore the diverse waste types, look at what they entail and outline the most effective methods for discarding them.

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Poor waste management and how to prevent it

Poor waste management is largely caused by incorrect waste disposal, which can pollute the earth’s water, air, and soil resources.

The world currently generates 2.01 billion tonnes of solid waste annually, and at least 33% of this waste is not managed safely, leading to environmental pollution.

When working on a project or renovating your home, building a large amount of site waste can begin to build up from the moment you start. If you allow your site waste to develop and grow into a heap of unorganised mess, it can become quite challenging to dispose of.

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Good recycling habits for the new year

The start of a new year is always a good time to set new goals or intentions. What better way to begin by focusing on your recycling habits?

In 2021, the UK saw an increase of household waste, and we discarded 27.7 million tonnes of rubbish. The problem with this waste is that it has an incredibly low recycling rate of 44.4% meaning most of this will go into landfill and pollute the planet for years to come.

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A quick guide to Christmas waste disposal

With magic in the air and Father Christmas on his way, December typically brims with joy and treasured moments shared with loved ones.

Unfortunately, the spirit and cheer of the festive season can also create a massive build-up of waste in homes and workspaces.

The main offenders are decorations, presents, Christmas cards, food waste, and Christmas trees. As you’ll know from previous years, the house and office can rapidly get messy with the excess.

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How to declutter your home the easy way

Clutter can consume your daily life, and decluttering can often feel overwhelming — whether the junk’s in one room or has taken over your entire house.

However, you’re not alone — 90% of the UK public has clutter in their home, and reducing it is more critical than ever.

Clutter impacts your physical space but can also affect your mental health. A shocking 47.2% of people reported feeling stressed and swamped by a disordered property.

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