Argyll and Bute Council launches planning permission advice service

Posted on 15th November 2012

Argyll and Bute Council has launched a new advice service aimed at helping local homeowners work out whether their home improvement plans need planning permission or not. According to, ‘Planning for Firm Foundations’ will provide free, expert help to all who get in touch. Whilst plans to lay real wood flooring or update a […]

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Why not treat yourself to a new carpet before Christmas?

Posted on 8th November 2012

With the approach of Christmas comes the annual panic. Will I buy all my presents in time? Will the latest gadget be sold out by November? Where will I put all the relatives when they come to stay?! You may even be worrying about the chipped paint in your living room, or the squeaky sofa […]

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Timber consultancy and information specialist revamps website

Posted on 29th October 2012

A leading timber consultancy, research and information company has revamped its website to offer an even more comprehensive insight into the use of wood in construction projects. TRADA Technology Ltd (TTL) specialises in offering technical tips, tricks, site surveys, training and certification to any company or individual that either uses wood as a design material, […]

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Time Lapse Video of a Parquet Floor Fitting

Posted on 8th October 2012

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Things to check before the fitter arrives

Posted on 1st October 2012

Areas need to be cleared of old flooring Rooms need to be cleared of old furniture Is there suitable access to deliver goods? Sub floors should be dry flat & sound before fitting Will door clear new flooring? Are there any underfloor services which we need to be made aware of? ie pipes and cabling? We […]

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Why solid wood needs to be fixed to sub floors

Posted on 17th July 2012

Try floating solid wood and you’ll be sunk’ Consultant Sid Bourne repeats his caution against floating wood floors: I have written previously about the risks of trying to float solid wood flooring and I still say – regardless of what the manufacturer tells you – that I advise against doing it: MY opinions may be a […]

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