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Wall & Floor Tiling

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Throughout this blog we’re going to go through what wall & floor tiling entails for the joiner and why it could be a good move to Tile Your Walls & floors.

Tiling work can be done both inside and out, this includes homes of customers, small projects like Tiling A Bathroom Wall or big projects tiling numerous big rooms. Plus, building in all weather conditions. The work is performed on houses, industrial and commercial buildings, churches, and out installations, swimming pools and more.

The work is laid out through drawings similar to architecture, for example, all the measurements need to be marked and set out so that the tiler knows what to do and so that the finished product is of a high standard for the customer.

Why would I need Tiling?

The facts are; you might not need to re-tile your floor / wall(s). However, if you want or need a fresh look for your home or business then you need to ask yourself, Rip out or replace? Both of these are viable options, it just depends on your preference.

Here at George Hardies we offer Tiling Jobs to our customers.

Give us a call on 0131 447 5327 today!


Loft Conversion

Benefits of a Loft Conversion

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The benefits of Converting Your Loft are endless. With lots of home owners increasing the size of their home instead of moving house at the moment, it truly is a great way to optimise space that is readily available. Throughout this article we are going to go into two of the many reasons you should convert your loft.

Increase the value of your home

By creating a habitable space the square footage of your home increases. With that view, in most cases the loft conversion pays for itself in terms of enhancing the value of your home. In fact, Housing Market Research in the past has shown that the house value can increase by up to a huge 20%.
The most obvious advantage to Designing A Loft Conversion is the additional space. You can create an office, an extra bedroom or even a couple of rooms and a bathroom and for some families the added space is a real indulgence.

Planning Permission

The majority of standard extensions and additions to your home require planning permission. Most loft conversions do not need granted planning permission unless it substantially alters the appearance of your home. This can save valuable time and money as opposed to adding an extension to the side, front or read of the house.
By using a professional and reliable company with experience in converting a range of loft spaces, the new room and stairs can really feel like they are part of the original build.
Making your stairs flow and creating them in the same style as the existing stairs can provide you with the impression that the loft room has always been there.
Speak to our Loft Specialists here at George Hardies about converting your loft. Call now on 0131 447 5327

When should you bring in a professional?

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We’ve all been guilty of biting off more than we can chew when it comes to a D.I.Y project, but when should you call in a professional? We’re taking a look at some of the most common interior decorating tasks and when you should pick up the phone and call a professional.

Unless you’re a qualified Joiner & Carpenter or builder, we think anything that involves structural work should be left to the professionals.

Likewise, if you’re dealing with a problem that has the potential to cause structural damage and need dry rot treatment or damp proofing, you should leave it to someone who knows what they’re doing. The worst case scenario is if you’ve don’t get professional help which could make things worse, and you might end up needing to spend more money to correct the faults.

There are things that are you can probably do yourself like painting and wallpapering. But if you can afford to hire help you might find the experience less stressful and time-consuming.

If you need building work done by Recommended Builders UK, contact us here on 0131 447 5327 for a quote for peace of mind and a quality finish.

Tips for Drywalling

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Drywalling (also known as Plasterboard Drywall) can seem like a daunting task to undertake however, hanging drywall isn’t actually that difficult. There are a dozens of tips for installing drywall however; today we are only going to go through a few of them.


Safety is essential when doing any physical work. There aren’t many safety hazards when installing drywall however, wearing a dust mask and safety glasses to keep dust from getting in your eyes and lungs are the main hazards what you will need to worry about.

Measuring the wall

To begin with, you need to measure the wall. Measure the width of the wall and cut the sheet so that is about a quarter of an inch shorter.

Adding screws

Start to add screws to the middle of the panel at an appropriate height. After the first one is done continue with the rest whilst working your down from the middle toward the outside and about 16 inches apart.

Here at George Hardies we offer all types of Plaster Work including drywall installations.

If you need any assistance with drywalling call us now on 01331 447 5327

A few things to keep in mind before replacing your roof

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The roof is an extremely important part of your house, without it (of course) you would be cold & wet from the rain. That is why it is important that you get it right when having a Roof Replacement. However, replacing a roof isn’t cheap, they can cost up to £16,000 as an overall cost.

Take a good look at the paperwork

The actual job can take up to five days (depending on the size of the roof). Roofing in general, involves a massive amount of money & liability. There are three documents that are crucial:

• Building Permit
• A written contract – outlining everything you have agreed to
• A letter addressed to you from the contractors insurance confirming the project under the worker liability plan

Only the best

To ensure you won’t have to worry about your roof again, only go for the best Building Products. You will want to check out copper flashing which is very durable for sealing joints however; this would add around £800 to the cost.

If you need any roof repairs on your building, give us a call on 0131 447 5327