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Self-build and renovation have been increasingly popular in recent years as they offer, in theory, more for your money. In practice this is generally the case but for those new to building and construction, which the majority of self-builders are, the devil is inevitably in the detail. Keeping costs down at every stage of the build or renovation is largely achieved by good planning. Planning for the project itself is crucial but keeping one eye on the future can also be a good plan with certain aspects of the project. Electrical and lighting installation is one area in which planning for now and also for later is sometimes overlooked. While the electrical system in either a new-build or on a renovation project is actually a relatively simple part of the work there are some practical issues that need to be kept in mind – along with naturally complex regulations.
People sure do love their pets, but not everyone around them might feel the same. If your neighbors’ cat or dog is always finding its way into your yard and using it as a bathroom or messing up your flowerbeds or vegetable garden, then sometimes simply asking your neighbor to keep better control of them won’t be enough – after all, they can’t watch their dog at all times and nobody can really keep tabs on where a cat wants to roam! Happily, there are some easy, cheap and environmentally friendly ways to keep animals out of your outdoor spaces, which won’t harm them or your plants.
I know, I know. We’re still in the fiery throes of summer, tanning ourselves and generally basking in the unusually high July temperatures – most unusual for the UK. You might even be forgiven for thinking we’re enjoying something akin to a summer.