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The 3 most important top tips for building sturdy DIY fencing

The 3 most important top tips for building sturdy DIY fencing

Setting up DIY fencing is one of those tasks that looks simple on the face of it, but there can actually be a surprising number of pitfalls - especially if you’ve never done it before. Here at R&J Builders Equipment we stock a wide range of fencing products, including fence post spikes and temporary fencing. While there are all sorts...

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Essential guidelines for selecting the right PPE for the job

Essential guidelines for selecting the right PPE for the job

Whether you’re working on your own or as part of a small team, your Personal Protective Equipment (otherwise known as safety workwear) should never be an afterthought. However, it’s not unknown for even seasoned professionals to get into the habit of treating it like just a box to be ticked, rather than an essential safety measure to safeguard you against...

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A quick guide to effective garden spring cleaning

A quick guide to effective garden spring cleaning

Now that the weather is getting warmer, more and more people are turning their attention to their gardens, clearing, tidying and trimming them ready to enjoy throughout the spring and summer seasons. The scale and difficulty of this task obviously depends on the size of the garden in question and its layout, so to save you some of the hard...

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Essential tools and equipment you need for painting

Essential tools and equipment you need for painting

If you’re preparing for some painting and decorating jobs in the near future - as many people are at this time of year, homeowners and professionals alike - then your very first step will be to make sure that you’re properly prepared. There are few things worse than being midway through a painting job and suddenly realising you’re missing a...

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3 likely explanations for a boiler losing pressure

3 likely explanations for a boiler losing pressure

If a building suffers from problems with its hot water, a boiler that's losing pressure is often at the source of the issue. Before you can properly start on fixing the issue, however, you’ve first got to determine what exactly is causing it. Luckily, most plumbing and heating issues with a boiler losing pressure can be traced to three main...

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How to drain a pressurised heating system

How to drain a pressurised heating system

Although Spring is gradually starting to set in, you probably don’t need us to tell you that it still gets quite chilly right now, which means you may find yourself doing work on central heating systems for a few weeks yet. And obviously, before you do any work on heating systems, you’ll first need to drain it. This might be...

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Quick fixes for noisy pipes and radiators

Quick fixes for noisy pipes and radiators

While the weather is slowly getting warmer, the chilly weather means that noisy pipes and radiators are still posing issues for many of us here in the UK, especially for plumbers and similar trade professionals. Some of these issues have quite complex causes, and may need extensive investigation. Happily though, many of them are easily diagnosed and often quite simple to...

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Common signs of frozen pipes (and key considerations when fixing them)

Common signs of frozen pipes (and key considerations when fixing them)

Frozen water pipes are a common problem during the colder months in the UK. It doesn’t necessarily always happen at the dead end of winter though. A particularly cold snap running through where you live can be enough to create havoc if you don’t take preventative steps to avoid piping problems. Here are a few common signs to look out...

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Wall and Ceiling Painting Tips by the Pros

Wall and Ceiling Painting Tips by the Pros

Painting walls and ceilings is one of those tasks that seems deceptively simple, but it can be all too easy to get wrong! Luckily, our experts here at R&J Builders Hardware are on hand with some advice. If you want a flawless finish, you’ll want to consider our tips below… Preparation Sure, you can slap some paint on and hope...

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The Most Popular Garage Renovation Ideas in the UK

The Most Popular Garage Renovation Ideas in the UK

If you have a parking spot outside your home, you’re probably wondering whether it’s a good idea to convert your garage. For many people, it can be a great way to add some additional space to your home, and it’s a lot cheaper than converting a loft or adding an extension. In this article, we’ll take a look at some...

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