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8 Home Improvement Projects That Pay Off Big | Money Talks News

8 Home Improvement Projects That Pay Off Big | Money Talks News | Crafts, DIY and Tools | Scoop.it
Some of these can be DIY, but even if you have to hire a professional, you should recoup a large percentage of your investment when you sell.
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Great tips, especially if you want to add value to your property.

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The DIY Helpers : What’s the Best Loft Insulation?

The DIY Helpers : What’s the Best Loft Insulation? | Crafts, DIY and Tools | Scoop.it

I know what you really want to know though; just how much money will you save? Quite a bit, as a 270mm depth of insulation can slash around £205 off your annual heating bill. Of course, you won’t initially get these savings back because you’ll have to factor in the cost of insulation in the first place. For a three bed semi-detached home you’re looking at around £200-300 to install, providing you do it yourself as a professional will only had to the cost. So, you won’t be saving money until 2 years in, but given that insulation can last up to 40 years you really are planning for the future when you insulate your home. Plus, when you come to sell then having insulation will add to the value of your home.

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The DIY Helpers live up to their name and pick apart the different types of loft insulation available to help you decide what you should shove in your loft. Whatever you decide, insulation is a most if you want to reduce your heating bills and make your home more energy efficient.

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5 Things You Can Do With Old Pallets | Toolbox News

5 Things You Can Do With Old Pallets | Toolbox News | Crafts, DIY and Tools | Scoop.it

Any company that receives and ships large portions of goods on shipping pallets, such as yours truly, will understand that you can often end up with plenty of old pallets that lie around being absolutely no use whatsoever. It’s a company’s responsibility for disposing of pallets that are no longer of any use, and as we’ve already seen one way in which wood cuttings and a bandsaw can be used to put towards creative arty projects it’s not entirely surprising that there are also many uses for shipping pallets too.

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Apparently an estimated 150 million pallets end up in US landfills every year. Unless they're of the toxic variety it doesn't need to be this way, and they can be used for thousands of other things providing you put a little thought and creativity into the process. Here are 5 things you can do with pallets; from making a bed to building an entire house.

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Checking the Condition of a Flat Felt Roof - Toolbox News

Checking the Condition of a Flat Felt Roof - Toolbox News | Crafts, DIY and Tools | Scoop.it

First off you need to check if the ceiling directly below the felt roof is in good condition. If you notice water staining on the ceiling that’s a sure-fire sign that water is somehow getting through the felt roof. The problem with felt is that the older it gets the less effective it’s going to be, and its deterioration, such as cracking and buckling, can result in it becoming porous and letting water through.

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Begins with a story about why checking the condition of your flat felt roof is important (which explains the photo) and then tells you how to do it.

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How to build garage cabinets

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How to build garage cabinets