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Why is Property Maintenance So Important?

Maintaining property is vital to ensure its long-term use, look and overall value. It is easy to neglect maintenance when time or money is short. That said, doing so can cause small issues to turn into big ones as time goes on. Maintaining property on a regular basis makes sure you will not have to spend even more money fixing issues later on. Also, maintenance ensures that your property remains safe and secure for yourself and all who live there. As such, here are some issues to look out for when maintaining your property. Continue reading “Why is Property Maintenance So Important?”

10 Things You Need To Know About Bespoke Fitted Wardrobes

Bespoke fitted wardrobes might not be your first choice for a bedroom. If you’re on a budget, flat pack furniture might seem like a cheaper and more practical option. But here at Ligna Carpentry, we know from years of experience that fitted wardrobes provide the best solution when it comes to storage. Here are 10 reasons why. Continue reading “10 Things You Need To Know About Bespoke Fitted Wardrobes”

How Many Types of Carpentry Jobs are There?

Working within one of the world’s oldest professional trades, the roles and specialisations of carpenters have evolved over time to solve a great variety of tasks. Carpentry jobs traditionally covered construction work involving timber – shaping, trimming, and installing the material necessary for building framing. Continue reading “How Many Types of Carpentry Jobs are There?”

Difference between first fixing & second fixing

In the construction industry, ‘first fix’ and ‘second fix’ carpentry is related to the building of both houses and commercial buildings. The first fixing is composed of all the work done to take a building from its foundation to the point of plastering the walls. The second fix is then all of the work after the plastering. Continue reading “Difference between first fixing & second fixing”

The Perfect Finish: Why You Shouldn’t Confuse Varnish and Lacquer

While it’s not uncommon for the terms varnish and lacquer to be used interchangeably, the truth is that they’re quite distinct. This something that any good carpenter will tell you. These professionals have a working relationship with both, so they know exactly when to use them and how to maximise their value.

When searching for high quality carpentry services in Stowmarket, it’s important to be clear about what you want. Whether you’re building a new staircase, restoring antique furniture, or erecting wooden support structures, try to give your carpenter as much information as possible. That way, they can pick materials and finishes which enhance and refine.

Keep reading to learn about the differences between lacquer and wood and some of their common applications.

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The Best of Both Worlds: 4 Ways Interior Designers Are Bringing Soft and Hard Wood Together

We can all agree that there’s something rather exquisite about wood. In fact, almost every home in the country contains a wood feature of some kind, whether it’s an antique cabinet, a dining room floor, or a quirky kitchen island. Fortunately for homeowners in Stowmarket, the standard of carpentry here is very high. This means that it is relatively easy to commission ‘one off’ bespoke pieces.

You might, for example, invest in carpentry services because you want to build a new staircase or restore an old one. Local carpenters build furniture from scratch and some even work on the foundations of houses, though you’ve got to make sure you hire the right kind of contractor for this. At the moment, interior designers are going crazy for the combination of soft and hard woods, which is something that you could try in your own home.

Keep reading to find out how designers are mixing and matching wood varieties to create striking interior spaces.

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Why Professional Property Maintenance Means Fewer Tenant Complaints

Becoming a full-time real estate developer is a dream for many people. If you have a passion for transforming properties, becoming an owner many times over is likely to be an appealing prospect. Yet, whether you own three homes or thirty, the responsibilities are the same. Landlords are tasked with providing their tenants with a whole range of facilities, and it is not an easy feat.

This is why many choose to invest in professional property maintenance in Suffolk. With a team of handymen, gardeners, plumbers, electricians, and cleaners at their disposal, there’s no job too big or small. From broken porch lights to blocked toilets, cracked windows, and faulty locks; whenever a need arises in one of your properties, it can be handled within hours.

Keep reading to find out why outsourcing property maintenance leads to happier tenants.

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The Modern Wood Staircase and What You Need to Build One

For many Suffolk homeowners, the picture of a dream house includes things like a beautiful garden, a spacious kitchen, and an exquisite, hand crafted staircase. All come at a price, but the good news is that the cost of carpentry services is much smaller now than it was a decade ago. There is also a broader variety of providers and independent contractors.

If you want to build a wooden staircase from scratch, you need to find an excellent carpentry provider in the Suffolk area. While it is not impossible to DIY the job and go it alone, it actually happens to be one of the toughest projects that you can undertake. Therefore, the help of a specialist company is highly recommended. Not only do registered carpenters have the right skills, they can also make sure that your staircase adheres to local building codes.

This guide to the basics of a custom wooden stair design will give you some insight into the construction process.

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