Why are grey uPVC windows so popular?

Grey homes are much in vogue, especially in “gentrifying” neighbourhoods. Both practical and aesthetic motives are driving this trend.

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Practical reasons

Grey is terrific for covering imperfections, odd shapes and asymmetries. That’s one reason it has traditionally been used for undercoats. An important consideration is that external furniture such as guttering, electric cables, and downpipes are very often grey, so you can use grey walls to make them almost invisible. Grey also blends naturally with materials like stone and concrete.

Conversely, once you have a grey exterior it makes it easy to match up any pipes, rainwear or … Read more

Shoe colours to wear with a navy dress

Navy is the official sister of black and goes with just about any other colour. It is a colour commonly worn by men, from suits to knitwear, but is also a popular colour for women, with a variety of dresses and workplace suits available. Finding a navy shoe that matches can sometimes be impossible; fortunately, there are several colours that complement navy.

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Bold colours complement navy

Black is not a good choice, so it is best to go for a completely different colour. Be bold and daring; alternatively, if you are not feeling so confident, you can select … Read more

Low-calorie drinks to keep you hydrated

Homemade iced tea has an acquired taste and is popular in the USA. It does have nutritional benefits and it makes for a refreshing summer drink. If iced tea does not appeal to you, there are plenty of alternatives, such as herbal teas in a variety of flavours from chamomile to blackberry and blueberry to strawberry and vanilla. They can be consumed hot or cold, and with added vitamin C, they will ensure your immune system stays on form.

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Perfect summer drinks will ensure you stay cool

Kombucha has come to prominence in recent years thanks to the … Read more

How to prioritise home improvement projects

You only have to turn the television on nowadays to be bombarded with a plethora of programmes demonstrating how to double the size of your home and why you should renovate instead of move. But which home improvement projects are critical and how should you prioritise any work you undertake? Home improvements largely fall into three categories, let’s take a look at them in more detail.

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Ensuring your home is safe

Any damage to your property which could potentially cause injury to your family has to be right at the top of your priority list. For example, a … Read more

Medical Pioneers – Archibald McIndoe

If you’ve never heard of Archibald Hector McIndoe, he was a surgeon born in New Zealand who pioneered new ways to treat burns victims during the Second World War. His work revolutionised the practice of plastic surgery, which is quite a statement to make about a man whose name is not particularly well-known.

McIndoe was born in 1900 in a town called Dunedin, NZ. He graduated from the medical school of the University of Otogo in 1923. In 1924, he was awarded the very first New Zealand fellowship to the top Mayo Clinic in America. He spent four years … Read more