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With the UK firmly into the summer period, there’s no better time to be out enjoying the garden. And what better way to do so, than on a stylish composite decking? If you’re an installer or homeowner looking to fit one for someone or yourself to enjoy this summer, this guide will show you how to work out how many boards you’ll need for one. 1. Working out the size of the space Start by
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If you’re a homeowner or installer looking for the ideal material for a garden fence, it’s important to consider composite fencing. It’s constructed from a combination of uPVC and timber, allowing homeowners to enjoy the qualities of both materials. However, to give you an idea of exactly what you can expect with it, we’ve created this short list of its pros and cons. Pros If you’re looking to replace a set of fence panels without
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Most houses have skirting boards installed. In America, they are called baseboards, kickboards or mouldings. Previously they were called ‘mop boards’ as they allowed homeowners to mop the floors without soaking the wall’s plasterboard. In the UK, these boards are simply known as skirting boards. What are skirting boards? Skirting boards are wooden, PVC or even MDF boards that run along the base of an interior wall. These boards can be attached by screwing, nailing
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Whilst timber has traditionally been used for both garden fencing and decking, the emergence of composite variants has led to homeowners rethinking what might be best for their garden. Constructed from PVCu and wood, composite decking and fencing enjoys the best qualities of each material. To help you learn more about their specific benefits, let’s take a closer look at each product. Composite decking Kents Building Plastics offers composite decking from two different manufacturers, Twinson
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Whilst planning permission is required for a lot of building work in the UK, conservatories can often be built without it. This is because they’re regularly considered to be a permitted development right. However, for them to be considered as a such, they need to abide by these conditions: The conservatory does not cover more than half your garden It cannot be higher than the highest part of your property’s roof Its height does not
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Warm roof construction is the process of converting a new or existing roof to a tiled, warm roof. It’s a highly flexible process, suitable for a wide range of single story extensions, including orangeries & conservatories. At Kents Building Plastics, we supply high quality warm roofs in two variations, sentinel roofs and solid roofs. Both are suitable for different types of installations, however both offer similarly excellent benefits. To help you learn more about warm
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For those who’ve had considerable experience fitting fascia boards, you’ve no doubt developed an adept approach to completing the work. However, there’s no harm in looking for ways to improve. Although some of these tips may not be applicable to you, we’ve created a list of things for installers to avoid when fitting fascias. Avoid vents (at the ends of a run) bearing too much weight If you’re planning to install over fascia ventilation, it’s
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Poor underground drainage can quickly become an extreme concern. However, with a proficient system in place, a range of problems can be avoided. Here at Kents, we supply a PVC-U Floplast 110mm underground drainage system. It’s easy to install and high performance. We’ve outlined a number of specific examples below, where installers should consider one. Clogged pipes Back in 2013, a 15-tonne ball of grease was found blocking 95% of a 2.4 metre diameter brick
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Nowadays, composite doors are increasingly seen on the entrances of residential properties. This is not wholly surprising; they combine a number of materials, taking their best qualities, ensuring for a high-performance door. But what materials are these, and what specific benefits do they provide? Here at Kents Building Plastics, we look at what composite doors are made of, giving installers a precise idea of the quality we have on offer here. Skin The outer skin
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Bi-folding doors are an increasingly popular patio door choice. Their smooth functionality and attractive aesthetics have proved a hit with both homeowners and commercial property managers alike. Bi-fold doors feature a unique side stacking system which, when open creates a wide space, seamlessly linking your interior and exterior space. When closed, they create a wall of glass, maximising natural light intake to create a bright and airy interior to any property. At Kents Building Plastics,
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