Upcoming Event – Autumn Ideal Homes Show – Dublin 26th – 29th Oct

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Ideal Home Show 2012 The B&Q Ideal Home Show is Ireland’s best loved exhibition for home owners and with up to 220 exhibitors and a huge amount of free information, advice and entertainment.

S & N Granite will be attending the Autumn Ideal Homes Show in RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin from the 26th – 29th October 2012.

Following the highly successful Spring event, plans are well advanced for a bigger, more exciting event.

Call S&N Granite today for more detail

Window Sills and Weatherproofing

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Window Sills, Window CillWhen the cold creeps in, it is time to increase the heat. As valuable as a heater is, it can actually worsen the situation by wasting energy and increasing bills. That is when it becomes necessary to proof the window sills against the conditions of the weather.

When people make a few affordable fixes, they are better able to prevent the entry of cold air. There are tips available to prevent leaks and weatherproof windows sills, please find some handy tips below and ensure every window cill in your home is weather proof

Reduce Drafts…

Apply a Sealant…

Use Weather Strips… More

Window Sills & Heads: How to Frame a Window

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window sill, window sillsTo frame a window, you’ll need care, precision, and an absolute attention to detail. A poorly-installed or weakly-framed window can lead to water damage and even health hazards if a draft sneaks in, which is why it’s so important to choose the right kind of window sill and know what you’re doing when you position it.

1: Measure Your Window Space – How big is your actual window? How large will your window sills need to be?

2: Use Quality Materials – Ensure you use high quality materials for your window sill that will last through both time and weathering.

3: Replace Old Studs – Take out  old studs and stick in fresh ones according to the specifications of your new window sill

4: Install Your Header – You can cut these yourself or buy them cut based on window sill spec. More