Harry Clarke the famous artist made his livelihood satisfying peoples fascination with refraction of light through glass. But as well as allowing light to pass through, glass will also reflect and distort light. This will happen at various rates depending on many factors but including glass type, thickness, colour or tint and whether…Read more
Should I bother with a ‘snag list’ before moving into my newly built house?
Q. I am buying a newly built home in an estate. The house is covered by the new building regulations, which I understand require inspection and sign off by an Assigned Certifier. I felt that I could save money by not getting someone to inspect the house for me. However, my friend, who works on a…Read more
How do I get rid of damp spots on a wooden floor?
Noel Larkin answers a readers question published in the Irish Times July 7th 2016 Q My late mother’s house is about 100 years old and she spent significant sums of money on dry lining and insulating it over the past number of years. However after replacing the wooden floor in the sittingroom I noticed staining on…Read more