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Time for an Upgrade? The Value of Replacing Old Windows and Doors with uPVC

Windows and doors serve as critical elements of your home, offering not just aesthetic appeal but also essential functionality in connecting your indoor and outdoor environments. Yet, over time, these features may begin to demonstrate signs of ageing and wear, impacting the comfort, security, and energy efficiency of your home.


How Does Channel Drainage Work?

Channel drains, also known as trench drains or linear drains, are a fundamental component of many construction projects. These drainage solutions play a crucial role in managing surface water and preventing flooding. In this blog post, we will explore how channel drainage works and the benefits it offers.


The Ultimate Guide to ACO Channel Drainage Installation

Are you looking to install an ACO drain or ACO channel drainage system on your property? Look no further! In this ultimate guide, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of installing an ACO drain. Whether you are dealing with pedestrian channels or driveway channel drains, ACO has got you covered. Let's dive into the world of ACO drains and learn how to install them with ease.


Affordable and Efficient: The Value of Trench Blocks

In the world of construction, time and cost savings are always top priorities. The recent introduction of trench blocks, specifically thermalite blocks, has been a game-changer in this regard. These 355mm trench blocks are revolutionising the way foundations are built, offering a cost-effective and efficient solution for construction projects of all sizes.


What Paving Is Suitable For a Driveway?

With so many paving choices on offer, it’s incredibly easy to find a style that’s ideal for your home, to achieve the exact look you were hoping for. From Granite to Limestone, Sandstone to Porcelain, there’s a vast variety of beautiful paving stones to achieve the ultimate outdoor style.

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Roof Lantern Extension Ideas to Uplift Your Home

Roof lanterns are a modern innovation that is taking the building industry by storm. Their elegant design and variety of benefits have made them a popular choice for residential and commercial buildings across the UK. This not only enhances the visual appeal of your property, but it can help you save on your energy bills annually.


A Beginner’s Guide to Installing a Loft Ladder

A loft ladder replaces the need for makeshift solutions that aren’t safe or convenient. Today, Beesley and Fildes will walk you through the process of fitting a loft ladder. Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast or a beginner, our guide will walk you through each step.


Everything You Need to Know About SPC Flooring

SPC flooring is not just a trend, it's a smart choice. It offers unmatched durability, visual appeal, and versatility. But what exactly is SPC flooring, and where can it be installed? As experts in the field, Beesley and Fildes are here to guide you through everything you need to know about SPC.


Slat Wall Panels: An Installation Guide for Beginners

Wall panels are a great and innovative way to add depth and character to a modern home. Their sleek nature and simplistic elegance have made them a popular choice for homeowners' renovation projects. From Victorian elegance to modern minimalism, wall panels can dramatically transform any room. Today, Beesley and Fildes will guide you through the installation process for slat wall panels.


A Guide to Staggering Laminate Flooring

By staggering the planks, the load is distributed evenly across the floor, ensuring a more stable surface. This will increase the longevity of your floors as they will expand and contract as a whole rather than individual planks.

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A Guide to Installing Corrugated Roofing Sheets

Corrugated roof sheets are durable, versatile, and stylish, proving to be a popular choice for roofing. These can transform your home, adding character and providing protection against harsh weather conditions. Their unique ridged design adds to their robustness, allowing water to flow off the roof.

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A Simple Guide to Laying Breeze Blocks

Are you a professional builder needing supplies for your next project? Or maybe you’re attempting your own home renovation? If so, our breeze blocks are perfect for the job. Breeze blocks can be used for load and non-load-bearing walls for both commercial and residential buildings.


What is PIR Insulation?: A Simple Guide

PIR insulation, also known as Polyisocyanurate insulation, is a type of foam used to insulate various types of buildings. This is part of the thermoset plastic family, differentiated by its manufacturing process and composition.


Expert's Guide to Installing Porcelain Paving for Lasting Elegance

Porcelain paving is becoming increasingly popular for garden patios, pathways, and driveways, thanks to its elegant appearance and impressive durability. Porcelain paving slabs not only enhance the aesthetic appeal of an outdoor space but also boast a high resistance to wear and tear, making them a prudent investment for any property.


The Green Choice: Marley's A+ Rated Concrete Roof Tiles

Choosing the right roofing material is a critical decision for both new construction and renovation projects. Not only does it have to look good, but it also needs to perform well under various environmental conditions and have a minimal impact on our planet.


Grey Kitchen Ideas

These innovative grey kitchen ideas can be used as a modern accent or as a core shade in trend-led designs, inspiring homeowners to incorporate this versatile and wide selection of shades in their cooking spaces.


How Condensation Damages Your Home's Aesthetics

Condensation is a common issue faced by homeowners, often overlooked until the damage becomes painfully visible and costly to repair. Whilst it might seem like a minor inconvenience, the presence of condensation can have far-reaching effects on your home’s aesthetics, from peeling paintwork to damaged curtains.


What is Hi-Vis Clothing, and When is it Required?

Hi-vis clothing is designed to make workers more visible during poor lighting conditions. This is especially important for individuals working near moving vehicles, machinery, and equipment. Hi-vis clothing generally consists of lightweight items to prevent constricting movement and ensure comfortability.


Replacing Stair Spindles: A Step-by-Step for Beginners

Are your stairs looking a little defeated? Maybe the spindles have become damaged or broken. If so, they can be easily replaced to achieve healthier-looking stairs. Today, Beesley and Fildes will guide you through the process of replacing stair spindles.


The Standards for Safety Footwear at Work

Safety footwear is paramount when working in hazardous environments, such as those operating heavy machines or handling various materials and harmful chemicals. The right pair of safety shoes is the modern worker's first line of defence. Whether working in construction or a large factory, employers must provide and implement safety workwear for all employees.

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3 Ways to Repair Rotting Wood

A silent destroyer, wood rot can turn the structural integrity of your home or garden into a ticking time bomb. This slowly weakens the surface, creating an unsightly appearance. But you needn’t fear. At Beesley and Fildes, we sell a wide range of timber treatments to tackle rot, fungus, and insect attacks.


A guide to Plasterboard Installation

Installation of plasterboard can be an easy task with the correct tools and materials, especially if you opt to use Soudabond Easy, a PU adhesive foam.


Expert Tips: Installing Acoustic Panels to Elevate Your Viewing Pleasure

For film enthusiasts and television addicts, a high-quality sound system is essential for a truly immersive experience. Unfortunately, even the most advanced audio equipment can be affected by poor acoustics. This is where acoustic slat wall panels come into play. These innovative panels absorb sound waves, reducing echoes and reverberations, resulting in exceptional audio quality for your home cinema.


Essential Steps for Successful Mini Digger Hire

Mini diggers are incredibly versatile and can be used for a wide range of projects. Whether you're a homeowner tackling a DIY task or a professional in need of a reliable tool, a mini excavator is a great choice. These machines come with various attachments and instruction manuals, making them easy to use even for beginners.


A Beginner’s Guide to Installing Roof Shingles

Shingles are a great choice for covering roofs or extensions. Their sleek nature and durable design provide an extra layer of protection whilst making your home look aesthetically pleasing. Better yet, they are the perfect choice for a DIY project due to their simple installation and easy maintenance. Today at Beesley and Fildes, we will run through the installation process for roof shingles.

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An Easy Guide to Fitting Tile Trim

If you have recently installed tile in your home, it's important that you fit a trim that blends seamlessly with the floor. This not only adds character to the room, but it's essential for protecting your tiles from chipping and damage from wear and tear.

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Carcassing Timber: What is it and What is it Used for?

Carcassing timber is rough-sawn timber that is used for the structural framework of buildings. This includes roof battens, stud work for partitioned walls, and floor joists. Unlike its counterpart, planed timber, which is often used for aesthetic purposes, carcassing timber provides a more natural, rugged appearance.


A Step-by-Step Guide to Laying Bathroom Floor Tiles

Bathroom floor tiles offer a sleek and timeless look, elevating the atmosphere of your bathroom. With an abundance of styles to choose from, you can customise the room to match the mood. Today, Beesley and Fildes will guide you through the installation process for bathroom floor tiles.


What is a Combi Boiler?

Combi boilers, traditionally called combination boilers, were designed to combine all components of a traditional central heating system into one compact unit.


Winterise Your Deck with These Easy Steps

Winter is Coming. Is your decking ready? Winterising your deck is an important step in maintaining its condition and prolonging its lifespan. By taking the time to prepare your deck for the cold winter months, you can save yourself time, effort, and money in the long run. Winter weather can cause damage to decking materials and compromise the overall integrity of your deck design.


Insulate Your Home and Save Big on Energy Costs with these Expert Tips!

Did you know that there are plenty of ways to make your home more energy-efficient and save some cash? One of the easiest ways is to insulate your place properly. Reducing your carbon footprint while staying warm and cozy during the chilly winter months is made possible with this solution. Proper insulation of your home is crucial to reduce heating expenses and conserve energy. Whether you use loft, or building insulation, ensuring it is done correctly will make a significant impact.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Energy Efficiency & Insulation

From loft insulation to cavity wall insulation boards, understanding the various insulating products available is crucial. In this comprehensive blog, we'll explore the world of insulation, covering everything from DIY tips to the best choices for different areas of your home.


How to better insulate your home

If you're interested in reducing heat loss from your home and saving money, there are many things you can do. Installing insulation or draught-proofing will reduce heat loss.


A Complete Guide on How to Clean Porcelain Tile - Expert Tips from Beesley & Fildes

Proper upkeep of your porcelain tiles is essential to maintain the cleanliness and appeal of your home. As a homeowner or someone interested in tile maintenance, you may have come across various blogs claiming to have the best cleaning methods. However, finding accurate and reliable information can be overwhelming. Don't worry, because we, at Beesley & Fildes, are here to provide you with a comprehensive guide on how to clean porcelain tile. Our expertise in the tile industry ensures that your tiles remain in optimum condition for years to come.


A Comprehensive Guide: How to Cut Porcelain Tile

When it comes to DIY tiling projects, cutting porcelain tiles can be one of the most crucial and challenging tasks. However, armed with the right knowledge and techniques, you can achieve professional-looking results. In this comprehensive guide, Beesly & Fildes will walk you through the step-by-step process of cutting porcelain tiles with precision. By the end of this blog, you'll be equipped with the skills to handle your tile-cutting project like a pro!


A Guide to Working with Copper Pipe.

The use of pipes and fittings is highly varied in every home, ranging in length, shape, and connectors. However, there is no need to worry as there are many solutions available to make your pipework secure and minimize the risk of leaks.


Strong and Stylish: The Benefits of Concrete Gravel Boards & Concrete Posts

Looking for a strong and stylish fencing solution for your garden? Look no further than Beesley & Fildes' concrete gravel boards and posts. Made of durable concrete, these boards provide a protective barrier from the ground, making your fence more durable and longer-lasting. Concrete also prevents rot for longer than timber, ensuring better long-term value.


Creating the Perfect Shaker Kitchen Design for Your Home

Are you considering remodeling your kitchen but don’t know where to start? The sheer number of options for materials, color schemes, and layouts can be overwhelming. One design style that is worth considering is the shaker kitchen.

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Affordable DIY Wall Panels: Transform Your Space

Wall panelling has become a growing trend in recent years, as homeowners look to transform their bedrooms, hallway, living room and bathroom. It's so simple yet adds a touch of luxury to any room. It also fits in seamlessly with any interior décor, as it can be painted to suit the surrounding space.


Which roof sheet is best for your project?

Are you planning on renovating your garage or outbuilding? Or are you embarking on a new DIY project that involves installing a new roof? With so many options available, choosing the best type of roofing sheet can be a daunting task.


Will My New Roofing Sheets Look Like Tiles?

Are you considering a tile roof for your home or building project? If so, you may have considered traditional clay tiles as a beautiful, classic option. However, tile roofing sheets are becoming an increasingly popular choice, and you may be wondering whether they can replicate the look of clay tiles. The answer is yes - tile roofing sheets can absolutely look as traditional as clay tiles, with added benefits of affordability, durability, and ease of installation.


How To Install an Internal Door

Are you considering replacing an old, worn-out internal door in your home or office? Or are you planning to install an attractive new white internal door to upgrade the look of your living space?


Small Kitchen Ideas

Are you dealing with a small kitchen? Don’t let its size limit your creativity! With the right kitchen units and design ideas, you can make the most of your small space. Here we’ll share some tips and tricks to help you create a big look in a small kitchen. From maximizing storage to adding natural light, you’ll find plenty of inspiring ideas to help you transform your kitchen.


How to Build a Studded Wall

Below we delve into the process of how to build a studded wall and answer any questions you might have along the way.

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Armed Force Covenant

At Beesley and Fildes, we are proud to join the Armed Forces Covenant and commit to supporting the Armed Forces Community. We value the contribution that Service personnel, regular and reservist, veterans, and military families make to our organization, our community, and our nation.


How to fit a Velux window

VELUX roof windows are the perfect choice when updating your home. They can help let natural light into the room, increase ventilation, and increase the potential selling value. But once you’ve chosen the perfect VELUX window for your home, how do you fit it?


How To Lay Paving Slabs On Concrete

Paving slabs on concrete may seem like a difficult job, but if you follow these steps carefully, you should be able to tick this project off your to-do list in no time.


How To Fit a Door Casing

There are two main reasons why you may need to know how to fit a door casing. Firstly, if you have created a doorway, you must fit a door casing to create a frame to install a new door. Or, if your door lining is damaged or has been poorly fitted, then you may want to create a new lining.


How To Repair Crumbling Red Bricks

Red bricks are the most common type of brick used in residential construction work, as these bricks are extremely durable and long-lasting. However, with weather changes throughout the year, going from scorching to freezing days, bricks can begin to crumble over the years.

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How To Cut Concrete Paving Slabs

Garden paving can upgrade your garden instantly. You can create creative garden patios, cosy seating areas or unique garden paths with concrete paving slabs.


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The right drainage, built with longevity and durability in mind, can make all of the difference. We have drainage for the home, businesses or for roads and pavements.


Thermal Floor

A specialist UHML technical expert will be on hand for a morning in each of our 11 branches, from 7:30am until 1. They will provide product samples such as pipes, manifolds, Floor systems - and more. They will also bring along brochures and be ready to answer any questions for all interested customers.


Rainford Band

A championship section brass band that competes at the highest level across the UK, Rainford Band is based in the village of Rainford, close to St Helens, in the heart of Beesley & Fildes’ network of 11 builder’s merchants branches. John Beesley attended one of the band’s concerts in Rainford and was so impressed with the performance that when he heard the musicians were looking for sponsorship, he stepped forward to offer the company’s help.


Warrington Wolves Girls

Beesley & Fildes is sponsoring Warrington Wolves Girls and other local sports teams across our branch network because we want to make a serious contribution to the health and wellbeing of our customers, supporting community sport to drive a significant return and loyalty that advertising alone can never match.


5 Types of Plywood & Their Uses

Learn about the different types of plywood and their uses to help you make the right decisions for your next building project.

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Marley Roof Tiles - Dry Verge FAQs

Dry verges are the part of the roof system that has come under the greatest scrutiny over recent years. The verge is probably the most vulnerable part of the roof, due to its exposure to wind and water penetration and the ban on mortar bedding, without additional mechanical fixing, led to a huge increase in the amount of dry verge systems on the market.


Roof System - Guest Blog by Marley

With a greater focus on future liability, more frequent episodes of volatile weather and stronger British Standards safeguarding compliance, there are real benefits for specifiers by choosing full pitched roof systems from a single manufacturer. Doing so can deliver advantages including product compatibility, system guarantees and access to immediate help if any performance issues arise.

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Killelea House provides a range of services to older people in the Bury area. These include Intermediate Care, the aim of which is to promote recovery, independence and daily living skills for people who may then be able to return to live at home following an illness or accident.

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MWT Civil Engineering - Charity Bike Ride

Congratulations to the team at MWT Civil Engineering who completed their epic challenge, enabling them to raise vital funds to support disadvantaged local children. Beesley & Fildes were happy to support such a worthwhile cause.


Standard Door Sizes

Here at Beesley and Fildes, we are here to help you with your sizing and want to give you as much guidance as possible to ensure you are getting the most appropriate door for your needs. There are many different doors sizes throughout the UK but most homes and properties will usually correspond with standard door sizes, most of our standard doors whether it is internal or external are stock items, therefore it is a quick turnaround time.


How to Lay Porcelain Paving

How to Lay Porcelain Paving - Want to give your garden the wow-factor? If you’re keen to impress nosy neighbours just as much as visiting guests, a practical and attractive porcelain paving patio could be just what you need.


How To Lay Paving Slabs For Your Patio

Laying paving slabs by yourself is easy, isn’t it? You just dig a little, buy a bit of mortar and stick down your paving slabs. That’s all there is to it, right? If only it were that simple. In reality, you need to painstakingly prepare your sub-base, mix your mortar with the right materials and work with very precise paver placements – all to ensure your patio lasts a lifetime. But don’t worry, that’s where Simply Paving come in. In our handy how-to guide, we walk you through the process of patio installation so you can shave off a few ££s on a professional’s help. Let’s get started.


How To Cut Paving Slabs

From breaking slabs in half to carving curved garden paths, you might believe that cutting paving slabs is a skill reserved for industry experts. Yet, with the right tools and a little practice, you too can re-shape your paving stones to your landscaping needs. You can even get the job done with a trusty hammer and chisel set and, of course, the right safety gear (i.e. quality work gloves, safety glasses and a dust mask). To grant you the know-how you need, we have broken down three different cutting techniques. Read on to find out how to cut paving slabs like a pro.


A Guide to Block Paving Patterns

Block paving patterns involve more than just laying brindle stones in traditional straight lines. Today, everything from eye-catching random stretcher bond to formal herringbone is used to transform dull driveways and uninspired patios into durable, fail-safe paving masterpieces.


How To Clean A Patio

After months of wind, frost, and torrential downpours, it’s fair to say your patio slabs have been through a lot since last summer. And now, with spring giving new life to your al fresco area, the grime is really starting to show. But don’t worry, Simply Paving can help with that; even if your patio has a sheen of green or you can spot signs of mould, it doesn’t take much to get your patio back to its best.