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  1. How To Get Rid of Birds on Your Roof

    How To Get Rid of Birds on Your Roof

    Waking up to the birds chirping seems like a peaceful and serene awakening, however, this cliché is far from the truth. If you wake up and there’s birds on your roof, you might first think you’ve got a few cute friends! This assumption would be incorrect as birds can be host to a wide range of problems. Do Birds Cause...
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  2. Which country manufactures the most screws?

    Which country manufactures the most screws?

    Germany 1 - 0 Rest of the World In a world dominated by Chinese manufacturing, you might be surprised to learn who the largest exporter of iron fasteners is. Currently, Germany leads the way, ahead of China in second position. With an export value of $5.43 Billion, and commanding 19% of all global exports, Germany is the leading exporter of...
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  3. Wire Balloons - Stop Birds nesting in your chimney

    Wire Balloons - Stop Birds nesting in your chimney

    Birds nesting in your chimneys can be a real nuisance as well as being the root cause of more serious structural problems. Most modern homes don’t have enough chimney space to allow birds to nest. However, older houses and cottages with wider chimneys can be perfect nesting homes for jackdaws and swallows. Having birds nest in your chimney can lead...
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  4. Gutter Guards; a simple solution to gutter problems

    Gutter Guards; a simple solution to gutter problems

    Unless you regularly go up a ladder to look inside your gutters, or you have experienced damp penetrating upstairs rooms, you probably haven’t given much thought to what goes on in your gutters or the problems that can originate from these simplest of building features. Failure to maintain your gutters or implement preventative solutions can leave you out of pocket...
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  5. Deter Birds the Humane Way

    Deter Birds the Humane Way

    Birds can be a real pest in the workplace, especially in large warehouses and factories with open windows and doorways. Dealing with them can be a particularly complicated and expensive procedure. There are a number of ways to deter birds from commercial, industrial, or residential buildings. Consider alternative door options. Use scare devices, eliminate attracting sources (usually food or nesting...
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  6. How to fit GripIt Fixings

    How to fit GripIt Fixings

    You may have noticed on our website that we now stock the rather famous (Dragons’ Den) GripIt range of products. Well, we thought it would be a rather good idea to share a bit of advice on how to use and fit the GripIt fixings. GripIt fixings are used to attach heavy items to plasterboard walls. Across the four different...
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  7. Top Tips for a Successful Wallpapering Project

    Top Tips for a Successful Wallpapering Project

    We know there are many experienced painters and decorators out there who have "Been there" and "Done that." Well, this one's for those of you who haven't. We thought that we would put together a short blog post for all those embarking on a bit of DIY in the near future. You could perhaps be undertaking your first ever wallpapering...
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  8. The BS Fixings Test T-STAR VS THE REST

    The BS Fixings Test T-STAR VS THE REST

    As BS Fixings we are committed to offering our customers not only superior products but superior advice. We have a policy to check and test all the products we sell. We know it's important not only to stock the best products, but also to understand how each item works, how to use them and where they should be used for...
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  9. Galvanised vs Sherardised: What is the difference?

    Galvanised vs Sherardised: What is the difference?

    As we continue our journey of addressing the many questions we get asked about our products, the materials they are made from and how best to use them, we have stumbled across a question we have been asking ourselves and decided to do a bit of research to find out the answers. The question was raised in our latest product development...
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