Month: March 2018

How to stop your floors from squeaking

If you have ever woken up because of the sound of someone stepping on a squeaking floorboard, you will know how annoying it can be.

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This problem is so common that the BBC wrote an article about it: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/3815163.stm.

However, there are a number of ways to solve this challenge as outlined below.

1.      Using a Shim

If you have access to underneath the floorboards, you can gently insert a shim – a small piece of wedged wood between the joist and the floorboard – and then seal with adhesive.

2.      Filling Gaps with Adhesive

If the squeak is going along the length of the floorboard, adhesive can be applied to the small gap between the joist and the floorboard.

3.      Attach a Board to the Hoist

You can also you can attach a board to the joist using nails on the underside of the floorboards of …


An introduction to walking netball

In recent years, there has been a growing demand for walking sports. These are sports that require less intense movement, that have been inspired by regular sports and are ideal for older participants or those with mobility problems. One such walking sport is walking netball.

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What is walking netball?

Walking netball is just like regular netball, but played at a slower pace. Instead of running around the court, the players walk, which makes it ideal for older netball fans. The walking element also means that this sport can be played by people with health problems which make running difficult.

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Whatever your fitness level, walking netball is a possibility. Many people who played the sport as a youngster but who now feel too unfit to participate can play walking netball and enjoy all the skill and fun without the stamina and fitness demands that regular netball has.…