NAMES OF ORIENTAL CARPETS AND RUGS

Oriental carpets and rugs are known by the names of the towns, districts, or provinces in which they are made. KURDISH Faraghan Cabistan Kelim Anatolia Agra Ghorevan Cashmere Mousul Bergamo Amritsar Hamadan Chichi Persian Kurdistan Ghiordes Benares Herati Circassian Sumak Kir-Shehfr Jubbulpore Herez Dagheslan Turkish Kurdistan Kulah Kashmir Ispahan Dcrbend Ladik Malabar Khorassan Guenjes Melez … Read more

Floor And Stair Repairs

An uneven wooden floor is best levelled with a floor-sanding machine, which can be hired. Ask your hire-shop for clear instructions as to how to use this. Walking about and observing the noise of bare boards will show if there are any gaps between boards and joists. Warped boards may be pulled down by driving … Read more

DIY Home Surveying

If you really are reluctant to do household repairs, it’s obvious that you should buy a house that doesn’t need them. The right house would be one that has recently been decorated to your taste, has all the built-in storage you require and all the plumbing, electrics and roofing in working order. This will then … Read more

Self Build Structural factors

Not all building materials are able to resist compressive and tensional forces equally. Brickwork, concrete and masonry are very strong under compression but have little ability to resist tensional stress. This means that they are very useful at supporting dead loads, provided the line of action of the force does not pass outside the column … Read more