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Friday 8 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# the upgrade

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A beginner's guide to wheelie bin etiquette (plus how to store them)
You can thank us later.
6 practical tips to get your house and garden winter-ready
Summertime’s the perfect opportunity to do a little house and garden maintenance.
Revenue want to give you money for doing up your house*
*Actually it’s a tax credit. And yes, it’s for painting and decorating purposes.
Just what is the Building Energy Rating - and what do you have to do about it?
We tell you everything you need to know.
You want to extend but you don't have planning? No problem...
Not quite – but we do discuss how you can extend without planning permission.
Solar water heating - believe it or not, we have enough sun for it
Harnessing the power of the sun… when it’s there.
How to retrofit your house to save water and money
Water charges are coming…so bring on the rain harvesting.
Why stained-glass windows aren't just for churches...
To find out a bit about getting stained glass put into the home, spoke to Sean Finlan from Rathmines Glass.
The hassle-free way to improve the flooring around your home spoke to an expert to navigate the land of polished concrete and original floorboards.
What should you be doing to keep the burglars out of your home? spoke to a security expert about what we should be doing to stay safe.
Making your outdoor space work for you spoke to top garden designer Sean Keighran about the best way to revamp your outdoor space.
Home improvements to make yours greener (and save money) spoke to an expert from the Irish Green Building Council about how to give your home a green revamp.
The Upgrade: Doing up your home on a shoestring with 'upcycling' spoke to an upcycling expert to pick up some tips on on how to reuse items around the home.
The Upgrade: How to get lighting right in your home speaks to experts about how to make the most of lighting in the home.
The Upgrade: Making your home family-friendly speaks to an expert on how best to make your home safe for a young child.
The Upgrade: Inside the salvage yard - tips for homeowners spoke to the owner of a salvage yard about what they have to offer home renovators.
The Upgrade: How to keep the heat inside this winter
To find out more about keeping your house warm this winter spoke to an expert from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland.