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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# the upgrade

All time
# the upgrade
A beginner's guide to wheelie bin etiquette (plus how to store them)
You can thank us later.
# the upgrade
6 practical tips to get your house and garden winter-ready
Summertime’s the perfect opportunity to do a little house and garden maintenance.
# Architecture
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.
# the upgrade
Just what is the Building Energy Rating - and what do you have to do about it?
We tell you everything you need to know.
# the upgrade
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.
# the upgrade
Solar water heating - believe it or not, we have enough sun for it
Harnessing the power of the sun… when it’s there.
# the upgrade
How to retrofit your house to save water and money
Water charges are coming…so bring on the rain harvesting.
# that church look
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 upgrade
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.
# prevention
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.
# green thumbed
Making your outdoor space work for you spoke to top garden designer Sean Keighran about the best way to revamp your outdoor space.
# the upgrade
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.
# in with the old
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.
# bright idea
The Upgrade: How to get lighting right in your home speaks to experts about how to make the most of lighting in the home.
# Child Safety
The Upgrade: Making your home family-friendly speaks to an expert on how best to make your home safe for a young child.
# the old school
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.
# warm front
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.