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# the-upgrade - Thursday 25 June, 2015

A beginner's guide to wheelie bin etiquette (plus how to store them)

You can thank us later.

# the-upgrade - Thursday 18 June, 2015

6 practical tips to get your house and garden winter-ready

Summertime’s the perfect opportunity to do a little house and garden maintenance.

# the-upgrade - Thursday 11 June, 2015

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 - Thursday 4 June, 2015

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 - Friday 22 May, 2015

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 - Thursday 14 May, 2015

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 - Thursday 7 May, 2015

How to retrofit your house to save water and money

Water charges are coming…so bring on the rain harvesting.

# the-upgrade - Thursday 16 April, 2015

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 - Thursday 15 January, 2015

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.

# the-upgrade - Thursday 11 December, 2014

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.

# the-upgrade - Thursday 4 December, 2014

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 - Thursday 27 November, 2014

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 - Thursday 20 November, 2014

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 - Thursday 13 November, 2014

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 - Thursday 6 November, 2014

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 - Thursday 30 October, 2014

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 - Thursday 23 October, 2014

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.