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How to Choose Paint Colours

It’s easy to look at a paint chart and pick out all of the colours you really like, but imagining those colours in the room you’re planning on painting – and knowing what different colours will look like when they’re put together – can be a much harder thing to do. That’s why we’ve put together [...]

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Bag Rubbed Lime Render Finish

Not patient enough to re-point a stone wall? Not yet confident enough to apply a perfectly flat coat of render?  There is an easier ‘half way’ technique, a traditional finish between pointing and rendering that doesn’t require any specialist tools or skills.Welcome to the world of Lime Bagging! No, I’m not talking about packing fruit, [...]

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Baavet Wool Duvets

Our friends at Baavet where featured on Dragon’s Den.  The program is available on the BBC iPlayer, they’re the first ones on:Baavet on Dragon’s Den (link to BBC iPlayer, available until 9th March 2014)Made in the UK from 100% pure organic Welsh wool, Baavet duvets regulate heat and wick away moisture, promoting peaceful sleep. They’re naturally hypo-allergenic, dust mite [...]

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Baavet wool mattress topper

You may already be basking in the wonders of a wool Baavet but did you know you can get even more benefits from wool by sleeping on top of it as well as under it.Now my old granny would always give us a wool blanket under the bottom sheet in winter to keep us warmer. [...]

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We’re Baa-rmy for Baavet!

 A beautifully crafted high quality duvet made in Britain using 100% British wool.Whilst lambs are springing up all around, the wintry weather still isn’t quite behind us, and we’re all trying to keep cosy until the sun decides to put his hat on once more for what forecasters are promising to be the longest summer [...]

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Preparing Our Wood For Winter

Wood is a beautiful, sustainable and versatile material which is ideal for use both indoors and outdoors. It is the oldest and most reliable building material used by man and as a result deserves a bit of respect. Before the winter comes around again, it is now time to protect our untreated timber. Wood can [...]

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Breathable Paints for Traditional Houses.

Using the wrong paint for old buildings will not only cost you time and money but may also cause long term damage to the building.  As damp is a common problem for traditional houses, breathable paints are a far better alternative to damp proofing paints.Modern damp proofing products create a barrier to water penetration, in [...]

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How are we green?

At Celtic Sustainables we select the finest environmentally-friendly products that benefit you and your home. We know good quality when we find it and that is reflected in the products we keep in our shop and sell throughout the UK & Ireland from our base in Cardigan, Wales. We provide non-toxic alternatives to paints, wood [...]

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When Rishi & Ben Came to Visit

Well as you already know, we started stocking eicó paints this week, but a few weeks ago Rishi and Ben from eicó came down to show us the ropes with the new tinting machine and paints. We’ve had a small introduction to the new range and all the brilliant colours that we get to mix! [...]

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The Right Paint Colours For Smaller Spaces – Decorating with eicó

Many homeowners opt for plain white or other neutral colours for smaller spaces, this can work well but you always risk a ‘clinical’ look and sometimes a lack of personality in the home. In this article, we discuss colours and other tips to bring those smaller spaces in your home to life, adding warmth and [...]

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