Home & Garden

M3BT have a long list of satisfied clients

After 15 years of working on the Costa Blanca M3BT have a long list of satisfied clients who they have helped realise their dream home in Spain. Don’t just take...

Keeping the sun at bay

At this time of the year many a room can turn into a greenhouse with the sun beating down through the glass of your windows. This can make even being in the room unbearable let alone the damaging effect on furnishings and furniture. Voiles and sheers can bring some shade...

Gardens Make the Wow Factor

I have designed and built many gardens, small, large and the massively impressive. I have built gardens here in Spain and the UK, be them very small projects to some for the wealthiest people in the UK, and at Chelsea Flower Show, but there is always one simple thing that...

Safely slip into your pool!

The heat continues here into September with holiday makers continuing to enjoy this glorious weather and spending plenty of time in and around the pool.  Do you rent out your villa? Do you have slippy tiles surrounding the pool and other areas? We have heard of many accidents that have happened...

Why choose Coolashade for sun protection in Spain?

Coolashade have been trading for over 8 years on the Costa Blanca and have supplied hundreds of Shade Sails to clients all over Spain and Europe. Coolashade are the importers of the shade cloth material direct from the Australian manufacturer, we are the manufacturers and installers of our own product...

Are you looking for Inspiration?

From the awesome blank canvas of a new build, the exciting potential of your refurbished space, to the promising adventure of a recently purchased property, did you know that at Lotus Interiors we have a range of services designed to help you create a home you love. Help is just...

Plant and watering tips

Due to the late summer you may have noticed how your plants have responded differently and much later this year, giving flowers longer into the summer than normal but having had a later start. I often visit lots of gardens where people have had existing gardeners who have already set...

Cooking fat, roots and wet wipes

by The Drain Team At the Drain Team, we get called on for all sorts of drainage problems, often the first symptom being a return effluent into the loo and even into the shower and bath – really not nice! Generally we find that there are 2 main causes of...

Say “Fog Off” to Mosquito Bites

Is it me or are the mosquitoes getting worse? We normally get a break from the bites during winter, but for many it seems that winter never happened. And with Summer here, the dreaded mozzies are also here. Typical scenario: you have a beautiful villa, lovely garden, but are imprisoned...

Tips and tricks to keep your aircon working by K&M...

It’s getting hot and you need to be able to rely on your airconditioning to keep you cool. At K&M we get busy for summer and are always on hand should you need new aircon, or a repair. However, when it comes to repairs, we see again and again that...

Active Surfaces celebrating 3 years in Spain

Spain's Leading Rubber Surfacing Company  3 years ago we came to Spain with a unique product to enhance pools, play areas, pathways etc. On July 1st we reached our third anniversary and have completed over 100 projects. We take pride in our work. Always turn up when we say and...

No slip-ups with my tiles!

There is little doubt ceramic tiles and marble flooring are beautiful and stylish, unfortunately, they can also be risky. The high gloss and shine can be deceptive and while your flooring may look elegant and glamorous, it can be dangerous when wet. The last thing you want is for anyone...

Paul's Emporium in Pedreguer and now ALSO in Ondara

Paul's Emporium is a family run company with Paul at the 'helm', wife Anne as Salesperson and Secretary, and son Sam managing the day to day business (collections, deliveries and stock levels).We are now in our 8th year of buying and selling quality second hand furniture, household goods, garden items...

Is your pool giving you a headache?

At Pool Technical Services (PTSS), we understand the stress and worry that leaking or blocked pipework can cause: excessive water bills, ground settlement and structural damage which can cost hundreds if not thousands to repair. However, many leaks can be identified and repaired using a simple process and nearly 50%...

Active Surfaces - Wet Lay Rubber Surfacing

Do you suffer with wet, slippery tiles or concrete print, cracks or painted pool cappings which all needing regular repairs, we have a solution that will last with very little or no maintenance - Wet Lay Rubber Surfacing. Wet lay rubber makes a pool terrace, entrance slope or stairs, children's...
Community News

The Calpe & Benissa Lions news

Thank you Phyll from The Lions The Calpe & Benissa Lions have a charity shop in Calle Pintor Sorolla 15, Calpe, and over the last several years they have raised money to help and support local people in need. The shop could not operate without their loyal and reliable band of...
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Mars - a planet with a past

Last month I wrote about a big red spot on Jupiter, this month it's a small red planet in our night skies. Many people will have noticed a bright object...
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Health & Beauty

World Day of Prostate Health (September 15th)

Quirónsalud will make free tests for the early detection of prostate cancer Analytics are aimed at men from 45 years of age; and from 40 years if they have a...