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Solar control glass, alternative to air conditioning
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Solar control glass, alternative to air conditioning

In some regions, we try by all means to protect ourselves from the sun. Hence the development of air conditioning systems. More respectful of our planet, there is now solar control glass. Michel Gardes, President of the Glass Federation, explains what it is all about.

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Recycled decorative objects from Africa

Everyone already knows the small cars in cans of coca and other sugary drinks. But have you ever seen these incredible creatures in inner tubes or these dishes in telephone wires? In Africa, the need to recover materials is imposed by an economy of scarcity where we repair and use objects as long as possible.
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Equip and mount a lamp

Connection To connect a lamp, you need a plug and a socket; a switch on the power cable allows easy lighting control. The two conductors with a wired core are paired and are in the form of a flexible flat wire. The plug is used to connect the lamp.
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Tinted wax

Three DIY waxes Saponified wax For 1 liter of wax: • 100 g or 1 loaf of white or yellow beeswax depending on the final shade • 40 g of ammonium carbonate • 1 liter of water • Pigments In a large container and on an electric plate, bring the water to a boil, then add the grated wax or cut into small pieces while stirring: this operation transforms the wax and allows this fatty substance to mix with water.
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THE NATHALIE AND FABIEN PARENTS 'ROOM

DUBBING AND PARTITIONING. Placo®, a solution for every room in the house! Sound insulation, thermal insulation, water or fire resistance, indoor air purification ... the Placo® range offers a solution for every room in the house. Recommended for bedrooms and living rooms, the Placo® Phonic plate, blue in color, divides noise by two from one room to another.
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What materials should you choose for a 100% cheerful interior?

Like everyone, you want your interior to be a real cocoon in which serenity and good humor prevail. But what are the colors and materials to favor to achieve this? Color its interior by playing on the furniture If you want to bring color to your home but you do not want to go through the "big jobs" box, know that it is quite possible to change the overall appearance and the atmosphere of a room simply by focusing on the furniture that composes it.
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THE OFFICE OF NATHALIE AND FABIEN

DUBBING AND PARTITIONING. Placo®, a solution for every room in the house! Sound insulation, thermal insulation, water or fire resistance, indoor air purification ... the Placo® range offers a solution for every room in the house. Recommended for bedrooms and living rooms, the Placo® Phonic plate, blue in color, divides noise by two from one room to another.
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5 grandmother tips for cleaning your toilet

They are the kings of what some call "clean filth": our toilets. Whatever you do, the bottom of the bowl will scale and quickly turn brown. Sometimes it seems impossible to get rid of it other than using elbow grease for hours on end without ever getting the perfect result.
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Make an 80s style table

Designed on the basis of a cube, here is a table that will play, according to your mood, the side tables, bedside table or coffee table. The choice is yours… Material: batten 16 mm thick: - 2 squares 40 cm side - 3 rectangles 40 x 10 cm transparent plexiglass 12 mm thick: - 1 square 40 cm side red plexiglass 3 mm thick: - 1 square 40 cm side 1 drill 12 wood screws with flat heads 4 x 40 gold 1 screwdriver Matt black paint 1 gouache brush Realization: 10 'Preparation Drill the batten squares as shown in the diagram [pdf: 277548].
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Renovation and painting of a facade

Diagnosis Besides the succession of rain, sunlight and frost, the difference between the coefficients of expansion of the materials is at the origin of cracks, large or narrow, in the facades of buildings. It is first necessary to assess the extent of the problems and to carry out a first cleaning - because an old coating can hide more important degradations.
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5 ideas to dare the iridescent trend

While it was believed to be exclusive to fashion, the iridescent trend takes hold of our interiors. Straight out of a cartoon or a futuristic universe, it creates true plays of light and frees itself from decorative codes. Under the influence of the holographic trend, furniture and decorative accessories are thus adorned with rainbow colors.
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Tutorial: folding heart-shaped towels

Are you celebrating Valentine's Day? If so, it's time to put the small dishes in the big ones and nice napkins on your plates! That's good, here is a tutorial that will teach you how to make pretty hearts with your towels. No matter what color you use or the size of the towel, all that matters is to please your sweetheart / darling with this nice attention ... So, ready for a folding session?
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Before / After: Enhance the terrace with plants

Revamp your terrace without going through renovations and buying large materials? It's possible ! When the budget does not allow the renewal of the flooring or walls, it is necessary to know how to turn to a more economical solution, namely the integration of various shrubs and plants. The urban landscape designer Gaston Bintener of the Paris Balcon agency knew how to take up the challenge and give new sparkle to this small terrace through plants, but also a new "green" momentum in this somewhat worn space.
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Plant tomatoes

The tomato brightens up the gardeners' gardens. It symbolizes the good weather and its coming coincides with the culmination of summer. She likes the sun, she gets it and blushes to end up looking like it in the evening. Her skin is smooth and soft like the caress of a ray of spring and its particularly subtle and delicious fragrance when it has matured slowly in the sun.
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Make a baby blanket

Material 1 coupon of blue polar wool of 100 x 100 cm 1 chalk 1 rotary cutter or 1 pair of scissors 2 m of braid in plum curly wool Pins 1 sewing machine Thread matched with polar wool Scraps of polar wool of different colors of 20 cm minimum length 1 ruler 1 wide punch Making of the 15 'plaid Cutting Cut the fleece ball to 90 x 90 cm, using a rotary cutter or scissors, after tracing the contours in chalk.
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Install PVC gutters

What gutter? PVC profiles (gray or sand) are economical and easier to install than traditional zinc gutters, since it suffices to glue them - or to fit them together for jointed models. You can also opt, especially in renovation, for copper or zinc gutters that can be welded, or be assembled without welding, with joints.
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Organize your move in 6 steps

If you have chosen not to go through a moving company, it is still essential to provide a vehicle to transport your goods. This step must be done at least one month before the move. How to proceed ? How to make the right choice ? Here are our tips. Where to rent your vehicle?
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A crystal clear plexiglass photo frame

Material: plexiglass: - 1 rectangle of 15 x 22 cm in 12 mm thick - 1 rectangle of 15 x 22 cm in 3 mm thick 68 cm of plastic in strip Gel glue 1 brush to apply the glue Realization: 2 'Preparation Place the thickest plexiglass plate on the work surface. Place the chosen photo on it, then close with the thinnest plexiglass plate.
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DIY kids: make a door plate for my room with my first name

Here is a decor idea that will appeal to children who are starting to get a little older and often want to personalize and mark as such, their own living space that is their bedroom. The idea is to have fun with Fimo dough (or other plasticine) to create the letters of his first name, then assemble them to make a pretty door plate, or simply a garland to hang in the bedroom.
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Lamp light pellets

Material: 1 carcass of lampshade with square base and eccentric ring (here, the base measures 18 cm on the side, 20 cm in height of the rod and 3 cm in height of the foot) Adhesive polyphane 1 roll of very thin plastic film no -adhesive (used to cover books) Iridescent sequins 1 ruler 1 cutter 1 pair of scissors Extra-strong double-sided adhesive tape Adhesive tape in white canvas 15 mm wide Realization: 5 'Cutting Cut a rectangle of 75 x 20 cm in polyphane.
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Felt: materials and advice

It is still often confused in people's minds with felt, based on synthetic fibers which, unlike him, resists friction and use poorly. Felt does not belong to the category of woven fabrics since it is obtained from the tangle of unspun wool fibers.
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